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In memory of my sweet Tessa 1/28/1996 - 6/19/2013

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:06 pm    Post subject: In memory of my sweet Tessa 1/28/1996 - 6/19/2013 Reply with quote

My precious baby girl crossed over the Rainbow Bridge, to be with Little Bit, Toy, Puddin', Grandma, Grandpa and ALL of the special babies that have gone before her. And I know they were all there to greet her as she crossed over.

Tessa was 17 1/2 years old, which is amazing for a dwarf Miniature Horse!
She was the first dwarf Mini that I adopted, she stole my heart the first time I laid eyes on her as just a foal. She was always my pride and joy. In her younger days, I would take her to the grade school and local nursing home, much to their delight!

Tessa was the matriarch of my little herd of Biscuits....their Momma. She watched over them for me, many times standing on guard at night, while everyone else slept peacefully, knowing she was protecting them.

Tessa was still very healthy, but she had lost quite a bit of weight, I think from the stress of being so crippled up with arthritis. Life was just getting too hard for my baby girl, she was getting weary and I knew I needed to give her my last gift of love, by helping her to cross over the Rainbow Bridge.....To let her be free of the crooked little body that she was in, to set her spirit free!
I felt that she was ready to be free again.

Tessa is being missed by all of her little buddies, Momma, Poppa and big brother Wesley, but we are all happy for her and know that we will all be together again one day.

I told Tessa that she needed to go on without Momma for awhile, but that I would catch up to her soon. She went very peacefully and quietly.....she took a piece of my heart with her.

Rest in peace my dear sweet Tessa Louise, we miss you baby girl.
You were my little Earth Angel, not everyone could see your Angel wings, but I could.....enjoy your beautiful new wings in Heaven baby girl

Gone
Yet not forgotten
Although we are apart,
Your spirit lives within me,
Forever in my heart


A friend in Australia sent this poem to me & Strawberry

I AM WITH YOU STILL

I give you this one thought to keep
I am with you still - do not weep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the mornings hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone-
I am with you still in each new dawn.


It occurred to me that every time I loose an animal, they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new animal that comes into my life, gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be an animal, and I will become as generous and loving as they are.

One of the last pictures I have of her and her little friend, Strawberry, they loved each other so

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Momma and Daddy loved little Tessa, too, Momma (Louise) was her namesake

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Big brother Wesley being silly....she still had her braces on from her surgery, she was about 10 months old in this picture

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Baby Tessa with her winter coat on

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Tessa with her big sister's champion of champions ribbon on....I always told her that she was Momma's little champion, and she was! I was SO proud of her

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Tessie loved my big gelding, Cody

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One of my favorite pictures of Tessa....she was about 12 years old here

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Donít grieve for me, for now Iím free,
Iím following the path God laid for me.
My pain was lifted when I heard Him call,
And you stood beside me through it all.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
Iíll shine with the sun in each tomorrow.
My last days have been full, I savored much.
Tasty treats, long groomings, and your gentle, loving touch.

Perhaps our time together seemed too brief,
Donít lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, you set me free.

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~She's there among the angels,
with her new found wings...
~With Gabrial, as their director,
in the choir where she now sings...

~Don't worry so my dear ones,
it's so beautiful, bright and clear...
~No sadness, pain or hatred,
is ever found up here...

~You can see me anytime you wish,
I'm never far away...
~I'm but the whisper in the wind,
and with the dawn each day...~♥
~Melody, August, 20, 2013~


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Janell, so sorry to hear you had to let your Tessa go Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad It takes a special kind of love to do that Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm so sorry about your little Tessa. I know she is greatly missed. Sending BIG hugs to you and the Biscuits!!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

we send you lots of love Auntie Janell! you did the right thing by setting Tessa's spirit free of her poor body . She is now running and playing and she said she will be back Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

THANK YOU Jeanie, Danita and Paula Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am so sorry to hear about lil angel, I know she is in good hands and company! ((((((HUGS)))))) to you, your family and the Biscuits.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THANK YOU Bridget abbraccio

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wondering how the Biscuits are doing with Tessa gone...I hope they don't miss her too much, especially Strawberry Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for asking Jeanie.

I've been worried about little Strawberry, but she seems to be doing OK, she is coping, like me. I looked out my bedroom window this morning, to see her standing all alone, it broke my heart, as I know that if Tessa was still with us, she would have been standing right beside her......Perhaps little Tessa was beside her in spirit, †consoling her. †Smile I like to think so anyway. Smile

I made one too many breakfasts this morning, and started crying when I realized I had fixed a bowl for little Tessa, too! † Sad

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Janell, again, many hugs to you my dear sweet friend. Please kiss and hug little Strawberry from all of us in Wyoming. You are a most wonderful and loving, devoted and awesome caregiver for every single precious soul that is blessed to be in your care. God bless you.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

THANK YOU Debi. abbraccio

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Janell, I'm so sorry to hear about sweet little Tessa. Wow, I didn't realize she was that old... 17 1/2 years is old for a little dwarf. I know it must have been difficult to make that decision but I know you did what was best for her. She is free now and running with Little Bit and all the others, and the Brat Pack. Big Hugs!!!

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THANK YOU SUSAN. Silenced

Sending along lots of extra sugars for little Fundy and Toby, I hope they are doing very well!

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