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post #1 of 9 Old 02-24-2009, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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till death do us part...

at my stable there was this driving team of two huge belgians...Tom and Jerry. Absolute sweeties, and so beautiful.

Tom fell ill and died a week ago. Yesterday, Jerry died of a broken heart.
He just missed his buddy so much and couldn't bear to live without him.

It's amazing the depth of feeling an animal can have. I wont anthropomorphize horses and say they love like humans, but this well illustrates the potential they have for feelings. So sad, and I will miss them both.
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post #2 of 9 Old 02-25-2009, 12:31 AM
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Wow, that's sad! But at least they're together again I suppose! Horses "love" like horses and who's to say that bond isn't as strong as a human's in it's own way!!
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post #3 of 9 Old 02-25-2009, 10:13 AM
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That's a very touching story. It's one of my biggest concerns also with T and Walka. Walka has never been parted from his mom for more than a couple of days. I hope that before that final separation happens, he'll have a buddy to ease his grief. Happily I'm sure it will be a while before I need to get too concerned as T turns 20 and Walka 11 this spring.
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post #4 of 9 Old 02-25-2009, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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It was so sad to see Jerry just have the light go out of his eyes.

When we lost one of my dogs a few years ago, my other dog went into a depression. Even now, 5 years later, if you say my late dog's name, my current dog gets all excited, and looks around. When he realizes she isn't there, he begins to sulk.

My ex bf, his mother had a parrot. When my ex bf's mother died, the parrot died 5 days later.

Geeze, when one of my cat's died last year I felt like just lying down for a month.

I can't imagine how old married couples deal with the death of a partner.
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post #5 of 9 Old 02-25-2009, 10:21 AM
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How sad yet touching. Draft teams do get very attached to eachother. I bet they together thier whole life.

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post #6 of 9 Old 02-25-2009, 10:02 PM
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Very sad, but a happy life lived and ended as a couple. Emotional and spiritual withdrawal definitely determine whether we / animals live or die. I've seen it first hand in people too.
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post #7 of 9 Old 02-25-2009, 11:14 PM
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What a wonderful relationship those two beautiful animals must have had! Thanks for sharing! And I am very sorry for your loss! ((Hugs)) Keep in mind that the two wonderful animals are once again together and spending endless days running thru a beautiful meadow full of deep lush green grass.
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post #8 of 9 Old 02-26-2009, 03:42 PM
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Super sad, atleast they are back as a team. It is amazing how animals can really bond


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post #9 of 9 Old 02-28-2009, 08:01 PM
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Oh wow, that is so incredibly sad. It's so amazing how animals are like that though ...

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