Thursday, January 10, 2008

A dreadful day


I was going to put this up last night but as I was about to my daughter rang to say I had a very sick pony. We called the vet and he wasnt very hopeful, either a snake bite, which I think unlikely or for some reason a massive infection. She had been ok when fed in the morning, by 5 pm was looking decidedly sick.
He did what he could to help but by midnight she was so bad we had to put her down. One of our best and a favorite of course she was only five and expecting her first foal.
we are all feeling pretty depressed and down and the worst is not really knowing what the problem was but when you breed animals these are the risks.
This isnt finished or I dont think it is but a bit of nonsense for a dreadful day.

4 comments:

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

What a sad day for you losing a pony like that, not knowing what went wrong. Your picture is pretty and life is certainly a bundle of contradictions.
w.

Keith said...

I'm sorry, Penny.

It is amazing that you were able to paint this under those conditions. This is a really wonderful painting.

Annie said...

I'm posting these comments to your blogs, late, but I wanted to say that i know this is a sad time for you, Penny. It's wonderful to me that you can create such a painting at this moment and perhaps it gave you a bit of a lift through the heartache.

Gail P said...

Oh gosh, what an awful thing to go through! You've had a rough time lately. My thoughts are with you as always.