Farewell to our friend Graham

graham_1Today, we say goodbye to our good friend Graham.   We have had him for more years than I can count, and while we continue to have the next generation of Rottweilers on the farm to take care of the ponies and the girls, there will certainly never be another Graham.

I have so enjoyed Graham’s company over the years…. How he dutifully sits by whichever ring we are riding in, every single day, in every single ride, to watch out for us.  He has always been so understanding to all of our kids at pony camp, and he has been such a great friend.  He will be sorely missed.


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3 Responses to Farewell to our friend Graham

  1. hfmoore says:

    Life moves on for all of us, but this one is particularly tough. Knowing that Graham would be there to protect her was one of the key elements in Megan’s original move to Georgetown.

  2. askaggs says:

    When I first met Graham, he had an external fixator on one hind leg, and not only did he amaze me that he survived without getting a horrible infection, but he bore what must have been a painful and frustrating condition with a grace and equanimity that few humans could muster. He was one of a kind.

    Now that I live alone on a farm half of each week when John is back in Lexington, I have been hunting for a good farm dog to watch out for me when I am here, and guard the ponies when I am not. If I can find a dog that is even a shadow of Graham, I will be fortunate indeed.

    Know that sweet memories of Graham live on with me, and my thoughts are with you.

  3. unconsciousbets says:

    Aw Grahmmy. You will be missed. This is one of my fav. pics of him

    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…

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