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  1. #1
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    Default Beeza

    I've known for a while her days were ending. Lots of little things, her neuro signs and melanomas are getting worse, and her knee bothers her. Some mornings it's been obvious she's had a bad night. So I made the appointment for tomorrow.

    This morning she greeted me with a happy attitude, her stall was immaculate and instead of standing with her butt against the corner she wanted OUT. It has been a gorgeous day and instead of keeping to herself as she has been lately she hung with the rest of the herd all day.

    Now I'm second guessing myself.

    She's a mare that a lot of people (including some here on COTH) would turn their nose up at, with undocumented breeding, supposedly by Falke out of a Connemara mare. But she's produced 5 nice foals, all in loving homes.

    I don't know. The vet's due at 9
    I wasn't always a Smurf
    Penmerryl's Sophie RIDSH
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    Having just had to euthanize my one true love broodmare I am so sorry you are facing this.

    I'd cancel, but you know your mare best.



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    "Better a day too early than a moment too late."

    That said, if she's doing well, even temporarily, I can see how hard this would be, and would want to cancel.
    You have to have experiences to gain experience.

    Proudly owned by Mythic Feronia, 1998 Morgan mare; G-dspeed Trump & Minnie; welcome 2014 Morgan filly MtnTop FlyWithMeJosephine



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    She'll help you make the right decision tomorrow morning.

    Heartfelt best wishes for you both!



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    "I've known for a while her days were ending." - to me, that says it all. I know how hard it can be and am facing that day not too far away with my mare. But let her last full day be one of joy and love, spoil her in the morning and let her be free of the neuro signs, the ouchy knee and the bad nights.

    Easy to say from an armchair... I know I'd be bawling in your shoes, so my heart goes out to you.
    RIP Adriane, aka Eyesontheground, 6/4/83-9/14/09
    Proudly owned by:
    Veronica II (Vienna Waltz/Woermann)



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    I am so sorry. These decisions are so personal and so very hard. Sending hugs and knowing that you and your vet will know what is best.



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    A day to early, rather than a day to late. Let her go on a good day, and you will never feel guilt (well I think we all feel a little guilt when letting our animals go). Wait for a bad day, and you will regret making her wait. I've assisted in many small animal euthanasias and have never heard anyone regret letting go on a good day, but have held the hands and been the shoulder to cry on, of many who waited to long and regretted it.


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    It's done, she went peacefully
    I wasn't always a Smurf
    Penmerryl's Sophie RIDSH
    "I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
    The ignore list is my friend. It takes 2 to argue.



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    I am so very sorry for your loss. RIP, Beeza. Sending hugs and hopes for peace of mind through your sadness.


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    Godspeed. Hugs to you. I have a senior who is thankfully still going strong but I live in constant fear that any day he is going to start showing signs of slowing down.



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    Quote Originally Posted by tucktaway View Post
    She'll help you make the right decision tomorrow morning.

    Heartfelt best wishes for you both!
    This morning it was obvious that she was not feeling as well as she was yesterday so it was the right thing to do
    I wasn't always a Smurf
    Penmerryl's Sophie RIDSH
    "I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
    The ignore list is my friend. It takes 2 to argue.



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    I'm glad you are at peace with your decision. Vale Beeza!



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    Quote Originally Posted by carolprudm View Post
    This morning it was obvious that she was not feeling as well as she was yesterday so it was the right thing to do
    I'm glad you could help each other at such a difficult time.
    Peace to you both.



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    <<<hugs>>>



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    I was thinking of you today. Sending peace and love your way. You did right by your beautiful and special girl.
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    God Speed Beeza!

    And hugs to you , Carol - I know how much you loved her.



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