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  1. Sue Maxey
    January 5, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

    So sorry Meredith. He lived with love and dignity while with you.


  2. Michelle P
    January 5, 2012 @ 8:15 pm

    Bless his dear soul and I will be praying for you.


  3. Kim Tindel
    January 5, 2012 @ 10:17 pm

    Run free dear Rock…you’ll be missed!


  4. Brenda Reid
    January 6, 2012 @ 4:36 am

    They teach us so much – even in death – if we just but listen. My heart and hugs go out to you in your sorrow, but I know you will find a measure of peace in knowing that his physical suffering is over. Listen with your heart – he will always be with you. God Bless…


  5. Al Miller
    January 6, 2012 @ 5:03 am

    Meredith, my heart goes out to you. It is so hard to lose a loved one and I know you love your mules as much as I love my horses. You’re in my prayers.


  6. Dona C
    January 6, 2012 @ 5:29 am

    You did what was best for him. Now he can run free…of the pain. Sending healing thoughts to you, the Lucky Three Ranch staff and all of Rock’s equine friends.


  7. Bill Blaylock
    January 6, 2012 @ 10:19 pm

    This is one of the hardest things to prepare for. To most of us,thay mean so much more than the word animal. My first rescue is a throughbred. He twists his hip when he walks but is still young. My vet said he has a lot of years left but still dreading that day you have to make that decision. Meridith you are very brave and compassionate and for that I take my hat off too you. As for Rock,people can say what they want but I believe God wound not have made such a magnificient Mule if he didn’t have a place in heave for him. God bless.


  8. Jane Augenstein
    January 7, 2012 @ 11:38 pm

    Meredith, so very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful boy.


  9. Tina
    February 1, 2012 @ 7:11 pm

    What a tough time. I’m so sorry for your loss but I know God is happy to have such an angel! What an inspiration you and your animals are–thanks for sharing so much with us.


  10. Cindy
    March 14, 2012 @ 12:35 am

    Thank you for all that you did for these two wonderful animals and may God Bless You and all those who cared for them.


  11. Dr. Jeannette Havens, DVM
    April 10, 2015 @ 5:02 pm

    Dear Ms. Hodges,
    It was difficult to read this article through tear-filled eyes. But, read on I did. While we don’t always understand God’s plan, the why’s and wherefore’s; I do know this: having loved and cared for all types of animals great and small, my entire life, God’s design is perfect in that our lives are made better for every second they share themselves with us. My Heart is full knowing there is one more Equine Angel watching over all of us horse/mule/donkey lovers everywhere on this blue marble. While Equids hold a precious place in my heart, all of God’s creatures bless us here on earth and in heaven above and make our lives here more bearable. The Lord bless you and keep you Ms. Hodges.


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