Gidget went through a loneliness that no horse or any animal should ever experience. For 17 years she lived alone in the basement of a barn without any human or horse companionship, for least 10 years. Her elderly owner would simply drop oats down a chute to feed her. Eventually news reached Mockingbird Farm Sanctuary about Gidgets situation.
The sanctuary came to her rescue. The moment Gidget stepped off the truck onto the farm her eyes sparkled with joy. It didn't take long for her to find a friend in the form of a mini horse in the neighboring stall named Peggy. Both Gidget and Peggy were in need of companionship. They quickly became best friends.
Gidget spent her year at Mockingbird Farm Sanctuary surrounded by love and enjoying the company of her best friend. When Gidget passed away it deeply affected Peggy. She stood in front of Gidgets halter. Refused to leave it longing for her dear friend to emerge from their stall.
Peggy fell into a state of grief. The staff at Mockingbird Farm Sanctuary shared that five years ago on an Easter Sunday morning Peggy had lost her friend. Within two weeks, after losing Gidget Peggy developed laminitis.
She fell into a state of sadness. Her body was overwhelmed by inflammation. All a sudden she lost her ability to walk. She has been dealing with episodes of laminitis since.
The farm introduced her to a pair of rescued donkeys and Peggy made attempts to befriend them. However their friendship didn't materialize as she had hoped.. There was someone waiting for her. A years later the sanctuary welcomed Bourbon, another horse.
Peggy and Bourbon have become friends bringing immense joy to each others lives.
Unfortunately Peggys health is not, in the condition. Mockingbird Farm Sanctuary shared on their Facebook page that laminitis is an incredibly painful condition.
They explained, "We meticulously manage every aspect of her diet, hoof care, bedding and medication; however laminitis will never completely go away for her (she has also been diagnosed with equine metabolic syndrome/insulin resistance and Cushings disease).... Please keep Peg in your thoughts and if you have a few dollars to spare for her treatment plan donation would be greatly appreciated."