Although the fires (and smoke) have eased up somewhat – they are not out yet!

Nancy and AngieAt least most of those people affected in B.C. are able to go home now (if they still have a home); most evacuation alerts have been rescinded. We were prepared to evacuate, and we even moved the horses out just in case – thank you KM for your hospitality and safe haven! Was only 5 days they were gone, but better to move them out when we did, without the stress of an emergency in the dark hours.

Speaking of emergencies… would your dog come to you right away if distracted by something else? See our Top Dog! section for an interesting article to teach your dog your own ‘recall’!

Well it looks like more restrictions are coming our way again thanks to Covid – and thanks to those who refuse to follow the rules. Our local Morgan horse club had a Poker Ride planned (an annual fundraiser) and we nixed that – just to be on the safe side. The annual Horsey Ladies fundraiser might be an online thing again (as last year)… with details still to be announced. Don’t miss out on this fundraiser! See the HL Facebook page.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, let’s all be extra thankful for just being here and surviving this past 1½ years of pandemic!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! And stay safe!


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