Saturday, March 21, 2009

UPDATES for Saturday Evening

Chief is about the same, and is up and standing. This is a good sign for him and we are hoping that we will be able to bring him home to Shiloh next week. If the decision has to be made to put him to sleep, we really want him at Shiloh for that if possible... But, for now, we are thinking positively...

Dude is passing manure and seems happy. His impaction is still there but, hopefully, getting smaller with the treatments.

Everything else is good at the ranch, no emergencies for now!

Some sad news as adopted horse, Angus had to be put to sleep yesterday. He had a cancerous growth in his eye that his family and the vet have been aware of and were watching and treating, but sadly, his cancer had spread and he was having intestinal pain. His family made the difficult decision to euthanise him, which is very devastating to his young owner, Alyssa. Angus was well loved and cared for in his home and we are so thankful that they adopted this special little horse. Our thoughts go out to his family and to Angus tonight...

4 comments:

Eric Clayton said...

I am so sorry to hear about Angus. I remember when Alyssa came to pick him up and take him to his new home. What a cool little guy and at least he enjoyed the last days of his life with such a wonderful family!

Found art blog said...

Oh how sad! I remember the pictures of Alyssa and Angus, they were a terrific pair!!
Good thoughts to Chiefy though....

the 4 D's said...

The Hickey Family is thinking of you Alyssa. Thank You for giving him a GREAT home.
Chief, we are still HOLDING on to HOPE. Your friends really miss you at Shiloh. I was taking pictures of your Wandering buddies yesterday and it was JUST NOT THE SAME without you! Sunday misses you! GeT Better SOON!
D

Amber said...

Thank you for your kind words. It was hard not hearing him yelling for food this morning. Angus, or Gus-Gus as he was called at our house, always had the little girls fussing over him at shows and usually had two girls bareback walking around the arena grounds during breaks. He was very well loved and will be missed greatly. Thank you to Shiloh and all the volunteers that helped save him. He was a great horse and the love of a little girls life.