Rena was Patty's first riding horse that Dr. Pam purchased for her when she was about 6 years old. With Rena being a former barrel racing horse it was odd pair but Rena treated the little Patty like an egg on spoon. Through their years together Rena taught Patty everything she would learn about horseback riding. While in California Rena and Patty competed and went up through the ranks in Pony Club. While in Iowa, they continued in competing, but this time in 4H. Unfortunately, by this time Rena had had two bad falls, one coming down a hill and the other on ice, which limited the amount of riding she could handle. By the time the ranch relocated to Texas Rena had retired from her riding days to become the watcher of the Donkeys. Sadly, in the Spring of 2008 Rena was suffering from a broken hip and cancer and had to be put to sleep. She will ALWAYS be missed, loved and never forgotten. She passed at the age of 22.
We sadly lost Peter on November 11, 2010 when he was hit by a car. Peter had come into our family all on his own; starting as a wild kitty who appreciated the food that was left out to the handsome domesticated cat that loved to be loved on and still loved food. He left us too early at the age of 3 and will surely be missed.
As the case is with a lot of our animals, Wallie was a rescue. Wallie, a Rottweiler-Blue healer had been running around the school that the kids attended in California for a couple of weeks, living off the food that kids gave to him. Although he had an aggressive face (that would be the Rottweiler) he finally followed Dr. Pam and the kids home one day. Ever since then, about 1998, Wallie has been apart of the family. He was a great farm dog who loved to go to the pond, even more so when he could talk others into going with him. Near the end of July 2008 Wallie started to show symptoms of being ill and quickly took a turn for the worse. He passed away 3 days later on August 1, 2008 at the age of 13. We and his canine friends miss him so.
Charlie Sue was brought to the ranch to live out the rest of her days. Her long time owner of 13 years had passed away from old age and the family relatives didn't want to care for their loved ones dog who was old, had coat problems, and suffered from cancer. So...she came home with Dr. Pam. Charlie Sue surprised everyone by living for almost two whole years after arriving to the ranch. She was, despite or because of her hair cut, the cutest Chow that we have ever encountered. After living to the age of 15 Charlie Sue's health conditions had progressed to the point where she needed to be reunited with her old owner and friend.