If you've ever had a family member on life support or in a coma for an extended period of time, you've probably had to deal with the inner-tension that comes when you want that person to live, but wouldn't be upset if they died just so the ordeal could be over with.
Or maybe that's just me and I'm an awful person. I'm sorry, grandma.
Anyway, Barbaro is dead. For once and for all.
"We just reached a point where it was going to be difficult for him to go on without pain," co-owner Roy Jackson said. "It was the right decision, it was the right thing to do. We said all along if there was a situation where it would become more difficult for him then it would be time."
I'm an animal lover -- really, I like them more than humans -- and so I'm far from overjoyed about this news. But we've been held captive by the media with all of these stories on the horse for months. I mean, it's a sad thing. But I don't need medical reports around the clock on every animal in the nation. And we don't need to send letters to them either.
At least he put up a fight. Unlike Pie-O-My, who was burned by Ralphie. He got his, though...