So. I posted recently about my senior mare and gelding. They decision has been made to euthanize them together. Our mare has an aggressive Fibrosarcoma on her side, something our vet has never seen in the location it is in. It has been aggressive and gotten larger fairly quickly, even with pain management and daily maintenance. Surgery is not an option for removal and we fear in summer that it will be a maggot breeding ground on top of it being quite painful for her. On top of cancer she has developed an aggressive case of Uveitis in both eyes and it no longer seems fair to nurse her through her ailments. Her body has told us that it is breaking down. As for my gelding he is no longer maintaining a healthy weight, his muscle is atrophied making him look terrible despite his high level of care. His legs are terribly arthritic now and injections and pain management no longer offer him comfort or reprieve from his aging physique. He has a gimp leg which he hardly rests on and so we fear it's only a matter of time before he stresses his remaining legs beyond repair. They are a bonded pair for the last twenty years and have been in my care and my sisters care for the last decade. They gave us some of the most memorable times in our lives and have truly gotten to live their golden days out with us. They had a very rough start in life. It is just hard to lose them both at the same time. But we feel it is for the best. i guess I'm just writing this to reassure myself. That we did everything we could to make them comfortable and let them have a soft landing. Weve pulled them through some rough stuff, this time I just dont think it's fair to them. I don't want to watch them wither.. I just know this is a kinder way to go. With some dignity and kindness.