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My children and i live right in the middle of AMish Country! its beautiful! Our Landlords are Amish, and they are the best landlords i have ever had!

Our trailer is on thier property, so we get to see the horses, and my children play with thier children and we just have a great relationship with them!

Well we were out in the yard chatting, and one of the horses was laying down and couldn’t get up...my landlords called the vet, and we were waiting for him to get here..

the children were in the barn, and talking to ” champ ” thats what my 10 year old daughter named him.. his breathing was labored..

i came in the house, and got on the computer ( instead of the shower! LOL ) and about 20 minutes later, my son came in said the vet was putting ” champ ” to sleep...

5 minutes after that my 10 year old came in just crying.. ” momita.. the dr. had to put ” champ ” to sleep... hes gone now... ”  

I held her in my lap, and told her that i loved her, and i was sorry she was sad.. and that ” champ ” wasn’t sick anymore.. he was on that rainbow bridge with casper ( our dog we had for 14 years that we had to put to sleep ) playing and having fun...

im not sure why im blogging about this..it hurt me i to see her so sad...

God Bless
Linni



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      Coachmombabe wrote Nov 1, 2008
    • I can relate, Linni. Just a couple of months ago I had to have one of my kitties put to sleep. The kids grew up with her, she was 12. I still have her brother and kitty. But it’s not only hard to lose one, it’s hard to tell the kids...even grown ones.



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      Mary Clark wrote Nov 1, 2008
    • I understand completely Linni.  I grew up with horses...and it is so sad to see one put down.

      When we had to put our “Smoky” (he was very old) down, my father had to have a back hoe come and dig a huge hole to bury him in.  After we buried him and hours later...all of the other horses stood around the burial spot as if to mourn his death.  It was one of the most touching sites I have ever seen.  

      It’s very sad and I’m sorry for your loss.



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      Linni wrote Nov 1, 2008
    • thank you ladies... i was really surprised at how hard Maretta took it as it wasn’t our horse.. its been a hard day for her.. she has cried alot.. at first i was frustrated at all her crying because it wasn’t our horse, and i just didn’t understand why she was crying so much...

      then it hit me.. ” Champ ” had become like one of the family to her... she would ALWAYS go over to the fence and feed him an apple, or hay, and talking to him in the morning before school..

      Then, i felt bad for feeling frustrated with her.. i mean, i never said anything to her, i was just feeling frustrated.. after my realization, it didn’t frustrate me anymore..  

      we had cuddle time on the couch, she showed me pictures on her and my sons  phone of ” champ “.. and now shes sleeping...

      keep her in prayer please..
      again, thank you ladies...
      God Bless
      Linni



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      Michelle Rowe wrote Nov 2, 2008
    • Champ knew he was loved. It is a comfort to think of the Rainbow Bridge as a place we can reunite with our cherished pets when we pass along. For those who don’t know about the Rainbow Bridge:

      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....



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      Linni wrote Nov 2, 2008
    • thank you for posting that poem vigirl.. i love that poem.. when we had to put our dog to sleep, my cousin sent it to the children and i.. she had to have her dog put to sleep, and someone sent it to her..it was the first time i had heard it... it was a great comfort to us..



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