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post #1 of 30 Old 08-10-2011, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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Perfect day went bad fast

So, today started out great. I fed our 2 horses and they were perfectly fine. Happy eating and oblivious. I had a Job interview today and I finally got a job that I have been desperately searching for for the 4 months. I had some running to do in town (I don't have a cell phone- Either phone or horse feed Guess what won :)). Well I went to my hubby's work to tell him the good news and he decided to take the day off- totally not normal so something had to be wrong and it was...

When I got home I ran into the house and no one was there. It was then that I noticed the truck in the pasture. My husband came up to me with tears in his eyes and Said the words that no one wants to hear. "Baby Otter is down and we can't get him up." I was in shock. My 22 year old Quarter horse gelding that has been my best friend since I got him in 2002 had to be put down.

He had recently had lost a lot of weight but his appetite was great and his wormings were utd. The teeth floater was scheduled to come out next week to check things then the vet in a few more. We are not sure what it was but around noon my mother in law found him down in the pasture and she panicked and had my husband come home. Consensus is that he had a stroke or something because his back end wouldn't work and he kept stretching on his side like he was having a seizure.

I feel just terrible. I didn't get home until almost 3:30 pm and my trooper held on for me to say good bye. When I got there it was obvious that he needed to be put down but when he saw me he tried to get up but he just couldn't coordinate his back legs and he nickered when he saw me too. I'm blubbering just thinking about it. I miss him so much already. I don't know how I'm going to get through this. My horse really saved me from going down a very dark path as a teenager.

I keep looking out in the pasture to check on him and I panic a little when I realize he is not there and then I remember that he is gone. I still don't know if it has really sunken in yet. Sorry to keep blabbering and making this so long.

RIP my Sweet. Sparkling Pine Bar- AKA otter/ fuzz bunnz, bottermans
You will always be the best horse that I will ever own.

RIP Baby
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post #2 of 30 Old 08-10-2011, 11:59 PM
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I am sooooooooooooooo sorry for your loss. I teared up reading this. I can't even imagine what your going through. I am so sorry.
He is in a happy place!

Some say I don't have a life.
I smile. I have a heartbeat and hoofbeats.
So therefore I have a great life. -me
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post #3 of 30 Old 08-11-2011, 12:03 AM
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I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. *hugs* Its hard losing a beloved friend. I guess to give the ending a bit of a happy note, he not only made your life better, but you made his last years wonderful.
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post #4 of 30 Old 08-11-2011, 12:24 AM
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I cried!!! Oh how my heart is broken for you!
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post #5 of 30 Old 08-11-2011, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all your kind words. I am looking into making a bracelet out of his forelock so that I can keep him with me forever.
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post #6 of 30 Old 08-11-2011, 12:46 AM
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So very sorry for your loss.
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post #7 of 30 Old 08-11-2011, 12:57 AM
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So so sorry to hear that you lost a good friend, ((Hugs)) to you
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post #8 of 30 Old 08-11-2011, 12:59 AM
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In life there are smiles, tears, and memories. The smiles fade, the tears will dry, but the memories live on.

Some say I don't have a life.
I smile. I have a heartbeat and hoofbeats.
So therefore I have a great life. -me
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post #9 of 30 Old 08-11-2011, 01:07 AM
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So sorry for your loss.

So in lies the madness, the pursuit of the impossible in the face of the complete assurance that you will fail, and yet still you chase.
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post #10 of 30 Old 08-11-2011, 07:06 AM
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Im so so sorry. I am gonna say congrats on the new job though!
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