Monday, May 3, 2010

Glenrock, Wyoming - Open Range Magazine and Amanda Smith - Testimonial

Glenrock, Wyoming - Amanda Smith
May 3rd, 2010
Amanda Smith
Open Range Magazine
Glenrock, Wyoming

To whom it may concern,

Second Chance had Open Range Magazine do our calendars for the year of 2009. It was a very good experience to work with Ms. Smith. Ms. Smith used the utmost professionalism in working with our volunteers and staff.

Amanda’s photography is phenomenal and she brings the west alive in her photos. Not only is she a great photographer she is a decent human being and Second Chance will never hesitate to work with her in the future.

If you have any questions feel free to call our facility at 1-605-362-1722.

Rosey Quinn – Executive Director

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Open Range Magazine and Amanda Smith

Open Range Magazine is a magazine truly delivering great colorful articles about life in the read west... but from time to time an article, short story or a poem comes across my desk, whether from my own hand or someone elses, that I feel inclined to share.  This Poem is titled "Sweet Southern Comfort" and there is no mention of the title at all throughout the poem, leaving the reader quite mystified as to the "who".....

From the Heat of the flames of that Sweet Southern Comfort

She is a lion
and she paces...
back and forth
from wall to wall
her mane is red... and wild

her memory is filled with life
chance encounters when the walls are down
swaying back and forth she slowly moves
rhythm that is more than music

the fire is hot, close to her as she sways
breathing upon her neck
heat surrounding her body
feelings that were buried deep within
nothing will stop her from succumbing

it is more than a need
that which has breathed life
back into her desperate heart
as she begins to pace again
from wall to wall
her mane is red...and wild

the sounds of the memories outside her cage
are all that she has left
but they are enough... for now... they are enough

and she falls
down onto the concrete floor
a gentle sleep, she dreams
chance encounters when the walls are down
and the fire comes to her again
he breathes upon her neck
his heat surrounds her body
movement to music she only hears while she sleeps
on the concrete floor, amidst the walls of her cage
she succumbs to that which can save her

the dream of the freedom that comes without walls
as the fire comes to her again...

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Open Range Magazine of Glenrock and Amanda Smith

Open Range Magazine and Amanda Smith applaud Dave P Fisher and Kyna Rose in their fabulous broadcast of The Glenrock Bird Sunday Morning Broadcast.   Open Range Magazine strives to write about the real west as it is lived today.  Packed full of articles from branding to calving and everything in between, Amanda Smith and her staff proudly display what the west is like to live and work in today.

We've had some bumps and bruises along the way, including an unfortunate situation where Open Range Magazine and Amanda Smith and her entire staff were brought into a scheme regarding a horse rescue.  Making it over that hump was a tough learning lesson but the magazine is still here and so we move on.

Open Range Magazine and Amanda Smith thank Rosey Quinn and Second Chance Rescue for all they do for the great and beautiful animals of South Dakota who need the kind of care, kindness and heart that only Second Chance Rescue can provide to those animals in need throughout their great state. We're proud to display their logo in our magazine and on our website at

We all struggle sometimes, and we all know what it means to slide backwards a time or two, but with the grace of God and the belief that everything works out in His time, we can all succeed.  And if we learn from the lumps we get along the way, well then, it just makes us better people.

Here's to a beautiful spring everyone!
God Bless!