Having farm animals, pets or predators is one of the best things and the worst things.
Their lives are in your hands. Having to make the decisions that have to be made on a farm tears at one's soul....

I recently saw this sign on pinterest. It struck a cord with me, I wrote what is below it. 

12 comments:

the wild magnolia said...

It strikes a cord with me too. Thanks for sharing.

((hugs)) to Keeper.

TexWisGirl said...

a big sigh...

Ian Holland said...

It's like a partnership for life, with people generally outliving the pets.

Paula said...

This is the same way I feel! Even my chickens are my little "family"... :)

Terry said...

That's why I love you, Tex. We're soul sisters.

Patty Woodland said...

Did you have to put someone down?
It's hard. I know

Sandy said...

Texan,

A great sign, thank you for sharing it. Is everything okay?

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That sign says it exactly. I'm headed to the vet myself later today.

A Quiet Corner said...

We were just having a conversation about animals at the gym yesterday and how much any animal whether wild or domestic fulfill our lives!...:)JP

Carolyn said...

I understand totally. Seeing movies with humans suffering doesn't trouble me nearly as much as if it's animals...but I feel awful saying that!

Inger said...

For me these feelings have become stronger with age.

Inger said...

I forgot, I found a girl friend for Keeper, I gave a blogger friend of mine your blog address. She's younger than he is and I think her name is Bella. She's adorable too and can be found here: http://tombstonetiddings.blogspot.com

They are perfect for a virtual romance like the one Samson has with Gracie in Maryland. No more matchmaking for me, I've never done it before. But they are so made for each other.