Members of our Family
1994 son of our beloved Morgan stallion, Paramount Imperial. Cruiser made the
trip here with us from NH as a two yr. old. He is our granddaughter
Brooke's favorite and she loves trail riding with him.
This is Jerry's Appaloosa gelding, Gold Digger.
Digger was an abuse case we saved and has turned out to be the nicest
guest horse anyone could ask for. He's always ready to go on a trail
ride, anywhere, with anyone, anytime! A great horse.
Newest addition to the horse population is Castille. "Steele" as
we call him, is Jerry's new
Rocky Mountain Horse. He came to us from upper New York State and
certainly enjoyed his first winter in Florida! He's a real
gentleman and has given many ranch visitors, as well as Jerry, many
happy hours on the trails.
He is happily grazing with the gelding herd in the big pastures when
not being asked to haul someone out for a trail ride.
This is our faithful dog, Shadow. She is not only the sweetest dog but
a wonderful companion.
In August 2005 we had to put our beloved Shadow to sleep. She had
gotten Cushings Disease for which there is no treatment or cure. We
would not let her suffer with this and she was put to rest here at
the ranch while I held her in my arms. She is truly missed each and
"Scooter" is a toy
fox terrier who wandered into our ranch and lives. She was pretty sick
with heartworm but managed the treatment just fine.
She has a zest for life that few could match. She loves to go riding
with us and never tires of it.
She has brought hours of laughter to us.
On January 1, 2006 we started the New Year by adopting a very
darling, very old and very needy little dog. She has several pretty
serious medical issues to deal with but we felt if we could give her
some quality for whatever time she has left, we would do that.
Su-Z was taken in by a local dog rescue after she was found dropped
in their yard on Thanksgiving Day. She is a Rat Terrier,
who weighs under 7 lbs! She is about 1/3rd the size of Scooter who
is a Toy Fox Terrier. It was love at first sight and she has given
us many warm and fuzzy moments. She only knew how to sit in your
lap constantly when we first got her, but now she has decided she
loves being a rancher and can't wait to run to the barn and hang out
with all the critters there! She's a joy to have.
After almost two years, Su-Z's medical issues became too much for
her and she was put to rest on the ranch.
Our newest puppy Shammi came to us very unexpectedly.
I was in Ohio at the Friesian World Show when someone put that 6-week
old ball of fur in my lap. I was a goner! I bought her a
plane ticket and a carry case - and home to Florida she came.
Shammi is a Pekinese - Pomeranian cross - imagine the feisty personality
there!! She was to be a tiny lap dog but had her own plan: she
spends her days outside playing with Waldo (the barn cat) and the
chickens. She has brought Scooter back to puppy-hood and they play
Here is "Stowie", nickname for her full name of "Stowaway." Stowie
lived with us on our boat for several years and even made the trip to
the Bahamas with us. She has adjusted to ranch life quite well and
loves to spend her days sleeping on the lanai by the pool.
Unfortunately we lost her in November 2005 at the age of 13.
This is Waldo, our barn kitty. Waldo came to us after being a feral
kitten and has adapted well to living with the horses and taking
care of the unwanted barn critters!
We have fondly named him Waldo from the "Where's Waldo" strip. One
never knows where you will find him! On top of the tractors, up on
the diesel tank, in the sawdust shed on the pile, just about
anywhere. Waldo and Scooter have an on going teasing game going.
Waldo teases, Scooter chases, grabs and drags Waldo along. Waldo
does it all over again!
This is Adios, our darling pony mule.
We purchased her from a petting zoo when she was 18 mo. old. She was
being mauled by children and we felt she deserved a better life than
A better life she has! She bosses every horse on the ranch around, no
matter how big they are. She loves to go along on our trail rides and
just runs free with Scooter our terrier dog. Now and then she gets side
tracked visiting some of the neighbors but manages to "catch up" after
her visits. She loves company here on the ranch and is a sweet little
girl. Jerry lovingly refers to her as "CUPS" which is an acronym for
"Cute Useless Piece of S---!" She always speaks so nicely of him!