Grandpa Waffles The Rescue Horse Gets SPOILED For His Rescue Anniversary | The Dodo Party Animals
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Grandpa Waffles The Rescue Horse Gets SPOILED For His Rescue Anniversary | The Dodo Party Animals

August 24, 2019

We have a lot of stuff
planned for you today. Gonna get your hair done. Get all fancy. He’s like, “This wasn’t here before.”
“What is that?” Grandpa Waffles is a Belgian draft horse, and he is somewhere around
30 years old. He had been working on a farm
his whole life. Worked day in and day out. He was pretty neglected. He came from a feed lot,
and it’s where horses go before they ship to slaughter. A woman I know contacted me about him. She wanted to see if we wanted to kind of give him a chance
and see if we could help him. When we first got him,
he was very shy of people. So you could tell that
he hadn’t been handled in a nice manner.
Or even just shown any kind of affection before. And he would just kind of do his own thing, mind his business. If we would go over to the gate, like, he wouldn’t approach us. Fast-forward to today. If you approach the fence line,
he will come over looking for treats. He’s a totally different horse. When we first rescued him,
we had a couple, Lauren and Jim, who are amazing.
And they wanted to name him. Since he’s a Belgian draft horse
and they love Belgian waffles, they thought it’d be really cute
if his name were Waffles. We went with it. And he has just kind of
earned the nickname “Grandpa” just because of his demeanor.
And he has kind of taken some of our younger horses
under his wing. Thor is about four years old. He is a Dutch harness horse,
and he was born with deformed legs. Tucker, nobody could handle him. He was sent to an auction. We stepped in and took him. The three of them actually
get along really well. They’ll be off playing, and he’ll just be keeping an eye on them,
watching them. And to me, that was just a grandfather and a grandchild. Waffles builds that relationship with them and kind of just looks over them,
watches over them. We want to be able to spoil him
for as long as we can. And what better way
than to celebrate his third year of being rescued?
He starts a completely new life. He has new family. We figured it’d be a great way
to just celebrate Waffles, and do some special things.
[LAUGHTER] We are going to braid
Grandpa Waffles’ mane so that he looks all fancy. Maybe add a few flowers
here and there. AnnaLisa is going to give him
a sports massage. We figured the massage
would be perfect for Grandpa Waffles. Loosen him up a little bit. Loosen his muscles. Make him a little spry,
especially for today, since we’re gonna be walking
around a bit. We’re gonna let him graze
for a while. He just gets to eat
basically all day. We also have some vegan cupcakes
which we’re going to attempt to see if he wants to try. I don’t think he was thrilled at the carrot cupcake. I think it was a little too soft f
or his liking. Although I figured that’s why he would love it. But it was a no go for him.
[LAUGHTER] I think the massage
was his favorite part. He was very calm
about the whole thing. And you could tell
when she got to certain areas that he was like, “Oh, yes.”
Like, “This is what it’s all about.” “That’s the spot.”
So, I think he really enjoyed it. Today, Grandpa Waffles
was definitely spoiled, and I think he felt that for sure. With the extra treats, the massage,
the hair braiding, I think he could tell. I wish him many more years
to come. I hope to be able to celebrate
again in three more years. It’s important to me to show people
another side to animals that they may not always get to see. They all have different personalities. They have different likes
and dislikes. They’re no different than the animals that we keep in our house. Than us. They want to enjoy life too.

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  1. Thumbs up for Grandpa Waffles! You can keep up with Grandpa Waffles on Facebook:

  2. My aunt Gemma saved a horse when she was 9. She used to feed the horses in the field and became obsessed. One day, she found out one of the horses was small (practically a pony) and also had a condition where his hair kept growing which the farmer deemed as unfit for work and he was days away from selling this horse for meat. She ran home and told her mum, who went and spoke to the farmer.
    Gemma spent all night in the field with the horse, til the morning when her mum told her that the horse was hers. Her mum had negotiated a monthly payment for the horse, til they paid over ยฃ2000.
    The horse was saved. Gemma named him Pebbles, who was about 11 at the time. He lived to age 33 and he was the sweetest little horse. If Pebbles lived that long, I'm sure Grandpa Waffles will too. He seems like a big old sweetie who deserves a good life.

  3. I named my horse "Fries" because he came from france and we love to eat French fries.

    Hahaha, just kidding! Happy Rescue-sary! Grandpa Waffles.

  4. What an amazing video!

    I'd like to thank this amazing lady for her kindness, and I'd love to see another rescue-versary in 3 more years!

  5. This is waffles true forever home and he knows it. I hope all of the the people there will cherish and love and also hold him dear in their hearts even when he has gone. And Waffles will do the same when he is gone. This no better place for waffles to spend the rest of his life here. Happy Rescue-versary Waffles!!!!!

  6. whyyyy did u die boohoo nooo grandpa waffles ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ please pray for him give him love โคโค๐Ÿ˜ญ

  7. Made me cry to see such a sweet horsey treated so badly in the past. Thank you for all you do! Love grandpa waffles and I never knew horses could get massages! Thank you the dodo ๐Ÿ’œ

  8. Animals and people have feelings and personalities. We shouldnโ€™t ignore them for food. I think they can and want to serve a better purpose than that.

  9. Thank you for rescuing him and giving him a better happier life till he went to horses heaven. I'm glad he went there happy and spoiled.

  10. Grandpa Waffles had and Amazing last few years with you guys๐Ÿ’œ He will be very missed and may he rest in peace๐Ÿ˜” He died knowing he was loved and cared for very much.

  11. RIP Grandpa Waffles ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข you were loved till the very end by people who without a doubt wanted nothing more than to show you what real happiness is in this world

  12. Rest In Peace Grandpa Waffles you will be missed โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ let God see your huge personality in heaven

  13. Ok these people are heoes they saved three animals on the dodo channel (The lamb), (The dwarf pony pumpkin) and (Waffles)

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