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FARALAY X DORA AK  (FEB 2015) - She has arrived (Feb 23)!  Grey filly.  FOR SALE. 



ORIUNDO VG X FORTUNA AT (2016)  Repeat breeding of Moonstruck's Maya

See our "Friends and Fairytales" page for comments from owners of Moonstruck companions.

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. ~ Roger Caras

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking you face.  ~ Ben Williams

Our horses know our secrets; we braid our tears into their manes and whisper our hopes into their ears. ~ unknown

When I am old...
I will wear soft gray sweatshirts
and a bandana over my silver hair...
and I will spend my social security checks on wine and my dogs.
I will sit in my house on my well-worn chair and listen to my dogs'
I will sneak out in the middle of a warm summer night
and take my dogs for a run, if my old bones will allow....
When people come to call, I will smile and nod as I show them my dogs...and
talk of them and about them...the ones so beloved of the past and the ones
so beloved of today....

I will still work hard cleaning after them, mopping
and feeding them and whispering their names in a
soft loving way. I will wear the gleaming sweat on my
throat, like a jewel, and I will be an embarrassment to all...
especially my family...who have not yet found the peace
in being free to have dogs as your best friends....

These friends who always wait, at any hour, for your footfall...
and eagerly jump to their feet out of a sound sleep, to
greet you as if you are a God. With warm eyes full of adoring love and hope
that you will always stay.....I'll hug their big strong necks....I'll kiss their dear sweet heads
and whisper in their very special company....

I look in the mirror and see I am getting old....
This is the kind of person I am...
and have always been. Loving dogs is easy;
they are part of me. Please accept me for who I am.
My dogs appreciate my presence in their lives;
they love my presence in their lives......
When I am old this will be important to me;
you will understand when you are old...
if you have dogs to love too.

Author Unknown




If you can start the day without caffeine or pep pills, 

If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains, 

If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles, 

If you can eat the same food everyday and be grateful for it, 

If you can understand when loved ones are too busy to give you time, 

If you can overlook when people take things out on you when, 

    Through no fault of yours, something goes wrong, 

If you can take criticism and blame without resentment, 

If you can face the world without lies and deceit, 

If you can conquer tension without medical help,

If you can relax without liquor, 

If you can sleep without the aid of drugs, 

If you can do all these things, ...

Then you are probably the family dog.



Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire.  It is a grand passion.  It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson



"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "...holy shit...what a ride!" ~ Unknown




The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man. ~ Proverb


Horses leave footprints on your heart. ~ Anonymous


See to it that the colt be kind, used to the hand and fond of man. ~ Xenophon


The horse is God's gift to mankind. ~ Arabian Proverb


If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question, or asked the question wrong.Pat Parelli


Show me your horse and I will tell you what you are. ~ Old English Saying


The true character of the horse is never completely revealed in the stable or in the riding school, beneath the saddle or in harness.  To know him as he really is we must watch him under the open sky, in the meadow, among his own kind, for there we can see how different each horse is from his companions, how the ancient law of the herd lives on, and how the hierarchy is created with barely an encounter. ~ Hans-Heinrich Isenbart,  The Beauty of the Horse

PET RULES: To be posted VERY LOW on the refrigerator door - nose height.

Dear Dogs and Cats,
The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food.  Please note, placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest. 
*The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack.
*Beating me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.
*I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed.  I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort.  Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other stretched out to the fullest extent possible.  I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.
*For the last time, there is not a secret exit from the bathroom.  If by some miracle I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge and try to pull the door open.  I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years: canine or feline attendance is not required.
*The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt.I cannot stress this enough!

To pacify you, my dear pets, I have posted the following message on our front door:

To All Non-Pet Owners Who Visit & Like to Complain About Our Pets:
1. They live here.  You don't.
2. If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture.
That's why they call it 'fur'niture.
3. I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.
4. To you, it's an animal. To me, he/she is an adopted son/daughter who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly.

Remember: Dogs and cats are better than kids because they:
1. Eat less
2. Don't ask for money all the time
3 Are easier to train
4. Normally come when called
5. Never ask to drive the car
6. Don't hang out with drug-using friends
7. Don't smoke or drink
8. Don't have to buy the latest fashions
9. Don't want to wear your clothes
10. Don't need a gazillion dollars for college, and...
11. If they get pregnant, you can sell their children.


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