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#2084465 - 06/21/16 08:27 PM RIP Bill
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Today, we had to put our daughter's horse to sleep. Bill was 29 years old, and in fairly good health until this year. He had ulcers, and the vet said today that his stomach had ruptured. We've had Bill for 13 years, and he was the love of our lives, and our daughter's life revolved around him. Being quite sudden, none of us had a chance to emotionally prepare.

He'll be buried in the pasture, which he loved so much. Please keep Raq in your thoughts - she needs it more than ever.

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#2084469 - 06/21/16 08:31 PM Re: RIP Bill Rocky P
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out of the frying pan...
Warm thoughts to your family, Rocky. I used to ride a big chestnut TB named Bill that I liked very much and hadn't thought about in a long time. I'm very sorry for your loss, but thank you for the happy memory.
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#2084470 - 06/21/16 08:32 PM Re: RIP Bill Rocky P
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Heartbreaking. I remember vividly the day we had to put my Rosie down. She was my horse and my best friend. I know the pain your daughter feels. Prayers for your daughter for comfort. Hope she can draw on the memories of the good times she's had with Bill.

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#2084477 - 06/21/16 08:49 PM Re: RIP Bill Rocky P
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So sorry for your loss.
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#2084482 - 06/21/16 08:52 PM Re: RIP Bill Rocky P
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I'm so sorry. While I've never had a horse I'm sure you were as attached to Bill as I am to my dogs.
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#2084483 - 06/21/16 08:54 PM Re: RIP Bill Rocky P
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So sorry for your family's loss.
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#2084500 - 06/21/16 09:31 PM Re: RIP Bill Rocky P
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So sorry Rocky such a hard thing, thoughts and prayers for your daughter and family. Reflect on all the great memories and good times to get you thru.

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#2084518 - 06/22/16 11:45 AM Re: RIP Bill Rocky P
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So sorry to hear, Rocky. (hugs) to all.
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#2084545 - 06/22/16 01:30 PM Re: RIP Bill Rocky P
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I'm very sorry, Rocky. frown As hard as it is, at least we are given the privilege of taking the suffering away from our four-legged buddies. I try to appreciate every day I still have my 32 year old (had him since he was 8) and so dread the thought of that final hour. Hugs to your daughter.
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#2084548 - 06/22/16 01:39 PM Re: RIP Bill Rocky P
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Sorry to hear that Rocky.
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#2084574 - 06/22/16 02:50 PM Re: RIP Bill TB 12
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#2084779 - 06/23/16 02:09 AM Re: RIP Bill Rocky P
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This morning (7:00 AM) someone came with a front-end loader and dug Bill's forever home. As a final act, Raq threw 2 carrots into the grave with Bill as a symbolic nature of his favorite food, then went through a box of kleenex. Tonight just after dinner, we all went out and put some flowers on his grave.

Giving up a pet (furry family member) is hard.........................

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#2084787 - 06/23/16 12:08 PM Re: RIP Bill Rocky P
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Yes - it's incredibly difficult and {{HUGS}} to your entire family.
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#2084789 - 06/23/16 12:32 PM Re: RIP Bill Rocky P
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out of the frying pan...
It's absolutely heartwrenching. I'm so sorry.
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#2084804 - 06/23/16 01:41 PM Re: RIP Bill Rocky P
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Very sorry for your loss, pets are true members of our families.
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#2084857 - 06/23/16 04:47 PM Re: RIP Bill Soccer
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So sorry for your loss. Hurts like no other I know. Have fun at the Rainbow Bridge fella until you see him again. HUGS.

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#2084895 - 06/23/16 06:33 PM Re: RIP Bill Rocky P
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Thank you to everyone.

I'm passing on all of the the wishes and sentiment to my wife and daughter. Peach, rest assured, Bill will be waiting at Rainbow Bridge for his carrots!

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#2084898 - 06/23/16 06:44 PM Re: RIP Bill Rocky P
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#2085045 - 06/24/16 02:54 PM Re: RIP Bill Rocky P
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I'm so sorry for your loss.
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#2085265 - 06/25/16 03:15 PM Re: RIP Bill Buddy the Elf
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So, so sad. I'm very sorry for your family's loss. Prayers out to you all.....

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