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25 May 2006 @ 10:36 pm
Farewell Little Man  
Today I went and said goodbye to my best friend. I was lucky enough to spend 16 of his 31 years with him. It was hard to say goodbye but his time has come; he certainly won't make it through this winter. I've watched him slowly deteriorate physically over the last 12 months, but not mentally. He's still the cranky old shit that doesn't have time for the the other horses immature crap. He taught me so much. Beng an antisocial little turd is probably one of them (Or so my mum thinks so). He put up with me dressing him up, attaching carts to him and making him drag me around on a chaff bag. Sticking chooks and Boska on his back, other kids; a few of which he got off (Much to my amusement). Hours of my ramblings, he listened. I taught him so many bad habits, he taught me just as many. He showed me true happiness.

Its a terrible thing to go to say goodbye for the last time only to be greeted with such affectionate recognition. I was glad to see his coat was matted and dirty, a sure sign that he'd been rolling in the dam, and activity he simply adored. I fed him about 15 apples, which he had trouble with and covered me in saliva in the process. A simple nudge and lick to the face sent me into tears. I haven't really stopped since. He didn't know what all the fuss was about. I hope he forgives me.

Goodbye Little Man. I will miss you so, so much.

R.I.P. Rusty
April 1st 1975 - 26th May 2006

Oobiemiddle_distance on May 25th, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC)
I only friended you the other day but by the time I finished reading this I was almost in tears. I'm so sorry :(
This year I have lost two deeply beloved pets so I know, to some degree, how you feel. It sounds like you gave him a great life and he'd forgive you in an instant.
\\ DEFYING.gravity.: DW // Photogenicquarkz on June 5th, 2006 08:09 am (UTC)
Thanks a lot for the comment and sorry for the late reply. Losing a pet is always so hard. Personally for me it's like losing a relative or a best friend. I appreciate your kind words. Thankyou :)
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\\ DEFYING.gravity.: DW // RadioTimesquarkz on June 5th, 2006 08:09 am (UTC)
Just what I needed, thankyou :)
What Is Past Is Prologue: Domokun!electric_girl on June 6th, 2006 01:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, darling. *snuggle* I know this is a bit late, but I wanted to give you my condolenses. I know how hard it is to loose a friend and a family member---even if it's the kind that walks around on four legs.
Sushi for Breakfast: greg housetourmaline1973 on June 12th, 2006 07:46 pm (UTC)
Just strolling through your LJ, as a friend of a friend....so sorry to hear you've lost a close friend. I know what wonderful creatures horses are, they can be tough and cranky but sweet and affectionate too.