July 27th, 2008

Adventure before dementia

Jaykub - 27th July 2003

As many of you know, today is the anniversary of the death of my beloved Jaykub.

He was only 10 when he died, however, anyone who knew him, soon learnt that he put an awful lot of living into those years.

There are a lot of thoughts that have gone through my mind today.

I only owned him for 15 months, however I had known him for about 3 years before that.  he was the first horse that I ever saw unload from a trailer and it was literally love at first sight.  I have done that a couple of times, and they have been immense emotions.

One of the many things that today has brought me, are happy memories.  We had some fun - and I know that the love was a 2-way relationship.  When he died, the number of people who reassured me of that was enormous.  He had an amazing capacity for love - and an even bigger one for fun!  He was a speed merchant and a great challenge to every rider ... although he never, ever pushed me like he did everyone else who rode him.

He suffered from sweat-itch, being allergic to fly bite.  However he was incredibly accepting of the clothing I used to dress him in, and the sprays I would spray on his rugs, tack and on me.

He was one special boy.

Today has also brought me the 5th anniversary of DJ.  He was given to me on loan, on the day of Jaykub's death ... and although I still miss Jaykub, if that hadn't have happened I would never have been with DJ and done his bringing on, etc.  So I am thankful for a great friend in Toni who was with Jaykub while the vet was there, then lent me DJ.  A friend like that is out of this world.

I know I have other great friends, and on a side note to want to share a belated birthday pressie that I received yesterday from re_animating  ... she wouldn't have realised the significance of this weekend, but it just reminds me, again, how much I have to thiank all my friends for.

Thank you f-list

R.I.P. Jaykub
"God shall wipe away all tears.  There shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying." - Revelation 21 v 4