April Howls from the Mountain: News and Events from Full Moon Farm

Puppies!

At the end of February, Nancy assisted on a transport of 9 puppies from Ohio.  The owner died in the home.  The puppies were found in the basement and estimated to be about 2 to 3 months old.  The puppies were taken to the local shelter.  At the shelter, it was discovered that they were low-content wolfdogs (Shepherd, Malamute, and Akita with wolf in there somewhere).  Another rescue had committed to taking the puppies, but a death in her immediate family resulted in Full Moon Farm stepping in. 

 

Say hi to Pippi Shortstocking!  Pippi is a “pocket wolf.”   It is suspected that she has a kind of dwarfism:  osteochondrodysplasia.  Tests are still pending to determine the type.  Depending on which kind she has, she could either live a normal lifespan, or only live 2-3 years.  Don’t let her size fool you.  She’s got attitude!  She loves attention, and loves to play.  Forest and Bullseye, the two house cats, have a different idea about that, though.  Foxy, Nancy’s dog dog, would much rather that the puppy leaves her alone.  Pippi doesn’t care—she still tries to play with them.  She also loved to boss around her much bigger siblings.  Her biggest brother, Logan (who is three times her size), would let her walk in front of him.  If he got in front of her, she’d nip his heels!  She’d roughhouse with the others as if she were just as big. 

 

Pippi has also gone on her first outreach with Nancy and Zodiak.  They went to Mrs. Jaillet’s 3rd grade class at Isaac Dickson.  She was a little shy at first, but quickly warmed up to all the attention from the kids.  Mrs. Jaillet’s class decided to sponsor her!  Zodiak adores her.  Now that he knows her, we’ve seen him watching her from his pen.  It’s not hard to understand that—everyone who meets her falls in love with her and wants to take her home.  If you’re out at the Farm, make sure you meet Pippi!

 

Belk Charity Days

Once again, Full Moon Farm is participating in Belk’s Charity Days Sale.  The sale is Saturday, May 3rd from 6:00 – 10:00 a.m.  Items will be 20% - 50% off, including rarely discounted brands.  In order to gain admittance to the sale, you must purchase a ticket, which entitles you to $5.00 off your first purchase (excluding cosmetics & fragrances) as well as a chance to register for a $1,000 Belk shopping spree.  Tickets are $5.00 and may be purchased at the Bone-A-Fide Bakery or Mountain Spirit Gifts in Black Mountain, or at the Farm.  Full Moon Farm gets to keep the money from the tickets we sell.  You get to shop AND help the Farm at the same time!

 

Aries Update

Everyone who sees Aries is awed by the fact that he’s not quite a year old.  He definitely outweighs Banjo.  He hasn’t been to the vet lately, so we can only guess at how much he weighs.  His manners are even better these days.  While he still likes to reach through the fence and “grab,” he quickly calms down and stands on his back legs so you can scratch his chest.  He’s also started reach through the bottom of the fence to paw at people’s feet.  If you’re visiting these days, you’ll notice a lot of food on the ground in their pen.  Aries has decided that he loves the smell of the new food and wants to scent mark it.  It’s funny to watch him roll around on it!

 

Woofer Spotlight!

This month, it’s Daunk and Momma! 

 

They were part of the New Hampshire rescue (breeder died; husband was abusive).  They’re both 14 or so, and are completely devoted to each other.  They’re like the cute old couples you see walking hand in hand after so many years.  Momma has been slowly shutting down over the past year.  She looks horrible, but she still eats, and if you have treats, she’ll be at the fence, demanding hers.  If the others start howling, she’ll look around, wondering what the fuss is all about, and then join in, although her contribution might be along the lines of, “Quit making that racket!  I’m trying to sleep!”  Daunk has been in congestive heart failure since November.  He’s definitely slowing down, but still loves to come up to the fence for any and all attention.  He spends a lot of his time resting by Momma, and sometimes drags the beds out of their houses so they can lie on them outside.  If you go in their pen, he still comes up for belly rubs.  We truly feel that Momma’s hanging on for Daunk, and he’s not quite ready to go just yet.  Nancy doesn’t think one would live for more than 12 hours without the other—that’s how much they love each other.

 

Thank You!

To Mary Mac Yon of cbc group incorporated in Charlotte, who donated 2,000 lbs. of high-quality dog food!  The Farm was contacted by the distributor, who had many bags of food that had been damaged and could not be sold.  She didn’t want to toss it (the food was fine), and regularly donates such food to various animal nonprofits.  We are grateful for the assistance in feeding the residents.  And they like the food, too!

 

Musical Event Update

June 7th, we will be having our musical fundraiser!  This one will be an "All Day Affair", or in other words, something for everybody!

 

We will start with a table set up at the Bone-A-Fide, and hopefully, Pepper's Patio, then moving to The Veranda Cafe for 5 to 7, for some hors d'ouvres, and music by Ménage, then to the Town Pump for some Rock and Roll!  We are not sure of ALL the musical acts, but as soon as we do, we’ll let you know.  We hope to see you there!

 

Springtime means...

Mowing season is upon us, and mowing the more than 5 acres with a push mower has become a chore!  We really could use a riding mower – OR – a lawn service – OR – volunteers to faithfully mow and weed eat every week.  While Nancy will not admit it, mowing tuckers her out, and makes her crabby!  So, in an effort to keep Nancy happy, will anyone help us out with the lawn dilemma?

 

Also, for our Howl-Ins, we have used tent type canopies for shelter over the food.  The Farm is considering building a Gazebo of sorts.  Ideas and donations are welcome!  If you are a carpenter, that is one of the many projects that we need help with.

 

Sad Transport

While FMF is no longer taking in new rescues, we do help other sanctuaries.  On March 25th, Nancy pulled an animal from the Davie County Animal Control that was destined to go to W.O.L.F. in Colorado.  Our veterinarian was to complete the neuter and health certificate and ready the animal for transport.  During surgery, Faelon (as was to be called) crashed under anesthesia, and the veterinarian was unable to revive him.  W.O.L.F. has chosen to have Faelon cremated and his cremains will be shipped to Colorado for internment in their Memory Garden.  Even though Faelon was only in Nancy and Katy’s lives for a short time, he touched their hearts in a special way, and will be missed.

 
Contact Info:
Full Moon Farm
PO Box 1518
Black Mountain, NC 28711
(828) 669-1818
fullmoonsanctuary@yahoo.com
fullmoonfarm.org

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E-newsletter written and compiled by Michele Frankl

In This Issue:

Puppies!
Belk Charity Days
Aries Update
Woofer Spotlight!
Thank You!
Musical Event Update
Springtime means...
Sad Transport
Howl-In Reminder!
The Howl
igive and GoodSearch
Back Issues
Contact Info
Links


Howl-In Reminder!

The first Howl-In is Saturday, April 19th!  Tours begin at 3:00 pm; potluck supper begins at 5:00.  For information and directions, please call 828-669-1818 or 669-0706.

The second Howl-In will be Saturday, May 17th.

 

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