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Another death in the family.....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Their Other Mother, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. Their Other Mother

    Their Other Mother Songster

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    Last night we had to put down our family horse, Christy Blue Leo. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I got her as a 2 year old back in the late 70's. She belonged to our neighbor who had Quarterhorse racing stock. Her dam was registered out the gazoobies and accidentally got bred because of a mixup to an Appaloosa down the street...long story.. anyway we were around her from foaling and just couldn't bare her being sold to anyone else so my little sister & I stole her, I mean borrowed her, [​IMG] (just until we could pay for her and trade off stall cleaning)

    Anyway, Christy was the best horse, healthy, gentle & sweet (most of the time) Over the 30 years that we lived with her she traveled back and forth between my sister and I. We even leased her out twice to good friends for their kids to ride while I was constantly pregnant for a few years. We did everything on her from barrel racing, team roping and parades to hunting, shooting and camping. She babysat and raised my 5 kids.

    Hopefully this is the last visit to the graveyard for awhile. We lost our other life long horse a year ago February, my FIL in April, my very good girlfriend Kathy and the Best Dog in the Whole Wide World Herbie, just last month and then the entire flock of Chickens that same week.

    Thanks for listening friends..........
     

  2. Chicken Boo

    Chicken Boo Songster

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    It sounds like Christy Blue Leo had a wonderful life thanks to you and your sister.

    Hugs.
     
  3. GertieBird

    GertieBird In the Brooder

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    I am so sorry for your losses. It sounds like you've had a real rough time of late.

    In time, may you find peace. In fond memories, may you find comfort.

    You are in my thoughts.

    Namaste,

    ~GertieBird
     
  4. redoak

    redoak Songster

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    Always tough to loose a pet, hang in there and remember the good times.
     
  5. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    I am so sorry for the loss of your friend Christy Blue Leo [​IMG]
     
  6. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Songster

    That's a rough year. So sorry for your losses. I hope they'll always make good memories.
     
  7. Their Other Mother

    Their Other Mother Songster

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    Thanks everyone. Yes.... we have years and years of good memories.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

  8. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
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    I am so sorry.. you had a long time with her... that is wonderful.
     
  9. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Songster

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    [​IMG] awww sorry for your loss
     
  10. birdlover

    birdlover Songster

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    Gosh! That's a LOT to deal with...all those passings. So sorry about Christy Blue Leo but she had a wonderful life, it sounds like. I, too, pray that this it for awhile going to the graveyard!!! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2008

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