September 1st 2014: So very sad to announce the sad passing of PHHWV Soxy. Soxy came into our lives, in her early 30's, in June 2011, as a combined RSPCA/PHHWV 'case'. She was underweight, & anxious. Soxy put weight on at first, then rapidly dropped it all. Blood tests revealed an infection, & after one course of antibiotics, she was off and running. She put (almost too much at times! ) weight back on, had massages, magnetic boots, tuffrock poultices, herbal blends, acupuncture, stabling (only at first, as she didn't like it), drug therapy, company and most of all, unconditional love. We called her our Asbergers horse. Soxy needed routine, predictability, & ambience was paramount. Gates were sure to bite her, so she never failed to rush through. Her paddock was her safe zone. If anyone entered it in a hurry, she would rush to her tree, plant her rump against it, & wait for the offending person to leave. Over the years, she became less worried, but still expected a level of quietness when near her. Jadae was her human. Jadae fed her, administered her Turmeric, pepper & oil mix, &/or Meloxicam, rugged her, & Soxy loved her dearly. Soxy's world before us, was no doubt not that nurturing, & I trust she flies north now, feeling loved & remembered forever. Her arthritis got the better of her. She could not get up this afternoon, & her front legs had done all they could to support her. She was a lady to the end. Thank you to PHHWV, for entrusting their girl to us. I would not have missed this privilege for anything. Soxy will be buried tomorrow, as close to her tree as we can get. This farm will never be the same without her. Special thanks to our dear daughter Jadae- who became Soxy's life, her person, her personal attendee & human buddy. For Soxy to Trust was such an honor. We love you Soxy. Always, Carolyn & family. Xxx
September 2nd 2014: Another sad day today. Dear Soxy was laid to rest, as close to her favourite tree as possible. We left her burial until today, so her passing could sink in with her buddy, WH Heaven. Heaven was standing beside Soxy's body this morning, & was very resistant to moving away. I literally explained out loud to her, what was going to happen, & she followed me freely after that. Dear John Henman buried Soxy, though Heaven was very unsettled and looked so lost when we let her back into their paddock. She is not eating much at the moment. We trust she will grieve just as she needs to. We do have 'nurse maid' welshy Max, who could go in with her, but we will pace things for her.
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