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Sad Condolences to Everythingbutwings

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  • Sad Condolences to Everythingbutwings

    My heartfelt saddest and deepest condolences to our longtime friend Everythingbutwings on her loss of her dear Maddie.

    Maddie was a real COTH baby, we followed her birth and her development, cheering ETBW along the way.

    I feel so sad for ETBW, and wish I could say something, anything, more eloquent.

    Rest in Peace, Maddie. You could not have had anyone love you more.

    sending huge hugs your way ETBW {{hugs}}

    xoox Gail
    Last edited by Fred; Apr. 1, 2009, 02:04 PM.
    A Fine Romance. April 1991 - June 2016. Loved forever.

  • #2
    I'm very sorry.

    COTH, keeping popcorn growers in business for years.

    "I need your grace to remind me to find my own." Snow Patrol-Chasing Cars. This line reminds me why I have horses.


    • #3
      Oh my gosh I am so sorry ETBW.

      I felt like I "knew" Maddie, after following her story some years ago when she was just a little yearling. She was a cute little girl then, and it seemed she had matured into a lovely horse.

      My deepest condolences.
      We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.


      • #4
        Oh, what sad news! My deepest condolences and hugs from afar, ETBW.

        Godspeed, Maddie
        "IT'S NOT THE MOUNTAIN WE CONQUER, BUT OURSELVES." SIR EDMUND HILLARYMember of the "Someone Special To Me Serves In The Military" Clique


        • #5
          Oh no! I am so sorry ETBW, Maddie was loved by so many! I loved watching her grow up.
          As is our confidence, so is our capacity. ~W. Hazlitt

          Gift Hill Farm


          • #6
            Oh no! What happened? Hugs.

            chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).


            • #7
              Oh no! I'm so sorry ETBW, the Winglet, and Trixie. I always loved reading about your adventures, checking out the pictures, and of course hearing about the wonderful food ETBW made.
              Rhode Islands are red;
              North Hollands are blue.
              Sorry my thoroughbreds
              Stomped on your roo. Originally Posted by pAin't_Misbehavin' :


              • #8
                Oh, I am devastated. My little gray filly was born only a week before Maddie, so I felt like they were sisters! I have followed her growth and development like she was one of my own.

                My deepest condolences, ETBW. You saved her life and made every minute you shared with her wonderful and loved.

                Rest in Peace, Maddie. Hugs, ETBW.
                Last edited by Mary in Area 1; Apr. 1, 2009, 02:28 PM.
                \"I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with someone who is unarmed.\"--Pogo


                • #9
                  I am so sorry.. Hugs to you.


                  • #10
                    Oh no ETBW, I always loved reading about Maddie, send my deepest sympathy to all who knew and loved Maddie!!
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                    • #11
                      I'm so sorry. It has been a sad week for many of us.


                      • #12
                        Words just aren't adequate, because they touch us in a place beyond words.

                        InnisFailte Pinto Sporthorses & Coloured Cobs

                        Bits are like cats, what's one more? (Petstorejunkie)


                        • #13
                          My deepest condolances on the loss of your dear Maddie


                          • #14
                            I am SO sorry to hear about Maddie, ETBW.

                            Your were the best mom she could have possibly had!!!


                            • #15
                              ETBW- I am so sorry. {{{HUGS}}}
                              Photos and videos of my beloved boys and girls!


                              • #16
                                Wingsy, I am so very very sorry. I know how much your loved your beautiful girl.

                                I don't know what happens after we leave this life, but I feel certain that wherever Maddie is right now she's the prettiest, gets the most attention, and has better clothes than anyone else. I know Herself wouldn't have it any other way.
                                According to the Mayan calendar, the world will not end this week. Please plan your life accordingly.


                                • #17
                                  I remember reading about your dear Maddie. I am so very sorry.
                                  Mary Lou


                                  Member OMGiH I loff my mares clique


                                  • #18
                                    So very sorry for your loss, ETBW. I've always loved your Maddie stories.
                                    "My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." ~ Jack Layton


                                    • #19
                                      Wings, I am so sorry for your loss. Maddie was truly a member of the COTH family.


                                      • #20
                                        Not fair . I am so sad for you.
                                        Still Crazy After All These Years