Adopting rescue animals worthwhile
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DEAR EDITOR:

If you have not experienced the joy and happiness of adopting a rescued pet, please read on. Through the years Lynne and I have adopted wonderful, loving and serving dogs and horses.

Our first rescue was a wonderful, loving Golden Retriever who became my constant shadow. Crystal lived with us until she died a peaceful death. Our next was a white Boxer we named Etta. She lived with us until she had inoperable cancer, and we laid her to rest next to our barn.

Our Australian Shepherd Cowboy’s rescued little companion we named Pistol. He is a mixed brown terrier and is the happiest being we have ever encountered — four- or two-legged. He has been with us since he was an abandoned puppy and causes us to smile many times each day.

We adopted our first rescued horse in 2009 to be a companion for our last surviving Palomino quarterhorse, Spring, who we raised from a baby. Misty Poco, a white quarterhorse, was Spring’s age when we adopted her. We called them the Golden Girls because they were inseparable.

Our beloved Spring, at 32, died peacefully in 2012. Misty went into a depression until what we call our Horse Angels brought her a rescued new companion named Ginger.

Ginger had only one good eye and her body showed evidence of many traumatic encounters along her way. It was again love at first sight for Misty and her new friend Ginger.

When Ginger’s frail body gave out we laid her to rest near Spring just this year.

Our wonderful Rescue Horse Angels brought us an Appaloosa mare we named Sassy Sioux, honoring her Native American heritage. This gal struts around our pasture, like the Indian Princess she is.

For those who decide to get a pet dog or horse we heartily recommend they consider a rescue. We happily recommend our Horse and Dog Angels to assist.

Lori Yonts of Sunkissed Acres can be contacted at (704) 804-0107 for a deserving horse. Big Canoe Rescue can be reached at (706) 268-1346 for a loving dog.

We heartily recommend for horses or dogs a pair rather than a single pet.

Lynne and Zac Henderson

Lathemtown
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