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  • #41
    I'm so, so incredibly sorry, Coreene, but Im happy you were with him, and I support your decision 100%.
    Willem, you are such an amazing horse, you will be missed. Eat all the ice cream you want (have some ben and jerrys for me) and play all day long.
    Coreene, again, my condolences, (((((((((((HUGS))))))))))) and loff.

    **When I was born .... the doctor came out to the waiting room and said to my father .... I'm very sorry. We did everything we could....but he pulled through. (Rodney Dangerfield) ***
    If riding were all blue ribbons and bright lights, I would have quit long ago.
    ~George Morris


    • #42
      Coreene, I am so sorry for your loss.

      I am very proud of you for making a very brave and selfless decision. All horses should be so lucky to have owners such as you who put the horse's well-being first, and their personal desires and goals second.

      Willem is now in the land of Free high-speed internet connections, and will be sharing his wisdom with a whole new group of horses and people alike.

      He can now live in a lush field, with lots of pretty fillies and apple trees and he can eat goodies to his heart's (stomach's?) content.
      ~<>~ COTHBB Leather Care Guru~<>~
      ~Member of the *Horse Vans Rock* clique~

      "Onomatopoeia...isn't that in Hawai'i?"--Colin Deschamps


      • #43
        Oh gosh, Coreene, words cannot express how sorry I am Sending prayers to you, I am glad to hear that he went to the rainbow bridge surrounded by those he loved.

        There is no telling how many miles
        You'll have to run when chasing a dream
        \"I\'m looking for a dare to be great situation\"- John Cusack


        • #44
          I am VERY sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you. It sounds like you had many good years togeather and I hope the good memories help with this sad time. (((((((((HUGS))))))))



          • #45

            So very sorry for your loss, but very happy to hear that you had 11 years with your beloved Willem. He and you bring so much joy to the BB.

            {{{{{hugs to you}}}}}} and thoughts that Willem will be over Virginia tonight . Yes I can see our BB friends on the other side having a very good time welcoming Willem to their stable!


            • #46
              Wir vermissen Sie, Willem. Godspeed!


              • #47
                I have always so loved Willem's posts, and I will miss them very much. My heart and my prayers are with you...


                • #48
                  I am so very sorry for your loss. There are no words that can ever heal the wound of a lost loved one, but remember that everyone here "loffs" and supports you....*big hugs* from your online family.

                  *"The English country gentleman galloping after a fox - The unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable." - Oscar Wilde

                  *Formerly known as Seabiscuit*


                  • #49

                    Corrine I am so sorry.

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                    • #50
                      Coreene I am so very sorry for your loss


                      • #51
                        Oh Coreene, tears came to my eyes the moment I saw the thread title as I knew what it meant. I had been so very optimistic about his recovery, but I guess it wasn't to be.

                        Though it had to be ever so difficult to make that final decision, he told you very clearly that it was time. Remember all the good times and even the bad ones as they make up the story of your lives together.

                        RIP, Willem.

                        With sadness, Maggi
                        Cheers, Maggi


                        • #52
                          So sorry for your loss


                          • #53
                            Coreene, is it ok if I ask a favor of Willem?
                            Last night, while at the regional 4-H show, my friend and club member (im pres of my club), Brianna, got a call from home that her other horse, her new, young TB gelding "derby" was colicing very badly. Her mother went home, and he was euthanized around 3:30 this morning. His mom was incredibly upset as she didnt get to say goodbye. We were a huge crying mess and no one felt much like showing anymore. So, if Willem could PLEASE tell him we miss him and love him and hope he is no longer in pain.

                            Willem, sorry to bug you while you are eating ice cream up there...but...
                            Could you PLEASE tell Derby that Brianna loves him very much, as does everyone from the Westfield Grazers. Tell him we will miss him VERY VERY VERY much, and that his mom is SO sorry and upset that she was not there with him. She would like to tell him goodbye and that she will miss him. And your brother Wings sends his love as well. Thanks Willem, take good care of Derby, he is just a baby!

                            I REALLY REALLY hope you are doing alright coreene, and Im so so sorry. ((((((((((HUGS)))))))) again!

                            **When I was born .... the doctor came out to the waiting room and said to my father .... I'm very sorry. We did everything we could....but he pulled through. (Rodney Dangerfield) ***
                            If riding were all blue ribbons and bright lights, I would have quit long ago.
                            ~George Morris


                            • #54
                              Oh Coreene, I'm so sorry. And to Willem, thanks for the witty comments about life in general. You enriched mine.

                              When life gives you llamas, make llamanaid


                              • Original Poster

                                BTW ... amongst the flowers in his stall was a big bottle of Guinness from Rufus. I thought it highly fitting.


                                • #56
                                  ahh...gosh darn it, Coreene. Only this afternoon June's Mom and I were talking about you and "himself". And reading the thread for any news.

                                  Came home this evening and promptly sprained the ankle doing chores. After ice, went out to the six idjits with bread and we all talked about Wilheim, between munches and crunches, and YOU. Came inside and logged on and found that I had been away when you posted.

                                  I won't miss your horse.

                                  What I will desperately grieve for is the space he left in the heart of someone I know only from this board. But that person has spoken with eloquence and empathy to many individuals. That person who loved William has provided so much wisdom, love, arms, understanding and did I mention love...to so many here on COTH. I don't mourn William. I only mourn that I am in PA so I can't rush over to Coreene's and stay there, offering only a feeble measure of what Coreene has given all of us.

                                  But I am with you in spirit, Coreene. I've walked your road. You, as others have already masterfully stated, have been an example in dignity, humour, and grace without ever wanting the job.

                                  Tears are over, for now. We love you. We are here. Ever, we are here. You have always been here for <us>. Warm arms embrace you into the night. much love, June
                                  \"The world\'s greatest achievements often happen on the edge of chaos\"


                                  • #57
                                    "...for what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?
                                    And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from it's restless tides, that it may rise and expand to seek God unencumbered?

                                    Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
                                    And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
                                    And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then you shall truly dance." -Kahlil Gibran

                                    My deepest sympathies for your loss, Coreene. You are truly brave, as was Willelm.


                                    "If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten"


                                    • #58
                                      Sorry about your lose. May all of our other dear friends help him find his place in the big pasture!!!

                                      Just another day!!!
                                      I want to be like Barbie because that bitch has everything!


                                      • #59
                                        Coreene, I just got back after going to put the horses out. It's a beautiful clear night and we saw some shooting stars. I think Willem was making a splashy entrance up above.

                                        We still need a smiling through tears graemlin.

                                        My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely.


                                        • #60
                                          Oh no...

                                          I'm so sorry - geez. I never know what to say - just so very, very sorry this has happened.

                                          He will be missed by so many people here, even though many of us only knew him through "his" posts. He was a remarkable gentleman, and I hope he is as happy on the other side as he was here. You gave him a wonderful life.

                                          One of the lessons of history is that Nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
                                          - Will Durant

                                          One of the lessons of history is that Nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
                                          - Will Durant