Starting from number eleven there are five new photographs on…

September 9, 2008 in webcams by MrFarmer

Starting from number eleven there are five new photographs on the Photo Page.

The first three from. Angela (Kent ) that goes with the Horse story.

Branston – the grass is always greener! Finn.

Fungi on a tree in Denbury woods. Finn.

Below is an email from Libor concerning the CZ Owlcam.

Hi.The webcamera and the computer is under small reconstruction now, something regarding to “stream and new server”. I hope, that everythink will be OK as soon as possible.
I hope, that next year we will prepare less complicated arrangement – maybe on our own web sites. The cooperation would be with UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Dolni Morava – we can prepare several interesting webcams from some nests (white storks, kestrels, maybe short-yeared owls). The director is interested in web cameras and we will discuss the technical possibilities and financial conditions. Best regards, Libor

Hello Mr farmer it been a time since I sent any pic to you I have kept myself informed on the farm I was without a computor for a while but I am now back on line Its been so busy here in kent this so called summer I am not too far from Dungernes and rye I just thought you would like to see this horse it a truly amazing animal My grand children are sooooooo pleased you have santas Reindeers on holiday for him I have told them you are going to loan them to hhim at christmas Take care. Angela (Kent )

A terrific (and true) story.

Ya gotta meet Molly

Meet Molly. She’s a grey speckled pony who was abandoned by her owners when Hurricane Katrina hit southern Louisiana She spent weeks on her own before finally being rescued and taken to a farm where abandoned animals were stockpiled. While there, she was attacked by a pit bull terrier and almost died. Her gnawed right front leg becamen infected, and her vet went to LSU for help, but LSU was overwhelmed, and this pony was a welfare case. You know how that goes.

But after surgeon Rustin Moore met Molly, he changed his mind. He saw how the pony was careful to lie down on different sides so she didn’t seem to get sores, and how she allowed people to handle her. She protected her injured leg. She constantly shifted her weight and didn’t overload her good leg. She was a smart pony with a serious survival ethic.

Moore agreed to remove her leg below the knee, and a temporary artificial limb was built. Molly
walked out of the clinic and her story really begins there.

‘This was the right horse and the right owner,’ Moore insists. Molly happened to be a one-in-a-million patient. She’s tough as nails, but sweet, and she was willing to cope with pain. She made it obvious she understood that she was in trouble. The other important factor, according to Moore , is having a truly committed and compliant owner who is dedicated to providing the daily care required over the lifetime of the horse.

Molly’s story turns into a parable for life in post-Katrina Louisiana. The little pony gained weight, and her mane finally felt a comb A human prosthesis designer built her a leg.

The prosthetic has given Molly a whole new life, Allison Barca DVM, Molly’s regular vet, reports.

And she asks for it. She will put her little limb out, and come to you and let you know that she wants you to put it on. Sometimes she wants you to take it off too. And sometimes, Molly gets away from Barca. ‘It can be pretty bad when you can’t catch a three-legged horse,’ she laughs.

Most important of all, Molly has a job now. Kay,the rescue farm owner, started taking Molly to shelters, hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers. Anywhere she thought that people needed hope. Wherever Molly went, she showed people her pluck. She inspired people, and she had a good timedoing it.

‘It’s obvious to me that Molly had a bigger role to play in life,? Moore said. ‘She survived the hurricane, she survived a horrible injury, and now she is giving hope to others.’

Barca concluded, ‘She’s not back to normal, but she’s going to be better. To me, she could be a symbol for New Orleans itself.’

This is Molly’s most recent prosthesis The bottom photo shows the ground surface that she stands on, which has a smiley face embossed in it. Wherever Molly goes, she leaves a smiley hoof print behind. Forward this and share it with all of the animal lovers that you know.