Rescues: The Series, Baby William

My regular readers (thank you) probably don’t need any reminders about Baby William, the Corolla foal. But, for those of you who may have happened upon this page without knowing who he is, here’s a very brief recap.

William, one of the wild Corolla horses of the Outer Banks, was born on June 12.  Motor Man and I happened to visit the area three days later.  William was walking along the edge of one of the canals in the area, and we were very concerned about his well-being.

The Corolla Wild Horse Fund folks (who manage the herd) had been keeping watch on William, knowing that he didn’t appear to be well. The next day, they removed him from the herd and rushed him to a veterinarian hospital for emergency care.

William has made a complete recovery, and is currently at the CWHF rescue facility.  He has been adopted and will be moving to his new home in the spring.

At the open house we attended Saturday at the rescue facility, William was definitely the star of the show.

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It was so nice to finally meet him after watching his progress updates on the CWHF site. That’s Pebbles, his surrogate mom, in the background.  She keeps a close watch on him.

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 I printed a couple of photos we took of William the day we saw him on the beach and took them with us Saturday.

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One of my favorite photos taken at the open house was this one of Motor Man showing William and Pebbles the picture.

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William may no longer be wild, but we’re thinking that his little hairdo is.

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Motor Man and I were so happy that our friend, Donna, was able to go with us Saturday. We were all honored to have our photo “taken with” William and Pebbles.

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A gorgeous day and beautiful horses=LOTS of photos.

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William, doing his little stuffed animal impression.

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We are happy you’re doing well, Baby William, and we were thrilled to meet you. Maybe we’ll get to visit again before you move to your new home.

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~These Days Of Mine~

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17 responses to “Rescues: The Series, Baby William

  1. He is a cutie…..and a lucky boy too!

    Pam

  2. Adorable! Oh my he does look like a stuffed animal in that photo LOL

  3. Oh Dianna, I am sad this week of Corolla ponies is over! Your pictures were wonderful and equally so your tributes to the Corolla horses and the organization that is so vigilant and protective. Especially love the last pictue of you and William “kissing”, I remember when Motor Man came out and waved the picture of William in the canal how they both came right up to see it! It was a memorable day and was so glad to be there with you. Great recap of a wonderful day.

  4. Wow, he’s a beauty. It’s wonderful to see that all has turned out well. Thanks for the update.

  5. Really enjoyed this series – William sure is a lucky guy to have found a forever home!! Thanks for sharing –

  6. A wonderful almost-ending to a great rescue story. Know his new owners will LOVE him. So photogenic, I still love the early photo of him in the canal.

  7. Loved the update and all the photos — He’s lucky to have you and MM championing his cause, too!! MJ

  8. He is a cutie! And that mane definitely has a life of its own… so funny!

  9. Aw…little William just makes me smile. 🙂

  10. Great series! – it’s really good to see William happy & healthy ..
    So glad y’all got to meet him !

  11. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    The series was awesome and so were the pictures! So happy that William is going to have a good home.

  12. What a sweetie…sweet William just like the posies. 🙂

  13. Love the stuffed animal impression. He nailed it!

  14. Love these photos and story! Thank you for sharing…always good to see the happy ending! ~ Sheila

  15. Ahh…so sweet and adorable. I’m glad he is healthy and expected to do well.

  16. William is filling out, and I love the rowdy mane! Good job, Pebbles! So glad you got to visit them.

  17. He is adorable. And what a wonderful day you must have had.

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