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Thursday, 15 January 2015

Taking a break

Dear Friends,

I am taking some time off from blogging.

Last night,   My sweet Shilah died.   She was kind and loving.  I am broken hearted.. I buried her down the bottom of my land this morning..    
Life is becoming a little hectic around the farm.

I am taking some days to go visit my children next week.

sending you all good wishes.. for the rest of January.



  1. I am so sorry about Shilah - I know you are sad.

  2. Dear Val, I am heartbroken with you. All of us, who have animals living with us, know that every now and then a very special animal steals our heart. I am so sorry to hear that your sweet Shilah will not be enjoying your company when Spring comes.
    Take good care and we will be here when we see you next. Love, Gina

  3. Oh my dear Val what can I say. I feel for you and am hurting for you. Such a terrible loss for you. I am so sorry. Blogging is naturally not for you at this time but please please keep in touch, I'm always here for a chat on email. Take care dear friend. ((Hugs)) xx

  4. Dear Val - I am very sad to learn about your sweet horse Shilah - I know that you will miss her dreadfully - it is better that you should have a break and spend time with your children than be on your own.

  5. Oh, no Val. I'm so very, sorry. It's good to take time off now and then. Rest and heal. Enjoy your family. xo, Jen

  6. Dear Val - I haven't been around a lot, but I always drop by to see what's happening. I'm so sorry about your loss of Shilah. A trip to see your children, some time away - a very good idea. Take good care of yourself.

  7. Val, I am so, so sorry for your loss. Our animals are so much a part of our lives and family that it is a very hard loss to bear. Please take your time to come to terms with your loss and when you feel like coming back I will look forward to it. Until then, know that my heart is with you and I will be thinking of you..Judy

  8. Dear Val,

    This is my first comment to your blog; I am sorry that it's for a sad occasion. I'm very sorry to hear about your loss of sweet Shilah. I know how heartbreaking it is to lose a beloved pet. She was lucky t have you in her life. I hope that you have an enjoyable visit with your children.

  9. So sorry to hear your sad news. My thoughts are with you.

  10. Val, I'm so sorry to hear about your beloved Shilah. Our animals become part of the family, and it's so sad when they leave us. Have a beautiful time with your children, Val. You will find comfort in their company.

    Thinking of you today and sending my love to you.


  11. Hello Valerie
    So sorry for your loss and I will keep you in my prayers.
    Enjoy your time with your children and I will look forward to your return

    Helen xx

  12. Oh Val.......death seems to be all around us now......family and pets.....enjoy your rest.



  13. Dear Val, I was so sad to hear of your loss. I know what a hole she must have left in your life. My thoughts are with you . Sarah x

  14. Dearest Val, I am so, so sorry to hear this news. Poor Shilah, such a lovely horse. It is so sad for you, and you will be grieving. Spend time with your family and take all the time you need. We will all be here when you return. All the best, with love, Patricia. xxx

  15. Dear Val,i am so sorry for your loss. Poor Shilah..

  16. So sorry to hear about Shilah, dear Val. It is so hard to lose an animal we have loved and cared for over many years. Take care of yourself and enjoy the company of your family.

  17. I am so sorry for your lost of dear Shilah, Val. I was thinking of you and hope you are doing well. You are missed.


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