Thursday, 25 August 2022

Sadness

 

#1 here. Today, The Poupounette is in mourning. Yesterday, we lost our matriarch, our treasured Hotesse, at the age of 27. When I wrote yesterday's post, I was hoping that we would have a little more time, but it was not to be. She made it clear that she had reached the end of the road. She galloped off to the Bridge, free of pain, with me whispering to her and stroking her beautiful head. I shall do a tribute to her, but I am still in shock. Please give me a few days.

This photo is from 2012, when she still lived in the field next to the house, and was "only" 17 years old.



27 comments:

  1. hugs to you... this is a moment where all words are not good enough to describe what we feel.....

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  2. I am so sorry. The Weims are right, words are never enough.

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  3. Run free of pain sweet Hotesse. love and hugs and prayers coming with our condolences in your loss. she was so beautiful

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  4. We are so sad for you.
    Your devotion to lovely Hotesse has been beautiful, and we know the pain of loss will not quickly pass.
    Sending lots of hugs xx

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  5. Lots of hugs and purrs as you remember sweet Hotesse. Thanks to you she lived her last years in comfort and surrounded by love and great care.
    Sending lots of comforting purrs and hugs.
    Julie and Nancy

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  6. We are so so sorrry - and hope her horsedoggydaughters will provide some relief to #1 -
    I think she sent us a message she had made her journey when Willow pulled a toy from the stash that #1 had given NAK -

    H&K&W,
    Willow and Phyll
    PeeEssWoo: Hi Ollie - please give #1 some extra snuggles!

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  7. We are all so very sad to hear about dear Hotesse. She was such a beauty and oh so loved. Hugs to you all from us.

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  8. Magnificent, beautiful ~ may she rest well, forever.

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  9. Farewell, Angel Hotesse.
    We are very sad that you earned your wings.

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  10. Dear loved ones Hotesse
    I am so very sorry to read about the passing of Hotesse your gentle giant. Below I have used her name to describe her beauty.
    Hugs Cecilia Mom of Angel Madi

    Heavy Horse
    Oh so gentle
    Treasure to the family for 27 years
    Eyes full of love for all
    Silky white
    She had big heart full of love
    Equine extraordinaire

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  11. Sorry for your loss. What a wonderful life she had - full of love.

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  12. We're so sorry to hear that the beautiful Hotesse has galloped over the Bridge. She had the best of care for her final years with you and Ms. C. We send hugs of comfort to all of you.

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  13. So very sorry for your loss of the beautiful matriarch Hotesse. Soft woos and gentle hugs from all of us.

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  14. We are so sorry for your loss. Hotesse was a beauty. Hugs♥

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  15. So sorry for your loss. Comforting purrs.

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  16. So sorry to hear about the Lovely and Gentle Hotesse becoming an angel.
    We add our soft arroos and petcretary sends a ton of virtual comforting hugs.
    ((((( ♥ )))))

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  17. We're heartbroken. We're so sorry for the loss of your sweet Hôtesse. We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbonks. Big hugs to #1. Purrs

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  18. So many from The Pouponette met her OTRB.

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  19. This news makes very sad but now the gentle Hotesse is free of pain. She was so lucky to be in #1's care and with 2 of her daughters these last years. She will be sorely by her Poupounette family and all of us who follow you daily.
    Hugs and and snuggles,
    Lizzie

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  20. We are so very sorry to read this sad news. We send respect and gentle wooos.
    Nuk & family

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  21. We are so sorry to learn that Hotesse has made her run for The Bridge. Such a lovely lady Percheron.

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  22. Deerest Numburr 1 wee are so furry sorry that Hostesse' galloped off innto THE Sunset an to Purr Land....wee two hoped youss' had more time twogether. Pleese know you are inn our thottss an BellaStia'ss purrayerss. Wee hope all yore fotoss an memoreess will comfert you durin this diffycult transition time.
    ***purrss*** BellaDharma an {{hugss}} BellaStia Mum

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  23. I am sorry you lost such a magnificent animal You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  24. Oh, I know how you feel right now; I'd hoped my own very-oldster would have a little more time. We want just one more day, even just one. Hotesse was one fine looking horse, and that photograph of her makes her look a true creature of nature. Godspeed, Hotesse.

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  25. So sorry for your loss but what a beauty. We always want more time with those we love best.

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  26. Lulu: "We were very sorry to hear that Hotesse had to go away."
    Charlee: "Gallop free over the Rainbow Bridge, beautiful horse. There's so much room to run there!"
    Chaplin: "We Hipsters send lots of purrs your way."
    Java Bean: "And we dogs send lots of tail wags!"

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