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Old 09-06-2017, 11:31 PM   #1741
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So sorry to hear about Smudge, Princess. I fear that I'll be going through the same thing before too long with my 17 year old Blackee kitty. It's hard, but there's some comfort in knowing they've had a good long life with lots of loving.
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:05 AM   #1742
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My dear PF, I am so sorry about Smudge. Sending hugs to you. I am glad Django is getting better tho.
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Old 09-07-2017, 04:54 AM   #1743
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Tetley the Wonder Horse

My lovely Tetley was very poorly yesterday and the vet put him to sleep. He was 27 and we would have owned one another for 17 years come September 16th although I had known and loved him for 23 years.

He was a full chestnut, 16.2hands and went in side saddle and astride and anyone could ride him safely, from a Master of Hounds (Drag hunting) to a 3 year old held on by its mother. He hated showing as much I do - he once got fed up with the rigmarole in a show arena and jumped into the next arena. The teenager riding him was mortified but I couldn't be cross with him.

We both enjoyed hacking around the countryside and just sitting in the hay in his stable - me with a book and him lying fast asleep.

He was active to the last, playing chase with all the horses in the meadow, supervising at the gate at bringing in time in the afternoon. He never kicked or bit the pushing and shoving horses at the gate he just was a Presence and, they deferred to him and behaved themselves, he still had his girlfriends (despite being a gelding).

Very sad and bereft without him.

RIP my lovely boy.
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Old 09-07-2017, 05:05 AM   #1744
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My lovely Tetley was very poorly yesterday and the vet put him to sleep. He was 27 and we would have owned one another for 17 years come September 16th although I had known and loved him for 23 years.

He was a full chestnut, 16.2hands and went in side saddle and astride and anyone could ride him safely, from a Master of Hounds (Drag hunting) to a 3 year old held on by its mother. He hated showing as much I do - he once got fed up with the rigmarole in a show arena and jumped into the next arena. The teenager riding him was mortified but I couldn't be cross with him.

We both enjoyed hacking around the countryside and just sitting in the hay in his stable - me with a book and him lying fast asleep.

He was active to the last, playing chase with all the horses in the meadow, supervising at the gate at bringing in time in the afternoon. He never kicked or bit the pushing and shoving horses at the gate he just was a Presence and, they deferred to him and behaved themselves, he still had his girlfriends (despite being a gelding).

Very sad and bereft without him.

RIP my lovely boy.
Oh Mad Cook, I am so sorry. I will miss your stories of Tetley the Wonder Horse. My thoughts, Heart and Prayers go out to you.
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Old 09-07-2017, 08:10 AM   #1745
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Mad Cook, I am so sorry for the loss of your much loved Tetley.
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:06 AM   #1746
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Oh Tetley. We're sure going to miss you, and the tales of your antics.

RIP, sweet Tetley.
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Old 09-07-2017, 11:20 AM   #1747
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Sorry for your loss, Mad Cook.
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Old 09-07-2017, 11:49 AM   #1748
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My sincere condolences, Mad Cook. The love you shared for each other came through in your stories about him.

RIP Tetley
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:02 PM   #1749
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I'm sorry for your loss, Mad Cook.
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:28 PM   #1750
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Mad Cook, I'm sorry you lost your dear horse Tetley.
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