Larney, Put to Rest.

It was a short walk to the damp grass and Larney stumbled a few times, but he kept following me to where he’d be at peace.


Dr Bob was quiet and somber as he pulled out the medication that would end Larney’s pain. It was windy and the rain was intermittent.

Even the sky looked sad

My heart was thumping as Dr Bob depressed the plunger on the syringe and Larney got sleepy. He started to waver and in a flash his eyes said thank you and then the light was gone

There was no question: it was time.


We tried all sorts of medications and other alternative care, but Larney’s body was giving up. His eyes still bright, but his body was thin and fragile.


He passed quietly and peacefully with Brent, Dr. Bob and Amy by his side whispering sweetness, like how much he was loved. I was crouched in the damp grass stroking Larney’s incredibly soft muzzle when I felt the bite of a mosquito on the bit of flesh exposed on my rump. Not sure what that means…


As we walked back to the barn Dr. Bob said,

“I’m sorry for your loss. This is the toughest part of having animals.”


Larney will be particularly missed by his BFF Splash. They used to share hay and graze together before Larney’s sudden deterioration made him stall bound.


Grief is merely the price of love.


6 thoughts on “Larney, Put to Rest.”

  1. So sorry for your loss. Knowing what it is like to have to do this breaks my heart every time I have had to do it. Thank you for not letting him suffer any longer. You did the right thing.

  2. So sorry for your loss Amy he will now roam the green fields free from pain over the rainbow bridge. He knew that he was truly loved and will live on in your heart forever…..RIP handsome man…..big hugs

  3. Such beautiful pictures of him and it left me crying as you know it would Amy. He was so handsome but now he is runnning with other horses in green fields happy and pain free with carrots and apples galore. You have wonderful memories embrace them.

  4. I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. I cannot imagine how you feel but just know he’s now running in the sky pain free. You loved him enough to let him go.

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