SUNDAY OCTOBER 27TH - A SNOWY DAY HERE IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA, CANADA. THE FIRST SNOWFALL OF THE COMING WINTER; ONLY FOR A FEW DAYS, THEN IT WILL BE GONE, UNTIL, WELL WHO KNOWS FOR SOUTHERN ALBERTA, THE COMING OF WINTER CAN BE VERY UNPREDICTABLE..... SNOW COULD COME TO STAY FOR THE WINTER IN NOVEMBER, AND THEN NOT UNTIL LATE DECEMBER.
LAST NIGHT WENT TO WALMART JUST TO SEE WHAT NEW DVD MOVIES THEY MIGHT HAVE BROUGHT IN FOR A BARGAIN PRICE.
I HAVE THE BOOK [AND READ IT ABOUT A YEAR AGO] "THE RESCUE OF BELLE AND SUNDANCE - A Miracle on Mount Renshaw" by BRIGIT STUTZ WITH LAWRENCE SCANLAN.
IT'S A TRUE STORY.
CANADA MADE A FILM ABOUT IT ALL. WALMART HAD IT. I BOUGHT THIS WONDERFUL MOVIE. JUST FINISHED WATCHING IT.
THE SCENERY IS BREATH-TAKING; HOW THEY FILMED IT ALL IN THE BITTER COLD AND SNOW IS AMAZING; THE ACTORS WERE TERRIFIC.
THE STORY IS INDEED A MIRACLE IN MANY WAYS - WARM, HEARTFELT, MOVING, LOVING, AND INSPIRING.
GOD GAVE US ANIMALS TO ENJOY, THE HORSE TO BE A HELPER TO US [AND WOW HAS IT EVER BEEN MAN'S HELPER OVER THE CENTURIES] AND TO BRING US MUCH PLEASURE. SO IT IS NOT SURPRISING SOMEONE TOOK PITTY AND GAVE OUT DETERMINED LOVING STRENGTH, TO TWO HORSES STUCK ON THE SIDE OF A MOUNTAIN IN THE DEPTHS OF DEEP SNOW AND BITTER COLD.
ON THE BACK OF THE BOOK WE READ:
"A great story of generosity and determination on the part of many caring people. Although I knew that the end result was going to be positive, I still wanted to turn the pages as quickly as possible to find out how the rescue was going to happen. What a good read!" - Monty Roberts, author of The Man Who Listens To Horses.
"An incredible story made all the more provocative because it is true.... A must read for anyone who cares about horses or is an advocate for the well-being of animals." - Christ Irwin, author of Horse Don't Lie and Dancing With Your Dark Horse.
"Every so often an unforgettable story captures our hearts.... This inspiring book is a strong testament to the selfless spirit of small communities. It unfolds the way only a true story can, with that measure of real drama that entices the reader to finish it in one sitting." - Horses All.
"This true Canadian story starts painfully and ends happily, a reassuring example of caring without personal gain in what sometimes seems an insensitive world." - Guelph Mercury
"Beautifully executed, beautifully told." - Ian Miller, Two-time Cup Show-Jumping Champion and co-author of Riding High.
ON THE BACK OF THE DVD CASE:
"When Nicki (MacKenzie Porter) finds two horses deep in the Rocky Mountain snow, she makes it her mission to find a way to get them to safety. With no other options, she picks up a shovel and starts to dig out the mile-long path, inspiring her father, Matt (Aidan Quinn), and the rest of the community to join together and save the horses in the spirit of Christmas."
THE MOVIE DOES NOT FOLLOW THE EXACT FACTS OF IT ALL, LIKE THE WEATHER WAS ACTUALLY VERY UN-NORMAL AND GOOD FOR SUCH A RESCUE; AND THE ENDING IS NOT FACTUAL AS TO THE OWNER OF THE HORSES OR HOW THEY DECIDED TO END THE MOVIE......BUT THE SPIRIT OF THE MOVIE IS TRUE AND THE RESCUE OF THE HORSES WAS INDEED AS DEPICTED. I'M NOT SURE WHY THE MOVIE DID NOT STICK FULLY TO THE BOOK; IT WOULD HAVE STILL BEEN JUST AS FINE A MOVIE IF IT HAD. I FIND IT STRANGE AS TO WHY SOME MOVIE MAKERS WANDER AWAY IN PARTS FROM THE ACTUAL FACTS.
FOR THE STORY OF THE HUMANITY OF IT ALL IT IS WORTH GIVING YOU CHAPTER 12 - THE AFTERMATH.
SO I WILL IN THE NEXT FEW BLOGS.