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RIP Sweet donkey Indy

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  • RIP Sweet donkey Indy

    Such a sweet, sweet donkey! After a fabulous day of grazing in the sun with her buddy yesterday, and apples and her favorites treats and yummy hay applesauce mash, active and chatty in her stall last night, she was scheduled for her final vet appt this am. But, she beat us to it and apparently picked her own moment. She was just about gone when I found her very early this am in her stall.The vet thinks no sign of any thrashing or kicking, appeared very peaceful.

    She went with treats, water and tobacco for her crossing. Her best friend spent some time checking out the body.

    She was a wonderful, wonderful girl. Nothing but love and she was absolutely adored right back. Total strangers driving by would stop to say hi to her. She was so cute and so sweet, and made it through donkey lice, and later skin problems, and a punctured knee joint capsule, and a corneal tear, and a small abscess and colic..just loved being with her friend, and with my mom who nursed her through everything.

    It is a lovely, lovely day and I'm glad she had a few gorgeous weeks of sunshine and grass and treats.

  • #2
    You were both blessed. God speed little Indy.



    • #3
      Godspeed Indy. Tobacco?
      What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!


      • #4
        What a lovely tribute and a wonderful sounding life and passing for a sweet sweet girl.

        So sorry for your loss.
        "Aye God, Woodrow..."


        • #5
          ((Hugs)) for you both Godspeed Indy.

          Originally posted by Long Spot View Post
          What a lovely tribute and a wonderful sounding life and passing for a sweet sweet girl.

          So sorry for your loss.
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          • #6
            Hugs to you and Indy . . . she made it easier for you, and she got her special day of pampering.


            • #7
              What a sweet face! Godspeed to Indy and hugs to you.
              "When life gives you scurvy, make lemonade."


              • #8
                Jingles for you and Indy. She looks just like my own little man.

                I do have to tell you though that I saw the forward arrow on the right side of Indy's photo so thought it might lead to more pictures of her... Good gawd, I'm not sure what was going on with the police but that brought me right back from wistful sadness to the willing craziness that horse people put themselves through...
                It's just grass and water till it hits the ground.


                • #9
                  Jingles for you and Indy. She looks just like my own little man.
                  It's just grass and water till it hits the ground.


                  • Original Poster

                    here's a few more, have a ton more still on my phone which I have not managed to upload. Thanks for the lovely comments. She was just...wonderful.

                    And tobacco because my husband is Native (Blackfeet) so the tobacco would be the eqivalent of coins for the boatman, something for her grandfathers (and mothers) to smoke as they welcome her! (she herself is not much of a smoker!!!)

                    and this taken a few days before she died
                    probably too little to really see though, her and her buddy


                    • #11
                      What a lovely donkey! You gave her a good life and a nice tribute. I like the tobacco story. They used to deworm with tobacco in the old days. Horses aparently like chewing it.
                      “Pray, hope, and don't worry.”

                      St. Padre Pio


                      • #12
                        What a sweet face! RIP dear girl, and {{{{{ HUGS }}}}} to you for loving her


                        • #13
                          Aw lilitiger2 I'm sorry for your loss but I'm glad she went out on her terms and with a good passage... You did your best by her and she knew it.
                          “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” Stephen R. Covey


                          • #14
                            So sorry for your loss...what a sweetheart she was! Hugs!


                            • #15
                              I am so sorry, but what a blessing that her passing seemed to be a peaceful one.
                              RIP Sasha, best dog ever, pictured shortly before she died, Death either by euthanasia or natural causes is only the end of the animal inhabiting its body; I believe the spirit lives on.


                              • #16
                                I'm so very sorry. Indy sounds like she brought a lot of joy to your family.


                                • #17
                                  Aw..hugs to you. My little pony loved tobacco, and my neighbor always gave her a pinch of his Copenhagen. So glad she chose her own terms to go under, but the pain is the same.
                                  Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!


                                  • #18
                                    ((((((((HHHUUUGGGSSS)))))))) to your family. I've enjoyed reading your tales about her.
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