Friday, November 27, 2009

Ole Jim.....is gone.

After dinner my Thankgiving just went down hill....As bad as I hate to say it, Ole Jim passed away last night at approxmately 8:40pm. We were all right by his side for several hours before he passed.



A very nice friend of ours brought his backhoe up and buried him for us this morning. He is buried in his favorite spot. Our hearts are broke from the loss of this sweet old mule. He was so tame that we didn't even have to keep him in a fence, he just ran loose on the farm.
My boys are still having a rough time, they have lost so many animals within the past few weeks. This farm will never be the same without him...he was a legend for miles around.
Kristie

25 comments:

marit said...

I'm so sorry! Losing a loved animal is always tough.

Amelia said...

Oh Sweet Girl, I wish I could put my arms around you and make it all better. I know you (and the boys-both big and small) are just crushed with this. I am so glad you have all these pictures of him in the happier times...try to dwell on those days.

Libby said...

My heart goes out to you and your family Kristie! I will sure miss reading about and seeing pictures of Ole Jim! He was 1 in a million! I'll be thinking about ya'll! Love, Libby

By Hoki Quilts said...

Oh Kristie, over the last wee while we have all become so familiar with your old friend, Jim.
Your loss and that of your family is enormous and I'm sure you have heard untold cliche's. I just want to offer you all hugs from the other side of the world.
God bless
Miche'le

Michelle said...

Kristie,
I am so sorry for you and all of your family for the loss of Jim. I know how special he was to all of you. You need to remember though, that he will suffer no more. Keep those memories, and be so happy that he was a part of your lives.
Sending hugs your way......
Michelle

Quiltluver said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Animals have a way of touching our hearts, and they are not around nearly long enough. Take care, Karen

Hazel said...

Kristie I'm so sorry for your loss .I can see why you are all heart broken .I know this was a very special pet to you ,you have all gone through so much lately my prayers are with you and your family .

Ann J said...

My heart goes out to you and the Boys,Kristie - I am so, so sorry!
Hang on to the memories, they do help believe me......Ann J

KyQuiltlady said...

I am so sorry to hear about Ole Jim". He became a part of our lives also through your postings and we will miss him also. Just glad we got to know him. We will remember his gentleness.

jillquilts said...

I'm so sorry to hear this! You guys have lost so many animals in the last few months.... This has to just be so tough! My heart goes out to all of you!

Chocolate Cat said...

Thinking of you and your family. How lucky Ole Jim was to have you with him when he passed away. May all the wonderful memories you have of him bring you some comfort xx

Narelle said...

My thoughts are with you and your family. Ole Jim was a favourite of mine.

Texan said...

I am so sorry Kristie...

Its so hard to loose our furry friends ... he had a wonderful long life with you :O)...

craftycherry said...

im so sad for you all. You have written so much about ole Jim i feel like we all know him now! I was quite sad to open up your blog today and read of his loss. We too are dealing with a furry loss over this christmas season. Its so hard on the kids especially when you are doing your best to put it to the children in a way that is heartening (gone to a better place etc) but you yourself are feeling desolate and horrible about it.
Lots of love from the crafty cherry family in Nz

Julia said...

I'm very sad for you and the family Kristie...I know how heartbroken you must all feel.
Ole Jim will forever live in your hearts..
Julia ♥

Kelly Ann said...

O'Kristie my heart is breaking for you..I know how much you loved Ole' Jim, he was more dog like then mule. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you.

Mary said...

Kristie,
I'm so sorry about Old Jim passing away. He sure was a special animal to your family and a blog friend to others. It is so hard to lose these close friends that fill our lives. Take Care

Suzan said...

Sorry to hear about Ol' Jim, Kristie. I hoped that he would come around. I am sure that it is difficult for all the members of your family.

spidr said...

So sorry to hear about your beloved Jim! I was saddened to read about your other losses in earlier weeks. My heart goes out to you and all your boys as you say goodbye. Erica

Cindy said...

Oh Kristie! I'm sooooo sorry for your loss :( I'll pray for your family during this rough time. Having only known him through your blog he even became close in my heart. Take care and God bless

Anita said...

Kristie,

I'm so sorry to hear Jim is gone. At least you could be with him at the end and he knew you were all there. It is really hard to lose our 4 legged friends they are definately one of the family.

Gina said...

Oh sweetie I am so sorry for you and the boys. I know how much you all loved him. I'm praying that this is the end of the bad times for you and that there is something good in line for you just over the hill.

Loads of love and hugs Gina xxx

Vesuviusmama said...

I'm so sorry, Kristie! My heart goes out to your family - I know Ole Jim was an important member of your household.

QuiltedSimple said...

Oh Kristie! I'm so sorry for you! I know Ole Jim was an important part of your family. Blessings on all of you
Kris

Guðrún said...

Dear Kristie I am so sorry for your loss. I haven´t been here for a while so I am late to read the sad news.