#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

A Sad Day

It looks as though the old Buckaroo will be leaving us today.

Lots of crying to be done, and plenty of remembering.  There will be smiles as well as tears, and all the Buck stories will warm our hearts.

What a gift that horse has been to all of us here on the Triple L.


55 comments to “A Sad Day”

  1. Darlene
      · August 6th, 2013 at 12:21 pm · Link

    I am sorry to hear that, we love our horses and all animals.

  2. Alice Johnson
      · August 6th, 2013 at 12:23 pm · Link

    So sorry, know you will miss him, but you have wonderful memories & pics, am sure ♥ They do help you get through those times!

  3. Jeannine Klimt
      · August 6th, 2013 at 12:25 pm · Link

    I am so very sorry. Today we said good bye to our cat Pippin. She had kidney failure and so we had to do the right thing.
    I hope that when you think of Buckaroo you will soon bring a smile at all the love and joy he brought you.

  4. marilyn Everhart
      · August 6th, 2013 at 12:31 pm · Link

    I’m so sorry. Losing a pet is like losing a family member. My thoughts are with you.

  5. Teresa
      · August 6th, 2013 at 12:32 pm · Link

    SO SO Sorry to hear this. One of the hardest things I ever did was hold a 13 mo old filly until her last breath. She collicked very badly!! I still have her in my dreams!! Will see her when I get to heaven – I know all of them are waiting to greet me when I get there!!

  6. Liz M
      · August 6th, 2013 at 12:49 pm · Link

    Dear Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words to relieve your pain I can only offer you the Rainbow Bridge Poem. It is online. I find this helps when a friend loses a pet. God speed.

  7. Linda L Sullivan
      · August 6th, 2013 at 12:49 pm · Link

    Linda, I am very sorry to hear about your wonderful horse. I believe he in horse heaven, the good Lord made all the wonderful animals, so I believe he has a special place for them, and who knows you Dad may get to ride him. I have had to put two of my babies (dogs) to sleep, so I feel for your sadness. God Bless.

  8. Kathleen O
      · August 6th, 2013 at 1:11 pm · Link

    Linda I am so sorry to hear of this loss… He will be up there in heaven with all the great ones that have gone before him…

  9. Susie O
      · August 6th, 2013 at 1:21 pm · Link

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayer, Linda…all of us out here who have and love our pets will shed a few tears with you. It’s never easy. God Bless you all and Buckaroo until you meet again.

  10. Hilda
      · August 6th, 2013 at 1:22 pm · Link

    Dear Linda, may the Lord comfort you! I love hearing your horse stories.

    This is such a coincidence – I was searching for a bookmark this morning from among my collection, and I pulled out your bookmark from 2012 (I think) – the one with a picture of you and one of your horses. I guess God put you and your crew on my mind today. My sincere sympathies to you! I know he had a great life with you!

  11. Debra
      · August 6th, 2013 at 1:39 pm · Link

    So sorry to hear about your horse. God Bless.

  12. Diana E
      · August 6th, 2013 at 1:41 pm · Link

    I’m so sorry Linda. God bless you and comfort you.

  13. Jennifer L.
      · August 6th, 2013 at 1:53 pm · Link

    I’m so sorry, Linda. Losing a family member – two-legged or four – is always so heartbreaking. I had to have my baby (Fiona, a cocker Spaniel mix) put to sleep a few months ago, and I miss her every day. I know that all of our animals will be there to greet us one day. I hope that all the great memories will soon make you smile. Hugs and prayers to you!

  14. Maureen
      · August 6th, 2013 at 2:02 pm · Link

    I am so sorry. I have never had the joy of being close to horses but I have lost two dogs who took part of my heart with them. Thinking of you

  15. lisa hicks
      · August 6th, 2013 at 2:06 pm · Link

    prayers to you on this sad day may god be with

  16. Betty Hamilton
      · August 6th, 2013 at 2:13 pm · Link

    So very sorry to hear that. My God Bless and Comfort you!

  17. Debbie Koziel
      · August 6th, 2013 at 2:19 pm · Link

    So sorry…..my thoughts are with you!

  18. Sal
      · August 6th, 2013 at 2:26 pm · Link

    :cry: Sorry Sis…Tell him to find Sadie and Wanda…

  19. DonnaC
      · August 6th, 2013 at 2:30 pm · Link

    So sorry to hear about this. Lots of hugs & prayers being sent your way!

  20. Donna VanSickle
      · August 6th, 2013 at 2:36 pm · Link

    I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a beloved pet is the same as losing a human friend. I will be praying for you and your family.
    Donna VanSickle

  21. sam
      · August 6th, 2013 at 2:45 pm · Link

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you at this time.

  22. Terry
      · August 6th, 2013 at 2:55 pm · Link

    Linda… All I can say is I guess with all the joy the Good Lord gives us in our lives, it has to be balanced with sad days like this one. Sometime before too long, the sadness will give way to cherished memories of Buckaroo that will make you smile. Just hang on til then.

    Thinking of you today….


  23. Jan Buckles
      · August 6th, 2013 at 2:59 pm · Link

    I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your horse. They are part of our families, aren’t they? I know I feel that way about mine. May God bless you and your family.

  24. Nicol
      · August 6th, 2013 at 3:00 pm · Link

    Sorry to here about the loss of your horse! I lost my best friend a few years ago and my girls and I miss him, he was my best friend for many years!!!

  25. Juanita Rice
      · August 6th, 2013 at 3:04 pm · Link

    I am so sorry, Linda. I had a favorite horse put down over 40 years ago and I still miss her.
    A family member is doing the kind thing for an aged cat today, too. We’re with you. Hugs.

  26. Michelle Huang
      · August 6th, 2013 at 3:09 pm · Link

    Sorry to hear the news of losing a beloved pet who had became part of the family. He will be in a better place now and wait for you in heaven to be together again for all eternity.

  27. Diane Bence
      · August 6th, 2013 at 3:10 pm · Link

    I am so sorry for your loss. Losing an animal that you have come to love can be just a devastating as losing a family member because they become a part of our family and our lives. I know that you have all these lovely memories of him and all the good times you have had together. May God grant you the strength to make it through this and may you know that he is there for you to lean on. Again, I am sorry for your loss.

  28. Diana
      · August 6th, 2013 at 3:11 pm · Link

    So sorry for your sadness ..It’s the hard part of having a horse or any animal for that matter. Said goodbye to “Thomas ” (horse) 2 yrs ago ….huge gap that is still not filled …but oh the great memories!!!!

  29. JULIE
      · August 6th, 2013 at 3:27 pm · Link

    So sorry that this is happening. Maybe you can honor you horse by letting him live on in one of your stories.

  30. Norma Stanforth
      · August 6th, 2013 at 3:36 pm · Link

    I am truly sorry about your loss of your horse, your animals are a part of your family. Again i am sorry for your loss. God bless.
    Norma :cry:

  31. Diane M
      · August 6th, 2013 at 3:44 pm · Link

    So sorry for your loss. It is truly hard
    To lose an animal that has been loved and is part of the family. I have never owned a horse but love seeing them being ridden thru fields and forest. I am sure you will have wonderful memories of your beloved horse.

  32. Robin Hudson
      · August 6th, 2013 at 3:45 pm · Link

    It is hard to say good bye to a fav companion. We all have some of those unforgettable friends in animal heaven that will always be in our hearts. Buck is in great company.

  33. Anita C
      · August 6th, 2013 at 3:51 pm · Link

    I’m so sorry to hear about your horse. My prayers and tons of love energy winging your way.

  34. Barbara Kennicutt
      · August 6th, 2013 at 4:11 pm · Link

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers with you and family/

  35. Cindi Williams
      · August 6th, 2013 at 4:21 pm · Link

    All pets are part of our families. Our thoughts are with you and your family in your loss Linda. :cry:

  36. Debbie Allen
      · August 6th, 2013 at 4:26 pm · Link

    So very sorry for your loss. Our pets are such a great comfort to us and they never truly leave us as they are always in our hearts.
    Think of all the memories you have of him.


  37. Janet Clark
      · August 6th, 2013 at 4:47 pm · Link

    So sorry for your loss – loosing animals is never easy, they become a big part of your family! HUGS

  38. Shirley Wetmore
      · August 6th, 2013 at 5:06 pm · Link

    So sorry to hear this. But there is a good reason why God gave us memories so we can remember the good times. Sending you Hugs and a prayer.

  39. rita hutcheson
      · August 6th, 2013 at 5:08 pm · Link

    So sorry it is with a heavy heart and a sincere respect for all our animal family that I send my regrets. RIP

  40. Carol Miller White
      · August 6th, 2013 at 5:10 pm · Link

    Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. Our animals are truly part of the family. I know you will cherish the memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this sad time.

  41. Cathy
      · August 6th, 2013 at 6:01 pm · Link

    How hard it is to know that God has only put them in our lives for a short time to love..

  42. Jeanne
      · August 6th, 2013 at 6:59 pm · Link

    Linda I am so sorry to hear that. Pets are so much a part of our lives. It hurts when they are gone. I am sure you have many memories to help you through this most difficult time. Hugs to you.

  43. Lea Williams
      · August 6th, 2013 at 7:44 pm · Link

    Oh Linda, I am so sorry. My old mare is 32 and I am greatful every morning when I get up and see her. Its so awful to even think about. I don’t know how to deal with that. You are in my prayers.

  44. Heather Charity
      · August 6th, 2013 at 7:55 pm · Link

    I am SO, so, so sorry Linda. For all my years with horses…and they were MANY, that was one thing I never had to suffer through. My heart and tears are with you. (HUGS) :cry:

  45. Lois Rotella
      · August 6th, 2013 at 8:03 pm · Link

    I am sorry to hear about Buckaroo. I lost two cats and I know they are member of our families. I always remember to good times with them and hope they are with my family in heaven. My condolences to everyone at the Triple L :(

  46. Shari G
      · August 6th, 2013 at 8:21 pm · Link

    I am so sorry. It is so painful to lose a member of the family whether two legged or four legged. My thoughts are with you.

  47. Jeannette Ruddell
      · August 6th, 2013 at 10:42 pm · Link

    So sorry to hear of you losing your horse I know it’s hard to lose an old friend and pet.

  48. Glenda
      · August 6th, 2013 at 11:32 pm · Link

    So sorry for your loss of old Buckaroo, my heart and prayers are with you, your family and friends.

    I know he will be missed but certainly not forgotten knowing that old Buckaroo had a full life and a life spent listening and comforting those old Buckaroo liked and loved will warm your life for many, many years to come.

  49. Sherry Wallace
      · August 6th, 2013 at 11:47 pm · Link

    What happened to the old fella? Always so sad :-(

  50. Eileen Brewer
      · August 7th, 2013 at 12:35 am · Link

    I am so sorry for your loss, Linda. We just recently had to put our wonderful dog to sleep and the pain is still there. We loved him so much. God grant you comfort at this sad time.

  51. Claire McL
      · August 7th, 2013 at 12:38 am · Link

    So sorry for your loss!! A 4 legged angel entered heaven today!!!

  52. Linda Cholewa
      · August 7th, 2013 at 7:11 am · Link

    I am so sorry for the loss of your horse. Our animals are more than pets, they are a part of the family. Treasure your memories of him

  53. Carolyn Jacobs
      · August 7th, 2013 at 7:49 am · Link

    So sorry to hear that. Many hugs your way! :cry:

  54. carole
      · August 7th, 2013 at 7:42 pm · Link

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Hugs to you!

  55. judy
      · August 7th, 2013 at 10:57 pm · Link

    Sorry to hear about your horse. They are just like family.

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