RIP Bones & baby

19 04 2009
Bones

Bones

Unfortunately, having a baby was not to be for sweet girl Bones. The foal didn’t even make it all the way out.

Poco led me right to Bones and her baby, which I didn’t even realize until I finally I saw them. For what it’s worth, she was nourishing a golden eagle.

So the basin is one (two) less, but keep these things in mind: She lived and died wild, and her baby died with her (not later).


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19 04 2009
Julie Onshus

Oh no I am so sorry to hear of the loss. She was such a pretty girl. Bones will be lost now. I hope she didnt suffer for very long. It is so sad but these things do happen in the wild. I was so afraid this would happen to hear with the broken pelvic.

19 04 2009
Billie

Oh TJ,

I was so hoping all would go well for her. Damn!! But like you said she lived and died wild and the foal went with her. Now there is a good reason for PZP for horses like her!

20 04 2009
TJ

Billie and Julie,
My logical mind sees it as circle of life … My heart, which the plucky girl snuggled into after beating death the first time, still grieves. She would have been a good candidate for the PZP, for sure.
TJ

20 04 2009
Lynn Bauer

TJ –
We are so incredibly SAD right now – we were afraid she wouldn’t make it… we never got a chance to actually see her, but thanks to your posts, we got to know her in a way. We thought she was beautiful and had great heart. Her soul and that of her baby will always be there to watch over everyone. I guess this is what happens in the wild but, damn, it’s still so sad! Couldn’t something have been done to prevent the pregnancy?! Was she not part of the ’07 capture? Is that why no PZP?
Ouch, ouch, ouch!!!
Lynn and Kathy

20 04 2009
TJ

Lynn and Kathy,
Thanks for your thoughts about Bones and her baby. She was not gathered during the last roundup. I believe she broke her pelvis sometime in 2007 and that’s why she was so skinny that fall. If she had been gathered, with that injury, she would not have been released. For better or worse, she lived and died as a creature of the wild. The difference is she was known – and loved.
TJ

20 04 2009
Lynn Bauer

Amen.
Our thoughts are with you, Bones and the baby…
L & K

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