Friday, June 11, 2010
Jet has crossed the Rainbow Bridge
Today has been a very difficult day. It's with a heavy heart that I type these words. Jet was euthanized today. He was having neurologic issues that the vet felt he would not recover from so we made the difficult decision to end his suffering. I held on to him as he took his last breath so he would know we loved him until the end. He was my buddy and is irreplacable. I will miss his goofiness, his flappy lip, his Big Bird legs, his sensibility and affection, how he took care of T. I will measure every horse against all that he was. We are fortunate to have had him in our lives for two and a half years and I am comforted by the fact that we gave him the very best life. He didn't have an easy start to his life, as evidenced by the marks on his back and his poor feet when we got him, but he had a great life with us and especially as T's partner. He was my steady-Eddie, my trail leader, the one you always grabbed to work with an inexperienced horse, the confidence booster. He would take care of a small child or run flat out. And he was Reserve Champion in 2009. Not bad for a little horse of unknown origins who will forever hold a big place in our hearts. Rest in peace, my Jetty. May you gallop in green fields forever. Say hello to Diego, Snoopy, Binky, and Cocoa for me. I miss you already.