26+ year old Appaloosa
Went to heaven on May 26, 2015 at 11:26 a.m.
My daughter and I were blessed to share our lives with Patti for almost 11 years. Everyone I know would say we rescued her. The truth is that she rescued me.
As Patti grew to love and trust us, her personality became stronger and stronger. EVERYONE knew who Patti was. When she heard our car coming, she would pace and neigh....AlWAYS. She loved her bran, peppermints, and to graze. She loved to be the center of attention, to have her butt scratched, and to chase cows. She was the boss of the other horses, my little girl's protector, and my best friend. She was my comfort and my confident and she was loved very much.
Not a day goes by that I don't feel her loss. I miss her so much that it's unbearable at times.
The morning Patti left, I felt her say goodbye. She laid her head on my chest and for a moment, time stood still. When I heard the vet pull up the drive, I heard "Sissys Song" ending on someone's radio. The first thing I saw when I could finally open my eyes was a yellow butterfly. It had landed in front of me and stayed for a minute before flying away. In the past 6 months, everytime something big happens, a yellow butterly finds me and lands near me for a minute. I believe that it's Patti, taking a break from chasing cows in heaven, coming to check on me.