Friday, October 5, 2012

MOLLY the handicapped horse and better relationships


  1. Do not hurt people physically, financially, emotionally, or with words.
  2. Care for others' needs and feelings.
  3. Be genuine in caring for others because the feeling is part of the care -- we are commanded to be Godly.
  4. Treat people with dignity and respect.
  5. Seek to honor others.
  6. Greet people with gladness and seek their welfare.
  7. Commiserate with others and help them in their time of sorrow or need.
  8. Judge people favorably.
  9. Do not be arrogant towards others.
  10. Rejoice in their happiness

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Subject: Fwd: MOLLY

Our furry friends can teach us important lessons.  Winn

She's a gray speckled pony who was abandoned by her owners when Hurricane
Katrina hit southern Louisiana. She spent weeks on her own before finally being
rescued and taken to a farm where abandoned animals were stockpiled.
While there, she was attacked by a dog and almost died. Her gnawed right front
leg became infected, and her vet went to LSU for help, but LSU was overwhelmed,
and this pony was a welfare case. You know how at goes.

But after surgeon Rustin Moore met Molly, he changed his mind.
He saw how the pony was careful to lie down on different sides so she didn't seem
to get sores, and how she allowed people to handle her. She protected her injured leg.
She constantly shifted her weight and didn't overload her good leg.
She was a smart pony with a serious survival ethic.

Moore agreed to remove her leg below the knee, and a temporary artificial limb
was built. Molly walked out of the clinic and her story really begins there.

'This was the right horse and the right owner,' Moore insists. Molly happened
to be a one-in-a-million patient. She's tough as nails, but sweet, and she was
willing to cope with pain. She made it obvious she understood that she was in
trouble. The other important factor, according to Moore, is having a truly
committed and compliant owner who is dedicated to providing the daily care
required over the lifetime of the horse.

Molly's story turns into a parable for life in Post-Katrina Louisiana.........
The little pony gained weight, and her mane finally felt a comb.
A human prosthesis designer built her a leg.

The prosthetic has given Molly a whole new life, Allison Barca DVM,
Molly's regular vet, reports.

And she asks for it. She will put her little limb out, and come to you
and let you know that she wants you to put it on. Sometimes she wants
you to take it off too. And sometimes, Molly gets away from Barca.

'It can be pretty bad when you can't catch a three-legged horse,' she laughs.

Most important of all, Molly has a job now. Kay, the rescue farm owner,
started taking Molly to shelters, hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation
centers. Anywhere she thought that people needed hope. Wherever Molly
went, she showed people her pluck. She inspired people, and she had a good
time doing it.

'It's obvious to me that Molly had a bigger role to play in life, Moore said.
She survived the hurricane, she survived a horrible injury, and now she is
giving hope to others.' Barca concluded, 'She's not back to normal, but she's
going to be better. To me, she could be a symbol for New Orleans itself.'

This is Molly's most recent prosthesis. The bottom photo shows the ground
surface that she stands on, which has a smiley face embossed in it. Wherever
Molly goes, she leaves a smiley hoof print behind.

If you feel like it, forward this and share it with all of the animal lovers
that you know. God's creatures often reflect the character we aspire to.


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