Monday, December 15, 2014

Woodrow












                                RIP Woodrow
            January 1, 1988-December 14, 2014

What an honor to have been your caretaker these many years.  Your trust in me, your willingness to try new adventures and your fire on the trail will always be in my heart. 

 I will never forget you, my most beloved equine companion. 










 






Woodrow lived for 26 years, most of it with me.  I found him accidentally when looking at another horse to buy.  He was sad, and broken, and angry and depressed.  After effort on both our parts, and lots of vet care and TLC, he blossomed into the best companion I could have hoped for.  He wasn't easy, but he was always careful of me.  Though he did manage to leave me in the woods twice with no backward glance!

Helping Woodrow become the horse he was meant to be, and to learn to trust people again helped ME learn to trust and to be the woman I was meant to be.  We were truly meant to be together and I will be forever grateful that he allowed me to be his caretaker and friend.  RIP dear friend.



20 comments:

  1. Oh Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful friendship you and Woodrow shared as you each made your journey together. You clearly were meant to be companions in life. Such a treasure to have a relationship with such meaning for so long. Stay strong.

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  2. I am so sorry for your loss. What lovely photos--what a beautiful horse! I know that we are profoundly changed by the companion animals in our lives. Thank you for sharing a bit of Woodrow with your readers. Go easy for a while, my friend. Elizabeth

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  3. I am so sorry to hear about your loss.. Such a wonderful bond you two had. Know you will miss him .. Woodrow was a very pretty horse/ Sending prayers for you.

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  4. What a beautiful boy! Thank you for sharing about your life with him. It sounds like both of you learned a lot from your relationship. Sending my deepest sympathy for your loss.

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  5. So sorry about Woodrow, Mary. He lived a good long life in your care. Can't really ask for more, can we? Big hugs!

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  6. You cared for him so beautifully, Mary, you must be sad at the moment, but what a wonderful life Woodrow had because of your love.

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  7. So sorry for the loss of your beautiful boy! Hugs.

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  8. You need big hugs because he was a big horse and you are a big-hearted woman.

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  9. I'm so sorry, Mary. Losing people or animals that we love is hard; it leaves an empty spot in our hearts. I pray comfort for you.

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  10. Hugs from me and mine to you and yours. I'm sure glad you have another mane to cry into!

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  11. I'm so sorry for your loss. Watching my nephew's wife with the horses she rescues, I know how much love and care goes into each animal, no matter how wounded. And I've seen the unbreakable bond that forms. It's a kind of love that transcends species. My heart goes out to you.

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  12. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Thank you for sharing him, and his story with us. Sounds like you both were meant for each other.

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  13. He sounds like such a wonderful companion. What a special relationship you had. I am sorry for your loss.

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  14. I wish you comfort and wonderful memories.

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  15. Oh, Mary, your Woodrow story is just like the Famous Horse Stories books that I used to buy as a child for $1.50. Horse in need of care finds someone who loves him, and eventually both horse and human live happily every after. I never had a horse again after I grew up, but I love them still. You are so lucky to have had such a good one. I've read and enjoyed all your posts about Woodrow, and I can imagine how you must be feeling.

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  16. Sorry for your loss, Mary. Thinking of you.

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  17. Dear Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a good horse friend is so hard. My thoughts are with you. Twenty-six years! That's a good long life. I'm glad he spent the best part of his life learning to live joyously with you.

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  18. Oh Mary, I am so sorry you have lost your lovely Woodrow. I'm thinking of you and sending hugs :)

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  19. Mary, the pictures tell me Woodrow was a beautiful horse. No matter how long they live it is still hard when it comes time to part.
    Debby

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