Wednesday, 3 September 2014

An anniversary

Today is an anniversary; the second aniverary of the death of my much-loved horse, Titch. There will never be another Titch. He was beautiful, gentle, and kind. When I fell off, he came  back and waited for me. When he was confined to his box with an injury, he was patient and uncomplaining.He was that rare thing: an animal whom it was a real privilege to know. His death was agonising. I've never seen anyone or anything in  such pain. He didn't deserve it. But today, he deserves to be remembered.

This is what I posted on the day he died. Sentimental, maybe. But I meant every word. And I shall always be grateful for the wonderful times we shared.

20 comments:

  1. Titch was your Heart-Horse, never to be forgotten...

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    1. Lovely expression, ER and your'e right. That's what he was.

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  2. Animals (especially dogs and horses) become such an important part of our lives; losing them is just awful. I feel your pain!

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  3. It seems impossible that it happened already two years ago. I remember your Titch-posts so well, and enjoyed them very much. Just like you'll never forget Titch and there will never be another Titch, I still think of my cat Mimi; she died 12 years ago and although I had another cat after her (which I also loved a lot), there won't ever be another Mimi.

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    1. Some animals are simply irreplaceable, aren't they? And I still sport a faded version of That Bruise from my last fall!

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  4. Not much I can say other than I empathise.
    I love animals.

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  5. He was very special, Frances. I am so sorry you had to lose him in the cruel way you did x

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    1. Thanks,. Teresa. I know you've had several similar losses.

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  6. Hugs - memories are bitter-sweet, aren't they xx

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  7. A truly beautiful post Frances.

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    1. Thank you Graham. A bit soppy, but I suppose we all feel soppy sometimes.

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  8. I loved your Titch posts and can't believe two years have passed. I'm so sorry, Frances. You will always miss him, although your lovely memories will continue to bring back all the joy he gave. xxx

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    1. I know. Two years and it seems like yesterday. Thank you, Joanna.

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  9. I remember that post Frances. We never forget, but hopefully the pain gets a little easier to cope with.

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    1. Mostly. I remember him with pleasure, Maggie, but this time of year brings it back.

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  10. I'm sure you remember him every day. An anniversary just marks the passing of time.

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