Meet Treasure, registered as "Geophila". After racing as a two and three year old she landed with a woman who loved her dearly for nearly twenty -two years. That's a realtionship longer than some marriages. She fullfiled every adjective her owner had shared and created a few of her own. She was big , fast, quirky, and oh-so-accident-prone. She developed Glaucoma in her left eye that caused tremendous pain. As her weight dropped because of painful mastication we rallied to raise the funds to have it removed. Once recovered from the surgery Treasure entered the twilight of her golden years. She was loved and oh so very happy. This big bay mare had a heart to match her size. Everyone enjoyed Treasure.
Mollie, one of our rescue mares befriended Treasure and the two became fast pals. It was the week we witnessed a great decline in Treasures well being that we all truly appreciated Mollie for her company and stedfastness.
The vet was called out and the summary was made. The good eye, the eye under careful watch as it was clouding was now also gone. Treasure at the age of 31 was completely blind. We all knew it was time, time to put our aching hearts aside and let her go. Treasure crossed over rainbow bridge yesterday. She was peaceful and we believe she was ready. We at PMR are so grateful for the time Treasure shared with us. The laughter and compassion we all received are immeasurable.
As it sit in the morning quiet the rain is now falling. Our first real rain of the season. Yes, the sky is releasing it tears as mother earth has said good-bye to one its' angels. RIP Treasure.