Hi My Friends,
I've got sad news this morning.
It's been a hard weekend. Little Prince, the baby mule, didn't make it. He had seemed to be stablized at the vet clinic, even standing up and looking perky, but he suddenly stopped breathing and passed away on Friday. His lungs just weren't developed enough to sustain him - just as the vet had said might happen. We were called and given the news, as we had not yet brought him home.
And sadder still, his mama Penny suffered from complications, and we had to make the obvious decision to have her put down. So we lost both of these two sweet animals over the weekend.
I still can't believe it all. We were so hopeful that we'd have a little family: Flash, Penny and Prince. It hit me hard yesterday, and I mostly laid on the couch with my pillow and blanket and tea. I know that they are *just* animals, but it is still very hard to go through. I just feel very sad about losing them.
Thank you so much for all your kind wishes and prayers. It causes me to remember that God cares for "even the littlest of these" and makes me want to reach out to help ease suffering around me. There are people with situations that are so much harder than this, who grieve and suffer losses far greater. I'm reminded that our hearts can be broken, and how much it means to feel loved and cared for. I hope we did that for Penny and Prince in the short time we had them.
So sorry to start your week with this news. We had hoped for a happy outcome, but it was not to be, I guess.
PS I took down the photos of Prince from my blog and Facebook....I'm sorry, but they made me too sad to see them. Hope you understand.