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06 February 2012 @ 11:38 pm
I'm a bit down tonight. I have a feeling that my horse (fortune) is going to have to be put down soon. For the last three or four years he's been losing weight no matter what we do. Right now he looks like a bag of bones. A couple of weeks ago he had a bad impaction and I honestly thought we'd have to do it then. Somehow he made it through. Today he started laying back down again but only for a few minutes at a time. In horses, this is not a good sign. We started today trying to get rid of any parasites he may have so that maybe he can gain some weight again but it needs to be a slow process to be sure we don't cause another impaction. Even then, I'm not sure it will make much of a difference. The whole thing makes me sad. I hate to see him this way. He's old and skinny and I certainly don't want him to be in any pain like he was with the impaction. But at the same time, I don't want to have to put him down either because he's still the most loveable horse ever and he and I are so similar in personality that it sometimes amazes me. Why does life have to be this way? Why can't pets live forever? I hope I'm wrong. I hope I am worrying about this for no reason and that Fortune will be around for several more years. I'd love for Owen to have some memories of him too but right now that just doesn't seem likely :'(
Current Mood: depresseddepressed
Athena: cry_cartographiesathena4lynn on February 7th, 2012 11:46 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry, hon. *hugs*

It's really not fair that pets can't live forever.