Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Hour and a Half from Town!
You are so right. I hope it's nothing with your mare, Huge hugs!
6 years ago I took in two mules. They were the most deplorable looking animals I've ever seen outside of a few on here. Slipper footed, emaciated, chunks of hair and rainrot, lesions, probably hadn't seen a vet or been wormed in decades. Both were in their upper 20's, around 14hh, oh they had the sweetest eyes. When they brought them to me both had super thick heavy mule halters on that had been on them forever. I took the halters off after I got them settled in and I found an infection under the bay's. It was a swollen mass of goo. She had so many lumps and bumps but this was a DISGUSTING swollen mass on her neck/cheek. I'm going to spare you all the details, but I've never retched so bad in my life as we tried to save her. I literally had to stick my hand in her wound to medicate and "clean". Poor thing didn't make it despite hundreds of dollars of medications and vet visits, her body just couldn't fight the... ugh, I'll spare you.
Then we say her partner died of a broken heart. The other named Blue, started swelling in her chest a couple weeks later. I was terrified it was another infection but it was heart failure. We buried her next to her partner. They did get several good meals here, as much love as possible, something they hadn't probably had in years. I lost so much money on them, but don't count it as a loss. More like taking in two terminally ill patients and giving them the best days of their lives. I don't regret it for a second.
You can get a lot further with a ladder than you can with crutches!! What do you mean what do I mean?
Last edited by FlyGap; 06-14-2012 at 02:29 PM.