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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

2016 North Shore Horse Rescue & Sanctuary Annual Appeal

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Loss of two in a week

Hi all

I have been quiet for a couple of weeks with sad occurrences in my life it was hard to get motivated to write.

Our dog Griffin, who was a part of our family for 10 years had to be put down due to a myriad of illnesses that were just too much to overcome. It cost us thousands of dollars to try and save him. But it did not happen.
I still wait for his bark and company when I am preparing a meal. I sometimes think that I see him from the corner of my eye. Our other dog Wolfie is still in mourning. He sits and stares at the front door crying.

A week to the day we lost our Mayor of the rescue. Mac, a Belgian Draft Horse finally lost his battle with cancer. He lived an additional 2 1/2 years thanks to the Chinese Medications given to him by Dr. Wen.

I arrived at the farm on Saturday morning and the gate was closed. There was a sign on the gate that read "Closed due to a death in the family". A thousand thoughts ran through my mind. Who could have passed? A parent? A sibling or inlaw?

I drove around to the driveway entrance and parked. I could see several people in the barn and others working in the first paddock. As I approached the barn I saw fellow volunteer Nicole Hammel standing in the doorway. I mouthed the question, "What happened?" and she motioned me inside.
I immediately saw Laurel sitting on a tack box, eyes swollen, and obviously very sad.

Then I heard the words, "Mack passed this morning."  I felt like I was hit with a sledge hammer. I could not hold back the tears. How could this have happened? He seemed fine the night before when I fed him. Once again life's culmination had occurred.
"He went his way" to quote Louise Abitbol. And yes he did. With dignity and strength to the end.
And somehow the other horses knew.................................................

Mac is buried on the farm. He is amongst his herd watching over them along with Neptune, the protector of horses.

In my next post I will post the 2016 Annual Appeal Letter the subject of which is Mack and ways to support his memory and the other horses.

Until then I remain


Sir's Human