i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

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i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

Postby amygdala » Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:46 pm

she coliced yesterday afternoon, euthanised that evening. she was 33 yrs old; been w/me for 19 years.
i can't stop crying

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Re: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

Postby Backyarder3 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:47 pm

oh my, so sad, hugs coming your way. Like losing a dear friend.

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Re: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

Postby PaulaO » Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:53 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. I'm sending you hugs and prayers. Godspped Gristle. Say hi to all up at the bridge. Look for my mom--she's the one handing out carrots.

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Re: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

Postby Code3 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:27 pm

Godspeed, Gristle. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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Postby fergusnc » Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:33 pm

I am so, incredibly sorry. Peace to you and Godspeed Gristle. So many of us here's understand the can't stop crying part. :(

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Postby Hayburner » Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:43 pm

Hugs and Healing vibes coming your way.
It's never easy to let them go...

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Postby Sunshine2Me » Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:54 pm

I'm so sorry for your loss and yes, most of us understand your feelings. Peace and hugs to you.

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Postby Josette » Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:01 pm

Sending hugs your way. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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Re: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

Postby Tabby » Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:37 pm

I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending jingles your way. :(

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Postby Mareless » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:01 pm

I'm sorry for your loss. It's never easy to say goodbye, and especially hard when it's unexpected like this.

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Postby Koolkat » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:15 pm

Godspeed, Gristle.

Nineteen years is a lot of love.

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Re: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

Postby boots-aregard » Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:36 pm

OH that's so sad. We love the oldies the best*. Hugs to you.





*OK, that's not true necessarily, but given that they are oldies, sometimes we have loved them the longest...

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Postby Kyra's Mom » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:09 pm

My condolences.

{{{{Amygdala}}}}

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Re: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

Postby KathyS » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:59 pm

I'm so sorry. Hugs and prayers.

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Re: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

Postby Chisamba » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:48 pm

I am so sorry. Hugs to you.

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Re: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

Postby TeresaA » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:49 pm

I am sorry- you must be missing her so much. ((((Hugs))))

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Postby Flight » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:37 pm

So sad, so sorry for you :(
That would be heartbreaking.

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Postby Woost2 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:14 am

Oh, that is an extra tough one. Hugs and jingles for you.

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Re: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

Postby KathyK » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:18 am

I'm so very sorry. Hugs to you, amygdala.

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Re: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

Postby Rockabilly » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:30 am

It's so hard to lose one you love so much and I am very sorry.

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Re: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

Postby westisbest » Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:05 am

I'm so sorry you've lost such a long and treasured friend. Please take comfort in the knowledge that there must have been extraordinary care and love to get Gristle to that age. xo

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Re: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

Postby amygdala » Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:20 am

thank you,all of you!!
gristle had 2 owners, and a pretty good life for 33 years, and about 6 hours of acute misery. but there was no question as to whether it was the right time-- i am grateful for that.
and i'm grateful for a competent vet.

thank you all again

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Re: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

Postby Rockabilly » Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:24 am

westisbest wrote:I'm so sorry you've lost such a long and treasured friend. Please take comfort in the knowledge that there must have been extraordinary care and love to get Gristle to that age. xo



I like your post. It does take extraordinary care and love to get our friends into old age and beyond. The devotion it takes hardly has words.

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Re: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

Postby Baroque » Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:29 am

:cry: so sorry for you loss having been through this myself earlier this year. (((hugs)))

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Postby heddylamar » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:11 am

I am so sorry.

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Re: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

Postby Imperini » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:15 am

So sorry for your loss

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Postby redsoxluvr » Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:46 am

So very sorry for your loss. Hugs to you.

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Re: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

Postby Dapple Field » Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:38 am

Very sorry for the loss of Gristle. I know the pain is overwhelming .

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Postby carpevita » Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:01 pm

I'm So very Sorry. I dread that day.

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Re: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

Postby LeoApp » Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:55 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my horse Apollo one year ago at the age of 33. I also had him 19 years. He had a stroke so he was not suffering, which was a small blessing. But I cannot talk about him without crying, one year later. So cry. It is so hard to lose our wonderful partners and companions. (((hugs)))

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Re: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

Postby Sue B » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:23 pm

(((((hugs))))) So very sorry for your loss.

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Postby Tarlo Farm » Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:00 pm

Oh man! I'm so sorry. I still cry over mine too. {{{{HUGS}}}}

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Re: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

Postby PaulaO » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:25 pm

Heck, it's been 3 years since Bob transitioned, and I still cry. But now I smile through my tears. It is just so hard.

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Re: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

Postby goldhorse » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:02 am

I am so sorry. Those words seem so pitifully weak. Many hugs and keep the good memories alive.

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Postby Srhorselady » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:06 am

There is something about the age 33. I lost my Stubby at 33 after 17 years. I started to cry again when I read your post. We love them so it is hard to let them go. But you know when it is time so they don't suffer any longer. You have my heart felt sympathy.

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Re: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

Postby quinta » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:14 pm

I lost a dear mare this year, too. The first few weeks were so hard, but then (as PaulaO said), the smiles start to come through the tears as memories other than the final days bubble to the surface. Hugs to you.

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Re: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

Postby piedmontfields » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:33 pm

Amy, I'm very sorry for the loss of your dear mare. Godspeed, Gristle.

When you are ready, tell us some happy Gristle stories---we will love to hear them.

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Re: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

Postby Tuddy » Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:49 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs.

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Re: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

Postby Ryeissa » Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:25 am

Oh dear, I am so sorry! :(

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Re: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

Postby fergusnc » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:39 pm

Still thinking of you....

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Re: i lost my horse-- RIP, Gristle

Postby amygdala » Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:56 pm

thank you for thinking of me, fergusnc-- right now i flip between grief, relief, and numb.

and i'm realizing that things could have gone MUCH worse than they did


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