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    • 2 Post By equiniphile

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        02-06-2013, 11:02 PM
    Selling Gracie...

    A lady and her husband came out to meet Gracie today and they've decided they'd love to have her. They will pick her up tomorrow afternoon. They'll be a good home, I'm not worried about that.

    I told the lady she is more than welcome to call me with any questions or concerns that come up, I'd love to be able to help if they need it. She's also totally willing to send me updates, but I'm not sure I want them. I didn't ask for them, I told her I didn't think I wanted updates but she said she'd be willing if I changed my mind.

    On the one hand, it would be nice to hear/see [in pictures] that she's doing okay. I don't expect updates, or to ever see her again, so it's not like I'd be unrealistic about it. If they update, great. If not, well, then they don't update. On the other hand, I almost just don't want to think about it. I'd like to watch the trailer pull away, cry my eyes out for a few days, and then just live in ignorant bliss for the next forty years.

    What do you think? Should I welcome sporadic emails? Have you gotten updates before? Did it help or make it worse?

    I know this is the best thing for Gracie, Ricci and myself, but it's still a little hard to absorb. She's my baby, I love her dearly, it's going to be really, really hard to watch her leave. I'm already crying. Ugh. Why couldn't I have one the Mega Millions?
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        02-06-2013, 11:06 PM
    I'm sorry you're going through this; it's never easy. If it were me, I would welcome sporadic updates to let me know she's doing okay and is content in her new life. However, I can totally understand not wanting the constant reminders.
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        02-06-2013, 11:12 PM
    Originally Posted by equiniphile    
    I'm sorry you're going through this; it's never easy. If it were me, I would welcome sporadic updates to let me know she's doing okay and is content in her new life. However, I can totally understand not wanting the constant reminders.
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    Yeah, I'm just not sure. It's not like I want to be able to visit or anything. An occasional email and photo might be nice. Maybe I can welcome updates, but ask to not get any for a month or so?

    My job offers two days "grieving period" for the loss of a pet. I wonder if this counts, lol.
        02-06-2013, 11:27 PM
    I didn't think I would want updates either, but I did, and it made it better knowing that someone was taking better care of her than I could. This is a picture I got from Daisy's new owner.

    Yeah, I cried my eyes out, but I loved seeing pictures of her, knowing she's in good hands :( it's not easy, it's been a year and I still tear up thinking about her.
        02-06-2013, 11:42 PM
    Yeah, I'm sure it gets easier but I don't think it's ever 100% okay again.

    I think my biggest problem is the guilt. I feel guilty for not being able to care for her anymore, and I feel guilty for feeling relieved that she's off my hands. It's not like she was suffering, she loved being a pasture ornament and she was healthy. But I feel guilty for all the days I could have ridden her but didn't, and all the days I could have gone to the barn but didn't. I'm going to miss her pretty little head.
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        02-07-2013, 10:00 AM
    It's hard to say. I sold my QH over a year ago. I felt horrible about it, but I had to do it. The person who purchased him did send me emails with updates including pictures from time to time. The first one I almost deleted without opening, but I had to know he settled in ok. Each one got easier and easier to open and read. She still sends me updates every so often. I never asked for them, and wouldn't mind if I didnt get them; however, it is nice to know he's okay and I found him a very loving home.

    Selling a horse you love is always a tough thing to go through. But in a year's time, you may feel okay about it. I wouldn't turn away updates, but I wouldnt expect/ask for them either.

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