I lost my best friend today, my gelding. I had him since he was a yearling. He was retired on family pasture. He did not suffer, for this I am thankful. I recently purchased tickets to go visit him in the fall - I never thought I wouldn't see him again. I can't believe I didn't get to say goodbye after all we have been through together. He was just as human to me as most any I know.
Anyway, I won't be posting again until I can somehow accept all of this. It seems one phone call can put your entire world out of balance.
I wish everyone happiness. If there is someone important to you that you need to visit, go visit them as soon as you can.