A day doesn’t pass that we don’t receive several beautiful emails from folks who have read the book, the blog, a newsletter, or been on the website and been moved by something we’ve said or done. These words are what make it all worthwhile. The juice that keeps our wheels turning and keeps us fired up about what we do. And keeps us ever focused on doing it better. The one below is very special however and left both Kathleen and me in a heap. But forever aware that this journey has been a worthwhile trip.
“I wanted to tell you how much your journey with Malachi meant to me, and to my Mom. I lost my Mom in August, the result of COPD, and debilitating arthritis. She was forced to live out her last year of life in an assisted living facility in Texas and when I would go visit her, I would take my computer, and we would look thru the newsletters, which I saved in my email for just that purpose. She really loved the photos of Malachi and Noelle, and was truly enchanted by your stories (as I was!). I did not have the heart to tell her when you lost Malachi, I just couldn’t do it. She honestly had so little to look forward to, I just couldn’t take that away from her. The last good visit I had with her, I told her that I had accidentally erased the newsletters, (a lie born of love, I assure you!) and we just reviewed the previous ones. They truly made her smile. I tell you this not to make you sad, but merely to let you know that your journey, as personal as it was for you and your family, was shared by many, and has left an indelible mark on me, and given me some very sweet, dear memories of my beloved mother. For that, I am eternally grateful. As a side note, my sister-in-law (whom I’m buying another book for) has a daughter named Noelle.” Shannon Terlop – Florida
We’d like to welcome Probios to the right hand column (above). When you click the treat bag you’ll be taken to the treat page of the Probios website. As you know we will not recommend any product here or on our website that we don’t recommend without reservation (which pretty much means you’ll never see very many recommendations hereabout). For all intensive purposes this product is very much like feeding your horse yogurt with live cultures. “Good bugs” to help digestion and help get rid of of the “bad bugs”. We’ve used these treats for over two years now. The horses love them and they’re actually good for them. We also add a bit of Probios powder to their supplements in the mornings.
I’ve seen no science on this but I’ve read that probiotics also help control internal parasites. I’ve read the same for food-grade diatomaceous earth which is one of the ingredients in the Natural Vet’s Bug Check which our horses also get. We do fecal checks every six months and have not had to de-worm our horses in over two years (except for Noelle right after she arrived from the BLM but she’s been negative since). Down with poisons :)