Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Goodbye, Ana

On February 28th, 2008, I fed horses hay at 6:30 am as usual. At 8:30 I went back out after breakfast for grain and more hay, and found Ana 3-legged. Her left front hoof was dangling. I called the vet, and while we waited, I held Ana's leg for her as the swelling began. We went into the stall to lie down. When the vet arrived, she wasn't hopeful. When the x-ray machine arrived, it confirmed our worst fears. Ana shattered her pastern.

Goodbye, sweet baby.

1 comment:

Funder said...

Oh my god, Michelle, I'm so shocked and sad to hear that! So very very sorry for your loss. I know that Ana had a beautiful short life with you. I'm not good with words for tragedies like this. I'll be thinking of you and the horses today.