A Note about Sugarbush Draft Horses
I see it over and over again, and no matter how many times it's said, it's still wrong. "Sugarbush Drafts are just an Appaloosa Draft Cross". Uh.... no. The Sugarbush Draft Horse was a breed created many years ago in Ohio. While the initial cross was made using Percherons to Appaloosas, in the many generations following, the breed has been solidified into a consistent type. Saying these horses are "just" a draft cross makes as much sense as saying that AQHA horses are "just" a Thoroughbred cross, American Cream Drafts are "just" a dilute Belgian, or that Morgans are "just" a grade.
Friday, November 4, 2011
It didn't work.
Anvil's PCV went from 20 to 14 in less then 12 hours. He was still losing his red blood cells, and it was speeding up.
I decided to have him humanely euthanized. My options were to try strange and creative things that wouldn't work, let nature take it's course and wait for him to die slowly, or give him the respect he deserved. There was no possible positive outcome. Even a million dollars and the best vets in the world wouldn't have been able to help him.
I admit, I'm devastated. We thought we were seeing improvement. We had hope, right up until the test results came back. Of course, in the time we waited for the results, Anvil was beginning to decline, and rapidly.
So now my baby boy is not suffering, but I am. That's part of pet ownership. We enjoy their lives so much because they are so brief. They give us so much love in the little time they have. I will always remember the good times I had with him, and treasure them.
Posted by Pinzgauer at 11:58 AM