|Posted by stonedragonfarm on June 21, 2011 at 11:02 PM|
Yesterday, June 20th, I took Bonfire and his best pal Buffi, to the specialist vet in Tioga, hoping (but not really expecting) a miracle. After a lengthy and thoughtful exam, Dr. Spencer told me there would be no miracle for my Baby Horse.
With Buffi in attendance (for comfort and companionship), Bonfire was euthanized quietly and gently laid to the ground for the first time in over 2 months. He can rest now.
As I cried over his body, Buffi very gently nuzzled his ear and blew her breath into my face. She was quiet today, but eating well and calm. (Which is more than I can say for me.)
Bonfire is being cremated by Pine Hill Pet of Bowie, TX, and his ashes will be returned to me. I also took a lock of his mane and tail. There is a lady I know who makes wonderful keepsake jewelry, using tufts of mane and tail hair from horses that have passed on. She will be getting this lock of Bonfire's hair to make a pendant to go on his urn. If there's enough left over, I may have a second one made and put it on a silver necklace chain, so I may keep a part of him close to my heart.
I'd forgotten how to hurt this much. But I am comforted somewhat with the knowledge that Bonfire does not suffer anymore.
I retire in 9 days.