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The Family: (See "The Beloveds" page for our gone, but not forgotten pets) We currently (as of 11/9/11 - it changes frequently) have: 6 horses (3 Drafts, 2 Quarters) The Drafts: Gretchen (Belgian Draft) Guinness Stout (Belgian Draft X) Hannah (Clydesdale) Gretchen was rescued from a PMU farm after having a foal. For the longest time, she didn't trust anyone with medicinal bottles, etc., but over time she has grown to...
This page is for all the pets that we have had and lost. Part of loving them is having to handle letting them go when its time. For the record, I want to mention the fact that we don't believe in extending a pet's life if it's only for our benefit. If they are going to be uncomfortable, in pain, or have a poor quality of life at all, we do euthanize them. I worked in vet's offices where people would hospitalize their animals for weeks, leaving them on life support, in an environment they...
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