LES TRIBULATIONS D'UN FOX TERRIER A POILS DURS,

AVEC BIDULE LE CHAT,
LES CHEVAUX : VEDA, IVOIRE ET KATIA
SANS OUBLIER LES HUMAINS DE LA FAMILLE ...

TO THE ATTENTION OF MY ENGLISH SPEAKING VISITORS

lundi 12 avril 2010

GOOD NEWS / BAD NEWS ... UNE BONNE ET UNE MAUVAISE NOUVELLE ...

Hey pals,
During the week-end, I thought I was going to post a new message to tell you how wonderful my week-end had been, and how happy I was from the good news Mom told me, but ... Unfortunately, the week-end ended with a very sad event so I do not know which one to begin with. I think I'll keep the good news for next time and tell you about it in a few days.

The bad news is that a horse fell ill at the ranch 3 days ago, a beautiful and gentle arab little mare with chestnut coat, and that although she was very brave and fought for her life, she did not win the battle and passed away last night.
At the start, she only looked listless and picky, but her condition suddenly grew worse on Sunday morning and the vet could not tell what the matter was with her. After she got several injections, she seemed to feel better but in the evening she looked so miserable that when we left the ranch, we were very sad and much doubted she would get over it ...
Although she was not a member of the family, we all loved her very much and her owners too who are heart broken and felt helpless during her illness. Although there is a suspicion of tetanus, the diagnostic is not definite, since the blood analysis was meant to discover either an infection or a poisoning and came back clear of both.

Should you have an experience to share regarding this disease, please tell us since we're now worried about all the other horses ...

Talk to you later pals, in the meantime, please take care !!!
Ulysse xxx


RIP sweet little Altaïr, and run free, we will miss you ...

7 commentaires:

Maggie and Mitch a dit…

We are so very sorry to hear about Altaïr, Ulysse. How sad she didn't make it.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

autumnsblogspot a dit…

OhMy! We are so very sad 2 learn the news about your friend. We are sorry.
:o(

She must have been very special. I'm happy that she had such good friends like u and Bidule and your Mum!

It is heartbreaking I know this! We hope the great memories will heal your loss.

Love from Autumn and Ma

Lacy a dit…

sad woofs, soo sorry on ur loss of ur friends Altair..i will c if i can get Marlene to visit and c what she thinks, she is a horse person..RIP Altair, run with the wind..

a sad,
rocky
bear
angel lacylulu
and mama..

Ulysse des Irréductibles Cathares a dit…

Hi pals,
As usual, and even more under such circumstances, I appreciate your sweet and friendly comments.
Of course I'd be grateful to exchange advice especially regarding symptoms (those she showed, and those usually characteristic of tetanus) since another disease could be contagious for the rest of the horses ...
Thanks a lot,
Smooches,
Ulysse xxx

Eric a dit…

Ulysse, I'm so sorry to read of you sad news, poor little Altaïr.I hope the vets can discover what was wrong with her, it must be very worrying not knowing.

You take care too. Wiry love Eric xxx

-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- a dit…

Oh, we hopes that the vet finds out whas wuz wrong wif the poor horsie. That wuz so sad to hear. R mommy & daddy just got R horsies their spring shots & blood work done so they can go on vacation wif them. Culd she have eaten sum bad harmful plants in her turnout?

-da boyz, Cosmos & Juneau & Mommy-Marlene-

PeeEss - Stops by our bloggie sum time.

Ulysse des Irréductibles Cathares a dit…

Hi Marlene, Cosmos & Juneau,
TY for your message ; unfortunately looks like we'll never know exactly what happened to this poor girl ... The only thing we know for sure is that she had no such thing as a contagious illness ; we decided to have our horses vaccinated against tetanus just in case and with the same vaccine they will also be protected against flu.
Mom and I visited your blog, I even signed-in your guest book !!! The boyz R really handsome and we loved your story about Shanna Maidel ...
Talk to U soon,
Ulysse xxx