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Mustang Musings

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I recently attended a gathering that benefited  the  American Wild Horse Institute  (AWHI). AWHI's mission is to preserve Mustangs and educate people about their plight. Mustang Ambassadors Amore and Sol Horse-crazy since childhood,  I was excited to find out there is a  Mustang  sanctuary   located at the base of Mt. Diablo State Park in Walnut Creek, California not far from my home.   I wasn't sure what to expect spending time with the Mustangs. As a child, I dreamt about being a Mustang running free and wild across the Western Plains with my herd. Initially, the seven Mustangs who live at Bryerly Farms seemed like ordinary horses who live in 3 separate paddock areas. There was nothing to suggest they were wild horses. It's interesting to note that there is a difference of opinions about whether Mustangs are descendants of domesticated horses brought to the Americas by the Spanish conquistadors or are indigenous to North American. Traditional Dakota/Lak

Remembering My Animal Muse

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KC the Keeshond Will Always Be My Valentine My Animal Muse, KC Valentine's Day is a bittersweet day for me because it's my beloved KC the Keeshond's birthday. I don't really know when he was born; I rescued KC close to Valentine's Day in 1993. It seemed fitting that this exceptional dog, who was so full of compassion, wisdom, and love would be born on Valentine's Birthday. I find it hard to believe it's been 18 short years since we said "goodbye." My KC was an incredible partner and old soul in a beautiful fuzzy Keeshond body. A bright spirit, he had a fantastic way of opening peoples' hearts, especially mine! When KC died, it was hard for me to move forward given the vital role he played in my life. He was a catalyst that catapulted to me where I am today. I will always be grateful for setting me on my current path. It was a cold sunny January day by the San Francisco Bay when I initially heard KC calling to me telepathicall