Saturday, March 20, 2010

Missing Bandit

First of all, I really want to thank everyone for all your supportive comments left on my previous post about Bandit. Your thoughtfulness touched me. Knowing there are others who have gone through the loss of losing a dear friend (whether it be a horse, dog, cat, bunny, goat, or any animal) and that you understand the loss helped me through a difficult time. Thanks.

I included this pic of Bandit in my post on Thursday saying how much I loved it. Shortly after I finished my post, I went outside to check on Phoenix who I had let out of his stall for his afternoon walkabout. This is what I saw when I walked out the front door:
The angle is slightly different, but this is almost the exact place where Bandit was in the above pic. WEIRD. It gave me goosebumps. A lone horse looking for his buddy? I know that the humans around here are not the only ones missing Bandit...

16 comments:

Michelle (Shell) May said...

That gave me goosebumps too. I think Phoenix has a sad heart for his friend too.
Your in my thoughts,
Shell

Christina said...

A horse looking for his buddy for sure....I feel sorry for people who dont share their lives with an animal, any animal even a goldfish. They enrich us, teach us, humble us and make us better. You have been on my mind a lot.

Flat Creek Farm said...

That is sort of eerie, huh? But wonderful! I do think he was looking for his buddy, and perhaps communicating w/ his spirit somehow. I believe anything is possible. Hugs to you from Missouri in the loss of your precious Bandit! -Tammy

jane augenstein said...

Yes, Phoenix is probably missing his buddy and looking for him.
Beautiful pictures.

Rachel said...

Aww, I'm just now catching up.. sooo sorry for your lose! We had to put our oldest horse down about a year ago, it was extremely hard, he meant soooo much to us. I really understand the feelings you are having!
And his poor buddy misses him too! Horses have as feelings too!!
God bless you, at least he has gone on to greener pastures and no more pain. :)

Judy said...

Poor buddy...he is missing his friend. Hugs...to both of you.

bunnygirl said...

The critters grieve like we do. My cat Pixel was great friends with my bunny Tidbit, and Pix was depressed for a long time after she died. :-(

We all grieve together in this world, just like we share our joy.

cindy shake said...

Beautiful photos. Always such a difficult decision and never a good "time". Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of the critters at home on the range :o)

Julie Harward said...

Oh yes...they do feel great sadness. We had a pair, they'd been together since birth, one died and the other one was sad for weeks...took him a long time to even except the new one! Come say hi :D

Carolynn said...

Oh no. I'm late getting here and I'm so saddened by this news. I'm so sorry you've had to say goodbye to such a faithful companion.

Your decision to ease him into peace was a deeply loving act. I believe our animals find ways to let us know they're okay and happy in their new home. Stay open to signs from him. There will be more.

Much love to you and your family.

Rising Rainbow said...

Interesting how that happened. Nearly the same pic. Does look like he's looking for his friend, poor guy.

So sorry for your loss.

Gail said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I have no words of wisdom to share, it is never easy to let one go.
My thoughts are with you.

Cowgirl Goods said...

Ahhhh man total goosebumps.

TURQUOISE COWGIRL said...

I am so sorry to hear about Bandit...there's no easy way around losing part of your family. My friend just lost her orphan buckskin colt that she had only had for a month...boy were they already attached...Sorry to hear about all of it.

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh gosh, yes I'm sure horses miss their lost friends...

Shelly's Stuff said...

So sorry to hear about Bandit! I give you lots of credit for making the decision that was best for HIM...many pet owners have a hard time with that. What precious pics you have to remember him.