Brianne's Story :
I am a proud member of the Wiikwemkoong First Nation.
Although I love swimming, and baking with my grandma (and we make the best bannock) my favourite thing in the whole world is riding. I would sleep in the barn if I could. People often ask me how old I was when I first started riding horses, and I have to say that I don’t actually remember. I can’t remember because I started riding before I could walk.
Now I spend every minute with my horses, often getting up before sunrise to get them ready for the day. When I am not riding my pony Ayasha and dreaming of when we reach the Olympics, or helping to train the other ponies (especially the babies that still have to learn their manners), I foster orphan kittens for the Northumberland Humane Society. Sometimes the kittens are so small they need to be bottle fed which means my mom and I have to sleep with them and wake up every two hours all night to feed them.
I got started fostering after I rescued my first kitten from a local barn. I convinced my Dad to let me take him home to save him. After the 5th kitten that I rescued, my mom and dad were worried that I would turn our house into a zoo. So now we foster baby kittens only until they are big enough to find their “furever” homes.
Although, I am sad to see them go, I know that we have given them a loving start to life . Fostering has taught me that one person can make a difference, and that sometimes small acts of kindness can have huge impact in the world. Even the smallest creatures deserve a chance at a life filled with love and happiness.