Thursday, December 4, 2008

They say...

They say that having to put a pet to sleep is the loneliest feeling in the world. I couldn't agree more.

Naigen Blaze
1988-December 4th 2008

The best, most trustworthy little horse to ever trot on into my heart(and wallet as horses do)

I am glad I had to work today. I knew something wasn't right. I put the ol' girl out in the paddock and she lie flat on her side right in a big puddle and lay there. I got her up and put her in the arena and Chris walked her while I drove into town in a panic trying to find Audry.

Audry and I were there with her from 11:15 till 3 pm when Dr.Bob Featherstone, our wonderful vet came out and determined she had a twisted bowel and needed to cross the great rainbow bridge.
Chris and Audry's husband Ronnie were there too. Even though she was sick she ate some carrot and a banana(her favorite) which Ronnie brought for her.

Audry and I cried for a long time. I still feel like crying. I never cry. Not at funerals or anything but this little horse had a very special place in my heart.

I got a big chunk of her tail so I am going to make a few things out of it. To think when I first got her that tail was one big impossible deadlock. I worked real hard to make her tail as thick and beautiful as it was.

The saddest part was hearing about my friends granddaughters who ride her weekly. Cassidy(3) and Olivia(2). I could hear Cass on the phone as I talked to her "Why Siddy? Why? Why is Naigen gone? Isn't she coming back?" It made me want to cry all over again.


wolfandterriers said...

I almost went through that with Kit earlier this wishes for you and your family to get through this. Ugh. I'm getting tense again just thinking about it.

But...OT, as finals are this week! Hooray someone else goes bitless. I love my Dr. Cook's and so does my weenie half blind dressage pony. :)

Sydney said...

That's great. You might be interested in out bitless forum and soon to be international organization.
I've converted many people to bitless and not a one of them has looked back.

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LizGoldsmith, EquineInk said...

I'm sorry for your loss. My most wonderful horse died earlier this year and it's a huge hole in my heart. It sounds like your girl found a great home with you.

Sydney said...

Thank you all for your kind words.

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