Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Yukon's Death

Yukon in the Snow
Yukon, the white horse, died this morning.  She had lived more than 30 years.  Her end was expected, it was fairly easy on her, and it happened at an appropriate age.  Still, it's hard.

We took her in two years ago when the rancher she'd been living with couldn't provide the special care she'd be needing in her final years.  He gave her to us, as we were looking for a companion for our horse, Bree.  So, Yukon had an extra two years, and I think they were happy ones for her.  She really didn't need much other than extra food in a separate area, and she was affectionate and frisky, a good friend to Bree.

Living on a farm has really taught me to understand the idea that life and death are two sides of the same coin, and that's comforting.  However, Bree is lonely now, and we're feeling sad.  Death is never easy.  Yukon may not have been human, but she was still a friend of ours, and we'll miss her.


  1. I'm so sorry to hear that -sounds like a great friend to both you and your horse.


  2. My heart goes out to you on your loss. Your right, even though they are not human, the animals in our lives are held dear to our hearts.

  3. How lovely you could give her so much and how wonderful that she was so loved! I am sorry for your loss - it is difficult to lose a friend and companion.

  4. Thanks for the sympathy, guys.

  5. My sympathies. It's always hard to lose a loved one. Human or animal