Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Aaaand the Betty China Cabinet is DONE! or 'Trust your Instincts!'

Let's remember where we started

And then we painted

And here's where the Beagle went galivanting and work came to a screeching halt

And here we are, DONE

I went with my instinct on the Toile back.  I just HAD to see how it would look... and I am so glad I did!  I meant to do a second back in the beadboard and Robins Egg.  After seeing this there is no way I could!

If you are anywhere near the NorthEast, that squeal you heard just now?  
That was me.  Sorry!

Betty B Bright, aka Bubbles, was bought at Unadilla Auction in NY either bidding against or bought from the killbuyer who would have shipped her out to a slaughter plant in Canada where she would have been processed for human consumption.  Betty, unlike 100,000 other horses in the US each year, was lucky and Equine Rescue Resource was there that night and bought her.  There was no way of knowing it at the time, but ERR bought one of the sweetest horses there was that night.   

Betty had an unfortunate accident last year, and was kicked in the face resulting in a shattered jaw.  Her jaw situation received surgery and was nearly resolved, merely weeks away from getting the ok to start Betty back undersaddle.   Unfortunately, this weekend ERR got a call that Betty was not well.  She was rushed to Cornell, where diagnostics were run.  Alas, before those could come back, she started to founder in all 4 feet, so the humane thing to do was to put her down.  Turns out the labs show she was most definitely VERY positive for Potomac Horse Fever, and was a very ill horse.  

Proceeds from the sale of this China Cabinet will all go to Equine Rescue Resource to help pay Bettys final Vet bill.

Godspeed Betty B Bright.  You were a sweet girl who touched many.


WhyCuzICan said...

Lovely transformation and wonderful cause you are doing this for. Sorry to hear about Betty though. :(

Visiting from Miss Mustand Seed's Linky Party Tonight, from NW Illinois.

Smiles, Suzanne

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

So pretty now! She has some great lines! Great redo. Found you via French Country Cottage. Toodles, Kathryn

Shabby Marilyn said...

Nice post and great donation, new follower, I also donated on Habitat Heros. Come visit sometime and hope to have you as a following friend!

Katie said...

Beautiful hutch and great hardware! Thank you for linking to Habitat Heros.