Goodbye, Bill

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Bill passed away overnight.  My dad and uncle buried him inside the horse pasture by the pond.  As I said before, Bill had many tumors, had begun to act unlike himself, and we expected him to go soon.  He’ll be missed, but we’re happy he’s not suffering anymore.

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10 responses to “Goodbye, Bill

  1. I know you were expecting it but still, how sad. I hope everyone is taking it okay.

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss. Even on a farm, our companion animals are a part of us. I’m glad he died peacefully at home. I hope you’ll remember the good times, and that your pain will fade quickly.

  3. Poor old Bill. How lucky you were to have him while you did. The animals in our lives are so important to who we are as a person, I think.

    hugs,
    Aisling

  4. Rob

    That makes me so sad. I know you will miss Bill. I am sorry for your loss.

  5. I’m sorry for your loss. I’m glad that Bill isn’t suffering anymore, but I’m sad to hear that he is gone.

  6. So sorry to hear of your loss. Bill will be missed.

  7. I’m sorry for your loss. I lost my horse last year. Even when they are old and you know it’s coming it’s hard.

  8. It is never easy to let great animals go – but he had a good life, and hopefully went quick at the end.

  9. Bill had a mostly-incredible 23 years and he was retired for the last several years, along with his hitching partner, Vinny. He also lived side-by-side with our new workhorse, Annabelle, and her baby, Isabelle. Hopefully, they will help make this transition in Vinny’s life just a little bit easier because it’s so hard to see one animal missing another.

    It’s the cyle of life, but, yes, it is hard on those of us left.

  10. goatldi

    Safe journey Bill and God’s speed.

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