Sunday, January 9, 2011

Mindy Lou, April 28, 1984- Jan. 8, 2011

Jet's Paradox (Mindy Lou) & me at WSU in the early 90's.

At age 26 and after 25 years together, Mindy was put to sleep last night. She laid down and didn't want to get back up. Her legs were arthritic and she was tired. Pam, Chuck, Jackie, Bridgitt, Anke and I surrounded her with love and let her go.

Mindy

A wise old soul with a huge heart. You raised 2 little girls and helped us become who we are today, while touching so many others along the way. My life was changed forever the day I saw you standing in the pen with your big eyes and the bottom of your tail chewed off. We made it through junior high, high school, and college together, I don't think I could have made it through college without our midnight bareback rides through the fields while I told you of some tragedy or another, usually about boys. I'm glad you're in a place where there's no pain. I look forward to seeing you again when we can gallop down dirt roads so fast tears blur my vision and the pounding of your hooves matches the rhythm of my racing heart.



10 comments:

achieve1dream said...

Oh my goodness!! What happened!! I am so sorry for your loss. This is so awful and so sudden. I hope you're holding up okay. Sending you cyber hugs.

Albigears said...

a1d- I explained a little bit more, we put her to sleep last night. She was tired and her legs hurt. Thank you for the cyber hugs, 25 years is a long time...

Kate said...

So very sorry for your loss - she was beautiful. Good that you were there for her when she needed your help.

Barbara said...

How wonderful that you were together for so long and what a good friend you were to do what was best for her.

EvenSong said...

So sorry for your loss. She was a sweet and gorgeous mare.

Lexie said...

I'm sorry for your loss, but I'm glad you gave her the gift of a peaceful death.

I hope other things in your life are going better.

ruffles said...

R.I.P Mindy. I'm glad she had nice ending though :)

Anonymous said...

Long time lurker here, so very sorry for your loss. Congrats for the 25 beautiful years together, wishing you peace and comfort.

Stacey said...

I love the pics you posted of her. She's totally into it in the first one :) Sorry for your loss, she sounds like a big sweetheart and you guys are lucky you had 25 years together, that is admirable.

Albigears said...

Thanks everyone. It was a very peaceful ending. We're all still trying to get used to the idea she's not here anymore...