One of the hardest things I have ever had to do.

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Stevo, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Stevo

    Stevo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a nice New Years eve surprise with 8 piglets being born. Right away I saw one had a problem standing. It turned out that its rear legs were deformed. It could not eat and we were hand feeding it for 2 days trying to see if it could by some miracle make it. It was just not to be. I had to put the little guy down.

    Now mind you I am a former Army Ranger with 2 tours in Vietnam. I am an avid hunter. I am 6'4" 225lbs and tuff as they come. But it broke my heart. Everytime I think about it a tear rolls down my face. I guess this is what happens when you git old.

    Well I go out by the coop and there is a fox in one of the snares we have setup around it. It sees me coming and is jumping around frantic. I walk over and reach down and cut the cable and he runs off. My wife looks at me and I say to her there has been enuff killin around here today.
     
  2. chickenbaguette

    chickenbaguette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :'( That's so sad! But it happens... I'm sorry you had to do that, it must have been very hard!
     
  3. babymakes6

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  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Aww, you're a softie at heart! Nothing wrong with that! [​IMG]
     
  5. trailchick

    trailchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Babies, of any kind, will melt the toughest heart,
    and a disabled one will melt it twice as much...

    Bless you for your compassion for a wee one, and the fox.
     
  6. critterrun

    critterrun Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. MrsKemmerlin

    MrsKemmerlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    There is nothing wrong with having a heart and feelings too. It means your past experiences didn't form who you are now.
     
  9. NGT ANGL

    NGT ANGL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2 and very well put WriterofWords.
     
  10. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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