Saturday, November 22, 2008

Saying Good-bye is so Painful...

This is Blondie - registered name Mike's Choice. She was my first show horse and was a mare who really taught me how to ride. I said 'was' because today she had to be put down. She suffered a terrible case of colic with a twisted small intestine.......Blondie was 21 years old - almost 22. The picture above is us winning the Fast Racking class at a TASHA show. She was 20 in that photo. My heart is so sore right now. Please excuse me if I do not blog for a while....

20 comments:

Ginger said...

Hi Julie:
My eyes are tearing up as I read this. I am so sorry to read that you had to put your beautiful horse down, I can only imagine how heartbreaking that is for you.
And with your poor dog fighting for her health...you don't need any more heartaches. Please accept my sympathy, it comes from the bottom of my heart.
Ginger

justabeachkat said...

Oh sweet friend! I've got such a lump in my throat. I'm hurting knowing how much you're hurting. I'm so sorry about Blondie and I'm worried about KC. You're in my prayers. I'm here if you need me.

Hugs!
Kat

nikkicrumpet said...

I am so sorry for your terrible loss. I can't even imagine how hard that must be. Horses are such wonderful gentle animals. Losing any furry companion is a tragedy. Take care..and I am so so sorry.

Tea Time With Melody said...

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved horse. They are such graceful animals. My prayers are with you.

Susan said...

I'm so sorry about your beautiful horse. You are in my prayers. I hope your sweet puppy is doing better.
Hugs, Susan

vivian said...

Oh dear Julie! I'm sooo sorry. I wish there was something I could say to make you feel better... Just know that youre in my prayers!
((((big hugs))))
vivian

Dawnie said...

I'm here from Ginger,,,I will send up a prayer of peace for you. I know firsthand as many do just how deep love can go for our pets. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

Julie, I am home from work today and ready to head out to the barn and decided to check on any news on your KC. I am so sorry and my heart breaks for you. Colic is a terrible issue for horses and it is always so hard when this happens especially when the horse is 20. The twisted intestine is just a terrible thing. My deepest, deepest sympathy to you.
Sandy

Cathy Miller said...

Ah, Julie, I'm so sorry. I've also lost a horse and know how painful it is. I'm praying for you.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Julie, I am so.. sorry to hear about your friend/horse. I can barely keep from crying as I read this. I know you are going to miss your friend. I understand your dog is giving the best fight she can .
Right now, my heart is breaking, too!! My dog/baby is at the vet fighting for his life. He is really like our child. I miss him so much already. He's only been at the vets office for a couple of days. We never leave him, we even take him on vacation.
Know that I am thinking of you!!
Terrie

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Julie,
What a terrible loss. It's so hard to lose a good friend. No words can heal the hole that's left in your heart. But, someday, the beautiful memories you shared with Blondie will. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Patricia

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I wanted to let you know how sorry I am about this. It is truly awful and so sad. I love the pictures on your post. You can tell that beautiful horse was a real treasure....
Blessings
debbie

pedalpower said...

Oh Julie, I'm so sorry. You take as long as you need. We'll be here when you get back. (((hugs)))

Wagonwife Designs said...

Hi Julie,

I am so sorry to hear about your horse. My brother-in-law raises Morgans. Never easy. You were there when I lost my 6 1/2 year old Jack Russell this summer. It is never easy and I still miss him everyday.
My heart and prayers are with you.
*Cyber hugs* from someone who truly knows what you are going through. Again I am sooo sorry for your loss.

justabeachkat said...

I'm thinking about you sweet friend. I hope you'll be back soon.

Extra loving hugs for you!
Kat

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Julie, I am so sorry, how sad. I am sending big hugs.

Love,
Amy

Sandy said...

Hi Julie,
I'm so sorry for your loss of Blondie. Will keep you in my prayers.
Sandy

The Urban Chic said...

Julie, how painful for you to have to put your beautiful Blondie down.I am so very sorry. I know the pain it brings and I will be praying for peace for you and your beautiful dog also. My heart hurts for you.We become so attached to our animals and I miss my cat, Maxwell every day. Love and Hugs, Pat

BailiwickDesigns said...

Oh Julie, I'm so sorry. Being around horses while my daughter was growing up, I know what a tragic loss you've suffered. My prayers are with you. xoJill

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Julie, My heart so aches for you. Blondie was just beautiful. I just went through this with my 13 year old golden retriever, Jake, two months ago. I could not eat and could not stop crying for 3 days and 3 nights straight. I could hardly even drink water...it was an awful time. You don't worry about your blog...we will be right here when you are feeling better. Take care of you, Susan