Thursday, September 5, 2013

Farewell, Magic



Everyone loved Magic. And when he got sick, suddenly sick today, we thought, we all thought, the problem had a solution. Choking on a carrot or bit of grain, perhaps? Because the alternative was something no one wanted to entertain.



Magic was a lesson horse who taught everyone, rider or not, why we love horses. He was gentle to the bottom of his soul. He'd nuzzle the palm of your hand, whether that hand held a carrot or not. I can't imagine what it will be like tomorrow, passing his stall and having no velvet nose to squeeze



Magic left earth, embraced by this woman who loved him.

28 comments:

  1. Sorry, so sorry. Death has been on my mind a lot. It's always around us I guess, but not always so obvious as it's been to me lately.

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  2. Of course I asked this woman if I could take the photos, and she said yes. And I'm glad she did; they show so much love. But it hurts. And that's the pact, the pact, if we give our heart to animals who will likely die sooner rather than later. But knowing it's a pact, doesn't make it easier.

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  3. Oh, there is no relief from the deep ache when we lose an animal we love and who loves in return. I'm sorry for the loss that all of you feel tonight ~

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  4. It was very sudden, and I think it was either heart or lung failure. Magic was in pain. I won't go into the particulars; but I feel so bad for Marcie, because she has to make the hard decisions.

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  5. Lesson horses are the best. RIP Magic.

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  6. Lesson horses are the best. RIP Magic.

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  7. I'm so sorry. It's so hard when an animal we so love becomes very ill, and hard decisions must be made. My heart goes out to you all.

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  8. It's hard to reach the point where love means goodbye.

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  9. You put it well, for me . . . . that's the pact. Grief in store, but love and companionship and memories along the way. Worth the bargain, but who am I to say?

    The memories live on.

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  10. That is so sad. I'm sure most of us have had to make that decision and it's not easy. I'm feel so bad for everyone involved.

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  11. You know how I feel about animals... The decision your friend had to made is something none of us want to do.. I was in her shoes, once and it hurts.

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  12. I'm so sorry, it must have been a very difficult day for your friend and everyone involved.

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  13. Magic looks so beautiful, he'll be missed very much at the stables. I feel so sorry for his owner, and for you too. Did you take these photos on the day he died? He doesn't look as though he's in pain, so I hope there was no distress for him.

    My friends in England had a lovely horse that died suddenly when the intestines got tangled. It was such a shock as he'd been fine up till then. Horses, like rabbits, have a very fragile gut system, don't they? I wasn't expecting to have to say goodbye to my bunny when I took him to the vet that day, and now I wish I'd taken some photos of him before I went there.

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  14. Yes, colic is always a danger with horses (and rabbits?) as food can only travel a single way. Quite unlike humans and dogs, for example. Yes, the pictures were from last night and I believe the vet had just given him a sedative.

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  15. I was there when the vet put my cat to sleep a couple of years ago. Losing a loved pet is extremely painful.

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  16. Oh my god. I'm so sorry. So painful.

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  17. So sorry...it looks like Magic was a special horse...

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  18. So sorry...it looks like Magic was a special horse...

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  19. I am so very sorry... It is so sad to said Farewell...
    Magic looks so beautiful!

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  20. I know how she feels. The hard decisions were taken out of our hands, but the loss is profound.

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  21. Oh, darn. I'm so sorry. Magic. What a great name.

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  22. Oh. Now I know why you had to post the sweet post. Sad.

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  23. " But knowing it's a pact, doesn't make it easier." That's the real stumbling block for me. The Bad Me thinks that if I've thought through what's real and inevitable, it will hurt less. Sometimes, maybe, but not usually.

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