It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. It won't be long as I am not up to writing much but I just wanted you all to know that our dear Buddy passed on today. I don't want to go into a lot of details as it is all too fresh and hurtful to think about. He was in our lives for about 16 years. My hubby bought him for me for Christmas one year and he was a member of our family from day one. He just moved into our hearts and never left. In recent months he has been having problems with colitis which we have been diligently dealing with but nothing helped. The last couple of days he took a turn for the worse and passed on this afternoon. He is buried out back on a knoll, a place that we rode to often. My yard man was so thoughtful and made a beautiful marker to put at the head of the grave. I will post a picture soon. I am comforted in the fact that he had a wonderful, happy, pampered life here on the farm with us but I will miss him terribly.