Sweet Jack ~ Thankful Thursday


Today I am copying Michelle's Thankful Thursday posts at It's A Small Town Life 
It's not a meme, but every time I read her Thursday posts, 
I think about what I am thankful for.  I hope she doesn't mind! 

Our oldest mare (Ticker) is not doing too well.  
We've put her up in the lot so that we can monitor her health more closely.  
 I find Jack standing next to the lot fence often during the day.  
I think he misses her company out in the field. 
The boy horses (especially Little Man)  aren't too friendly with Jack. 
Ticker seems to tolerate him best.  
I don't know what he will do when she is gone. 

This reminds me of all the animals that have come into. 
and passed out of my life. 
I am thankful for the memories 
that they each left behind. 

sharing with Tex @ Good Fences

48 comments:

  1. What a sweet photo.
    Sorry to hear your old mare is ailing.
    It is hard that that our animals don't live live longer lives ~ I miss them so when they leave.
    I am however also so very thankful for each of the animals that enriched our lives over the years.

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  2. Aww Terri very sweet. I hope Ticker perks up and feels better. Poor Jack. Such pretty eyelashes. I like having the memories and pictures of the animals that shared their life with me. How lucky I was.

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  3. oh, so sorry about your old mare. i do hate that part of life. so hard to see them age and go downhill. even harder for large animals, i think.

    don't forget to link up with this sweet fellow!

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  4. Ja oud worden brengt problemen met zich mee ook voor de ezels ven paarden maar je kan ze altijd nog een liefdevolle oude dag bezorgen.

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  5. I hope Ticker feels better soon so that Jack can be reunited with her :)

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  6. I know how it is. I love my furry friends. Several have gone and several more live with us. Our little family. I can't imagine my world without them. Hope ticker gets better.

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  7. Poor Jack. I think he's going to have a rough time pretty soon.

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  8. Oh, so sad! Animals do form such close bonds and it is hard to see them grieve. I am sure you are giving them both lots of love and attention to help ease the hurt. So sweet. xo Karen

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  9. Poor sweet Jack, he needs a mini donkey, my friend has one and he is a love. i like you remember every sweet canine that has been in my life since 1946 all sweet memories.

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  10. Our animals leave huge footprints on our hearts, and every one has their own special place. Ticker, all thoughts that she gets better and Jack again has company. Terri, hugs as you hope all will be well once more. Jean.

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  11. :( hope ticker is feeling better...jack needs her

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  12. It's so hard every time things are like this.
    Hope Ticker gonna feel better soon. She's lovely!

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  13. Oh, sorry to hear this. Hope Ticker does better.

    I love your thoughts on all the animals that you have had.
    Funny how they become such a part of our families!!

    Hope they are all in Heaven, waiting to be our pals again......

    K.

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  14. I;m sorry Ticker isn't doing well these days and I feel very sorry for Jack possibly losing his friend.

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  15. AWWW, I hope Ticker will be ok.. Jack is so cute! Sweet post and photo.

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  16. God Bless Ticker and Jack!!
    Of course they have souls!!

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  17. Hope she gets to feeling better...she is a cutie pie.

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  18. What a sweet picture. I'm very sorry about your mare.

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  19. It's good to be thankful and nice to have photos of our beloved pets. Enjoy your evening my friend! Hugs!

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  20. Awwww he does look sad. Hope he cheers us soon and Ticker get better.

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  21. Oh, I DO hope Ticker will be able to feel better, Terri. I am SO moved to read about Jack. Animals do give us memories and love , don't they♡♡♡

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  22. That's a nice picture. It's amazing, isn't it, how much animals feel things that we don't always realize. I hope Ticker feels better soon.

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  23. I do hope Ticker will be well. My heart goes out to her, and to Jack, who misses her. This is a sweet post. Hug.

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  24. Aw sweet baby! Hugs to Jack and poor Ticker too.
    Blessings,
    Aimee

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  25. Aw..that's sad for both of them! Hugs...

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  26. I hope Ticker will feel better soon and be able to rejoin Jack. That is such a sweet photo.

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  27. OH MY--I am so sorry... Prayers for Ticker --and for Jack --who is missing his friend. Animals DO have feelings --and we definitely have feelings for them.

    Prayers,
    Betsy

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  28. Lovely portrait. He does look a little lonesome. Hope your mare is doing better.

    Interesting that just a week ago, I was on a country road and saw three almost-white donkeys (I think they were donkeys because their tails were more like cow's than the tails on mules that are more like horse's.) They were walking along the side of the road, not fenced in anywhere. I can't remember the last time I saw a donkey. But there are very old pictures of one on my Good Fence post this week, which can be found here:

    http://proartz.blogspot.com/2014/08/good-fences-82114-gugus-truck.html

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  29. Hope your Ticker will be okay. Our animals break our hearts, but I can't live without them. We don't have them long enough, but we are their entire life. :) Nice post.
    Marie

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  30. I had a book long ago about elephants and their emotions...that they really cry tears when one of their own dies. It was a very good read, tho I cried along with them.

    Hope all will be well soon. And yes, for those pets/animals that have left us behind we will always have good memories.

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  31. Jack is quite handsome but he seems a bit lonesome. I hope that Ticker gets better soon. You are right about missing animals that have come and gone. They live on in our hearts and memories for sure.

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  32. Always makes me think of those that say animals don't have emotions. Pasha! Poor Jack he does look lonely.

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  33. Makes you want to give Jack a hug. Animals surely do have emotions. People who have never had animals to love and care for have missed a lot.

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  34. Poor little guy. Animals do become almost family at times.

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  35. Jack looks l ike a nice fella. I hope he doesn't leave anytime soon.

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  36. Jack does seem a bit forlorn. Perhaps the Eeyore among your livestock. Oh, wait; Eeyore was a donkey. Yeah; that all fits. I think.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  37. Very nice your blog! I'll be back.
    Cath.

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  38. Poor guy, animals miss each other just as much as we miss them. At least the ones that like each other haha

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  39. I do so hope that you all have many more happy days together.

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  40. Awwwww, sweet picture of Jack. I hope they will still have a lot of time together yet.

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  41. what a sweet image of jack, he looks like a gentle sweet soul!! i hope they will be reunited soon!!!

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  42. Our animals are family, aren’t they?
    They give us a lot of pleasure and when they die they break our hearts.

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  43. HI, Me AGAIN.... I had missed you this week--so stopped by to see if you had done another blog post which I may have missed... You haven't ---so I assume you are out just having some fun this week...

    Just thinking about you.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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