Saturday, July 16, 2011

A light goes out at Morning Bray Farm


Young, healthy, and lovingly cared for burros are not supposed to die suddenly. It's not fair. It's not right. It makes no sense. Yet that's what happened yesterday to Fergus, the pocket burro of Morning Bray Farm.

How dare he be taken from his perfect life, leaving his family heartbroken? I have no answers. I only know that none of us signs on for this when we bring an animal into our life, yet it's an achingly sad, mind-and-soul-numbing reality when it happens.

My thoughts and prayers are with Justina and Don and Bernard, Ellsworth, Nigel and Patrick in the days and months to come, and I know yours will be, too.

38 comments:

  1. OMG, what a shock! Thoughts/prayers winging to all of you.

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  2. I'm in shock. I can't believe it. This is so sad!

    My thoughts and prayers are with Morning Bray Farm at this time.

    RIP beautiful little Fergus. We'll miss you very much!

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  3. he is beautiful.... thoughts and prayers to his family ... losing someone who loves you so unconditionally is so very hard.

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  4. Oh No! It's always so hard to loose a family member. My prayers go out to them.

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  5. So sorry to hear about Fergus. Please let the family know that a cyber friend feels their loss. It's hard to see a pet leave this planet for no uncertain reason.
    Sincerely, Sandra

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  6. Anne Boleyn7/16/11, 5:44 AM

    Oh, so heartbreakingly sad!Do they have any idea what could have happened? So scary, so sad. I'm trying to focus on how blessed Fergus was to have had half of his short life with those at Morning Bray. So sad.

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  7. Oh, no....please send my thoughts to them. I remember when my Beauty died...it was a stupid accident and I still miss her every day.

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  8. Estella from Co.7/16/11, 7:14 AM

    So sad, that Fergus crossed over the Rainbow Bridge at such an young age, and so quickly. My prayers are with the family and his herd buddies.

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  9. Oh No!! I am heartbroken for all of them. So much joy every single day at their farm and this is such a tragedy. RIP Fergus. You were loved so very much.

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  10. Oh No!!! Do they have any idea what might have happened?? Thanks for letting us know. Poor Don and Justina!

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  11. I'm so terribly sorry. I send my prayers and best wishes to all of you. And special thanks to you, his "favorite aunt," for your beautiful post and photograph.

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  12. That is so sad! It is the heartbreaking reality of loving an animal. Think of all the joy that they brought into Fergus' life, though. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone at Morning Bray.

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  13. Diane in NC7/16/11, 7:54 AM

    Carson, such sad news. My heart goes out to all of you. What a wonderful portrait and tribute to Fergus. Try to remember the good times with him and take comfort in knowing he knew he was loved beyond measure.

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  14. Read all the psots she had of him...poor Nigel. (poor everyone) It doesn't make sense...

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  15. Thanks for letting us know, Linda.

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  16. That's very sad and part of the making animals of any sort part of our lives. It could have been something in the hay, maybe he ate something plastic, so many possibilities. I have had more than my share of animal tragedies this last month and never did I know why for sure but could only guess. A poisonous plant sometimes has been the reason, something they ate before but this time it was too much. I won't go read the story because I've had my share of tears already but do send my condolences

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  17. Oh no, that's terrible. What a heartbreaking loss for all of you. It's always so hard to lose our best friends. Condolences to everyone.

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  18. Prayers and thoughts going out to MBF. When you see them, please give ALL a big hug from me. SO, so sad.

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  19. What a lovely post on a terrible loss. It is so hard to fathom the whys.

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  20. Very sorry to read the sad news! He must have been a very sweet burro.... for certainly he had a very sweet face!

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  21. This is so very sad and unexpected. Please relay hugs to the gang at MB when you go see them.

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  22. Thank you for letting me know, Linda. I'm too sad to say anything more, just now.

    xoxo

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  23. Carol in Colo7/16/11, 11:51 AM

    I am saddened by the news of Fergus. My heart goes out to Morning Bray Farm gang. Prayers going too.

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  24. Oh, no. That is just to sad. Fergus is running and braying and eating whereever God sends our beloved animals(I want to think they will be waiting to greet us). I feel most for his loved ones left behind.

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  25. I simply cannot "like" this post - I am so sorry for all of them, and for you because Fergus was like a nephew to you. And he'd been making so much progress.

    So sad, but thank you for letting us know.

    Nancy in Iowa

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  26. I am so sadden to hear the news about Fergus. My heart goes out to the Morning Bray family and all the folks and animals touched by Fergus.

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  27. This is the absolute hardest part about having animals. When they are old and have lived a full life it is still hard but it makes sense. When they are suddenly and unexpectedly gone when you've done everything right with their care... it's impossible.

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  28. I'm really sorry. Sudden things like this are so difficult.

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  29. oh no! I am sooo sorry to hear about Fergus.

    Losing a critter really is like losing a family member.

    Love and hugs, and all the good juju me and my "aminal familie" can send!!!

    (there are 6, 7 counting me!)

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  30. I'm so sorry about your loss-animals are so very special and so very hard to lose-especially suddenly like this. My prayers~~Rain

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  31. I couldn't believe this when I read Justina's post on Friday. I know they are heartbroken, as well as you. Just 3 years old, and no reason? I hope Nigel is okay. I imagine this will be very hard on him...... My thoughts and prayers are for all of the 2 legged and 4 legged members of the family.

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  32. How sad to hear this; Fergus is / was a gorgeous burro.

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  33. It must be even worse for them, and you as well, not knowing what on earth happened to take him away like that. So sad. Big donkey hugs to all of you.

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  34. Its so hard when G calls another angel home. Rest in peace sweet Fergus.

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