I lost my 27 yearold mare Friday morning. She had choked on her grain pretty bad. Vet and I worked on her for several hours. Suddenly we had what looked like tons of blood coming up. Her esophagus tore. What should have been a simple fix was complicated by her age. I had to make the decision to put her down so she wouldn't suffer. I knew that because of her age, I could loose her at any time, but your never ready for it.
I'm sorry for your loss - It's always hard when it's time to say goodbye.
I hope your sadness will soon be replaced by the happy memories you have of her...
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I'm sorry to hear that. It's hard to lose someone you love.. Human or animal.
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It's terribly hard to loose a pet. I find it's even harder to be the one making the decision. Our beloved Airedale Terrier got a super rare form of nose and brain cancer. She was only five-years-old. The neurologist, after doing a brain MRI, told us she had a couple weeks to live before things would get really bad. We never brought her home - I decided to have her put down that day...she never "woke up" after her MRI.
I'm crying now just trying to write about our Airedale...so, I know what you mean by "sobbing". And we lost her about half-a-year ago. Things will remind you of your horse - Things that you don't expect will trigger a memory...and it's OK to cry...it's OK to sob. Just try to think of the happy memories as well...and sometimes those also make one cry and that's OK too. It will get easier as the days pass.
I'm not sure if you have other horses (and no animal can completely replace the one lost) but sometimes getting a "replacement" helps. We agonized over getting another Airedale. We now have a delightful Airedale puppy we got a little over a month ago. And at least for us, it's really helped with that feeling of loss. New memories are being made!
In time, when you have healed, from this great loss maybe you'll find some joy in another horse.
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