It was April. I was sitting at the table in Mom's dining room, admiring the view, thinking how much I love looking at fields and fences and trees; that I want to look out and see that every day. And then Champ sauntered into the picture. And I thought, THAT I could look at every day. Well, I won't be looking at him every day. But I will, soon I hope, be facing a view like that. It won't be Champ that I admire from my house. It will be another horse. And I'll love to look at him too. I know it.
Isn't it interesting how their loss continues to be felt, an emptiness, for so long after they leave us? It's the mark of a good horse and a wonderful connection that it happens. I don't ache for every horse I've lost, just the really special ones.I ran across some pictures of Chico the other day and that old, familiar ache was back - just like that.
Thank you for sharing that Cindy, honestly. It does help. It's different with horses. They're like part of our identity.I think a lot about how those pictures were taken. When I took the view shot, I was thinking that it would be nice to blog it, and then of course when the King walked into the frame, that made it better! I never did get around to showing them, and then he was gone a few months after that, and I couldn't bring myself to post it. So I didn't show you in the order I took them. And I mean it. There WILL be another good horse in my very near future.
I miss him for you, too.
Oh, Heidi..I know how much you miss him. I'll never forget that phone call. I know how you feel, and it does get better. I still miss my Poodle, but with Ruby, I ache a little less. Soon, you'll have another prince to share your life with, and you'll make new memories with him....
I can only imagine... I think you did show the pictures in PERFECT order.
Dilling, You do know how I feel and I thank you for understanding.Biddie, you've had so many great critters in your life and Poodle was definitely special. You're absolutely right- the ache is a little less with somebody new to cuddle. I like that you thought of a Prince- because Champ really was the King. Yeah, I can look forward to new memories with my Prince. Thank you. Marni- thanks. Things do change, eh? Everything's gonna be alright...
Yes, HUGS for Heidi.
yes and you always will but also you will always love him you will always be proud you had him you will always remember him x
I'm so sorry Heidi, I know just how you feel. Chin up though, like you said there will be another horse for you to love soon.
I`M SO SORRY, MAN THAT JUST REALLY SUCKS! HUGS TO YOU!
I just wanna throw you a huge hug, and say your in my thoughts.
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