Saturday, September 08, 2012

Tonka is gone.

He always gave himself freely to me

It was time to give him back to himself.  In my heart I saw him go, and he trotted off with a jaunty arch in his neck and a joyful spring in his step.  He looked back and he laughed at my sorrow, knowing it would pass.  And he told me clearly that it is okay, and he is happy.



And then he went gladly on, without looking back, 
to his next adventure.

He always did love adventure.

17 comments:

froglander said...

His time with you seems so short, but his adventures with you left an impression on many hearts.

Paint Girl said...

I am so sorry!! What a beautiful tribute for your beautiful boy!

Linda said...

Good bye, Tonka.

Horsesbygumm said...

Andrea, I am so sorry. I know how hard it is. He did so much for you and you for him.

Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

Thank you all!

Debi! Hello! Good to "see" you, it's been so long. Tonka was not at his best at your place, but I learned so much and really enjoyed our lessons. He's come so far over the years. Thanks to him, so have I. Always more to learn, of course. :) I wish I lived just a bit closer to you.

Gail Klett said...

Amazing photos. O am glad you have those in memory of him. I am so very sorry.

Mikey said...

I'm so sorry. My deepest condolences and a hug sent your way :(

Flying Cowgirl said...

I can't help but cry. No really, I am not just saying that. I know you said we shouldn't be, but I just can't help it. My heart is so sad.

Kate said...

I am so sorry - I hope all your wonderful memories help you through this time. Sending best wishes and hugs.

Grey Horse Matters said...

It's always sad to lose a friend. Tonka had a good partner in you and you will have lovely memories of your time together to get you through. I'm so very sorry.

Cindy Durham said...

Andrea, I am so sorry for your loss. Words really just don't express.

Kara said...

Andrea, I am so sorry! It seems unthinkable that this could have happened.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

How blessed you and he were to have found one another. Your life is much richer and more wonderful just to have shared your life with him, if even for such a short time.

My heart breaks for your loss.
(((hugs)))
~Lisa

Anonymous said...

So, so sorry Andrea, I can not imagine! Hang in there, we are all thinking of you at this time!! xoxo Ranch Girl

Keechy said...

I believe you saw true when you saw him go jaunting off on his trail. I'm so sorry for your hurting heart but he is free of pain now and he'll be waiting for you, never fear. xxx

Ad said...

You lost a friend! I am so sorry for your loss.

Michelle said...

So sorry for your loss. It's so hard to lose them. {Hugs} from FL.