Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Goodbye Darby



Darby had a good last day today.





She got to graze in the yard all morning, something that was previously forbidden due to her metabolic condition. She ate a ton of carrots, got brushed, ate more carrots, and even had a good headshake and a buck while she trotted around for a couple steps. She was definitely on lots of drugs, but she was feeling good and the sun was shining, and that was a good way to go out - on a high note.

We did everything else first, which I'll blog about later, and saved her for last. Funny sweet girl that she was, she stood with her ears pricked even when Dr. H was putting the needle into her, and then was munching a carrot when she just abruptly fell over dead, with her ears still pricked. I've seen a lot of animals die over the years and while still a bit traumatic to witness, I can still in some way be happy and pleased that she went so abruptly with a happy look on her face. We didn't use sedation and sometimes they act all crazy without it. But luckily that didn't happen today. She was old, and she was ready to go.




See you on the other side, old gal. I feel lucky to have been able to share my time with you. 




15 comments:

  1. Sounds like you gave her some great final days. I'm happy for you that she went well. I find it's harder to convince myself that I'm doing the right thing when they fight the drugs to the last. I know losing a horse is always hard, no matter the circumstances though, so {{{hugs}}}.

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  2. Rest in Peace, sweet old mare <3

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  3. I'm very sorry for your loss, but she had a wonderful last day.

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  4. So sorry for your loss. She was lucky to have you, I'm so happy she got to have such a great day.

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  5. I am happy that she found you and was able to look and feel so amazing in her last bit of time. What a beautiful old girl.

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  6. You did right. Hard, but right. She was happy with those pricked ears till the end. I'm sure you and the herd will miss her.

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  7. I'm so glad it was quick and that she had a great last day. RIP, beautiful girl.

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  8. I'm so sorry Darby had to go, but I'm so glad you gave her such a good last few months of life and a good death.

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  9. You did good Andrea, you did real good.

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  10. She simply knew it was her time. Thank you for being there for her when she needed it the most

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  11. Glad she got to live out her days with you.

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  12. I'm glad she went peacefully and had a good last day. Goodbye sweet girl!

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