Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.

A Visit From Buda

    

We had an interesting week: On Monday we woke to find a beautiful dog chained to our front gate with a note. The note read, "Hi, my name is Buda. I am a 4-year-old American Staffordshire. My father adopted me 4 years ago and loved…

Pixie Update

After an extremely involved surgery to remove a tumor on her neck. Pixie is now on the mend. Pixie’s drain was taken out this week and she was brought home from our healing center to our main location. Pixie was so depressed there, that once the drain was removed…

Oh Rats

Last Sunday we had some very special visitors. A woman came to meet me and when I went to hug her, she stopped me and explained that there were rats in her collar. At second glance, I saw that there were three lumps around her neck. I asked if I could meet…

Pixie Pie

Our goat Pixie developed a large growth on her neck, right underneath her chin. It was getting bigger, so we took her to our veterinarian to check it out. He said that it needed to be removed and she should stay over night for surgery. We anxiously waited to…

A Great Group

This week, we hosted a wonderful group of children from South Central Los Angeles, brought to us by the Los Angeles Police Department. Many of these kids came from broken homes where they know, all too well, what it feels like to be separated from family…

My Gentle Barn

I have been missing Buddha lately, so much it hurts. She was our first cow and like a mom to me. She would hug me with her neck and make me feel loved. The story of how we got her and her life with me is in my book, "My Gentle Barn" coming out on…

Happy Birthday Danny and Chrissy

Danny and Chrissy were born at The Gentle Barn from moms who were rescued from a backyard butcher; Safe from a life of illness, fear, neglect, abuse and…

Horse Rescue

Last week we got a call from an animal shelter saying that they were gong to put down this four year old, lovely horse. She was terrified of people, was not getting adopted and was out of time, having been at the shelter for two months. We didn’t have room…

Beautiful Marsha

We said goodbye this week to a great teacher, an amazing spirit and a true friend. Marsha passed away this…

Jewel is a Gem!

Male peacocks lose their tail feathers each August and spend the fall and winter growing it back so they can display for the ladies in the spring. Today Jewel displayed for the first time since last summer, wow it was gorgeous! I don't know what our turkey, Rama was thinking,…

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