Sanctuary

This afternoon we visited David’s colleague, Winona, at her home on the Black Isle.  I say “her” home but she shares it not only with her husband, Bill, but with twelve dogs, twenty-two horses, a whole bunch of cats and countles chickens.  The vast majority of these animals have been rescued from circumstances which I cannot bear to write about but are now living safely and very, very happily with this big hearted couple.

It was a slightly crazy but utterly wonderful afternoon.  I did try to cut down on the amount of photos on this post but, really, who could I leave out???

The couple are setting up an Adopt-a-Horse/Dog scheme at the moment to help fund their sanctuary.  The website is still a work in progress but can be found here.  Will let you know when it’s fully up and running.  They would greatly appreciate any help you could offer.

12 thoughts on “Sanctuary

  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous :) The world needs more people like your friends. I love animals deeply, they deserve such love and respect. Am off to take a look at their website now and am interested to see how they develop their scheme.

  2. pets are animals but they are supposed to be loved not like other people who just forget the worth of their pet.

    Milena is right, the world need someone like you, to protect and love.

  3. Thank you for passing on the brilliant job your friends are doing, I will also let other friends know. You have captured the personalities of each animal, even the hens seem to be gossiping and being quite nosey about what mr rooster is doing the other side of the garden! Lovely photos and it’s made me want to try to get a good photo of my dog, although getting a camera and not just relying on my phone camera might help.

  4. We’ve become a “toss away” society the past decade or so and it warms my heart to see that people are trying to change this.

  5. How wonderful. I know we won’t be getting a new dog any time soon, but as our old dog Bobbie was a rescue, it is wonderful to see someone taking up the challenge, in much bigger ways.

    But if I can’t have another dog just yet, you bet I’ll be adopting one!

    Cheers!

  6. The world needs more selfless, compassionate people :-) Thanks for sharing this great story and the beautiful photos!
    We’ve just rescued yet another dog on Friday evening (a group of Arab boys were throwing stones at him, etc. and I actually think it’s probably their dog that they no longer wanted) so now I have a Schnauzer-Saluki (desert-dog) cross living in my garden until we can find another foster or forever home.
    I’ll never understand why so many people fail to care for animals properly… it’s really not that hard: food, water, shelter and a bit of loving is all it takes. They don’t ask for much.

  7. Beautiful pictures which so warmed my heart – no you couldn’t have left anyone out.
    What wonderful friends to have who care so much about animals. They all look so contented now in their loving surroundings.
    Wendy (Wales)

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