On Easter morning of 1991 my dog Bear had to be
put to sleep because he was so sick with the
equivalent of human heart trouble.
That sad morning I brought Susie my cat to the
vet to say good-bye to her companion Bear.
That morning I wished that I had enough money to give
Bear a Christian funeral.
The dog who had comforted after my husband abused
me and woke me when my apartment was broken into
I always wished I could do more than relieve his suffering.
Fadamun was my Arabian horse. He was born with
cataracks on one of his eyes. His owners were
professors at one of the Illinois Universities so the
vet school removed the catarack.
But Nolan and Carmen Armstrong couldn’t sell the
the colt. So they traded him to me because he
was afraid Fadamun’s half-brother would kill me.
The horse loved me. He trusted me.
The first time I rode him I was alone in the barn.
The saddle was to big and I was to short.
Fadamun just stood there. He was a great horse.
After moving to Colorado I found I couldn’t afford to ship
him there. So the little horse was given to Riding for
It was there he died. He slipped on some ice in the winter time.
I STILL LOVE BEAR and FADAMUN.
Beth Sttohlquist and Elisah
Tom the Cat
Today marked a beginning to the end of Animal Cruelty when the
U.S. House of Representatives voted to stop it making it a federal crime.
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