Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Rest in Peace

With heavy heart I post the surprising death of Remington. I had only met him two times. The first time when we decided that we wanted to purchase him. The second time was to transport him to our farm. He appeared fine when we loaded him in the trailer, and was ok when we checked on him mid trip. But when we arrived at our farm, he was dead.

We were so looking forward to showing him this spring (we already had him signed up in two different shows). We had built a barn specifically with him in mind. We were planning to bred him to Victoria this summer. All these things we had prepared for him with anticipation of his arrival at our farm. While we didn't know him well, we were excited to have him at our farm, and are devastated at his loss. He will be greatly missed, and never forgotten.

J has taken the remains to Michigan State University for a necropsy (autopsy). There are so many questions as to how this could have happened,we need some answers. Whatever the reason, at the very least we can use this as a learning experience. For now we are just taking each moment by moment as we try to feel our way through this surprising loss.


Noah and Jillian Schwander said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I was checking your farm blog today and read the sad news. Please keep me updated on what the results of the necropsy show. This is so strange and I am interested to hear how it happened. I am so sorry again for the loss of your boy.
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Jodi said...

Oh, I am so sorry! What a sad, sad thing to happen...


Anonymous said...

I just checked you blog to see how everything was going - so sorry for the family loss...keep getting more answers, just very sad.


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