I felt awful seeing the colic thread-then this morning seeing this thread. I was going "Oh, No, Oh, No". I so loved reading the Lacey adventures-you are a very good writer. So many of us were caught up in your adventures. My shirt is splashed w/tears & I send you prayers & hugs. So glad she is still in the pasture & you have a "Lacey" spot to visit. You gave her such a good life & all the love a horse could ever want. RIP Noble Lacey.
I am so sorry to hear about this, my thoughts are with you.
I will say to you what was written by our lovely vets to us when we were going through a similar thing not too long ago with one of our treasured animals
'She knew love because of you'
I just can't hardly believe it. I mean, I knew that this was probably going to happen one day [being older, and a gray horse....I always knew that I was going to be her last owner and I figured she would probably go due to a colic] but this was such a shock.
She was giving a lesson Wednesday afternoon, and colicking less that 24 hours later.
Such a shock.
I'm just glad that she went quickly.
And you guys were right - I had always worried about how I would "know" when it was time, and yesterday I knew.
You guys had always reassured me that she would "tell" me and I would "know". I had hoped that would be true but I kinda figured y'all were telling me half-true things to make me worry less.
But yesterday she DID tell me and I did know.
The property owners offered to have a grave-plaque made for Lacey's grave and brought me a card. SO SWEET.
The goats and I looked at her grave together this morning. Atticus thoroughly sniffed the whole thing, while calling for her. Watching him grieve is so sweet and so sad. He misses his "mom."
Her pasture feels so empty without her. So so empty. Like its purpose is gone.
I'm sure a new purpose will be found but right now....
Also, I just have to show you guys this.
Yesterday it was raining so hard. Big, get-everything-soaked, raindrops. Then, right before sunset, there was a break in the rain and a double rainbow appeared.
I was so touched by what my friends had to say: [click it for a bigger picture]
I am so so sorry for your loss Wallaby, I am in front of my computer miles away from you crying :( I always read your journal, but have never commented and have thoroughly enjoyed your writing and your adventures. I am actually pretty sure that your journal was one of the first threads I came across that made me want to join HF. Tons of prayers and hugs sent your way, and know Lacy will always, always be with you. She is your Guardian Unicorn <3