Treacle and Candy came to Blue Cross as part of a large welfare group back in 2011. The cute bookend bay mares who were originally found as part of a large welfare compromised group in poor condition, were placed in the same home for five years but a change in their borrower’s circumstances meant they had to be returned to Blue Cross and were then rehomed separately.
“Fast forward another five years and Treacle was once again returned to Blue Cross,” explains Horse Rehoming Coordinator at Blue Cross in Burford, Lauren Bush. “Candy’s owner Joanna Robins spotted Treacle on the rehoming page of our website and got in touch straight away. We were thrilled to reunite this pair and they very much remembered each other, which made it even more special.”
“Having owned Blue Cross Candy and Blue Cross Bubbles for a number of years, I always keep half an eye on the Blue Cross website in case a pony crops up that I can’t refuse!” said Joanna Robins, who lives in Oxfordshire.
“I was amazed when I found Treacle on the rehoming page. I had initially met her when I went to collect Candy five years ago – at the time she was going out to a new home. I instantly recognised her on the page as she is so like Candy.
“It didn’t take long to decide that she had to come and live with us – she and Candy had lived together as a pair for five years and always been in the same herd, so I was sure it was the right thing to do!
“After the usual checks, we collected Treacle and brought her home. I was slightly nervous that they wouldn’t remember each other, so decided to introduce them initially with a fence between them. I needn’t have worried. Candy was so excited to see Treacle, she just couldn’t contain herself! She tore around the field just stopping occasionally to have a sniff before she took off again.
“I quickly decided they were fine to put in together, and their joy at being reunited was just lovely to see! They followed each other around, so excited to be back together. There was a little bit of herd placement that took place because of our other Blue Cross Shetland Bubbles, but it soon settled down.
“Treacle and Candy are now living their best life, totally joined at the hip and sharing their hay, like they’ve never been apart!”
When fate is unkind to pets, Blue Cross is there to give them the love and care they deserve. Blue Cross helps sick, injured and homeless pets at its rehoming centres and animal hospitals across the country. This Christmas, make a donation to help change the fate of a vulnerable pet.