Sunday, May 18, 2008

Goodby to a Friend

If you are wondering why I changed the photo that always came up in the corner of my blog it is because I couldn't handle seeing my black horse, BlackJack, when I didn't have him any more. Last week we lost him. I have lost lots of pets before but this has been one of the worst. It has almost been more than I could take. At 3pm he was fine, at 6 he was down and by 9 he was gone. The vet said it might have been a heart attack or a stroke. I hope so as I hate to think that he had been sick and I didn't notice. He always seemed like the strongest, healthyest horse we had. It will be a long time, if ever, that I don't start crying every time I think about him.
And poor Star. I don't know if she understands why he is gone or not, but she looked for him for days. She called, and paced and still looks so sad and lonely. I have given her lots of love and attention but she doens't seem to want to see me, or let me pet her. And she didn't want to have anything to do with our other two horses. In fact she would scream and try to attack Nita and Sundance for the first couple of days and I had to keep her in a seperate pen. Now she seems to want to be with them but at the same time she is keeping her distance from them. Hopefully time will let them become better friends.


  1. I'm so sorry you lost your friend. I believe it's nature's kindness that prey animals die so fast when something goes wrong, but it sure is hell on those of us who love them.

    Peace to you and yours.

  2. Oh, you have my condolences. I don't know how I'll ever handle it if Blue dies before I do! I love him so. Next to my husband, he's my best friend.

  3. Oh so sorry for your loss. It is always difficult to lose your horse because we tend to bond so significantly. Again, so, so sorry.

  4. I'm so sad to hear that you lost your horse. My thoughts and prayers are being sent your way. They are like our own children.

  5. AnonymousJuly 18, 2008

    ag shame!