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  1. #21
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    My beautiful boy has crossed over. He feels no more pain. Those who have loved him have taken his pain upon them.
    Thank you to my COTH friends. I can feel your hugs!!! You are the best! When I get to a real computer I will post a pic of the boy you have helped on his way. He was truly a special friend.

    xoxo
    Linny and her boy, "The Bunny"
    F O.B
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  2. #22
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    big hugs, and sweet Godspeed for your boy. Such an endearing tribute. He was so very lucky to be so very loved.
    ayrabz
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    Beautiful. (((Hugs!)))
    Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time. Malcolm Forbes



  4. #24
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    Lovely Tribute, Hugs to you.
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    ((((((Hugs)))))))

    From one who is too close to the same decision.
    "Never do anything that you have to explain twice to the paramedics."
    Courtesy my cousin Tim



  6. #26
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    We spoke this am but hugs to you from the road.

    21 years for a horse is a long and wonderful life. Godspeed dear boy.

    Emily
    "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries



  7. #27
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    A piece of us always goes with them.

    This was a beautiful letter to your well-loved horse.
    "The formula 'Two and two make five' is not without its attractions." --Dostoevsky


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  8. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linny View Post
    My Dear Friend

    Tomorrow I will send you on a journey, a journey I cannot take with you. You will visit a beautiful farm and wll feel very tired. you will sleep deeply and when you wake, the pain in your legs and feet will be gone. You will ble able to run and play and jump. There will be green grass and big bags of pretzels.
    (...)
    Sleep well, beautiful friend...
    Linny, That was beautiful. It got me choked up and made me Think of Ringo, a horse I leased who passed last summer after a heart attack. I posted this on another board at the time. Hope you don't mind if I share this here.
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    Dear R.

    We really didn't know how old you ACTUALLY were, until the equine dentist told your mom that you last adult molars were well in, way in the back of your somewhat long mouth, and that told him that you were 28 or 29. Not the 19 or 20 that the person who sold you to her said. It's been said that a horse will lose a year each time he's sold, so now we know how many times you may have been sold in your long life.

    I quit getting on top of you once I found out, but kept on with the lease because I liked you so much. You enjoyed the apples and carrots, horse cookies and groomings, that's for sure. When you saw my car pull up, you would be all attention with bright eyes and pointy-front ears, even though you weren't that fond of me making you pick up your feet for hoof cleaning. But you would do it for me anyway.

    We were friends.

    Then it got to the point where the vet said that your heart, your great horse heart, was not doing well. Your mom decided that it was time to let you go, and I know she made the right decision. On your last day, so many people came to say goodbye to you. There were pictures taken, but not by me. I have pictures of you with bright eyes and pointy-front ears. I didn't want a photo of you with flaring nostrils, trying to get air that your heart couldn't get to the rest of you. I didn't want a remembrance of you not putting weight on your off hind hoof because the edema was starting to cause laminitis, or your head hung so low, lower lip hanging.

    I don't know what horse heaven looks like, but I imagine a field of green grass and sunshine, where all horses are young and strong.

    Before everyone else showed up, It was just you and me. Rhetorically (I thought), I told you that you were a good horse and asked you if you knew you were loved.

    You nodded your great head.

    I miss you.

    You are a good horse.

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  9. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by foundationmare View Post
    Oh, Linny, such a lovely tribute speaks volumes about your partnership. Great big COTH hugs to you in the coming days and years while the memories live on.

    What She said....Sniff, sniff!
    It is the one true gift we can give them.....Blessings to you Linny!
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    (((hugs)))
    Is chasing cattle considered playing with your food?.

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    Oh Linny. That was a wonderful tribute.

    I hope you are doing ok, today. So sorry for your loss.
    "Aye God, Woodrow..."



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    So sorry for your loss. Hugs



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    Beautiful tribute. Hugs to you from NC.
    "A horse gallops with his lungs, perseveres with his heart, and wins with his character." - Tesio



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    http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b...19577998_n.jpg

    I hope this works. I tried before but it linked the wrong photo. I thank all my COTH friends again for the hugs. I miss this face.
    F O.B
    Resident racing historian ~~~ Re-riders Clique
    Founder of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique



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    What a sweet expression.
    So sorry.
    Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time. Malcolm Forbes



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