Meet Monty

Meet Monty… and Helen, who writes with such brilliant intelligence that I can’t resist sharing her site. Have a gander over to see this wonderful post, it doesn’t disappoint.

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Monty was born three weeks ago, but his mother rejected him. So, instead of being outside with this lot:

Four baby lambs, two three weeks old, two a fortnight old. Four baby lambs, two three weeks old, two a fortnight old.

Monty is living in the house….and spending more time in the garden as he grows increasingly independent.

His mother and another ewe gave birth to twins on the same day – and both mothers rejected the males; butting them away quite roughly, so we took them into the house.
One little chap was just too weak to make it, and we thought we had lost Monty too on the second morning. We looked into his box expecting the worst…but a little grizzled head was lifted slightly, and Monty battled on.

Leo spent endless time getting him to take milk – he had no idea of sucking, so Leo rehydrated him first with water around his mouth, then rubbing milk…

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About The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; Richard Olney, United States Secretary of State, expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for "gross indecency" under Britian's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When the news of Wilde's conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wildes' imprisonment. It is chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing. Paulette Mahurin, the author, is a Nurse Practitioner who lives in Ojai, California with her husband Terry and their two dogs--- Max and Bella. She practices women's health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. All profits from her book are going to animal rescue, Santa Paula Animal Shelter, the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County, CA, where she lives. (see links below on Ventura County Star Article & Shelter) To find out more please go the The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap on facebook or Amazon or e-mail us at the gavatar addresses. Thank you. (photos: of Paulette, her family, and a reading at The Ojai Art Center, July 2012)
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32 Responses to Meet Monty

  1. tazzielove says:

    Wonderful post. Great site.

  2. seeker says:

    THat is a wonderful story of Monty. Hope he gets the couch!

  3. Jean-Jacques says:

    A touching story by an obviously very human soul.

    • She’s terrific and yes it’s a very touching story. If you haven’t connected with Helen’s site yet, she’s a quality writer and brilliant woman. I think she’d be a nice match for you and vice versa. Happy weekend to you and Marianne. (& your fur babies 😉 )

  4. Ah Monty, no one likes rejection. 😦 And then he is saved and loved! 🙂 What better ending could there be to that????

  5. FlaHam says:

    Paulette, I went over and introduced myself to Monty. As always the stories you share, find many ways to touch our hearts. Thank you, Bill

    • I saw you popped over there and it made me smile. I thought you’d like that one. And, Helen is an absolutely terrific writer and endearing woman to chat with, another very down to earth cyber buddy, like you my friend. Be well and have a great weekend. 🙂

  6. barb19 says:

    Looks like Monty is in good hands!

  7. My goodness. This is a delightful story. Animals are so cute but not the rejecting mothers.

  8. Sage says:

    What a cutie–loved Monty’s story!

  9. Thank you for posting the Monty story here….and I’m blushing at your kind words!

    • My words are a mere reflection at the kindness being demonstrated to this adorable little (well maybe not so little) furry friend. It’s just too endearing a story not to share, plus your site in general is one of my favorites and I’m happy to share that kind of quality writing with others. Have a good weekend and give Monty & Leo a good boy pat from admirers in So. Calif.

      • They’re both decidedly chuffed by that! As am I by your opinion of my blog! Many thanks….
        Now I turn to what i have been dreading…phoning customer service in Mexico so that a chap whose English is about as good as my Spanish tries to explain to me what my dear husband has done to his computer THIS TIME……

      • Sounds like the beginning of your next post. Good luck with translation and what’s lost therein. Hugs!

  10. cindy knoke says:

    Of course my like got erased! This is wonderful. Am now following. Thank you Paulette~

  11. Oh that brings back joys and wonders working with animals in that situation.

  12. Sweet innocent animal. How we want to save them all.

    • So true. I was talking to my cousin last night about animal abuse and my heart sank. We then talked about an animal rescue, just one simple sweet life saving rescue, and it lit me up. It’s so amazingly wonderful how one good story changes everything. Thank goodness for people like Leo and Helen in this world. Hugs to you Sheri. 🙂

  13. Clowie says:

    Monty is quite a character!

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