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post #1 of 5 Old 03-24-2008, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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rest in peace Sparkie

this isnt a long or a tragic story, as some of the others are, i just want to share the memory of Sparkie.
Sparkie was very hard to love. she was born on our property, and died on our property, so she was special to us. she was always grumpy, but we understood her as knew she suffered from horrible laminitis all her life.
unfortunatly, we tried everything we could to cure her of her pain, however there seemed to be nothing that we could do. she wasnt young when she died, about 20, but she still had life left in her if given the chance.

about a month ago i got the call. that sparkie had been found with her leg, twisted and broken in 4 places. she was put down, thought cruel to keep her living.

the vet was baffled as to how her leg broke, we think that she suffered from an equine version of Osteoporosis, but we never found out.

to make it worse, the next week as i rode down westgrove Ave on my Polly, i met a woman mowing her lawn. her and her husband were bare foot specialists, and had gotten a horse that was in sparkies condition trotting that morning. to think that less than 1 street away was Sparkies 2nd chance at life.

Rest in peace Sparkie

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post #2 of 5 Old 03-24-2008, 04:51 AM
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Aww so sorry for your loss. RIP Sparkie.
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post #3 of 5 Old 03-24-2008, 05:03 AM
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Aww. I'm sorry. Please don't go blaming yourself. It wasn't your fault.

RIP Sparky

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post #4 of 5 Old 03-24-2008, 09:26 PM
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I feel for you sorry about the loss of your horse it is not easy to loose one R.I.P SPARKIE BUT WHEN YOU DO ALL YOU CAN SOMETIMES ITS JUST THAT FACT THAT YOU WERE THERE FOR HER ALL THE YEARS FOR IF NOT HER LIFE MAY HAVE BEEN VERY BAD GOD BLESS YOU
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-29-2008, 05:28 PM
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I'm sorry for your loss. She sounds like she was a character. You really can't blame yourself for something you didn't know about.
RIP Sparkie
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