Friday, February 15, 2008

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline: Mattie

Meet our Pet of the WeekMattie

While many people do not consider horses to be in the "pets" category, the folks that I know who share their lives with horses think of them as both beloved pets and, of course, part of their family.

This gorgeous Thoroughbred and  former racehorse named Mattsbrotherrobert was rescued from the hands of killer buyers, with the help of contributions from the Friends of Twilight, by Jo Deibel's organization, Angels Acres Horse Haven Rescue . Please visit Jo's site to learn more about the fabulous work she is doing in the field of horse rescue and what you can do to help.

Meet our Pet of the Week, affectionately named, Mattie.


Vicki said...

I know that Mattie has had a lot of hoof problems. But he has made amazing progress with the help of his farrier, and the loving care of Jo. I hope he continues to do well and will soon be free of any health problems.

Astaryth said...

Count me as one of those that consider my horse as much of a furkid as the dog. ;p

Anonymous said...


You have been writing about Mattie since the beginning, helping to raise awareness about horse slaughter and laminitis, we can never thank you enough for your incredible support.

I hope that you will get to come to PA soon and meet Mattie...aka Firecracker! LOL! He is sweet, kind and just KNOWS he is well loved...

Thank you for caring about him so much and being Mattie's virtual mom!

Jo Deibel
Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc,
PO Box 62
Glenville, PA 17329
Phone: 717-965-7901
Fax: 866-892-5069

Cheryl said...

AW- Mattie looks Absolutely Gorgeous in that photo!! I agree with you, horses are definitely becoming pets, rather than just a way to get around (like in the ole days) or just another barn animal!!!

When I was working very diligently on the Anti- HS Bill, I received a letter from one of the Members of Congress, including a poem at the bottom of the letter. It was so nice!!! Anyway, the poem refers to horses as Noble Creatures, which they definitely are -- and so much more!! :>)