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Good bye, Casper. You were great

Post by bpaquet on Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:19 pm

Poor Casper died today. When we came home from work, he was down in the pasture. He didn't look distressed, but he was definitely not well. By the time the vet got here, he had gone. We think he had a bad case of colic, and probably ruptured his stomach or intestine.

My wonderful farrier is coming at dawn's crack tomorrow morning to bury Casper. We heard coyotes tonight. I hope they do not bother the poor guy.

Cree will be staying at our house now. He was due to go home when Kina and Envoy come back, but he is lame and would probably have been put down. Now, he can stay and be the companion horse.

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Re: Good bye, Casper. You were great

Post by Fire Flower on Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:31 am

I am so sorry to hear about Casper.  Sad 

You gave him the good life that he deserved.
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Post by BobCat on Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:39 am

Sorry to hear about Casper. May he rest in peace.
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Re: Good bye, Casper. You were great

Post by Sue Short on Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:37 pm


Becky, I saw that FB. I am so sorry. The words are so inadequate.
(((((MORE HUGS AND LOVE))))) Antonio sends (((((HEADBUTTS AND PURRS)))))
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Re: Good bye, Casper. You were great

Post by bpaquet on Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:29 am

Thank you, friends. It's very quiet in the barn, and Cree has cried a couple times. We're all getting used to things. We are going to keep a close eye on Cree to be sure we don't need to get a buddy for a month.

The farrier came this morning before the sun was up. When I left for work, he had his backhoe going. I felt bad not being here, but I had a "can't miss" meeting at 8:30. Casper deserved better. Sad
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Post by Sue Short on Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:03 am


You know it's too bad you couldn't have called in sick. Can you plant a tree or something to mark his resting place.
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Post by fiffur on Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:07 pm

Oh Becky.....((((((((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))))))))))
You gave Casper the good life for his final years, which more than made up for his not so great past. My heart breaks for you and the ponies.

Is Cree all alone in the barn right now? Can he go to school to be near Envoy and Kina so he won't be lonely?

Don't beat yourself up for not being there for Caspers' funeral.....it couldn't be helped.
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Re: Good bye, Casper. You were great

Post by bpaquet on Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:57 pm

We are going to plant a river birch on Casper in a week or so. We're due for another ugly storm this week, and we don't want the tree to get flooded right after it's planted. Maybe spring will arrive for good by the end of March. We picked a river birch because it's a hardy tree with very neat bark, and it's thirsty. It should keep Casper safe and dry under its roots.
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Re: Good bye, Casper. You were great

Post by Sue Short on Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:20 pm


I looked it up and what a pretty tree. Casper was a handsome horse and the tree fits him.
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Re: Good bye, Casper. You were great

Post by BobCat on Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:19 am

A river birch is a beautiful tree - and will be a beautiful memorial.
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Re: Good bye, Casper. You were great

Post by fiffur on Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:21 pm

I agree....it's perfect.
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