Sunday, June 13, 2010

Heartbreak Again

I received a call yesterday that I have been dreading for a while. My little black Shetland pony Roo was very sick and it was time to put him down. For the past 2 years I have been battling heaves with this little fellow...a sort of horse asthma...he had it very bad. When I moved him to the new farm last summer the wonderful lady that cared for him got him back on his feet again .

He had been up and down but a new drug a week ago gave me hope that he might make it through the summer, but that did not happen. With the heat, humidity and his allergy issues he finally just could not breathe.

We owned him years ago and sent him with another horse to a farm to retire. I kept tabs on him all those years and when the farmer decided to sell the farm I brought Roo home. He was in his late 20's and had a good easy life. I'll miss the little devil but he struggled so hard to breathe it was time to let him go. Unfortunately when I heard he was so sick I told them to put him to sleep as soon as possible and not make him suffer a moment longer and not wait for me to see him. I had hoped to see him once more and say goodbye but it was not meant to be, the vet had just left when I got there.

I hate to make my blog sad but I felt Roo deserved a little write up. He will be missed by his horse buddy Nelson, his caretaker Lainie and her children, all the people who loved him at the farm, my niece Madison who I gave him to as a birthday gift and of course me.

Rest in peace little guy, hope you can take a deep breathe now....

Both these guys are gone now but I will always have some pictures to remember them by.

Monday, June 7, 2010


Well I'm back ..believe it or not I have been sick for a full month. A combo of migraines and a mono like virus but I am finally feeling a little better.

We had a very sad thing happen here. Mr B.'s dog Daisy had to be put to sleep. She has been in pain for a long time and she finally told him it was time. He has been so sad, she has been his best friend for 12 yrs.

She was the sweetest dog ever and will be greatly missed.I had kept gently mentioning that he should think about getting another dog, but while Daisy was still alive he did not want to even consider it and said "never again". Well after a while of missing her terribly he decided he needed a distraction to help him here she is..introducing Maggie!

It's nice to see Mr B. smiling again. She is a reg. Golden Retriever from imported stock. I researched her lines before we got her because we wanted to make sure we were getting the healthiest puppy we could. Her pappy is from Finland and has 10 generations clear of hip, elbow eye problems. On her mom's side she comes from a breeder with 35yrs of experience who actually uses her dogs to hunt..not just look pretty. Her lines are imported from Australia.She has a loving outgoing personality and everybody is her best friend at first sight....except my dogs of course.

Timmy and Buster Peebody can't figure out why they have to wear belly bands when she is the one piddling everywhere. Timmy's skin is a little pink because his bad agent let him out in the sun without sunscreen. The boys tend to mark when a new dog comes to the pack so they are wearing them as a precaution. If any of you have a nervous pee dog like Buster Peebody or a marker these are great belly bands. Very comfortable and soft. Wash and wear great. I got them off Etsy from and HIGHLY recommend them.

Me piddle??? NEVER!!!

So Timmy..what do you think of your new pack mate?

"She is Crazy..I do not like her at all..always running around and bumping into me. There should be a law made about bad puppies" I should mention to all you Timmy fans that he is quite deaf and his sight is failing so she scares him appearing out of nowhere. Don't worry though, I'll take good care of him.

Me Crazy?? Look at this face..NEVER!!!

Well we can get another opinion..Buster Peebody what do you think of Maggie?

I think his expression says it all.

Here I am looking and feeling ghastly watching Maggie try to look innocent. Now that Mr B. is around I can actually be in a few pics..looking at myself I wonder if that is a good thing!

Here is Fifi and I. She is the only one that likes Maggie. When Maggie first came here and was crying, Fifi was very upset and kept going to her to try to comfort her. This is the only pic I have of Fifi and I. She is a sweet little thing.

I love Fifi too...I love everybody!

Blast you stuffed toy..I will beat you with my stick to protect everybody!

Night everybody.......