Monday, February 23, 2009

Decision is made

I have made the tough decision of where my old friend Tank will live out his days.
Kept me up most of the night and surprise today I have a head cold and feel like general crap. It was not easy and I sincerely thank all of you for your input.
Most of your comments were direct reflections of what was going through my mind.
The family while extremely nice just scared me a bit with the lack of knowledge and the fact that the girls might ride him to hard or lose interest. He also would have had no horse buddies, just cows. So..... I decided he will go and live with nice lady Linda in Southern Indiana, almost Louisville. I called her today to confirm and made arrangements to haul him to her tomorrow afternoon. As a good friend of mine once said "no sense in prolonging it, get them in there and go down the road."
It was not for this particular case but fits none the less. The more I agonize over it the worse I will feel. I will spend the day with him tomorrow and cherish our last day together, it is supposed to be in the 40's. I may sneak a last ride .
It is bittersweet to let him go. I know this gal will treat him well and keep him until his days are done but it doesn't make it any easier. Wish me luck, it will be the longest 1 hour drive of my life down there and even longer and sadder on the way back.

Happy trails....


Mrs Mom said...

That sounds like the perfect spot for the grand old fellow. I know you are going to miss him tremendously, but if he is that close to Lexington, hopefully you will be able to keep in touch and maybe see him now and again. ;)

Give the big man rubs from me too please.

Sending hugs to you girl, and loads of horsey love to you too!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you made the best decision you could, and that he will have a good home. It's really great when people care what happens to their older horses.

Pony Girl said...

We'll be thinking of you. Hugs to Tank as he goes off to his new journey.
Hope you feel better, too! :)

Melanie said...

Awwww...this post made me tear up too!!! Saying goodbye is never easy, but at least he will have a forever home, right?

Good choice, mom!!! :)

Train Wreck said...

Yes that sounds like a perfect home for your fella. Have heart my friend. He will be well taken car of because you cared enough to find a good , loving home for him. Warm hugs sent your way.

Blue Eyed Tango said...

Sounds like you've had a tough 24 hours with that decision! Glad it's made and you have peace. Kudos to you, I could never do it...I get too attached! That would explain why we have six! LOL! Sorry you feel so bad, my hubby and I just got over the flu was wicked bad! Hope you're on the mend soon, take care!

Callie said...

Sounds like the right choice, hard as it is. Give him lots of love and hugs tonight and know he'll be in good hands and he'll be happy in his new home. :)

allhorsestuff said...

I still have crying fits when I think that we sold my pony to a home with three boys. Poor Trixie...hope she had more for them!

I am gald and sad too with you. It makes me feel better knowing he will be hers and cared for. That will be a difficult drive...maybe a bit blurry if it were me doing the driving...yes tissue!
Be waiting to hear good news soon, hope you feel better too.