Early Days

Dedicated to Carlos

The loss of a horse is one of life’s most challenging heartbreaks.
The loss of your heart horse is a wound that will never fully heal.

My love goes out to Lysette of Viva Carlos who had to say goodbye to Carlos today. I loved following their adventures, especially since Carlos has so much personality (and he looks a lot like Hemie). I hope L will keep writing.

Saying goodbye to Carlos brings back deep sadness and pain from losing my heart horse, Bo, over 5 years ago. Words simply can’t explain what it’s like.

Luckily my office is pretty dead right now because I’m a teary mess.

Carlos, I believe you’re enjoying the lush green pastures at the Rainbow Bridge. L will meet you there one day.

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. 

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.  There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.  There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. 

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. 
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. 

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. 

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. 

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.

Author unknown.

3 comments on “Dedicated to Carlos

  1. My heart hurts for her too.. can't even imagine what it's like.

    Beautiful poem and tribute!


  2. Carlos was a special hors – he will be missed :(


  3. Thank you, this was really nice. I'll keep blogging it just might be rather infrequent for a time or more, sometimes writing helps the process.


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