Kathryn’s Birthday Fundraiser

For her birthday this year, (yes it one of those milestones), Kathryn is asking for donations to The Gress Mountain Ranch. She has chosen our public charity to be the focus of donations, because their mission means a lot to Ben and Kathryn. Animals Helping People & People Helping Animals, is now going into our “24th year of service” to others.

Penny, our older Great Pyrenees, who is now 11 1/2yrs of age, has a number of very concerning medical diseases. Penny has neuropathy of the back and spine region, bililrubin & liver disease.

Winston is just 5 1/2yrs of age and has pancreatic disease, and a large growing tumor which will need surgical removal. We hope you’ll consider contributing as a way to celebrate Kathryn’s birthday. Every little bit will help TGMR reach their goal for the care of Penny & Winston.

100% of this Birthday Donation Event will go to help both Great Pyrenees dogs to afford them each good medical/surgical care.

Please feel free to share with other supporters these reasons to donate. Thank you for your support and caring love as we face both dogs’ challenges of their total care.

The link to the fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/donate/496245599367688/5894635943937776/

Princess Pony

It is of the heaviest Heart & Soul I write this post.
Princess Pony fell and was down when we entered her stall today. She was calling, and Kathryn called Ben, together, we got her up again on her hooves. She had this time an injury, appeared in her knee, but it was actually, in her shoulder, when the ER Vet came out.
Earlier, Kathryn spoke with Dr. Wilbers, and we did and did do all that was recommended, but it was not helping. Then Dr. Murphy, the ER vet came out….to learn it was her shoulder…
Kathryn & Ben had to make a very difficult decision, but long term the right, to stop the pain and discomfort for Princess Pony. We made the decision to euthanize her.
She went quickly and peacefully. Princess Pony touched so many from “pony” rides, to taking her geriatric walks around the ranch by her own. Princess Pony was from a bad divorce, where she was not cared for or fed for a whole week. We were so glad to rescue her and her daughter Cookie. MiMi, has been calling for Princess Pony today…..It’s so very sad, full of grief and loss.
Princess Pony, she was our “Queen” of the ranch,and did have a golden Life here at TGMR. She was 40 years old, with a brain tumor, no teeth, almost blind, but she got around herself, until today. I am full of tears…..Live Long Princess Pony in memory…and in our hearts