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Goodbye Poco Doc Pudden aka "Dunc" Pat and Ruthie's dear compannion
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30 May 2010 - 9:35 pm
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This is none of my business to post, but Pat, Ruthie’s mom has apparently lost her horse today….I just received an email from her and I know she had the vet out yesterday, but this morning everything was much much improved.  He has been her trail companion for 24 years….how her heart must ache tonight.  I had OJ for a long 17 years and we have our dogs for around 14, can you imagine 24 years with a loving companion and suddenly he is gone.

Rest in Peace Dunc

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30 May 2010 - 9:48 pm
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Ohhh, that is so sad. Poor Pat and Dunc.

Run free Dunc, run free sweet boy. You will be missed.

xoxo

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I brought Dunc home when he was just 4…he lived here the next 24 years although we did quite a bit of traveling to different places to ride.  Like the time in the Sierras when we all got terribly lost and a 3 hour ride turned into a 9 hour ride in a bone chilling rain.  When all the other horses crawled into camp..Dunc did a full out trot!  I was never so proud of him.  He wasn’t big but had a big big heart and we had a lot of fun.

 

I sat with Ruthie afterwards and she gave me lots of kisses.  I was so glad she was with me.  She loved to lick Dunc’s nose for some strange reason.  I’ll see you at the Bridge big guy! cry

 

 

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31 May 2010 - 6:16 am
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We’re so sorry, Pat, to hear about Dunc.  We’ll keep you and Ruthie in our hearts.

Sending lots of hugs,

Holly, Zuzu and Holly’s mom

Holly joined the world of tripawds on 12/29/2009. She has a big little sister, Zuzu, who idolizes Holly and tries to make all of her toys into tripawds in Holly's honor. And she's enjoying life one hop at a time!

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31 May 2010 - 6:34 am
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Pat, I am very sorry for your loss.  24 years with a great fiend is very difficult to see end.  Run Free Dunc until Pat & Ruthie meet you again.

Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
The November Five - Spirits Max, Cherry, Tika, Trouble & Nova. 11/2008 - 3/2013 An era ends as Queen Nova crossed the Bridge.

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31 May 2010 - 10:47 am
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That’s too sad. So sorry, Pat, about Dunc.

Catie -

Birthday – November 4 2003

Amputation – January 13 2010

Crossed the Bridge – June 2 2011

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31 May 2010 - 11:50 am
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I’m so sorry about Dunc.  I think dogs and horses are in a separate animal category for their willingness to accept a human as a friend.  It sounds like the two of you had a lot of great adventures.  May the good memories help ease the pain.

Mary and Cemil

Cemil and mom Mary, Mujde and Radzi….appreciating and enjoying Today

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31 May 2010 - 12:10 pm
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Oh, I’m so sorry to hear about Dunc.  It’s heart warming to know how loved he was for 24 years.  I know this will leave a big hole in your heart.  May the sky be bluer and pastures seem greener for him as he romps around waiting to see you again.

 

Her Retired AvatarComet - 1999 to 2011

She departed us unexpectedly  January 23, 2011 at the age of 12 1/2.

She was born with a deformed front leg and a tripawd all of her life.

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My sincere condolences Pat.  I too lost a special horse, Jericho, at 28 years old.  I found this poem:

Somewhere…somewhere in time’s own space
There must be some sweet pastured place
Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow
Some Paradise where horses go,
For by the love that guides my pen
I know Great Horses live again.
 
–Stanley Harrison
And also, I found a beautiful song called We Will Ride, by Wendy Francisco.  She also did the God And Dog song, one of my alltime faves:
I took her We Will Ride song and made a tribute video to my Jericho.  Even though the story was about another girl and her horse, it was so comforting and beautiful. 
My heart goes out to you.  We are truly blessed to have shared our lives with such incredible animals.
Dawn

 Rottie Raven, osteosarcoma at 8-1/2 years old, amputation in October '09 and in February '10 due to liver mets he went back to heaven where he came from.  raven.tripawds.com

Now I have Miles, rottie mix amputee from a shelter and traveled 1500 miles to find his way here through the Rescue Railroad thanks to tripawds.com.  miles.tripawds.com

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31 May 2010 - 12:49 pm
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That was just beautiful, Dawn.

Her Retired AvatarComet - 1999 to 2011

She departed us unexpectedly  January 23, 2011 at the age of 12 1/2.

She was born with a deformed front leg and a tripawd all of her life.

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I don’t know what to say….how many tears can I cry….both of these are incredible and I might as well have forgone the mascara today.

 

I am sorry for your loss Dawn as well

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31 May 2010 - 2:26 pm
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Pat and Ruthie – so sorry to hear about Dunc.  He sounds like he was one very special horse. 

Dawn – so sorry to hear about Jericho too.  Your tribute is just beautiful.  Very heartwarming and special. I also love the God and Dog video – it rings so true! Thanks for sharing these.  

Kami (Mackenzie’s Mom)

My sweet golden Mackenzie.  She became my angel on Dec 29, 2010 at the age of 8 1/2  although she was always my angel from the time we brought her home.  She was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in Sept 2009 and officially became a tripawd (front leg) on Nov 5, 2009.  She will be forever in my heart and now she's running free with all of our other tripawd heroes.  I love you Mackenzie!

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31 May 2010 - 3:00 pm
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Thank you so much Dawn for sharing that.  Perhaps Jericho & Dunc are at the bridge side-by-side lazily munching grass.  I thought I was out of tears, guess not.  We are lucky to have known these wonderful creatures and that they let us be a part of their lives.

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Pat, sorry to hear about your horse. Growing up on a dairy farm I understand the attatchment we get to animals other than dogs, although I think we get closer to our dogs than cows, I think you can be just as close to a horse as a dog, and I know the bad feelings you are having. Let the memories help you through the hard part, our thoughts are with you, Gus and Dan

My buddy Gus had a left front amputation on April 7, 2010 and lived a great life until July 26,2010

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I have two cows and am milking Ms. Edie, so I agree 100%.  I love my cows.  My cow “gives” me her milk.  Trust me, she doesn’t have to, she chooses to because she likes me.

My dad calls all animals “little heartbreakers”.  But I couldn’t imagine living without them, they make me a better person.  🙂

Dawn

 Rottie Raven, osteosarcoma at 8-1/2 years old, amputation in October '09 and in February '10 due to liver mets he went back to heaven where he came from.  raven.tripawds.com

Now I have Miles, rottie mix amputee from a shelter and traveled 1500 miles to find his way here through the Rescue Railroad thanks to tripawds.com.  miles.tripawds.com

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