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post #21 of 46 Old 02-01-2013, 01:59 PM
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Whatever you decide, you should feel good about giving this horse such a long, quality life.

Your post reminded me of Man-o-War and his groom, Will Harbut (it's a meme that's been circulating on FB lately). Will and Man-O-War were best buds in the later part of their lives > A LIVING FLAME: WILL HARBUT AND MAN O’WAR | THE VAULT: Horse racing past and present

I'm going to go cry now. Good luck.
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post #22 of 46 Old 02-01-2013, 02:55 PM
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Awe I am praying for you and you horse
And I agree he will let you know when its time
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post #23 of 46 Old 02-02-2013, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
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IT was DONE Feb 1 2013 3:30pm

Its after midnite - I wanted to say somethings - but I have to wait....
di call the vet and I did put him down - overlast nite eat no grain - did drink maybe 64oz of water.
He acted so loveable - I let him out this morning - temo was about -5 deg ~~ but the sun was shine bright.
I watched him and he kind of just hung around - wouldn't drink any water or eat sweet feed out of my hand - took him around barn and we took some pix'x and he acted so sweet....
Put him back in the pasture area and he started eating (chewing on) hay big time ... so I thought I'm making a big mistake ....
The LOVE with have with/towards these magnificent animals put me in such a deep religous type of feeling thinking how these animals love/trust/depend on us unconditionally and with the blood test indicating kidneys are failing - and the VET comment at how wonderful his condition was I than realized most likely his body will start to shut down - I had seen no manure excreted by him in days --- THAT I HAD TO FOLLOW THRU AS HIS OWNER GUARDIAN LIFE TIME FRIEND lots of tears are being shed as I think of the times weve had GOD was good to us and they were years I will chairesh to my lifes end.
Its going to be hard as I deal wth the past but I must use his memory to build strong beautiful thoughts to carry me on I life.
Probably be good to pull pictures together - write lirrle bits of fun we had as a memorah of him.

I think I'll be back to make a few more thoughts as I go thru my morning of him.
Thanks for all the prayers/comments they helped me think and put a perspective in what to do.
I plan to copy this post and keep it as one thing that gave me the strength to follow thru - it would of been very hard without all the supporting comments exactly at the time I needed them !
God Bless Everyone John
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post #24 of 46 Old 02-02-2013, 01:53 AM
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Oh John I am so sorry. What a special bond you had with him though and you must have such great memories. Our "Pets" become such a big part of our lives and families and when they pass away it is so hard. I'm sending hugs your way. Can you post a picture of him for us? Take care and take your time.
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post #25 of 46 Old 02-02-2013, 01:56 AM
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I am so, so deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your wonderful friend and companion. I hope that in the coming days you can reflect on the vibrant life you gave him and the beautiful relationship and memories that you two created and shared. You gave your friend all of the love, care, respect and dignity that he deserved-- and much more, I am sure.
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post #26 of 46 Old 02-02-2013, 02:04 AM
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I don't think there's much I can say, but I wanted to let you know that I'm sorry for your loss and am thinking of you and Buddy tonight. Best wishes - he joined a few of my friends' horses that passed recently as well as two of my own that passed years back, including my very first horse. He's in good company.
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post #27 of 46 Old 02-02-2013, 02:15 AM
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Wow...I am so sorry. I can only imagine how painful that must be for you...my eyes filled with tears when I read that he had to be put down. I didn't know you or your horse, but I can still understand what you're going through. I hope you know that you made the most humane and wise decision for him, and in the end, you will be glad he didn't have to suffer any longer.

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post #28 of 46 Old 02-02-2013, 02:33 AM
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I am so very sorry for your loss, He is in a better place. You had 40 wonderful years together and have lot's of cherished memories of your time together.

"Your horse is a mirror to your soul, and sometimes you may not like what you see. Sometimes you will."
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post #29 of 46 Old 02-02-2013, 04:41 AM
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I am sorry for your loss.

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post #30 of 46 Old 02-02-2013, 08:07 AM
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I am SO sorry for your loss. I will definitely be sending prayers your way! Definitely not an easy decision, but it sounds like you were very blessed and he was very blessed to have had such a wonderful owner!

.*. Let a horse whisper in your ear and breathe on your heart. You will never regret it. .*.
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40 yr old , help deciding , life or death

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