Welcome to Fern Valley

Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Heartsick

That is the only way I can describe what I am feeling today . A senseless act of malice and violence has left 1 beautiful horse and  3 cows dead, a  heartbroken child. And a lady who is  a friend also suffering this loss. To view the news article follow the link below , but be aware there are some graphic and disturbing images .
News Article and video here  .
Watching the video of Sarah and her beautiful Toffee had me in tears, and later to hear that they were unable to remove the bullet from Toffee's head and he had to be euthanised  truly breaks my heart .
Sarah asks "what  kind of person would hurt a horse?" And so do I, they shot Toffee, not once , not twice  but three times !!!!

What  kind of sick individual  does that?

 RIP Sweet Toffee, and the  cow calf pair  as well.
I am sharing this with all tonight  for  2 reasons, first ,to acknowledge the loss, that these folks have suffered and second, as heartsick as I am I am also mad as hell, and the more folks know about this  needless senseless sick act , the more will be aware and listening , as I have no doubt the coward who perpetrated this will also be fool enough to brag , if anyone in the area hears any information please immediately report it to the Stony Plain RCMP 780-968-7267 !  If they  will do this to  innocent animals ,what more are they capable of ??

17 comments:

Starmyri Appaloosas Blog said...

I so agree, Sherry. What a useless, senseless thing for anybody to do! That poor little girl after putting her heart and soul into that cow and calf....just have words to express my feelings. And the lady having to put her horse down, horrible experience. My heart really goes out to them and I hope they catch whoever is responsible. If they do catch the culprit(s), they should be made sit and face that child and woman and explain why they did such a cruel thing.

Starmyri Appaloosas Blog said...

I mean "have No words"...

Ian said...

I 100% agree with you! I can think of one more use for the old horse whip that needs to be revived!

Crystal said...

Wow that is crazy! I cant even imagine anyone doing that. Those poor people spend time to raise animals and take care of them and then someone does a senseless act like that.

kden said...

Unbelievably sad. I just don't understand the cruelty of some people. And that poor girl, she loved and worked so hard to raise them. Keep us informed if there are any updates.

Shirley said...

Praying that the RCMP get the sicko who did this.

Confessions of a Closet Hoarder but you can call me Judy said...

Words fail me. I'm so sorry for your friend. So sorry for all involved, and I pray they find the callous individual(s) who did this, before they turn their guns toward humans. :(

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Such a sad and tragic situation :(

~Lisa

GoLightly said...

OMG.
I am so sorry for your friend's tragic senseless losses.
I hope the RCMP finds the rat-bastard that got his jollies off by killing defenseless animals.

gah....

Reddunappy said...

Just horrible.
A livestock and horse owners worst nightmare.

Jeni said...

Praying for peace for those who are suffering the heartache, anger and confusion.

Praying the @#@@#$% who did this get their just due too!

Nicole said...

Holy crap is all I can think! Wow!

Knotty Dogs said...

Wow. I am left sitting here with my mouth open. This is just horrifying.

Cut-N-Jump said...

Sorry to hear about Toffee. I hope he didn't suffer, which it sounds like was the main concern for everyone. Hugs to each of the animals owners. That is a lousy way to lose an animal that has been so much more than a pet.

What kind of sick individual does that?

I think we covered that in two words on the phone last night. Sick being one of them...

May they get what is coming to them and then some. I will leave it at that without slipping into a long winded verse of colorful and well suited profanity.

Paint Girl said...

That is so terrible. It makes me sick to my stomach!! I can't understand how people can be so darn cruel!! Sick, sick, sick. I get so disgusted with the people in our society today.

sally said...

that is just a terrible thing and I truely hope they catch the people/person responsible!.
I hope you are enjoying the summer weather and getting all those summer jobs done. ....have you started hay yet or still too early ???

fernvalley01 said...

We won't start haying much before early to mid July