Post by simplynaturalfarm on Feb 23, 2016 16:40:58 GMT -5
I am sad for you and reminded of the painful decision with my older horses. But the relief after they were gone was tremendous because they were not doing well at all and the one was dangerously senile.
I choked when I saw your pic and write up about your two boys. Very special ponies, and a very caring understanding mom to have them that long . I still remember the day I had to euthanize my prized beauty at the young age of11, it almost killed me.but it was the best decision of the worst situation . His quality of life was gone, surgery and drugs could no longer help. You are making the right decision .your heart just does not agree right now. Sorry for your loss, but your boys will canter free
Fought back tears when reading your post It's a little shy of one year since we put down our beloved Airedale. She had an extremely rare, fast acting form of cancer. She was 5 1/2-years-old. It was the hardest decision I've ever made. Owning animals is wonderful and rewarding most of the time, but there are moments when it's difficult and down right painful when we need to make the decision to say good-bye. All we can do, is the best we can and pray the Lord gives us peace and wisdom to make the right choices. May you find comfort in remembering the good times you had with them....it sounds like they lived to a nice old age.
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“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13
Well it's done and it was as easy and peaceful and respectful as could be in the circumstances. The vet is very experienced with horses and he used the green dreams. They just drifted off. The backhoe driver was absolutely fantastic and treated them with the utmost respect. There are some very nice people out there. My daughter came up and bought cake so we shared memories and drank coffee and ate chocolate cake with extra cream.
Thank you so much for your thoughts, prayers and warm wishes. I am truly blessed to have you as friends.
I am so glad that you were surrounded by such good people on your very hard day.
And what a lovely picture of your boys! I can imagine you going out to the rose bush and "hanging out" with them when you miss them.
I had a similar white rose bush that was released to the public the year my Grandma was born. When it was in bloom, I would smell the roses and say "hi" to her. Sadly, the rose bush succumbed to the weather last year. I have to order a new one for this spring.
Hugs to you - life has not been gentle with you lately, but you have given it your best. And done a beaut of a job with it.
I'm so sorry u had to make that tough decision! You gave them a wonderful life and stayed with them to the end!
Beginning poultry breeder and showman! Currently we have 30+ chickens, Muscovy ducks, African geese, Pekin ducks and Calico turkey. We have 1 Tarentaise cross heifer named Tear drop and Multi colored Jersey named Lady! They saty at my grandpas farm with his herd☺!
Post by donna12345 on Feb 24, 2016 11:14:49 GMT -5
First off. Do you see everyones response here. All are so concerned on your behave because of the "tuff"love you have put on yourself.Giving with hope of another day. Sometimes we have to decide when, for many reasons,there will be no tomarrow.rest assured ,their last thoughts will be good. They -Berwyn and Adam- will always be in your head. Let it be in a way knowing you cared and thought of their needs in end. The person you are, there will be more. Stay strong with your heart
I love the picture of them snacking on your roses. They are very handsome boys! I had to have my Mustang put down when he was 31 due to a stroke that paralyzed his hind legs, and my Percheron died at 30.
I'm so sorry you lost them and had to go through the agony of making that decision. But, if you are like me, now that it is done (especially with elderly ones that have had such a nice long life) you mostly feel relief for them and remember lots of wonderful things about them.
Post by TheRedBarnHouse on Feb 24, 2016 20:35:40 GMT -5
Heartbroken for your tough decision and joyed by your love for them! They've had what appears to be a heaven on earth life. Our world needs more nurturing souls like you!
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My heart cries for you as well. I just - about 10 minutes ago - put my 27 year old TB mare down. She'd been losing condition steadily - no matter what I did, and I found her this evening laying out in the field - she couldn't get up and I couldn't get her up. I came up to the house, called my husband (who's on the road), got the gun we bought for just such emergencies, went down, said goodbye, and sent her across the rainbow bridge, with all her pasture buddies around her. It was quick, painless and (relatively) peaceful - and my heart is at peace even though I'm in tears. Sometimes it's just a ring-tailed-bitch being grown up and responsible.
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I just had a .22 for varmits, and asked my son to bring me a rifle big enough to kill a cow. I don't ever want to be in the situation that I can't put down a disabled or in pain animal, and waiting for a vet. Kudos to you dmbenson, for taking care of what needed to be done. Marsha
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dinee , I just saw this, and wanted to say I am so sorry for your loss. I know the feeling too well, and feel for you, and dmbenson , for you as well.
Our old Belgian mare lived to be 31, and finally got to the point where she just couldn't keep weight on despite all our efforts. We knew we were close to the end, and then one day she just laid down and wouldn't get up, so she let us know when she had had enough.
I wish you both all the love and support of friends, and the comfort of your treasured memories.
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elia I honestly think Adam would have gone some time ago. He would come round from his fits/strokes and not know where or who he was. But he had Berwyn and he relearned from Berwyn.
Berwyn did not have an off switch and he just fought the cancer til the bitter end. He just did not know when to say I quit. He was losing weight and no matter what I fed I could not hold him stable. I was getting to the stage where I was afraid some one would report us to animal welfare. But he was up to the end a very happy horse, but at the end when he was hungry all the time I know we could not put the decision off any longer.
I miss my rose eating gentlemen. They were characters and enriched our lives.
Thanks to all for your kindness and understanding.
I recently went through this exact same thing, with a little grey pony, Moon. Your Berwyn looks a lot like her. She was a rescued brumby whom my family owned for 12 years. In all those years she never trusted people. One year she got a nasty sarcoid under her vulva. It was big and horrible and bled but she wouldn't let us anywhere near to do anything, and at her age, and with that kind of sarcoid, surgery was useless anyway. It didn't seem to affect her much and she seemed healthy enough. I was horribly embarrassed to have people see her like that though, they were always shocked and couldn't understand why I didn't do anything. One day it fell off and we thought all was well. But then it came back and it was even worse. She lost weight rapidly and became weak and listless. I was seriously trying to convince my family to put her down. Even rang the vet and asked how much it cost. My family convinced me to give her one last chance so we started her on a very nutrient rich and expensive diet. She did very well and started putting on weight. She had tons of energy and LOVED her food. She actually loved it so much she let me brush her while she ate and trim her blood matted tail and clean off her back legs. She still had the nasty sarcoid but she was content and active for probably another 4-6 months. After a while no amount of food would keep her weight up, and she became weak again. The sarcoid bled a lot. I noticed one day that she had trouble getting up after lying down and knew her end was coming soon. Shortly afterwards I found her down one Saturday morning and called the vet out. It was a lot faster and less traumatic than I expected. I'm glad her life really turned around in her last months though, and she finally learned to trust people.
Now I have a 32 year old donkey. Not sure how much longer he will last. I have a lot of trouble keeping his hooves in shape - they are so crumbly and weak. Sometimes I wish animals didn't have to grow old!
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