Thursday, June 22, 2017

Yesterday we had to put down this girl, the sheep in my header. She had ongoing health issues for years, and this winter/spring she got really thin. But I was supporting her with soaked alfalfa pellets top-dressed with rice bran pellets, and she was strong and interested in life. A totally unexpected crisis occurred, though, and there was no way around the inevitable. RIP, dear Bramble. Your shepherd will miss you.


13 comments:

Diane said...

Sorry for your loss. It is always hard to loose them. But know that you gave her the best life by giving her the extra care that she needed until the very end. May she be with the GREAT Shepherd in spirit.

Theresa said...

Oh Michelle, I am so so sorry. Peace be with your old best girl as she makes her home now over the bridge. Hugs go out to all those she left behind. It just sucks losing such good fur friends.

Debbie said...

Michelle, so very sorry for your loss of Bramble. These fur babies are so much a part of our lives.

take care

Mama Pea said...

So sorry to hear of your losing Bramble. If only they could live forever . . .

thecrazysheeplady said...

Oh Michelle {{{hug}}}

Susan said...

Oh, no! Michelle, I am so sorry! Such a lovely girl - and such a wonderful life you gave her. Sending you a giant hug.

Mokihana said...

I'm so sorry about Bramble. I hope it will comfort you to know that you gave her a wonderful life. It's not always easy being a shepherd, is it? Big hugs..

C-ingspots said...

I'm sorry Michelle...like you mentioned, eventually they all break our hearts. I think they're worth our tears though, considering all the joy they bring us while they're with us. ((hugs))

Retired Knitter said...

Oh my. How sad. We just had to put down our cat Max. He lived till he was 11 years old. Eight of those years he lived with degenerative kidney disease that we managed with prescription food and subq fluids. The vets always were amazed he lasted so long. It was hard to let go. I am sure that is true of your dear sheep. This one seemed to be a looker.

Donna said...

So sorry about Bramble. It is hard when the flock gets old.

MiniKat said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss, my dear friend. <3

Maureen said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Michelle. They are such wonderful creatures.
Maureen

Claire Moxon-Waltz said...

Goodness, so sad....I can't imagine 2 losses in a row like this. Keeping livestock can have such a difficult downside. Wishing you some joy just around the corner.