Comfort Critter Stories

Gallyn & Champ

Gallyn & Champ

Peyton always dreamed of having her own pony. She often asked her parents if they could keep one in the backyard and didn’t understand why it wouldn’t work. As she got older, she took riding lessons and loved the horses at the farm, but still always wanted one at her house. Once she understood that it wasn’t…

Peyton’s Visit to Emerald Downs

Peyton’s Visit to Emerald Downs

Peyton’s Day at the Races on June 5, 2011 An incredibly kind woman, Krissie Carl–who didn’t know Peyton’s family very well, learned about Peyton’s story and wanted to do something nice for her. Knowing about her love for horses and having a connection with Emerald Downs, she coordinated with them to host  “Peyton’s Day at…

Peyton’s Barn Party

Peyton’s Barn Party

Make-A-Wish & WASART Instead of taking a trip to Hawaii, Peyton chose to have a barn party at the Kelley Farm in Bonney Lake with all of her friends and family. The incredible people at Make-A-Wish worked with those in our community to organize and bring to life the special event.  The amazing people at WASART (Washington State…

Oreo: The Bunny

Oreo: The Bunny

While Peyton went through radiation treatment in Seattle, she quickly lost her ability to walk, move, and interact with others. She was bored, angry, depressed, and sad. With little to do or say, she picked at her nose and fingers and occasionally watched her favorite shows on TV. Laura asked her what would make her feel good,…

Brass Ring Farm & Sprite

Brass Ring Farm & Sprite

Peyton’s passion in life was horses. She started riding Bonny, at the age of 3. We met Nancy and her father, Carl, of Brass Ring Farm in Buckley at a horse show and eventually took Peyton out there to start riding with a young, energetic pony named Sprite. It was one day after riding, when…

The Miracle Bunnies

Peyton and Oreo’s bond was strong, but was soon rivaled as Oreo became “Momma Buns.” She unexpectedly delivered four beautiful babies, turning a bit of a surprise into a profound experience. Peyton welcomed her babies with intense amazement and love. They miraculously came just as her health had taken a drastic turn for the worse….

Tahlia’s Story

Tahlia’s Story

Tahlia is a beautiful 8-year old little girl battling a Pilocytic Astrocytoma brain stem tumor, that has doctors baffled as it wraps like ivy around 3/4 of her brainstem at the base just above the cerebellum and leaves her on a ventilator and paralyzed from the neck down. Tahlia has the most magnificent smile and bright eyes of…

Stephanie’s Story

Stephanie’s Story

Stephanie always loved horses and carried a special place in her heart for riding. She rode with her mom and sister as a young girl, some of the greatest memories of her life. Then her mother tragically passed away from a brain tumor. 3-years ago, at the age of 12, Stephanie and her family discovered…

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