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We have returned to volunteering at SASHA Farm Animal Sanctuary! As you can see, we’re very excited about this. So we thought we would share some photos of our first day back with our animal friends.

You can come out and meet them yourselves on May 18th (this Sunday) from noon to 4 pm. Admission fee is $10, kids 5 and under are free. Tour the farm, hang out with the animals and hear their stories, and tasty vegan food will be sold by Shimmy Shack.

Rambo the goat demands love, dignity be damned.

Rambo the goat demands love, dignity be damned.

Billy Ray naps because being adorable is a full time job.

Billy Ray naps because being adorable is a full time job.

Emu squats.

Emu squats.

Petey and Stripes soak up some rays.

Petey and Stripes soak up some rays.

Dawkins strolls in like a pimp daddy.

Dawkins strolls in like a pimp daddy.

Everyone should have a good dirt bath.

Everyone should have a good dirt bath.

Mostly everyone just wanted to snack on some sweet green grass.

Mostly everyone just wanted to snack on some sweet green grass.

 

So it just so happens that March 1st is a day to celebrate our hoofed friends of both the swine and equine variety.

National Pig Day:

Evelyn being playful with a stick. :)

Evelyn being playful with a stick. 🙂

If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to get to spend some time around pigs, you’ll know just how intelligent, funny, and awesome they tend to be. We’ve both had the pleasure of getting to know some of the pigs through volunteering at SASHA Farm Animal Sanctuary, and let us tell you, they’re some real characters! A lot of people are surprised at just how smart and affectionate pigs can be, but they really are a joy to be around.

Louie the potbelly when he was just a little baby!

Louie the potbelly when he was just a little baby!

Louie all grown up and still adorable.

Louie all grown up and still adorable.

National Horse Protection Day:

Rain being super cute and fuzzy.

Rain being super cute and fuzzy.

Nobody likes to think about a horse being abused or neglected, or even sent to slaughter, but unfortunately, horses often fall victim to those very things. National Horse Protection Day exists to bring such injustices to the public’s attention and educate people on how they can help. Horses may not be able to speak out against those that would do them harm, but we can and we should. We know how it goes, wanting to help but knowing that adopting a rescued horse just isn’t a realistic option at this time. But there are also plenty of other ways you can help. Some of things you can do include:

  • Volunteering your time at an animal sanctuary or horse rescue. (Trust us, it’s just as rewarding for you as it is for the animals you’ll be helping!)

  • Helping spread the word, simply by helping raise awareness, or sharing news of horses in need of adoption in your area.

  • Donating to a horse rescue (aside from money, rescues are always in need of food and supplies. You can often find wish lists of the items they need right on their websites.)

Some horse rescues in Michigan include:

Starry Skies Equine Rescue and Sanctuary (Ann Arbor, MI):

http://www.starryskiesequinerescueandsanctuary.com/

 

Northern Michigan Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation (Gaylord, MI):

http://www.nmhrr.org/

 

Beyond the Roses Equine Rescue & Retirement (Emmett, MI):

http://www.beyondtherosesequine.org/

 

SASHA Farm Animal Sanctuary (Manchester, MI):

**This one is a sanctuary for all kinds of farm animals, with several horse and pig residents!

https://www.facebook.com/sashafarm

Feten, one of the lucky horses who get to live out the rest of their days at SASHA Farm Animal Sanctuary.

Feten, one of the lucky horses who get to live out the rest of their days at SASHA Farm Animal Sanctuary.

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Upon feeding the pot-bellied pigs at SASHA Farm Animal Sanctuary, we discovered one pot who had had his fill and was now napping, joyfully, next to his food tray. We could not stop laughing, but that didn’t wake him. He just smiled while napping with a full belly, the happiest of happy.

 

Breakfast and then a nap.

Breakfast and then a nap.

Come visit SASHA Farm Animal Sanctuary on August 11th!

Many activities to keep yourself and the kids entertained while you explore an animal sanctuary in action! Meet the animal residents as well.

It is always a good time and you’ll be helping raise money to continue rescuing animals in need!

Catered vegan lunch. 🙂

We’ve made it to our 100th post!

Thanks so much to all of the people who have taken their time to read our previous posts and follow our blog. We hope you’ve enjoyed things so far and we’re looking forward to posting plenty more. 🙂

We celebrated this occasion by changing our blog layout just to mix it up a little bit.

We’d love to hear any suggestions any of you might have about things you’d like to see in the future.

Bailey tips her hat to all of you in thanks for your support!

Bailey tips her hat to all of you in thanks for your support!

 

 

On SASHA Farm Animal Sanctuary.

Change your default photo on Facebook to something purple (like below) for one week to raise animal cruelty awareness.