It's Time to Say "Good-Bye" - The Final Chapter

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Real Estate Agent with St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors

I've been telling you all the story of selling my beloved horse Blade.  Well, this is the final chapter...

Yesterday, the lady I told you about last week (who had to talk to her husband about Blade) came by to pick up Blade in a nice trailer.

She had a straight-load trailer (Blade is used to a slant-load.), and her trailer is a step-up (Blade is used to a ramp.).

I had told her how well he loaded and trailered, but when I saw how different her trailer was from mine, I was just a little concerned...

Anyway, I stepped up into the trailer and told Blade to step up and come on in...and he did!  No big deal!  I was very proud of him.

This is a time of mixed feelings for me.  I know that I did the right thing, but I feel like I've failed him somehow. 

I know that he's going to have 15 acres of pasture to share with one other horse and that he will love it, but it's sad at the same time...

Blade, I wish you and your new owner all of the best!

I'm going to miss you, and you will always have a special place in my heart... 

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GRI, e-PRO

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Debi.Ernst@PrudentialAlliance.com

 

 

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Gretchen Faber
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It's sad when we have to give up an animal that we love.  About 11 years ago I was a single mom with a toddler and 2 beautiful yellow labs. I just couldn't handle it all and my new real estate career too.  I gave the dogs to a childless couple who agreed to keep them together. I would periodically see them and Jessie and Boston were happy and healthy.  Recently, my current husband and I rescued Duke, a lab/great dane mix.  He's so wonderful, and we're now in a place to give him everything he needs from his family.  Blade will be great and you can help another animal some day.

Mar 22, 2009 03:11 PM #1
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
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I'm sorry you had to say goodbye to Blade. I've had to make similar choices in my life over the years, and it's never easy. The best way I have found to deal with the loss is to have a good cry -- get it all out -- and then focus on how happy your pet will be in his or her new home. We all have to do what is best for our pets, and sometimes letting go is the best.

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Mar 23, 2009 05:09 AM #2
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Debi Ernst
St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors - O'Fallon, MO
GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate

Gretchen - Thanks for sharing your story.  It's nice to know that you can relate... :)

Elizabeth - Exactly.  You said it so well...I know that this will be a good place for him...  :)

 

Mar 23, 2009 05:58 AM #3
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Paula Denmon
FATHOM REALTY - Red Oak, TX
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I imagine that everyone on this site has had a similar experience.   I am so glad that you were able to find a good home for Blade.  It is a challengefor all the animals right now to end up with good homes.  I am on the board of our local SPCA, and we are dealing with so many animals that have lost their family as the family's difficulties rise.  Just about every horse person who owns multiple horses has one that they would give away or loan out if they could find a great home.  ME INCLUDED.  I have aKWPN Dutch broodmare that needs a new home as I do not intend to breed anymore after 27 years.  Let me know if you know of anyone interested in breeding their own jumper or dressage horse!  

Mar 23, 2009 07:25 AM #4
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Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
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Debi,

I know how you feel.  When I sold Clyde and Badger, I felt very sad because we've been through a lot.  Even the kids were sad.  They did feel better knowing that they would be able to visit, even though they never did.  And we all felt better knwoing that they went to good homes. 

Glad to hear that Blade is at least going to a good home.

Brigita 

Mar 23, 2009 08:43 AM #5
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Debi Ernst
St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors - O'Fallon, MO
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Paula - I will certainly let you know if I hear of someone! Can you tell me how much you're asking for her?

Brigita - It certainly is a comfort knowing that the new owner is going to love them and take good care of them...  :)

Mar 23, 2009 02:18 PM #6
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Debra Cernick
DeShazer Ryan Realty - Libby, MT

Debi- Wonderful knowing that Blade is going to be happy. My own horse- Hap was kept here  with me until he finally passed away in the pasture near the gate where I geed him when I got home from work every day-- he was laying there --one evening. I miss him and have not replaced him. He was 30 years old and did not look so sharp the last few years.

Mar 27, 2009 03:40 AM #7
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Debi Ernst
St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors - O'Fallon, MO
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Debra - I really am grateful that he is going to a good home. It makes it a little bit easier.  It must've been hard for you to lose your horse after so long.  They are difficult to replace.

Mar 28, 2009 05:46 AM #8
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