MISS PEACH'S COZY COTTAGE

Welcome to the COZY COTTAGE. This is the furever home of the memory of Miss Peach, our 18 year old Devon Rex angel kitty. I am Miss Hunny Bunny, she asked me to pour you a cuppa catmint tea as you read our old fashion mewsings about this and that. Please come by often...one lump or two? Now our precious Hunny Bunny is also an angel cat...please let me be your hostess at the cozy cottage...my name is Miss Hope.



Remember...only in our tomorrows will we realize what we had in our yesterdays.

Friday, September 5, 2008

A PONY WHO NEVER GAVE UP! NEVER!!

Hello and welcome to the cozy cottage. Please pour yourself a nice cup of tea and let me tell you a wonderful story...
Meet Molly
She's a grey speckled pony who
was abandoned by her owners when Hurricane
Katrina hit southern Louisiana. She spent weeks
on her own before finally being rescued and taken
to a farm where abandoned animals were stockpiled.
While there, she was attacked by a pit bull terrier
and almost died. Her gnawed right front leg became
infected, and her vet went to LSU for help, but LSU
was overwhelmed, and this pony was a welfare case.
You know how that goes.

But after surgeon Rustin Moore met Molly, he
changed his mind. He saw how the pony was
careful to lie down on different sides so she didn't
seem to get sores, and how she allowed people to
handle her. She protected her injured leg. She
constantly shifted her weight and didn't overload
her good leg. She was a smart pony with a serious
survival ethic. Moore agreed to remove her leg below the knee,
and a temporary artificial limb was built. Molly
walked out of the clinic and her story really begins
there. 'This was the right horse and the right owner,'
Moore insists. Molly happened to be a
one-in-a-million patient. She's tough as nails,
but sweet, and she was willing to cope with pain.
She made it obvious she understood that she was
in trouble. The other important factor, according
to Moore , is having a truly committed and compliant
owner who is dedicated to providing the daily care
required over the lifetime of the horse.

Molly's story turns into a parable for life in post-Katrina Louisiana .
The little pony gained weight,
and her mane finally felt a comb.

A human prosthesis
designer built her a leg.

The prosthetic has given Molly a whole new life,
Allison Barca DVM, Molly's regular vet, reports.
And she asks for it. She will put her little limb out,
and come to you and let you know that she wants
you to put it on. Sometimes she wants you to take
it off too. And sometimes, Molly gets away from
Barca. 'It can be pretty bad when you can't catch a
three-legged horse,' she laughs.

Most important of all, Molly has a job now.
Kay, the rescue farm owner, started taking Molly to
shelters, hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation
centers. Anywhere she thought that people needed
hope. Wherever Molly went, she showed people her
pluck. She inspired people, and she had a good time
doing it. 'It's obvious to me that Molly had a bigger role to
play in life? Moore said. 'She survived the hurricane,
she survived a horrible injury, and now she is giving
hope to others.'
Barca concluded, 'She's not back to normal, but she's
going to be better. To me, she could be a symbol
for New Orleans itself.'

This is Molly's most recent prosthesis. The bottom
photo shows the ground surface that she stands on,
which has a smiley face embossed in it. Wherever
Molly goes, she leaves a smiley hoof print behind.

So when you are feeling sad and lonely...

remember Molly who never gave up and that you do not have to be purrrrfect to be loved!...oh, and that I love you and treasure your friendship!

20 comments:

Cats said...

That's a lovely story Miss Peach ~ so inspiring ~ it just goes to show the intelligence and courage of animals..who are not much different from us inside..

Blue said...

Hi my sweet cousin!

That's a very inspirational tale.

I'm happy to be back in Blogland.

Love & gentle strokes
Blue

Mickey said...

Good Morning Sunshine!!!!! <3
What a wonderful way to start a day!!! Molly is a most inspiring story indeed!!!! That is too amazing when you think of how dangerous it is for horses to have injuries to their limbs!
Now she is helping others :) It makes my heart smile :) Thank you for sharing this story.
Hugs & Kisses,Moonshine

Shadow / Molly said...

That story is furry inspiring! It makes us wonder why the pony's owner didnt take Molly wif them... We is glad she survived too!

Alasandra said...

Molly is a truly remarkable pony. ~S, S & C

Princess said...

I love this story and I love you too MissPeachy and mom

I hope you two and your lappiedaddy have a wondermous week-end

purrrs and (((hugs)))

ML said...

O, what a wonnerful story. Molly is jus an ins-purr-ashun. Thank you fur sharing wif us.
i loves your blog, Miss Peach, it is always so wonnerful to come see what is posted.
Love,
KC

PB 'n J said...

What a wonderful story Miss Peach - Molly is a wonderful inspiration to us all!

Asta said...

Miss Peach
That was a wondewful , inspiwing stowy..what a gweat howsie Molly is!!!
An example to us all!
thank you fow the soothing tea too..
I hope you have a lovely weekend
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Junior said...

That is one amazing horsie!!!!! We say 8 paws up for her!!!!!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Miss Peach thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us.
And thanks for the cat tea. It was delicious.

Copito said...

That is a big story of courage, Miss P.

The pony is so sweet.

Nice weekend 4 u ='·'=

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We posted about Molly a while ago because we thought she was such an inspiration too. Her story is just amazing!

Marian said...

What a heartwarming story!! Good luck to Molly.
:o) Thomas, Phoebe and Trixie

Finnegan & Buddy said...

Wow! Miss Peachy, that is a furry amazing story abowt a wonderful horse. Thank you for sharing it wif us.

Hugs & purrs,
Finny Buddy & Jasmine

Lux said...

Molly was so very courageous. Her story is very inspiring!

Lorianna said...

That is the most wonderful sweetest story I have read in a long time!
Molly is amazing! I felt tears tickle my eyes as I read about her.
You always find the nicest stories to share Miss Peach and Mommy Karla.
Did you get my e-mail? :) I wrote a rather long one I'm afraid.
I gave you two awardies so you can pick them up whenever you would like.
Have a happy cozy evening dear ones.
Love and hugs,
Lorianna

Furkidsmom said...

Thanks for sharing Molly's story with us.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

The Dutchess said...

This is amazing..

Anita said...

Oh!... that´s is a great, lovely and hopeful story.

You look so pretty in your photo, Miss Peach.