Posts Tagged ‘Minpins’

This blog began as our journey into the horse world began. What a journey it has been! Our “baby” Becca has taken to her new life without missing a beat. She has a new best friend, Catlin. They even take time out to goof around in between the serious training.

Becca & Catlin

Becca & Catlin

Day to day life at our little red barn is fairly routine these days, which is a good thing! We don’t need or want any barn drama. Our herd of 3; Cass, Tanner and Abu are happy and healthy. This picture of Cass epitomizes her health and happiness. She couldn’t be more lovely or more loved.

Lovely Cassidy April

Lovely Cassidy April

Neither could our special Minpin, Grimmy. She’s thriving despite having a devastating genetic disease, Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI (MPS-VI). She amazes us daily with her feisty attitude and abilities. Scottie and I have always had our home open to hospice pets, giving them a soft place to land before passing on. That’s why we brought her home. She just has no idea anything is wrong with her and she has no plans of leaving us anytime soon. She is adored. She’s also on Facebook where she’s made lots of nice friends. Her daily purpose is to make them smile.

Two of those friends have began a unique fundraiser for not only Grimmy, but the 4 other Minpins who have this disease. We all found one another on Facebook. Having a special needs dog, especially one with such a rare disease involves more frequent tests, scans, special diets, alternative treatments, etc. All the families of these MPS pups strive to give these dogs the most comfortable life possible, for whatever time they have. In the past couple months 2 of our special MPS pups have passed away. Our group was 7 strong, we are now 5.

The friends who organized this fundraiser are independent designers for Origami Owl Custom Jewelry. They’re hosting a special event for the rest of the month where any jewelry purchased will raise money for vetting costs for the MPS pups! The mission of Origami Owl is to be a force for good, to love, to inspire… this has been our mission with Grimmy from the beginning. It’s a match made in Heaven! Go check it out and buy some pretties.

Click the link to go to the event page! MPS-VI Pups Jewelry Bar Fundraiser


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