Saturday, 2 April 2011

Artsplace Firelight - 2.5.2002 - 1.4.2011

Unfortunately our lovely Lil lost her battle yesterday.
Its been a very traumatic week for us all. Lil's gave birth on the early hours of Tuesday Morning and we found the Foal dead. Lil then became extremely ill and we have had the Vet here every day.
Her body just went into Toxic Shock, we tried everything to help her including intravenous antibiotics, pain killers, syringing Electro Light Solution into her and giving her injections of Penicillin. But by yesterday afternoon, I could see that she was in distress. So called the Vet out again and we agreed to let her go peacefully.
Thank you to everyone that sent messages of support this week, especially all my friends & family on facebook. We all really appreciated your kindness.
Lil will be greatly missed, as she was one of the most sweetest Pony's and we Loved her dearly..
Run Free Lil with your Baby.....

The Rainbow Bridge For Horses
Author Unknown

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
when their time on earth is over and done.

For here, between this world and the next,
is a place where beloved creatures find rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
til The Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
for here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed.
Their bodies have healed with strength imbued.

They trot through the grass without even a care,
til one day they whinny and sniff at the air.
All ears prick forward, eyes sharp and alert.
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the herd.

For just at that second, there's no room for remorse.
As they see each horse.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past
The time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart
has turned to joy once more in each heart.
They nuzzle with a love that will last forever.
And then, side-by-side, they cross over...together.


Linda said...

a lovely tribute and poem :) Linda x

Norma said...

Such sad news Debbie, I hope you will all find comfort in happy memories of your dear Lil. A big hug to you.

Judy C said...

I'm so sorry, Debbie. I know it is very painful. I wish I could help.

minisdecris said...

Debbie, I'm sorry very much this sad news. Sorry, I can't explain well in English, but I send you a big hug

Anonymous said...

No, no, no. Terribly sad loss for all of you. Poor ponies.

Kathi said...

Oh Debbie, I'm so sad for you. Lil was a beautiful pony. I love the poem and have used it for comfort whenever I have lost a dear furry friend.
It will be a great day when we are all reunited again.
Maybe Merlin can give you the big hug I'm sending?

Dark Squirrel Victoria said...

Debbie I am so sorry you have lost Lil and her foal. The Rainbow Bridge always makes me weep, I hope it is true we will meet our beloved pets again someday.

Victoria ♥

Sassy Marsha said...

Dearest Debbie and family,

I am so very sorry. I know the pain you are feeling. Your Lil was so loved and had a wonderful life with you. Lil and her little one are running free together.

Sending you a big hug,


Ana Anselmo said...

I am so sorry Debbie, this is a very sad new. I love your little ponies, they are so beautiful, I can imagine how sad you and your family are.
I am sending you a big hug with all my love

Marfolhuz miniatures said...

Such sad news.
I wish you al the best!
What a lovely poem, thanks for sharing.

The Old Maid said...

I am so sorry to read this news Debbie. The only good thing is that she is galloping in the heavenly green fields now free of pain. Big hug to you and your family.

Daydreamer said...

Oh, Debbie, I'm so sorry for your loss. It is heart-breaking to lose beloved animal friends. Thank you for the poem.... it has brought tears to my eyes.
I hope in time your heart will heal.

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

So sorry to hear such sad sad news Debbie, sending lots of hugs your way Kate xxxx

KC-Design said...

Oh Debbie, it hurts to read that your cute little pony Lil and her baby had to go.
I send you very big hugs .
I am thinking of you!

Fiver said...

Such horribly sad news Debbie. I'm so sorry for your loss. :(

Dragonstar said...

So very sorry Debbie.

coltpixy said...

I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to say goodbye to a beloved family member. (((hugs)))

soledad said...

Oh Debbie . . . I'm typing with tears in eyes . . . feeling so much sorrow for you and your family. Hope you and your family can get through this sad time with the fond memories of Lil.

Lataina said...

Such horrible news to hear. So sorry for your loss. They were both such beautiful ponies.

Sherry said...

Dear Debbie, I am so very sorry to hear about Lil. I know they are like family and the loss must be tremendous for you. My prayers are with you and your family.

Sherry XOXO

Sherry said...

Dear Debbie, I am so very sorry to read about Lil. I know she was your family too. My prayers are with you and your family. Keep warm thoughts and memories of her always.

Sherry XOXO

Katie said...

Oh Debbie! I am so sorry to hear about your loss! I'm sending you and the Family a BIG hug!! Katie

My Wee Life said...

So sorry to hear about your loss - thinking of you all.

Janice said...

Oh Debbie, how truly sad for you all. I have been catching up on my reading tonight and only just discovered you news.
It is awful when you have to make this kind of decision about a much loved family member so I hope you will be extra kind to yourself over the coming days.
Thinking of you and your family.

anja said...

Sad news. Sorry for you.

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