Thank you to Dr Rama from Northwest Pet Hospital in Georgetown, TX for the generous feed donation. Dr Rama has bee helping us help animals since we opened our doors and she’s been a blessing to us every step of the way. Thank you Dr. Rama!
We were invited to bring TBAR rescue dogs to an event at Blinn College in Brenham on December 10th, 2015. The purpose was to give the students something fun to do that would releive stress. Knowing that animals are great stress releivers David Michener, the director of student leadership and activities at Blinn, came up with the great idea to bring rescue dogs to the college for an event he called ‘Pets for Less Stress’. It was something new and we weren’t sure how well it would be received so I never imagined that when we got there we’d see over 100 students waiting to love on some rescue dogs. This turned out to be one of my favorite events. It was good for the students and good for the rescue dogs too. Just look at all the smiles in these pictures. We look forward to doing this again in the spring when exam time rolls around again and this time we’re going to bring a lot more dogs!
We thank you for thinking of the TBAR animals when deciding to honor your friends and loved ones.
In memory of Mark Chapman, a philanthropist and the founder and benefactor of the Mark A Chapman Foundation, from his wife Cheryl Mellenthin
In memory of Herman E. Detering III
This week’s pet of the week is a Harry. Harry is a Thoroughbred gelding. He is almost 16 hands tall and is a very sweet boy. He is about 15 years old, sweet and gentle with people and kids. He leads well and stands for a farrier. He has had some wonderful natural horsemanship training and will accept a saddle and the weight of a rider but needs an experienced rider to finish his training to get him trail ready. If you are interested in this beautiful bay colored horse please email us at [email protected] or call 936-878-2349 so we can tell you more about him and help you through the adoption process. Please consider adopting before you purchase an animal. Each adoption makes room for us to rescue another animals. Go to www.t-bar.org to view other animals for adoption.
ONLY TWO WEEKS AWAY!! Vendors and chili teams welcome. Rescues and shelters are welcome to join us with pets too. Email [email protected] or [email protected] or call 979-690-1669 if you want to participate. Hope to see you all there. Please share!!
Visit the Facebook Event Page for more info!
Chili Cook-Off with cash prizes!
All you can eat chili for $5 starting at noon
Leannasaurus Rex Band
CASI – $20 entry
H-D Challenge – $10
50/50 Bean – $10 entry
People’s Choice – Free to enter; $500 is cash prizes!
Proceeds benefit True Blue Animal Rescue
CHILI COOKING RULES
A. CHILI COOKED ON SITE – All chili must be cooked from scratch on site the day of the cookoff. All chili must be
prepared in the open (no cooking in motorhomes, etc.).
1. CHILI COOKED FROM SCRATCH – “Scratch” is defined as starting with raw meat. No marinating is
allowed. Commercial chili powder is permissible, but complete commercial chili mixes (“just add meat” mixes
that contain premeasured spices) are NOT permitted.
2. NO FILLERS IN CHILI – Beans, macaroni, rice, hominy, or other similar ingredients are not permitted.
3. SANITATION – Cooks are to prepare and cook chili in as sanitary a manner as possible.
a. INSPECTION OF COOKING CONDITIONS – Cooking conditions are subject to inspection by the head
judge or his/her designee and CASI Referee. (Failure to comply is subject to disqualification.)
b. COOKS MAY HAVE TO TASTE THEIR CHILI – At the discretion of the head judge or CASI Referee,
chili cooks may be required to remove the lids from their chili cups and taste their chili before turning in for
judging. (If a contestant refuses, his or her chili will be disqualified.)
B. ONE CHILI PER COOK – Each head cook is responsible for preparing one pot of chili that he or she intends to be
judged and turning in one judging cup from that pot. No more than one judging sample can be taken from any one
C. COOKS MUST SIGN NUMBER SLIPS – Chili cooks must sign their secret ticket slips in ink with their first and
last names at the time cups are issued. A cook will not be eligible to win (place in the top 10), if their secret ticket is
unsigned when presented. NOTE: Cooks must present their signed secret ticket to win.
D. PROTECT THE JUDGING CUP – Once judging cups have been issued, each head cook is responsible for his or
her judging cup. Cooks must not remove or tamper with the ticket on the outside of the cups. Any marked or altered
cup must be replaced prior to turn-in or it will be disqualified. (See Sections A.4. and 5. for cup replacement.)
E. FILLING CUPS – Cups must be filled to ¾ inch from the top of the cup or to the level designated at the cooks’
F. CHILI TURN-IN – Chili will be turned in at the place and time designated at the cooks’ meeting or as otherwise
designated by the head judge.
G. PYROTECHNICS – No chili contestant may discharge firearms or use any pyrotechnics or explosives at a chili
cookoff. Contestants discharging firearms and/or using explosives or other pyrotechnics will be disqualified from
the chili cookoff.
H. PENALTIES – Failure to comply with CASI rules will result in disqualification of an individual cook for the
cookoff. Decisions of the official(s) are final. In case of disqualification, the CASI official monitoring the cookoff
will immediately notify the head cook and give a reason for disqualification. In the event disqualification of a cup
of chili occurs after judging has started, it is not necessary that the cook be located or given an explanation for the
We love happy endings and this is a special one! Sweet Mandy lived at Tbar in a kennel for years. She’s a shy dog and looks like a greyhound / shepherd mix. We were starting to worry that she’d spend her life in a kennel when someone special stepped up and offered to foster. As her foster mom said, “Mandy wasn’t what I was looking for but she ended up being exactly what I needed in my life”
Save a life, foster or adopt! www.t-bar.org
Today’s pet of the week is Tyson. Tyson is about a year old, fully housebroken, crate trained, walks well on a leash and is working on and doing well learning to sit on command and give his paw. This sweet boy has weak back legs from a birth defect and lack of exercise as a puppy. He was kept in a crate and not let out. The vet x-rayed to be sure there was no pain or discomfort and found that Tyson is fine just the way he is. Now that he’s had time to build his leg muscles he runs and plays just like the rest of the dogs but he also hops which is the cutest thing to see! We believe Tyson is a heeler / shepherd mix. He’s friendly, loves kids and gets along with all other dogs too. Please email us if you’d like to arrange to meet Tyson. [email protected]
Meet Binion. This poor horse’s owner died and nobody knew he was there. When Austin Co. law enforcement saw him a family member was found so he could decide what to do. His options were, sending him to auction which would mean he’d end up at a kill pen, euthanasia, or rescue. That’s when we were contacted! Like most rescues our foster homes are full but how could we say no to this sweet horse. He is now being seen by a vet and preparing to go into a foster home.
This is only one of many other horses that need us so we need your help. If you are thinking about getting a horse but aren’t sure, become a foster home. We’ll support you by offering advice and providing vet care for the horse. You just provide food and love. As a foster home it’s not forever and we can get them moved to another foster or find them an adoptive home. Then again, if it works out and you decide to adopt, you have first option to do that!! You might not want to start with a horse that needs rehabilitation like Binion but we have LOTS of other wonderful horses that are healthy and evaluated and just need you! Take a look at our web site and see if there’s one you’d like to foster. Then email us at [email protected] and we’ll walk you through the approval process. It’s that easy! www.t-bar.org
Happy 2016 everyone! Just after Christmas we had the joy of moving Patrick and Barbie, the two feed lot Belgians, to their new home. They are enjoying vast pastures of grass at their fabulous new home. Paul heard about them after our facebook post and since he already adopted a PMU draft breed horse from us 10 years ago, he decided to add these two to his farm. I can’t wait to see Patrick and Barbie gain full health too!! Every time you adopt, rescues have room to take in another animal. Adopting saves lives so adopt, don’t shop. www.t-bar.org
We hope you and all of your loved ones had a very Merry Christmas!
*Photo features four puppies still looking for their forever home!*