Thursday, March 26, 2009

Plestocene Shaggy

Very sad news as Pleistocene Shaggy, the Cave Pony passed away this morning at Shiloh.

As I had mentioned in the blog post from yesterday, we think Shaggy had suffered a stroke yesterday. This morning he was laying in his outdoor run and could not get up. The guys got him to his feet, but he could not stand. Shaggy was comforted by Eric while Jill, Sally, and Sharil drove to the ranch.


Shaggy was having small seizures and we knew his time was close. So, with the vet's guidance, we gave him a strong sedative to allow him to pass in peace. He did. Shaggy is buried at Shiloh.


Shaggy was rescued from an CA auction in April 2008 for a mere $25.00 and spent his last year of his life in comfort at Shiloh. He lived in the barn stall with Daisy and Flower and roamed freely during the day. Shaggy was a well loved member of the Shiloh Family and he will be badly missed. But, we are so happy that we could give him a comfortable and loving last year. It was the best $25.00 Shiloh ever spent.

Rest in Peace, Shaggy...

What a sweet face he had...
P. Shaggy wandering a few weeks ago, happy and content...


Eating the dog food not too long after his rescue last year. Notice the difference in his condition in the above photo. He was in awful shape when he was rescued.

P. Shaggy and Rugrat with the children from F.EA.T. on 3/15/09. Shaggy was so gentle with the children with autism...

10 comments:

Sharil said...

~RIP~ Shaggy you will be greatly missed. You had such a kind and gentle soul. Tell everyone in Greener pastures to quit running up there, it has caused so much wind down here today!!! HA HA

Luv Ya,
Sharil

Eric Clayton said...

Shaggy, you will be greatly missed indeed. Thanks for always making me smile. :)

the 4 D's said...

We will miss ya Shaggy ! I always looked forward feeding you your E Q and when you whinnied you kepted me laughing .

Dave

spoiledrottensavvy said...

I loved how you would accompany me to my tack shed, always knowing I had a cookie or carrot for you. Or during the summer, when you'd rub up against my arm, demanding to be shedded out. I'll miss you so much Shag-a-licious.

shilohsally said...

We all loved you Shaggy. We were blessed to have you for a whole year. Old ponies are priceless to me. Flower and Daisy will miss their roomie, and I will especially miss you every morning with my "meals on wheels". Rest in peace dear Shaggy, we were honored to have you at Shiloh! Sally

the 4 D's said...

O Shaggy, We were friends on the wkends. I will miss feeding you your ES. I'm sure Daisy and Flower are really going to miss you!!!
R.I.P Friend!
Deonna

Mom said...

As always, it warms my heart to know that a pony who was treated so badly in his former life, had the good fortune to spend his last days at Shiloh with good food and love and someone to brush him out. He looks like a sweetheart. May God bless you all.

Amy said...

Ditto what Mom said

Andrea said...

Farewell little Shaggy. I read on his webpage that he was 30 years old.... what a grand age for a grand pony. And bless Shiloh for giving him the best place to end his days at.

cat said...

be entertained