A Horse is a Horse

A Horse is a Horse

Friday, May 10, 2013

Goodbye old friend...

 Didn't ride Monday, spent some time with my boys and puppies since I had worked an extra shift Sunday night and was rather brain dead. Tuesday. Had a work meeting. Only half listened as we drudged thru our committee work.

Then came the moment I've been dreading for years.

I took my dog Shelby to the vet and she was put to sleep. I thought with acknowledgement of her failing health I had already prepared myself for that moment, but I was pretty tore up.  She had a rough start to her life, I'm not the greatest dog owner, but I gave her the best  I knew how. The hardest part was how perky she got at the vet, leaving me a doubt riddled, teary mess. She went peacefully and quietly, my good girl.

I got Shelby when I was 18 and living on a ranch. Silly me, I offered to find her a home for my dads coworker, little did I know it would be mine. She was a 8 month old Aussie mix, with curly oily fur and a tongue that never quite fit in her mouth. She would put up with anything you did (except baths lol). She was always a quiet, consistent part of my life for 13 years. Her presence is missed.

Last pic of my Shelby girl
Yup, she was that patient

Shelby teaching Indy the ropes


  1. What a pretty girl. Sorry for your loss. :(

  2. It's never easy and you can never be sure. Just know she's in a better place. Hugs to you.


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