I mentioned that we almost lost Chloe last weekend because she was having such difficulty with the cold, wet weather but I did not go into how heartbroken I was on that Sunday morning. Chloe had shivered on and off most of the night and not eaten or drank any water.
I called my wonderful vet that morning certain that Chloe's body was finally ready to give up. After much discussion we decided to wait for a break in the weather and let Miss Chloe make the final choice by letting her out and seeing what her mental and physical state said. We could not tell if her body was giving out from renal failure or if she was simply cold.
During a warm temperature upswing that morning I opened her stall door and watched in dismay as she galloped out to the pasture without hesitation and then proceeded to graze with gusto for the entire day.
Chloe had made her choice and I was overwhelmed with emotion.
I video taped her beautiful gallop-so full of hope and desire to live-and watched it over and over. I thought I should share the video along with some footage from our week of hikes in warmer weather. Our amazing trainer, Robin Taylor Long, literally saved Chloe's life by coming to town for this past week and helping Chloe learn how to accept a blanket.
I hope you enjoy this video-I had so much fun making it. It makes me laugh every time I see it. My heart is so full of hope and joy compared with how I felt last week. I have no idea if Chloe will have one more day, week, or month but I am grateful for every moment with my silly girl!