My name is Island Cocoa (or Josie as I have been recently nicknamed). I am a 12 year old mare and it has probably been at least 10 years since I last wrote to you. To be honest, I am not sure even why I am writing to you now... My life has been so up and down for so long, but I guess maybe I am writing to you because I feel a little more hopeful lately. Maybe it is just that time of year or maybe it is because I feel like things may be looking up these days.
If you don't know, I am currently living at J&M Acres Horse Rescue. I have only been here for a couple days so far, but the girls here make me feel safe and welcome and they don't make me feel bad for being scared. Even when I didn't want to get in the trailer when they came to pick me up, they were patient with me and made sure I felt comfortable.
They tell me that I already have a ton of "fans" and that my nickname came from a very special supporter of theirs, one who has donated to help horses just like me lots over the years.
I do not have anything I want for myself this year; I am just thankful to have a safe place to spend Christmas. That being said, there are a few horses here who have been waiting for homes for a little while... I thought that maybe you could sprinkle a little extra-Christmas magic on them? Their names are Whisper and Dotti, I think you probably have their letters already (sorry mine is a little late). I am sure they would appreciate any help you can provide in helping them find their forever homes.
Say "hi" to Blitzen and Vixen for me and have a Merry Christmas!
Josie (Island Cocoa)