Dear Coe –
My name is Kate and I have been listening to you since we moved to San Diego in the early 1990’s. I feel like I’ve really come to know you through the years with how you share so much of yourself with your listeners. You are such a delight and an amazing person to always help others and animals.
I am a retired paralegal and my husband is now retired from the Navy (submarine force) and San Diego is our permanent home.
I am very much involved with helping animals myself and now help run a private horse ranch in Bonita.
I am writing to you hoping that perhaps a listener or someone you know can help. Our horse ranch is owned by a retired Navy helicopter pilot who purchased his property way back in the 1970’s. He now only has a handful of boarders and mostly older “retired” horses (and a llama) that people have abandoned through the years.
I myself have two horses in great shape that I enjoy riding regularly.
The reason I am writing you is that recently we lost one of our miniature horses. We had two (Abe and Oscar). Abe was brought to us by a woman who had MS and could no longer care for him. We promised his owner that he would never be sold or given away and would be loved and well cared for by us. Oscar was abandoned in a field and came to us by way of the County. He and Abe have been together for 5 years or so and recently Oscar passed away of natural causes. Abe is very lonely and sad. He has a great time every day in our acre arena with my paint horse, but truly misses his “miniature brother”.
As such, I am looking for a miniature horse or donkey that could be a companion for Abe. It would be well cared for, loved and have a forever home. It would never be ridden or worked. He or she would be kept in a barn stall with a large paddock run and we have an acre arena for daily turn outs. I was hoping to reach a listener who may need to rehome a little mini horse or donkey.
I can provide references through our veterinarian.
Thank you for your time and I can’t tell you how much your presence with KGB has meant to me through all these years. No matter what (deployments, health issues (I am a breast cancer survivor), I could always count on you to make me smile. Thank you for your time and I wish you all the best! Rock On Woman!