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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

I went out to the barn to ride JC. My sister's older mare was ill. I tried to ride JC with the mares (both of my sister's mares are together) in the ring. Buck (JC's mom) had a fit. Mouse (the older mare) was too sick to notice. JC freaked. They tried to take the mares in the aisle and JC would have none of it. I finally got off him.

The vet showed up and Mouse was very ill. I knew there wasn't much hope. Eventually, I just took JC in the ring and schooled him.

Tonight Mouse had to be put down. She had a twist in her small intestine. She was 27. I tried to reach out to my sister as I felt it was the right thing to do. Needless to say, she hasn't responded.

It was weird. I didn't want to go to the barn today. Something told me I should wait until tomorrow, but Kristin, the person that runs it, told me to come today. I stroked Mouse's forehead for a while. My sister and I look alike so I don't know if she knew the difference between the two of us.

I feel awful for the other mare. They have been companions for the last 10 years. Buck had to be sedated when they took Mouse to the clinic.

I don't think my sister will ever contact me. At least I know I did the right thing in my heart reaching out to her. Maybe I did the wrong thing, but my heart tells me I did not. She is the one with the black heart. I am the one that sat beside her mare and petted her.

RIP Mouse (Money's Sweet Promise)

1987 - February 18, 2014
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    Belated sympathy on your loss (late catching up on my blogs)...
    It's never easy to lose one, no matter the age. My ol' girl Molly (dam of Sahara & Quigley) was 32, and I wept every step of the way as we led her to her grave.

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    1546 days ago
  • PCOH051610
    I'm so sorry for poor Mouse and for you! emoticon
    1553 days ago
    I am so sorry to hear about mouse. You did the right for Mouse and to try to reach out for your sister
    1555 days ago
    I am so so sorry that Mouse had to be put down. I know you did the right thing to end her suffering. Hugs!
    1555 days ago
  • GLC2009
    aw poor mouse. she had a good long life though. i'm glad you were able to be there with her. such a pretty face.
    1555 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    You definitely did the right thing. Your sister can respond or not, but the ball is in her court and you made the effort. I'm so sorry for her loss, and I know that you are hurting too.
    1555 days ago
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    1555 days ago
    My heart goes out to you. Very sorry to hear about Mouse.

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    1555 days ago
    I am so sorry. RIP Mouse. She was beautiful.
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  • CAROL_31649731
    Beautiful picture, beautiful horse. You definitely did the right thing. Good for you! Rest easy & I'm so sorry for your loss. emoticon emoticon
    1555 days ago
    Poor Mouse! I'm so glad that you were there for her in her final minutes of life. She must have been in so much pain. She is better off now, even though it was a very hard thing for you to have been there, I am happy you were. She didn't have to die alone. I wish I could be there with you, too, to comfort you and listen to your stories of Mouse. Even if your sister doesn't contact you, you did everything just right....... emoticon emoticon
    1555 days ago
  • POBOX360
    I have had many horses in my life pass away, or have to be put down. I know what a sorrow it is to go through. You were right to be there with Mouse. I'm sure she knew it was you, not your sister, but having someone by her side to reassure her and comfort her is HUGE. Don't worry about your sister. You did the right thing. I don't know anything about your relationship with her, but I hope that can be repaired, too.

    When I was young, my sister's mare (a small buckskin QH) would always colic when she was away, and my parents and I would take turns walking her and staying up all night. It can be both physically and emotionally exhausting.

    I wish I could give you a hug in person, but know my heart is sending you strength and encouragement. You were by her side when it was important.
    1555 days ago
    So sorry to hear that! (And you did the right thing.)
    1555 days ago
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