Coreene, I know that I've has been touched by you and Willem both. We will miss Willem greatly, but we continue to love and appreciate you. Willem is truly happy now, and you helped him get there. We're jingling for you. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_frown.gif
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I am so sad and sorry to read this after spending an afternoon with Elliot.
We send our hugs to you Coreene, and perhaps the Happy Birthday banner was very fitting with DD's birthday coming up soon.
You know she is with him as I type this.
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I know how you feel. I had to make a similar decision about 4 weeks ago, though mine was more black and white--peritonitis. Yours was a *much* harder call to have to make, and took a lot of courage.
You are a class act, and Willem, bless him , knew that. I'm sure of it.
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"It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay
i am so sorry for your loss.this was not what i expected when i sat down at the computer to-nite.I was sure Willem would be doing so much better.We all loffed reading his posts!He's probably watching from the rainbow bridge with old buddies right now. myrna
Coreene, I am so sorry to hear this....I was so shocked to log on and see this thread. You are very brave and strong to be able to make that decision to let him go and be pain free. I know you will miss him very very much. I am so sorry that you have to go through this...I know how hard it can be. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_frown.gif
Willem will be missed by all of us. He was SOOOOO lucky to have you as a friend, partner and 'mommy', just as you were blessed by having him in your life.
I don't have any words to make any of this better, no one will. Thinking of Willem galloping freely across the green pastures brings a smile to my face, even through the tears I shed for you.
Dear Willem, reading your posts (as tough as some of them were, lol) brought smiles to our faces. You will be souly missed by all that loved you. Godspeed to you...dance with wings across the clouds~
Coreene~ Hugs to you. I wish you strength through the tough days ahead. May you find peace in the memories of your beloved steed~
This thread took so long to load because of the loff we had for Willem and have for you, Coreene. Thank you for sharing him with us. Please know we are all here for you. I am so sorry...The words are not working right now. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_frown.gif
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\"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed.\" -- Ralph Waldo E
Bumpkin is right. Willem is there in time for Dee Dee's birthday.
My grandmother always loved horses, but was always a bit scared of them. She always had apples or carrots for the drays, and she always saved old bread and peelings for the rag man's horse, and the other work horses who came by her house.
I took great solace in knowing that Willem would be her horse now, wildly spoiled, stuffed full of cookies and carrots and apples and every other treat she can think of.
Merry and I talked last night and I said "Well, I can just see it now. Dee Dee looks up and says 'There's Willem!' Introduces him to Kate and Victor. Babs is hanging out with them as well. And Victor will say 'Well, he's not a hunter, good dressage horse though, doesn't have enough extension but...'," and we laughed and laughed because, dang it, I could really just see it happening.
I went back to the stables today to give the meds I no longer needed to the horses who were using them. Copper has the Thyro-L. My friend Annette had her dear horse Jake tested for Cushings last week, because of Willem. And I gave Marie the left over Pergolide to give to Annette because, damn it, she found out this morning that he has it. Jake was one of the horses - along with Seymour and Bolero - who would stop by every morning after Willem got his syringe full of meds, so that Willem could shout at them and then swallow. I find it very fitting that Jakey has Willem's meds now.
Of course, being Willem, we had to stop turning him out with Jake because we couldn't stop him from mounting him, but that's another story.
His stall was filled with bouquets, plants and wildflowers that people had brought. While I sat in his stall reading the cards, I could feel him watching down over me with a big smile.