1/30/2011

PS from the DOR




Friend had a blockage. The vet was sure it was an enterolith given how soon he colicked again. He would have euthed him in the morning, but after seeing him pull through the last time he wanted to give him every chance he could. Friend was heavily medicated to manage his pain. It was pretty obvious from the get go that this time was different. The vet came out in the evening and rechecked him. The only options were surgery or to let him go. In Friend's case surgery really wasn't an option because Friend had a pretty significant heart murmur and they would not be able to operate on him because of his compromised circulatory system.
It turns out there are times in life that doing everything you can is not the right thing to do. So I chose the right thing to do...

I thought that Freedom picked Friend out for me, I now believe that he picked me out for Friend. I have a feeling the old man knew of Friend's condition and he wanted to make sure that Friend was loved and taken care of the way he so deserved to be. I hope I lived up to Freedom's expectations. For what ever reason Freedom picked him I am glad he did.
Friend was a special horse. He did everything I asked of him, was fearless, calm, and loving. He was beautiful inside and out, with a nose that begged for smooches. Given his heart murmur it turns out this horse had more try in him than anyone realized. Friend understood what I said when I talked to him, I could ask for things and he did them...maybe he could just read my mind. Friend was one of those once in a life-time horses-I will never find another one like him.
Friend and I will still travel our trails together.

Rest in Peace Friend (A Lucky Bond)

6 comments:

Kate said...

I am so sorry for your loss - he had a beautiful, sweet face. I am glad you were there to help him when he needed it.

Cheryl Ann said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Friend. You have my sympathy. I am glad he found you and had a good time with you. Think of those happy times.

Leah Fry said...

So sorry again for your loss, and glad that you had the good fortune to cross each other's paths.

Mrs Mom said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you, and your crew both 2 legged and 4.

One Red Horse said...

Dearest DOR, We are so, so sorry that your time shared with Friend on the earthly trail was so short. He was blessed to be part of your herd. You are one of the great healers, your gift is one of the hardest to bear - you help ease the equine spirit as it transitions from the earthly to the heavenly body. You and yours are in our prayers, Cherie and Red

fernvalley01 said...

The fact that even for as short a time as it was , you gave Friend ,safe haven and a loving home is so wonderful . For whatever reason freedom chose you for him and he for you , it was the right one. A blessing for you both

 

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