R.I.P. Megan

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  1. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I lost my mare Megan today.
    She has been being boarded with Melissa in TN since I moved from TN to Arkansas the end of August.
    I had finally gotten a place with a pasture and barn right in my back yard and had arranged for her to be picked up and hauled here this coming Monday.
    I have been talking to Melissa all week, arranging for the vet to come out for her health certificate. She was fine yesterday but she sent me an email saying Megan looked a bit off this morning. I called her and agreed that having the vet out was a good idea, since Megan had layed down and didn't want to get up. Perky, good appetite, no signs of distress, just didn't want to stand up. The vet came out and said it was her age catching up with her. Which is when we found out that she was not 14, as I had been told a year ago when I got her (I added a few and figured 16-18) but AT LEAST 25! He gave her fluids, vitamins, electrolytes etc and after a brief rally, she started to go downhill., slowly losing her perkiness and interest in food (meanwhile, I am stuck 12 hours away, and trying to sneak out of my classroom everytime my cell beeps with a new text update) I was able to talk with Melissa at lunchtime and told her that I know she is not one to throw in the towel without a fight and that I trusted her judgement. We decided to have the vet out again but before he came back I got a message saying she was flat out and then another saying her temp had dropped. Then about 5 she died. The vet told Melissa on the phone that sometimes with old horses it happens that way.
    I am glad she didn't have to suffer through kidney issues, arthritis, losing teeth etc.

    I will be eternally grateful to Melissa for taking care of Megan for me whiel I moved, for being there when I couldn't and for sitting with Megan's head in her lap so she didn't have to die alone. She knew she was loved up to the end.
    Thank you Melissa.
    Rest In Peace, Megan.
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    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

    Author unknown...

    Wait for me Baby Girl....
     
  2. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    I am so sorry for the loss of your Megan!! [​IMG]
    It is hard when you cant be there for their last moments. I am glad that you had someone there that cared!! [​IMG]

    Cindy
     
  3. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Awww! I am so sorry you lost your mare. She was really pretty. Sending you hugs![​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. okiemommy

    okiemommy Mother of 5, Prisoner to None

    May 26, 2008
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  5. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    So sorry about Megan, brought tears to my eyes. So sorry for your's and Melissa's loss. She sure was a beauty!


    Take care,

    Nancy
     
  6. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I don't have words for this. I'm so sorry- but that doesn't seem like it could ever mean what I mean.

    God bless you and Megan, and Melissa for being there. I pray he brings all of you peace.
     
  7. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's just so ironic that I FIANLLY got everything together to get her here with me.....
     
  8. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So Sorry to hear this- Losing a beloved animal is sometimes like losing a family member. Bless your heart!!
     
  9. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    I am so sorry for your loss [​IMG]
     
  10. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    Treasure the memories,they will get you through. so sorry. [​IMG]
     

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