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A Special Visit

On Sundays I really like to take it easy. Staying a  home on Sundays is difficult for me though, as there is always work to be done around the house or for Mossy Cottage. Therefore I am trying to go out on Sundays to avoid the temptation to work. I had a meeting to go to this past Sunday evening so that didn’t leave me a lot of time to nap and go out. So I decided to take a little trip about 6 miles away to visit some new friends. Let me introduce you to Clementine and Jacob.

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Yes, they are miniature donkeys! Their owners parents go to church with me and have recently moved to Caroline County from Arkansas. So far they have brought four horses, two donkeys and two miniature donkeys. Clementine and Jacob arrived here this past Saturday. See the red paint on their rears? That is where their little bottoms were rubbing the red paint on the trailer that brought them here.

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Despite the long hot trip, they were not showing any signs of stress at being in this new environment. In fact they already seem at home here.

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They have such sweet faces with so many spots to scratch and kiss! It was easy for me to make friends with them as I broke the ice with a baggy full of cut up carrots. Oh, and there was someone else I met. Meet Coco…

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She wanted her picture taken too, but she passed on the carrots. I had a fun little outing Sunday afternoon and plan to go back with more goodies for all the animals. But by far, the miniature donkeys are my favorites!

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Here is page from my art journal that was inspired by Jacob and Clementine.

 

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Fifty for Rosalie

If any of you are my friends on facebook you have seen pictures of an extremely abused dog named Rosalie. Thankfully, the saints at He’Art of Rescue haven’t given up on trying to save her. Rosalie’s story has really made an impact on my heart and I just grieve over the cruelty someone could subject this beautiful creature to. To read her story and see her picture you can go to this link:

http://cihangirheartofrescue.com/2013/03/04/saving-rosalie-four-years-of-neglect/

You can also get updates on her status on that site.

Our family made a donation to help pay for Rosalie’s care, however, it is only a small drop in a big bucket. I decided to make fifty pins to sell on Rosalie’s behalf.  These pins have thin wood bases and simple roll back pins.

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Each pin is unique. The pictures are sanded on the edges, inked for a slightly “aged” feel and sealed. I have chosen many different themes to chose from, so there is something for everyone!!!! They  would look great pinned on your jeans jacket, hat, scarf , knapsack or Spring sweaters! Ordering instructions are at the bottom of this post.

Maps and Music

Maps and Music

 

Children

Children

 

Horses

Horses

 

Birds

Birds

 

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Landscapes and Sun

Kitties

Kitties

 

Fruit

Fruit

 

Women

Women

 

Other Animals

Other Animals

 

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These pictures are not so great, but I assure you the pins are! The colors are much brighter and prettier in real. If you click on the pictures to enlarge them, you will get a closer look at the details.

As these pins are all unique, sales will be first come, first serve AS MONEY IS RECEIVED. I’m sorry, but I feel time is of the essence and I don’t want to “reserve” pins and then not get Rosalie’s money. You may pay through Paypal to my account at: hfhauser@verizon.net. If you live close to me, you can contact me through facebook and we can arrange a meeting and you can pay by cash or check. The pins cost $2.00 each. Shipping within the 48 contiguous United States is $3.00 (no matter how many you order) and $6.00 everywhere else (no matter how many you order). If there is an excess left over from shipping costs, I will put that in with Rosalie’s donation. I am donating 100% of the sales of these pins to that precious dog! If you don’t know me personally you may check out my Etsy shop: MossyCottage. I am a reputable seller on Etsy and Ebay (Mossy Cottage).

Please help save Rosalie by chipping in for her mounting hospital costs. One person can’t make much difference, but together we can help change Rosalie’s life!!!