View Full Version : Sleep well my Trojan Horse
22nd July 2011, 12:50 PM
Just before 10 am this morning, my sweet boy Troy was calmly and peacefully put to sleep with the sun on his back and a mouth full of polos.
He struggled to get off the wagon but his eyes lit up when he saw me - I knew I was doing the right thing for my lovely kind boy.
We led him straight round to a lovely grassy area where I talked to him, cuddled him and gave him polos. I kissed his eye, told him I loved him and thanked him.
He didn't fall particularly gracefully - but Troy didn't do anything gracefully
The vet was under strict instructions not to let him bang his head - which he didn't. She lowered his head carefully and gently - and he was gone.
No twitching or gasping or fighting. It was his time to go.
I stroked his head for a while - Just looking into his eye - still so kind even when the light had gone out - it still looked alive.
I was unbelievably calm and a huge wave of relief passed over me.
So yeah - my sweet sweet boy has gone.
RIP my Trojan horse. I love you always and know you will always look after me.
22nd July 2011, 12:58 PM
goodnight troy sleep well run free xxxx
22nd July 2011, 12:59 PM
You are brave for being there Jo. Many hugs xx
22nd July 2011, 01:01 PM
RIP lovely Troy, we will miss you. Huge huge hugs to you Jo xxx
22nd July 2011, 01:07 PM
Huge hugs Jo xxx
RIP Troy, run free from pain xxx
22nd July 2011, 01:11 PM
Your so so brave. xx
22nd July 2011, 01:14 PM
Run free Troy. Welld one for being so brave. Big hugs
22nd July 2011, 01:16 PM
You are so so brave, I don't know if I could have been there. Sleep tight Troy, run free xxxx
22nd July 2011, 01:27 PM
Run free of pain Troy you will be missed xxx
22nd July 2011, 01:35 PM
You are so brave, I feel devastated for you and can hardly see through my tears :(
RIP Troy x
22nd July 2011, 01:52 PM
RIP Troy xx
22nd July 2011, 01:57 PM
RIP Troy, huge hugs.
22nd July 2011, 02:04 PM
22nd July 2011, 02:09 PM
Sleep well Troy, we will all miss you xx
The Little Magician
22nd July 2011, 02:14 PM
You have been so brave. Big hugs.
22nd July 2011, 02:19 PM
Well done for being so brave x huge hugs x
RIP Troy x x x
My Crazy Clan
22nd July 2011, 02:20 PM
RIP Troy xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
22nd July 2011, 02:24 PM
Very brave Jo, and calling it a day for our lovely friends is the least selfish thing we can ever do. Troy has ended his life in this world in the best possible way, with people who love him, happy and content with everything.
Sleep well big man and run free over rainbow bridge, free from any pain, doing all the things you love to do most.
22nd July 2011, 02:59 PM
This is so sad :( Massive hugs to you. RIP Troy. What a lovely horse he was.
22nd July 2011, 03:08 PM
Biggest hugs coming your way, goodnight Troy run free on rainbow brindge xxxxx
22nd July 2011, 03:34 PM
Rest in peace Troy you brave beautiful boy xx
Hugs for you Jo, youve been very brave through all this xx
22nd July 2011, 03:46 PM
That's lovely that you could be there for Troy til the end, Jo. RIP lovely boy.x
22nd July 2011, 03:51 PM
Huge hugs Jo. You are being so brave.
22nd July 2011, 04:00 PM
Goood night Troy sleep well and enjoy yourself in the next world. Hope you are looking down on us in your gentle way and smiling.
22nd July 2011, 04:10 PM
huge hugs Jo, take comfort in the knowledge that his spirit will continue to keep you safe and look after you.
Lucy and Banjo x
22nd July 2011, 04:11 PM
RIP Troy xxxx
22nd July 2011, 04:16 PM
RIP Mr Troy xxx
22nd July 2011, 04:52 PM
Hell, I cried reading that and I'm at work!
What a lovely way to say goodbye and so peaceful and warm with the sun on his back. Brave you, loving you, wise you.
Now it will get easier.
22nd July 2011, 04:59 PM
Run free Troy.
RIP boy (((big hugs))) xxx
22nd July 2011, 05:07 PM
Sleep tight big man x
22nd July 2011, 05:12 PM
Run free Troy, xxx.
Horse Mad Mum
22nd July 2011, 05:13 PM
RIP sweet boy , thinking of you Jo hugs HMM XXX
22nd July 2011, 05:40 PM
Sleep tight, lovely boy xx
You have been so brave Jo, I'm choked for you :( *Hugs*
22nd July 2011, 05:53 PM
Oh Jo, I'm so glad you went to be with him - you sound much more at peace with it all having been there, so it must have been the right thing for you. RIP Troy xxx
22nd July 2011, 06:00 PM
Run Free Troy xxx
((Hugs)) jo xx
22nd July 2011, 06:42 PM
You are so so brave to have been there Jo. Time will heal i promise you. What a lovely, calm dignified end you gave your lovely boy. Have been thinking of you all day
Big hugs from Sharon and Echo xx
22nd July 2011, 07:03 PM
:crying:I'm so sorry Jo. Goodbye beautiful Troy - we'll all miss you. :crying: xxxxx
22nd July 2011, 07:06 PM
That brought a tear to my eye. RIP troy xxx
beks the artist
22nd July 2011, 07:40 PM
You are so brave. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
22nd July 2011, 07:46 PM
Sleep tight Troy xxx
22nd July 2011, 07:53 PM
RIP Troy, big hugs xxx
22nd July 2011, 08:04 PM
Goodnight beautiful, beautiful boy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
22nd July 2011, 08:04 PM
What a lovely way to go by the sounds of it, Im glad to read you said you felt such relief, I think that makes you feel better and know you did exactly the right thing for him.
My heart goes out to you, R.I.P. Troy xxxx
22nd July 2011, 08:05 PM
Sleep tight Troy, you will be missed :( :(
I am sat here crying and can't believe how amazingly brave you have been.
Huge huge hugs xxxx
22nd July 2011, 08:41 PM
This is one of the saddest posts I have seen for a long time, you are incredibly brave and have been amazing throughout everything with him. Troy would be so thankful for you to have made the decision for him.
It sounds as though being with him was the right thing for you to do, as was said you do seem at peace. You know it was the right decision and he will be looking over you and making sure you are ok.
Be pleased it was nice and peaceful and that you can hold onto all the amazing memories you have had together.
He would never have had a better mum than you and I am sure I am not the only one to think that any horse which now comes into your life will be so lucky to have you.
RIP Troy you can be pain free now and have fun waiting for the time you and your mum will meet again.
22nd July 2011, 08:41 PM
Thank you for your kind thoughts and hugs - I'm overwhelemed- but most of all thank you for the kind words you have said about my Troy. He would blush if he knew. x
22nd July 2011, 08:43 PM
Gallop free Troy xxxxxxxxxxxx
22nd July 2011, 08:49 PM
Sleep tight beautiful boy xxx
22nd July 2011, 09:43 PM
RIP Troy, run free. x
22nd July 2011, 09:51 PM
RIP Troy. Chescar, thoughts are with you. xx
22nd July 2011, 10:03 PM
RIP Troy! You will never be forgotton, run free from the pain xxxxx
22nd July 2011, 10:04 PM
Night Troy sleep tight x thinking off you x
23rd July 2011, 09:31 AM
Another very special little horse now in heaven.. Gallop your socks off now boy - no more pain.. Jo, you did ever so well to be there, Troy will have appreciated having you beside him to the end - he will have known.. Big hugs.. RIP handsome boy xxx
23rd July 2011, 10:37 AM
Oh my goodness i've just got so teary reading that. Well done for being so brave for him. At least he is now at peace. xx
23rd July 2011, 12:49 PM
RIP Troy, hope you run free and eat all the apples and goodies you can, big hugs Jo x
23rd July 2011, 03:18 PM
RIP Troy, sending you huge hugs Jo xxx
23rd July 2011, 07:45 PM
RIP Troy, I am sure you are in a more comfortable place now
Hugs to you Jo, you have been so brave through all of this! xx
23rd July 2011, 08:26 PM
So sorry to hear about Troy :(
23rd July 2011, 11:06 PM
thinking of you xxx
23rd July 2011, 11:08 PM
Thinking of you Jo, massive hugs.
23rd July 2011, 11:33 PM
It is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all. xx
24th July 2011, 12:03 AM
What a sweet boy, so so sorry for your loss.
I shed a tear for Troy and yourself,glad you were there for him, so brave.xx
24th July 2011, 10:02 AM
RIP sweetie pie xx
Im so glad it was peaceful for you Jo. Helps you believe deep down it was the right thing to do. Be proud and remember him well, huge hugs.
24th July 2011, 03:18 PM
Sleep tight big man. I'm so sorry I haven't been on sooner, I've only just got the internet back. I hope you're doing as well as can be expected Jo. Troy will be looking down on you like a guardian angel xxx
25th July 2011, 06:59 AM
Jo you have been incredibly brave throughout this. Troy has been lucky to have you.
He really will be sadly missed.
Run free Troy - another bright star in the sky xxxxxxxx
25th July 2011, 12:34 PM
Oh Chescar you have been so brave for both yourself and your boy. Very heartbreaking for you. Night night Troy. xx
27th July 2011, 04:10 PM
Huge hugs huni. You are an inspiration to all who have to make this sad decision xx
RIP Troy xx
31st July 2011, 07:51 PM
RIP Troy,big hugs xx
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