Originally Posted by ShutUpJoe
Right now we are renting the property. We can't move the horses there because I live two hours away. There is no way I'd be able to make it there everyday to take care of them. AND we are still working on the pasture, there are spots where there isn't a fence at all.
The other day I went out there and I walked my horse around the barn to take him into the arena. There was a dead cat laying on the ground (the first one pictured). Anybody who knows me knows I flip when I see dead things. So I start screaming and crying which (of course) brings the BO to see what is wrong. I lost control and started on about the conditions and how I don't like seeing the animals live like that. Just the other day I was out there and that cat was still alive. She didn't take it to the vet and it died. I went on about the dog that died. The mini had a foal and she still has it in that nasty stall. The flies were outrageous in there. I was sobbing by the time I was done. I REALLY DO NOT LIKE BEING AROUND DEAD THINGS, it's a phobia of mine. Well I put my horse back out in the pasture and left right then, without giving her a chance to say anything.
I went out there yesterday and all the stalls are stripped and clean. She told me that she was sorry that things had gotten out of hand. She's going to try and stay on top of it. I'm not saying she won't do it but she has said she is going to stuff and hasn't. So who knows.
Om my god. The poor cat. Yes, I would have lost it too. I worked at a llama farm when I was young that the owner let get out of hand, and when animals started dying, she left them where they lay. I called the SPCA and she had every animal she owned taken from her. There is nothing, to me, so despicable as not affording an animal some dignity in death - and just leaving them lay there to rot.
Well, I hope for the animals sake she keeps on top of things. From the sounds of how she makes excuses, I wouldn't count on it, but I sure hope she surprises everyone, and maybe seeing you so upset was a wake up call for her.