Friday, June 3, 2016

Goodbye, Zim

This week I said goodbye to my sweet boy, Zim.
He is buried out back next to Pearl and Breezy, two old mares that passed a few years ago.
Gem and I both miss him.




Rest in peace, my sweet, sassy, handsome boy.


148 comments:

Brian King said...

I'm very sorry! My heartfelt condolences. He was indeed a handsome guy! RIP Mr. Zim. You'll be missed.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Oh, Theresa, I'm so sorry. This is such a shock. He seemed so strong and healthy.

magnoliasntea said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry. He was so good looking!

Lynne said...

I'm dear, dear Theresa . . .
Sad for you . . . heartbreaking to think of you feeling such loss.
A handsome one indeed . . . I remember your many fine photos, posts, comments.
RIP Zim . . .
My caring Theresa . . .

Busy Bee Suz said...

Theresa,
I'm so sorry to read this. I know he was so special to you, as are all your furrbabies. Love and hugs to you in this sorrowful time. XOXO

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh Theresa I am so sorry. I'm usually happy to see a post from you pop up in my Feedly. But not this time; I am so sorry. (But thank you for letting us know.) He was special and I have loved sharing the stories of his happy life on the R-A-Ranch. Thinking of you.

Anvilcloud said...

Aww. Sorry about that.

Nancy J said...

There is heartache like no other as one of our family leaves forever. Dear Mr Zim, let those memories of you linger forever. Hugs to you Theresa, from NZ.

Marit Sønstebø said...

I am so sorry about your loss!

Mary Kirkland said...

Oh gosh, I'm so sorry to hear that. There aren't enough words to relay my sympathies.

Mandy Southgate said...

Oh no. What a beautiful boy. I'm sorry for your loss.

Gosia k said...

Great loss take care

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Dear Theresa - I'm so sorry ... but Zim had the best of life with you and Gem, and all your other critters ...my thoughts as you adjust - all the best Hilary

mick said...

So sorry for you Theresa. It's always hard to lose a well-loved animal.

Ela said...

I'm very sorry !!! He was your great friend ! In Poland we say that he will remain in your heart !!
Greetings

Midmarsh John said...

My heartfelt condolences Theresa. It is always so hard to lose a loved one, human or animal.

Margaret Adamson said...

Oh Theresa I am waking up to your very sad news and my heart goes out to you. I know how you loved this very handsome horse and both you and Gem will miss him so much. he dd not look oldto have died but it islovely that you can have his remains on your p about property. Thinking about you especially over this weekend and coming week.

Chain Stitch Crochet said...

So sorry to hear about Zim. He was a beautiful baby. It's so hard losing our babies. You and Gem are in my prayers.

Lynn said...

I'm so sorry to hear, please take care.

Pom Pom said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, friend.

Ms. A said...

Oh, no, Tex. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Suza said...

so sorry, it`s a cute horse

Mildred said...

I am so very sorry.

Gunilla Bäck said...

I'm so sorry, Theresa. He was a very handsome boy.

matti juhani niilola said...

Hi. My deepest condolences. Good memories always live.

Christine said...

Oh I'm so sorry Theresa. Zim will be forever in your heart & your photos of him are a precious reminder of him.

rainfield61 said...

A real sad one.

And this sad ending always hurts.

eileeninmd said...

Oh my, I am in shock! I am so sorry for your loss of sweet Zim. You will have many happy memories. RIP Zim!

Alica said...

I'm sorry Teresa! He's such a handsome guy.

joeh said...

Very sad to hear this

Lowcarb team member said...

I am so sorry to read this.
Your series of photo's provide many special memories
RIP Zim

My condolences

All the best Jan

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

oh no ! i'm so sorry, my heart hurts for you and your family.

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Oh, Theresa I'm so sorry.
It was a wonderful horse. Zim was so handsome.
It always marveled.
Greetings from Poland.
Lucja

Giga said...

I am very, very sorry and sad, truly sorry.

Hell Hound said...

How sad! I am very sorry.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I am so sad about Zim He was a handsome horse.

MarmePurl said...

Oh Zim...

Bob Bushell said...

Oh, I am broken hearted, poor Zim. RIP.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh, Theresa, I am so so sorry. Zim was like part of our family out here too. He was a handsome fella. Sending hugs to you and Gem. Lots of hugs. B

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindas e belas fotografias.
Um abraço e bom fim de semana.

Judy said...

Oh TexWis, I am so sorry for your loss.

Sandra said...

my heart hurts for you and for Gem, left behind to miss this sweet and oh so handsome boy... hugs to you from me in Florida

Dicky Bird said...

Oh, so sorry! He was a handsome, smart boy. Him (they) become a part of our lives too - I will miss reading about him.

ellen abbott said...

sad news. sorry to hear it.

Celestina Marie said...

Oh Theresa, I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you. Zim was a beautiful spirit. I know he is very missed but will live in your heart forever. Hugs

Pix Under the Oaks said...

No! I am so sorry Tex. I am without words. Yes, Gem will miss him... we will all miss him. My heart is breaking for you. I am so happy he had you and the RAR and Gem. Such a beautiful place to live his good life ♥

DJan said...

Oh no, that is such a loss! I am crying tears for a horse I will never know except through your blog, but I will miss him, too. I am so sorry to learn of this. Blessings to you and Gem. :-(

Debbie said...

beautiful captures of not a horse but a friend to both you and gem. i know you will miss him deeply, so will gem. i am sending my heartfelt condolences at this very difficult time....and warm hugs from the jersey shore!! love you t!!!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

only someone who has lost an animal/ friend, can begin to understand how you must be feeling at this time.


peter

Karen S. said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry. I know I've only gotten to know Zim through here, but it just breaks my heart, I can imagine the sad time this is. Memories like these beautiful photos are just priceless. God Bless you all. Rest sweetly dear Zim.

krayolakris said...

My heart goes out to you. Wishing peace & fond memories.

Crissi said...

Oh I'm very sorry about them 🐎 😢
All the best
Crissi

Paula said...

So sorry you lost Zim but glad the burial could be close by with your other horses.

Kate said...

This must be terribly hard. So sorry!!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Oh how sad. Sorry for your loss- how sweet that he's laid to rest near other loved ones.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Oh, gosh, so sorry to hear that

nookworm said...

So very sorry for your loss. I know first-hand how hard it is to let a much loved equine leave. The good memories will always remain and they are never gone from our hearts.

S. J. Qualls said...

How awful for you. Sending you my sincerest sympathies. Good-bye to your beautiful Zim.

Annette Mickelson said...

I'm so sorry. He was beautiful. The hardest part about having and loving animals is losing them. Hugs.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I am so sorry Theresa! Our Ticker died this week, also. That is two that we have lost, and what makes it so hard to deal with is that we had her for 27 yrs..that's half of my life...a long time. She was a good horse, and a bit persnickety...but my son rode her in horse shows and also in roping competitions. {Hugs} to you, I feel your sorrow. Zim was so beautiful.

Gayle atMuldoon said...

It's never easy to say these kind of goodbyes. May you find peace in your memories.

Brk Trt said...

Theresa I read this post early this morning. Now several hours later I can give my thoughts. No mater how many times we deal with the loss of an animal that has been a part of our lives it is an unbelievable feeling of heartbreak. I hope you'll take comfort that so many are sharing your loss.

"Zim" now runs the greener pastures....

don said...

A fine series of great pictures with which to remember this wonderful horse. A very sad loss!

Sally said...

Oh, my friend, I'm so very sorry. My heart hurts for you.
xoxo

Ginny Garza said...

Awwww...I'm so sorry. Beautiful pictures of him and a wonderful tribute. Again, so sorry.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

My condolences. They are part of the family, aren't they? A beautiful celebration of life!

stardust said...

Oh, my, I’m so shocked. I know no words can console you but….so sorry about your loss. These photos made me picture Zim running in the higher place. From now on, he will be always with you when you remember him.

Yoko

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

My deepest sympathies, TWG.

Zim was such a beautiful fellow.
~

Rita said...

OMG! Teared up just hearing this and looking at the pictures! Gem will be lonely for a while, that's for sure. They were always together. Oh, I am so sorry to hear that, Theresa! Love and hugs!!

Farm Girl said...

I am so sorry!! Loosing any animal is hard and loosing a horse is about the worst. I know how heartbroken you must be.
I will say a prayer for you and Gem. I am so sorry.

Terry and Linda said...

OH! NO! NO!!!!! What a shock! I am so, so sorry!

Hugs
Linda

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I too am so sorry for you. You are in my thoughts as you struggle to get through these days of sorrow. Wish I could give you a hug. You could use one right now.

Pamela Gordon said...

I'm so sorry that your beloved Zim is gone. The photos of him are beautiful. Hugs.

1st Man said...

So sorry for your loss. What a beautiful horse he was. You have some incredible photos but best of all, you'll always have wonderful memories. Thinking of you all!

Mama Zen said...

I am so sorry.

Val said...

So sorry, he was a beautiful and handsome horse. Thank you for sharing him with us.

Pantherka said...

I'm sorry for your loss.
Zim was a lovely boy.

William Kendall said...

I am very sorry, Theresa.

TheChieftess said...

Sorry to hear about your loss...He was a beautiful horse.

Janey and Co. said...

Oh Teresa.....so sad. thanks for sharing him with us over the years. :(

Stephen Hayes said...

My condolences. I've enjoyed seeing him in your photographs.

RedPat said...

Dear Theresa - so sorry for your loss! He was a handsome lovely guy who always made great pics for your blog for us to enjoy. So sorry.

LV said...

The death of a pet of any kind is almost as bad as losing a child or loved one. That is why I do not want anymore pets. After we lost our last dog,(he was my husband's) I said no more. Too much grief. I am the one that had to take him to the vet and have put down. I thought it was the end of my husband at that time. I can still see that dog looking at me when I left him. Of your two, to me this was the prettiest one. Time heal all things.

messymimi said...

Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved Zim. My heart hurts for you.

Madge Bloom said...

Oh I am sorry Theresa, what a profound sadness you must feel... hoping the days ahead will soothe your heart with good memories...

Revrunner said...

I imagine Gem misses him, too.

Red said...

I'm sorry that you lost Gem. Many of your followers will miss him too.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

{{{HUGS}}} I am so sorry for your loss.

rottrover said...

Zim! What a handsome boy! May you enjoy all sorts of horse-goodies at the Rainbow Bridge :-)

Tomoko said...

Dear Theresa, I am so sorry for your loss. I am watching your great pictures of him.
He was a beautiful horse. His good memories always live with you. Take care.

Nora said...

I join with the others in saying how sorry I am for your loss. Your horse was so beautiful.

pattisjarrett said...

I am so sorry to hear this, Theresa. I can't imagine how much you and Gem miss him; I know we will miss him, too.

Paul said...

So sad for you loosing a member of your family... :(

Denise inVA said...

I am so sorry to hear about Zim Theresa. Heartbreaking for you. Sending my deepest sympathies for his loss.

Betty Manousos said...

oh, theresa, i'm very sorry for your loss! it's heartbreaking to hear, such sad news. i can't imagine how much you and gem miss him...

(((HUGS)))

Fireblossom said...

Oh no! Oh I am so very sorry to hear this terrible news. He is such a handsome, marvelous boy. Truly, my heart goes out to you, and to Gem. I know very well what it means to lose a 4-legged family member. He was one of a kind.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

My heart goes out to you!!!

Bill said...

So sorry for your loss. RIP Zim.

Primitive Stars said...

My heart hurts reading your post this morning. So sad to lose this beautiful boy,RIP Zim.Hugs Francine.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Theresa, I'm heartbroken for you. RIP beautiful, handsome Zim.

Gail said...

I am so very sorry. There are no words...know I understand your deep loss.

Miss Val's Creations said...

I am so sorry for your loss. It must make is even harder with Gem showing signs of sadness too. :( On the positive side you gave him a great life.

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

I'm so sorry Theresa, my heart broke when I saw the title of this post. So, so sorry.

Nancy Chan said...

So sorry Theresa, to hear about Zim. He was such a handsome boy!

Maggid said...

It doesn't seem enough to echo all these wonderful messages -
it's a design flaw - that the best - don't stay with us forever -

-g-

John's Island said...

Hi Tex, Sure sorry to hear about Zim passing. He was a great looking horse. We have all enjoyed seeing him on the blog over the years.

Julia said...

Dear Theresa, I'm so sorry about your lost. Zim looked so health and beautiful. I can't imagine the big void he leaves in your and Gem's heart... Warm hugs to you and Gem. Julia

Karen said...

Oh, I am so sorry. He was a handsome and special guy. May the memories of him warm your heart and ease your sorrow.

Inger said...

Theresa, I'm so sorry you beautiful boy is gone. That's so hard to believe because he always seemed so healthy and happy, running around your beautiful acres. I will think of you and of Gem. I hope she will get over this loss, they were always together and it will be hard. I'm so sorry.

Wayne said...

I am so sorry to hear this. We thank you for sharing so many great memories of him with us. Peace Zim.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Tex, Sorry for your loss of that handsome fellow. You always were a good Mom to the horses (and the doggies, ducks, and Bubba, too). I hope you'll have a good coming week.

Naquillity said...

i'm so sorry for your loss. may Zim rest in peace...

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Oh my, what a sad message... So sorry that you lost your special boy, your big pet that was so loved by you.
Sure Gem will miss him too.
Was it old age or a sudden problem?
The horse that stepped on my foot, after riding it, at our best friends' also died very suddenly.
One never knows what pain they might have or what is going on, even the reason for a misstep... I have a bad toe nail from her but I still feel very sorry for her and her human parents and the other horses.
It is the price of loving them deeply until one day it hurts us deeply!
A big all around hug,
Mariette

Karen Schurr said...

I'm so sorry, Theresa. Kim was indeed a handsome fellow. God Bless.

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Theresa - My condolences.

RIP Zim!
Chase Shaggy around a bit for us.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Theresa, I'm so sorry to read about your beautiful horse, Zim. I know how much you loved him and how much he'll be missed. I'm taking a blog break but check my blog list from time to time and just saw this sad news. Zim always reminded me of one of our horses when I lived on the farm, named Blaze. I'll never forget that horse. Take care.
Hugs, Cheryl

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

T, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know Zim will be missed by both you and Gem. My heart goes out to you both. Hugs.

Weekend-Windup said...

SO sorry to hear about his loss. He look so cute and strong...

Optimistic Existentialist said...

My deepest and most heartfelt condolences for the loss of Zim...

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

hugs and prayers :(

Lady Fi said...

What a beautiful horse! So sorry to hear about his passing.

The Queen Jester said...

This is so sad. I've not been on the blogs for some time now so may have missed the back story to any illness he had. I'm so sorry for your loss. He was beautiful and will be remembered for a long time.

Lois said...

Oh no! I am so sorry Theresa. He was a beautiful horse. Rest in peace sweet Zim.

genie said...

Oh, Theresa....My heart goes out to you. On Tuesday I had to put down my 16 year old schnauzer, Jack, and I am still not over it. I wrote about him on both of my blogs. He was my buddy and companion. I cannot even imagine losing your horse. Loss is loss, but it is like he was extra special in that everyone knew him. Hope you are doing ok. genie

Country Gal said...

I am sorry for your loss Theresa .

Janice L. Grinyer said...

:( hugs to (((you))) xoxo

Pietro and Cynthia said...

A nice horse indeed!

Made by KKann said...

I'm sorry for your loss.

Tanya Breese said...

oh theresa, my heart is breaking for you and gem...i am so very sorry :( i just got done visiting genie's blog and she just lost her dog...ugh, i hate this for both of you...you will be in my thoughts

bon bon said...

Oh no, I am so sorry, Theresa. He was always a beautiful sight on your little ranch. I hope you and Gem find comfort in each other...and your pups too. Pets are family...hugs

Pat Tillett said...

I am so sorry Theresa! What a terrible loss. Zim had such a great personality. The first two photos clearly show that. RIP sweet boy...

Cloudia said...

Oh Honey; I'm so very sorry for your loss. I feel a deep sadness just knowing him from your blog. My heart goes out to you, dear friend

Our photos said...

Oww, so sad. It brought a tear to my eye.

Susan said...

Oh Theresa, I am so sorry. How hard this must be for you. I am thinking of you!

Love you, Susan

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I am so very sorry for your loss.

Ida said...

Oh Theresa I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Zim was just gorgeous. I've always been a bit (afraid) of horses but still admired how beautiful they were. I know you loved him a great deal and he will certainly be missed. I can just picture him running free in Heaven now as I do believe animals will be there as well as humans.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, Theresa, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. He was a beautiful and noble friend. You gave him a wonderful life with so much love. So heartbreaking. Sending you hugs. x Karen

Helma said...

Oops ....... that's sad news Theresa :-(
I'm very sorry that you have to miss your horse Zim.
I do not know if she was sick or that she died of old age. It also does not matter because the loss is equally great.
A lot of strength with this loss Thersa.
A big hug

Blogger Jedidja said...

What a beautiful horse. I like the warm color! I'm so sorry you have to mis this horse now.

Justin Carf said...

Aww no =(

I'm sorry to hear the passing of Zim. He's such a beautiful, handsome, and impressive horse. Rest easy Zim.

Thoughts are with you

Gert said...

Oh my goodness Theresa, I am so sorry to read this. What a beautiful boy he was. I am sending love and prayers your way... RIP sweet Zim.

Barb said...

Gosh, reading this is such sad news. I'll miss seeing the regal Zim. Hugs to you from CO.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa; OMG!!! So sorry that I haven't visited you since last week and didn't know your sad news. Sure you and your family including your fur babies miss him. You might remember I lost my baby dog only 6 years' old and haven't had any pet since then as my husband doesn't allow me to.
Your pictures of Zim are really BEAUTIFUL and I'm sure he is thankful for the love he received from you in heaven.

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Robin Lamb said...

T, I too haven't visited for a three weeks. We've been away on a road trip across country to Manitoba.
Just got back yesterday.
I devastated at your loss. Gem was the sample they used when all the horses were made. He was a gorgeous boy!
I feel so bad for you. Wish there was something more I could do.

Rose said...

Oh, my goodness....I am so sorry to be seeing this just now. My heart just broke a little bit. I always have a soft spot for horses. And also for the ache you must feel. So, so sorry I did not see this sooner. And the thing is, I really do feel there is seldom a day goes by that I don't think of you numerous times.

Ron said...

I'm sorry to hear that. At least he had his time with you and I'm sure that was the highlight of his life.

Gail Dixon said...

Dropped by to see how you're doing. So very sorry to read about Zim's passing. He was a special boy and I know how much he meant to you. Hope you're managing okay.

SweetMarie said...

oh Theresa, I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful boy. I feel so awful that I missed this post. I feel horrible. my deepest sympathy and hugs to you and Gem.

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