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We are sad.. It's was the worse day yesterday - death mentioned and a bit graphic

TANNER'S MOM wrote: I am sorry if this is graphic I just need to talk!

We lost our most precious four legged friend yesterday! We are all be side ourselves! This is the worst non human loss I have ever experienced. Tanner's mare died. Crystal was here name. She was the one I have showed pics of the kids crawling all over her. We got her when Tanner was a baby and she never did us wrong one time. She was the best horse ever. I had people offer me thousands of dollars for her, but I would not sell her ever! I am just beside myself.

After I made a few post here yesterday I went out on the back porch and she was at the fence, and I noticed her head was hanging to the ground! I said her name and she turned her head to me in a way I will never forget and she had blood coming from nose and she was in bad shape. I yell at Tanner to get me a lead rope and a warm rag, and I took her out of the pen, and it was awful and I knew then we were going to loose her. I tried every vet I knew but it was Saturday and no one was open. I finally found one about 50 miles away. I had to call Dh at work bawling b/c I couldn't do this alone with just me and Tanner here. He came home and we got her to the vet. But it was too late. Her body was already shutting down. She had a tumor on her brain that ruptured. He said she was one of the oldest horses he had ever seen.

But man she was the best one. She lived a good life and she never did me wrong. I have seen take Tanner through places a big horse couldn't go, down hollers and over mountains. I have seen him take her places she had to swim out of, and she never doubted she would bring him out the other side. I have seen him rope off her ( sometimes rope me) He has ran barrels and poles and done everything. I just can't believe she is gone. I know I should have expected it but I didn't.

He is taking so hard. He cried himself to sleep last night and woke up crying this morning! It's so hard right now. He said he wants to quit his horse judging team and 4-H, but I have tried talking to him and telling Crystal loved him, and she showed him how to love a horse and to honor her he should continue to do these things.

I know I always said an animal was animal, but this is one of the hardest losses I have ever had, We had her 10 years. Please pray for us. We will be okay and Tanner will be okay! But Man it hurts right now!

luvmykids replied: bawling.gif bawling.gif bawling.gif OMG Mel, I know you're all devastated and I'm so, so sorry hug.gif hug.gif hug.gif I know some animals are just irreplaceable and he'll never have another one just like her, I love what you said about her teaching him how to love a horse sleep.gif

My3LilMonkeys replied: hug.gif hug.gif hug.gif I'm so sorry - losing a good animal is just like losing a member of the family.

ZandersMama replied: im so sorry sad.gif hug.gif

amynicole21 replied: bawling.gif bawling.gif bawling.gif I'm sorry Mel. hug.gif hug.gif hug.gif hug.gif

mummy2girls replied: and i am sooo sorry mel. i know it hurts and that was awesome what you said to tanner(((HUGS)))

Kaitlin'smom replied: bawling.gif bawling.gif bawling.gif I am so sorry hug.gif hug.gif hug.gif hug.gif

Kirstenmumof3 replied: hug.gif hug.gif I'm so sorry to hear this! It's such a tragic loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you right now! Take some time to remember her and heal! hug.gif hug.gif

MomToJade&Jordan replied: Oh no Mel emlaugh.gif I'm so sorry hun. hug.gif

holley79 replied: OH NO Mel. I am so sorry sweetie. She was an awesome horse and you both gave her an awesome life. I will keep you and Tanner in my thoughts and prayers along with the rest of the family. I hope Tanner doesn't quit his 4-H hug.gif hug.gif hug.gif

gr33n3y3z replied: hug.gif hug.gif hug.gif hug.gif
Prayers said hun

jem0622 replied: I am so sorry. How sad. sad.gif hug.gif

Calimama replied: Oh hun, I'm so sorry. sleep.gif hug.gif hug.gif

sparkys2boys replied: OMG Mel I am so sorry bawling.gif bawling.gif Poor Tanner I feel so bad for him along with the rest of the family. Mayber in abit Tanner will be able to look back at her with good memories and see what a great friend he had and be able to take comfort in that. Send some hugs Tanner's way for me please hug.gif hug.gif

mom21kid2dogs replied: hug.gif hug.gif hug.gif I'm sure there is little that feels much like comfort right now. hug.gif hug.gif hug.gif
So sorry!

Boys r us replied: Oh Mel! I am so so sorry! I hope that you guys can find some peace in the good memories you all have of Crystal! We just went through this with our Dog of 14 yrs and my Tanner was beyond devastated! So I know what you're going through as a mom watching your baby hurt so bad..on top of the pain you feel too! hug.gif hug.gif hug.gif

Insanemomof3 replied: hug.gif hug.gif hug.gif hug.gif hug.gif hug.gif hug.gif

TANNER'S MOM replied: Thank you guys so much.

I am shocked at how much this loss is affecting me. He is in bed crying and we have been crying on and off all day. But it will get better.

I think what attached me so much to this horse is that horses are huge animals, she was small and still weighed 800lbs. But the thing with horses are they have to give their control, their heart to you. If not you can't make them do anything they don't want to do. When they give of themselves they give all the heart an 800lb animal and she gave that heart to my son when he was only a baby! He was maybe 1 1/2 and he would ride her all day. She never did one thing to him out of the way. It was trust with her. I trusted her, almost like the trust it takes in a marriage I guess. I gave her my baby to take care, a big animal that weighed so much and I could hand her my baby and know she would take care of him. That says something.

She was a member of this family. She wasn't a child, and I would never equate losing her with the loss of a child in any way. If I lost a child you would find me in rubber room, not typing on the internet that's for sure! But she sure was a family member and we are all hurting inside today.

punkeemunkee'smom replied: I am so sorry! bawling.gif hug.gif Like I told you already I know that Crystal was an awesome pet and an even better friend to your cowboy! I hate that he is having to deal with the pain of such a major loss and I know your pain is compounded by watching Tanner and Brintney and Justin go through it too! She had a wonderful life in serving your family and being loved by ya'll! hug.gif hug.gif hug.gif

redchief replied: Oh, Mel, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your and Tanner's sidekick.

kimberley replied: sad.gif i am so sorry Mel. lots of hugs to you all, especially Tanner. i hope you can convince him not to give up. hug.gif hug.gif

jcc64 replied: Honestly Mel, I couldn't read your whole story- b/c as soon as I got to the four-legged part, I had to stop. The loss of an animal is so devastating, especially when it belongs to your child. I am very sorry, big hugs to you all! hug.gif

A&A'smommy replied: OH MEL!!!!!! My heart is broken for you and your family!!!!! hug.gif hug.gif hug.gif hug.gif

coasterqueen replied: I am so sorry, Mel. hug.gif hug.gif hug.gif

3xsthefun replied: sad.gif I'm so sorry. hug.gif hug.gif

MommyToAshley replied: hug.gif bawling.gif hug.gif bawling.gif

Oh Mel, I am so sorry. Poor Tanner.. I feel so badly for him. bawling.gif bawling.gif hug.gif hug.gif

Sarah&Mackenzie replied: I'm so sorry hug.gif hug.gif

austins mom replied: ahhhh... Im so sorry.. I hope he doesnt give it up...

HuskerMom replied: hug.gif I'm so sorry. hug.gif

holley79 replied:
You are very right about horses, Mel. I hope Tanner is better today. They are a huge part of the family. Many hugs to Tanner and to you. hug.gif hug.gif

My2Beauties replied: bawling.gif I am so sorry to hear this Mel.

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