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July 15, 2011

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Shockie, the Pet of the Day
Name: Shockie
Age: 21 years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Horse
Home: Oregon, USA
   Shockie was given to me when I was ten (he was also the same age) I only had him for a short time before he was sold to a ranch with the option we could buy him back if he was ever to be sold again. Well, eight months later we got the call that the ranch was sold and all the horses where being sold too, we told them we would come pick up Shockie that weekend. We brought Shockie home and from that day on he was all mine. We spent the next, about seven years together, witch where the best years ever for me.

    When Shockie was eighteen I sold him, only because I was not spending any time with him because of college and work and other things happening in my life. It was a hard thing to do but it was the best for him. I had always wondered what happend to him and how his life was. So about three years after he was sold I started looking for him and found him he was used at a kids riding camp, but Shockie was never a kids horse and I don't think he ever will be. The lady that was in charge of all 33 camp horses told me I could have Shockie back because he was not safe for kids. He didn't hurt anyone, just is a big guy, and doesn't respond well to commands from kids - other than me, of course, but that was different. I brought him home a few days later and he will never be sold again. Shockie is an amazing horse with a lot of heart.

    He is now 21 years old, but we are so happy to be back together, and I promise him every day that he will be here for the rest of his life, no matter what! He is a great horse, and a great friend to me, and never forgot me, even in those years we were apart. It's hard to get a good picture of him, he's always nosy, so as soon as the camera comes out, he usually is right up with his big nose blocking the lens, and checking if I have treats. I love him a lot.

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