Ruby spent several months with us before we decided to send her back to Karen's in California so she could be a companion to Ellie, an elderly mare who was blind and needed a best friend.
For the last four years Ruby Rose has been side by side with Ellie keeping her wonderful company....her seeing eye horse. But recently Karen noticed Ruby Rose was eating very slow and Tuesday she was off her food entirely. The vet came out and it was decided to have an ultrasound done and sadly the result showed a large tumor that was strangling her small intestine.
The heartbreaking decision to release her from her pain, rather than a very difficult and possibly unsuccessful surgery for an elderly horse, was made, and on Wednesday our sweet Ruby Rose crossed the rainbow bridge.
What a wonderful horse she has been with such a personality. We never want to see any of the horses, donkeys or minis suffer and we believe Ruby Rose told us it was her time.
Our hearts go out to Karen and her family, and we cannot thank them enough for fostering Ruby Rose these last few years. She got the very best of care and was loved by the entire family. Many hearts were broken on Wednesday but we also know that she had a wonderful life while she was with us and Karen, and that she could not have been more loved.
Run In Paradise (RIP) you beautiful jewel. Ruby Rose. In our hearts forever!
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