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In Loving Memory...
~ Gogo Fatale ~

6/2/01 - 10/11/11
~ Forever the Marest of Them All ~

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Today's the day. It's been four years since my Metro died. I just... don't believe it. I don't know what more there is to write about him. I made a tribute to him last year, and I must have been really upset while writing it - the sentence structure and grammar make it sound like I was biting chunks off the keyboard - but the sentiment is there, and the story.

He was really something else.

I want to share this picture too because it's incredibly eerie. Have you ever seen those ghost shows on TV where they show you pictures of ghost orbs? Me being me I think it's a bunch of baloney... except for this one case. This was taken maybe an hour after he was buried, along with another series of similar pictures. It wasn't snowing or raining, we were outside where there was no dust floating around, and there was no flash with the picture. None of the other pictures had this, just this one. And they can't be snow, they're moving UP. It's really, really weird. Normally I never buy into stuff like that but sometimes... as odd as it seems, it makes some sense.

There is plenty to write about Gogo, but not today. Today, I don't want to write much at all. Today, I just want to remember without words the time Metro and I spent together. I miss him, and I don't have the language to describe it any more.


smazourek said...

It's a terrible thing to lose a horse. I lost my arabian 6 years ago, we'd been together for 18 years. I will never forget the day he died, the date is etched into my psyche like it's carved in stone.

Akhal-Eventer said...

This was a very touching tribute. And an incredible photo at the end, too! A year ago I lost my best horse in a tragic pasture accident. He broke his leg nearly in half and had to be euthanized on the spot--by a neighbor, in fact, because the only vet on our island was M.I.A. and we couldn't stand to see him suffer. I don't say this to make it any harder for you, but to let you know that there are people who understand what it's like to be the victim in every horse person's worst nightmare. I hugged my best friend for the last time that day. . .and I am sure you did the same when you lost your own friend, Metro. My heart goes out to you. . .and I am grateful you have another lovely horse whose quirky personality, I am sure, helps to ease your pain.

Karen said...

What an incredibly handsome boy Metro was. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Albigears said...


Funder said...

I'm so sorry, Andrea. He was beautiful, and he got you through a tough time in your life.

heater a. said...

What a wonderful post for such a great friend. I'm sure he's proud of you and Gogo.

Anonymous said...

*sniffle* I just re-read the first tribute. I'm so sorry Andrea.

The end picture, wow. I am a huge skeptic myself, but there's really no denying a picture like that.

Anonymous said...

So sad, but so wonderful that you had the opportunity to be with such an amazing horse. I recently passed the 8 year anniversary of my loss of my wonderful mare Promise and know how you feel. Remember, and enjoy the good parts of the memories.

scylla said...

Your original post on Metro brought tears to my eyes. It is always heartbreaking when we lose the creatures (human and otherwise) who give meaning and purpose to our lives.