Sunday, July 14, 2013

Oberon: June 1 2002 - July 14 2013

Colic takes too many of them too fast and too young.

Rest in peace, Oberon. I hope that wherever you are, the bucket of treats is bottomless. 


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  1. :( Rest in peace good boy. I'm so sorry.

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    1. Thanks. They are needed and much appreciated.

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    1. Thank you. It was completely unexpected and he went downhill very quickly. :(

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  4. Oh no!! I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope he has a bottomless bucket of treats too. :(

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    1. Given that he was on a constant diet, endless treats are probably his idea of heaven. :)

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  5. So sorry to hear this news... (((hugs)))

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    1. CFS, thanks. The hugs are much appreciated.

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  6. Hugs to you and yours. He was a great one.

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  7. Oh god, what? I'm so sorry, Jen. Hugs.

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    1. I know, it was so sudden. Thanks.

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  8. WHAT? Oh no. I am so sorry.
    This is why colic is so damn scary.

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    1. Val, I've been through literally DOZENS of impaction colics with Cash. Thought we were going to lose him once when he was 17. But man, they flip an intestine and it's all over. :(

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  9. So so so so sorry to hear this. Thinking of you all.

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    1. Liz, thank you so much for your thoughts.

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  10. Ohmygosh!! I'm so sorry to hear this, he was such a neat horse! Thoughts with all of you...

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  11. Oh no. You have just had to deal with so much loss lately. So sorry to hear this. Colic is very scary for all of us horse owners. Thinking of you. May you now have a long run of very good fortune animal-wise.

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    1. Laura, it has not been a good year for us critter-wise. I only hope it gets better from here. :(

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  12. I am so sorry! Coincidentally, we lost our first family horse that we've had for 17 years this weekend... his name is Ryker and we are all so sad to see him go. I feel your pain and I hope you do your best to just remember the good times and now he's running wild and free like all horses really want to be! Or... just lazily grazing in a pasture of lush green grasses. ;)

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    1. M.Eckert, thanks for stopping by and posting. I'm so sorry to hear about your Ryker passing this weekend. It was a bad weekend for too many folks.

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    2. Thank you, Jen.

      You know the day is going to come with older horses, but when the day actually comes, it hurts much more than I thought it could. He was otherwise healthy and happy and playful - I guess it was just his time as the vet deemed it "natural causes".

      Younger horses have a certain sharpness in losing them that is just as painful. I've had my share of losing both young and old, and it's never easy. Keep your chin up, time helps.

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  13. O no... no no no. I am devastated for you :(

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    1. Thanks Dom. It's hard to lose them.

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    1. Thanks L. I'm sure Bo, Saga, and Carlos are enjoying that bottomless bucket of treats in the endless green pasture. *sad smile*

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  15. Oh i'm so sorry! Sending hugs and warm thoughts your way.

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  16. How horrible to lose him. What a fabulous horse he was and what a fabulous owner you guys were to him, he had a horsey dream job/life. lots of hugs to you.

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    1. Lol, I'm not sure how many horses would think that *joustng* was a dream job, but he sure loved it! Thank you for your thoughts and hugs.

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  17. What? Noo!
    I am SO sorry. :'( All the hugs to you and your hubby.

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    1. Thanks, Alicia. I will pass them on to my hubby.

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  18. This is terrible news. Colic does, indeed, take too many of them, too young. Sending you a big hug -- please pass it on to your husband. He must be devastated. (not that you aren't, of course).

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    1. Annette, thanks for stopping by and commenting. And thanks for the hugs all around.

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  19. Oh no! I am so, so, so sorry to hear this! He was such a spectacular horse, with such charisma, and one of my favorites! I got to meet him at Gulf Wars this year and was quite taken by him, and his beautiful tail! (My mare was a driving horse in the first half of her life and her tail is docked.) My student Kristy and I spent some time grooming him, and got to help your husband get him ready for a joust. Plus, watching him was a joy, he was so big and lively. I can't express how sad I am to hear this, and am just in tears about it. My deepest sympathies on the lose of such an amazing horse.

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    1. Cherie, thank you for sharing your wonderful memories of him. I am glad you got to meet him in person, and a belated thanks for helping my husband with his care!

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  20. I am so sorry to hear this!!! Hugs to you and all the critters. <3

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  21. Belatedly catching up on my blog reading, I am so sorry to read this Jenj.
    Devastating - *bighug*

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  22. Jen, I am also behind on catching up with your blog and only just read this - what appalling news. I think its certainly one of the cruellest fates for any horse and devastating for the owner. So sorry for both of you :-(

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