RENO, NV - "..happy birthday dear peanut..." sings Greta Anderson as she hold a piece of cake in front on her one year old filly Peanut.
Unfortunately Peanut and her twin sister Pumpkin don't appreciate the day.
“Yes, this is nice it has a carrot on it,” says Greta as she cuts a piece of cake for the birthday guests.
The fillies have turn one year old.
This time last year owner Greta knew their mom Barbie was about to deliver, but both got more than she bargained for.
“And we had a miraculous birth of equine twins of which last year it was established one percentile of equine twins survives,” says Greta.
Once she realized the situation out in Barbie's pen, Greta immediately took the foals to Large Animal Veterinarian Services where they spent time recovering from hypothermia and bonding with their mom.
They have since been weaned from Barbie who nevertheless keeps a watchful eye on the two,
Surrogate mom Greta is responsible for the cake and party favors which all got her to thinking about single and low-income parents and their struggle to provide a simple birthday party for their kids.
“I saw an opportunity why don't we start something for single moms, I should say single moms, single parents who have a child and they need some help in giving them a birthday,” says Greta
Those dreams are for another time..in the more near future, training for Peanut and Pumpkin getting them under saddle and watching the twins develop their independent souls.