Friday, June 26, 2009

New Furry Grandson

New Grandson!

Face shot of our new grandson!

Two brothers laying in the hay!

Today, our daughter, Lauren called to share the news of a new arrival in our family. She has been riding horses for many years. She has an adult horse, named Tiger. He is truly a gentle giant. However, she has been longing for an addition to her horse family.

Lauren went to visit a horse farm where they breed race horses. They had colts they wanted to get rid of. Both she and her friend came home with new babies. They were both taken away from their mom's at 4 days and given to a surrogate. I realize this may be the norm in the race horse world, but in my opinion it is not humane. However, we will not debate horse ethics today.

Each of the babies are a bit malnourished. Lauren and her friend will begin their journey building these guys up. I have no doubt they will both be excellent horses. They are quite beautiful despite sun burn and needing some weight gain.

Our youngest son stayed with his sister to help with the horse. She lives about an hour from us. Lauren and Wil are quite close. Doug and I are both thankful for their bond. We are thankful for an ever expanding family (furry and human).

God is the ultimate healer and restorer! He will use the love in Lauren's heart to grow this baby Colt into a gentle giant.

Enjoying the journey,

Andrea

19 comments:

Leslie said...

How precious! I agree with you about the mom thing! I didn't know horses could get sunburned. Have fun with your new grandson!

Silver said...

I feel the excitement too ! Nothing that some TLC won't fix ;)

~Silver

Mocha Momma said...

How neat that your daughter and her friend each saved a horse. How fun it will be for them to raise and nourish them.

How can you tell if a horse has a sunburn? Is the skin visible to see the redness or is it the nose area? I'm just curious.
Nannette

Andrea said...

Nannette,

The skin is red and looks a bit like it was scratched....some fur missing and it can be anywhere on the body. It is common on white horses. Lauren's friends horse has the most sunburn. Neither of them have names, yet. Lauren's horse is a little bit bigger than the other horse. They are brothers, but a couple of weeks apart in age.

Andrea said...

Andrea, I find such beauty in this story. It is much layered, and when complete, will make a lovely written work.

The colts are both beautiful, and I can only imagine how much more so they will be when your daughter and her friend give them their tlc.

Have a blessed weekend!

Andrea

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Awww, nothing like a cute foal! Congratulations and I'm sure he will be just fine with all your TLC! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know about him! Luanne

RCUBEs said...

That's awesome...Congratulations! God bless and have a great weekend!

Mocha Momma said...

Thanks for the info, Andrea. I'll be looking for more stories about these boys.
Nannette

pileofsmiles said...

I'm excited with you as your furry family expands. Have a great weekend!

Frau said...

Real cute new addition...I agree it seems too early to take away from their Momma. I hope she is successful in restoring its health. Have a wonderful weekend!

E @ Scottsville said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, how cute is HE!!!

Too precious. Thanks for sharing. =0)

Now you just need a ferret!

Terri Tiffany said...

How cute! I looooove horses and she is so nice to take this one on!

Debra said...

This was such a special story! I loved it and I have two other friends who have horses and have such a love for them!

Congrats on the grandson....May the Lord bless all of you!

Thanks for stopping by and blessing me with encouragement while I was in the hospital and now that I'm home and recuperating.

Big hugs!

Chatty Kelly said...

Just came over from the other blog. You & I agree on the treatment of the colts.

Enjoy!

girlinaglasshouse said...

As a mom of a horse trainer I can share the joy of this addition with full appreciation. It will be great to see who this colt will become!

Crown of Beauty said...

Congratulations on your new grandson! I share your joy, Andrea. I don't own a horse, but I love horses. When Ernie and I lived in Chiang Mai for a year, one of our friends there have sons who join horsing competitions, and I think a horse is one of the most beautiful animals in this world. They are so symbolic too!

Will be looking forward to more horse tales in the days to come.

Thanks for sharing this, and the pictures, too. What a heartwarming post!

Charlotte said...

Congratulations on the new family members. I'm sure they will love their new home.
Charlotte

Mocha Momma said...

Thanks! I am glad we heard about Awana years ago before I had kids. Then a church 2 blocks away had the program when I had my kids.

We now go to that church and Nan's hubby is the pastor.

I even started a book to help me do some memorizing this year. I'll have to finish it with the kids in my group next year.
Asever,
Nannette

Tammy said...

Thank you for visiting and your prayers.Stop back in a few weeks and I (hope) to have some pictures of our trip.

In His Grace,
Tammy

Love the horses. I had a Quarter horse when I was growing up plus many other animals even a monkey.