May 15, 2018

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Catlaunch 2001-2018

 

Everybody on the farm loved Catlaunch, and “the Cat” loved everybody. Here are some thoughts about him by three of his daily companions, some of his many friends, some of the people with whom he shared special bonds.

 

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“Catlaunch was one of the most gentle horses I’ve ever had the privilege to know. Cat and I had a connection. Both being buckeyes how couldn’t we? As soon as he would hear my voice his ears would perk up and he would look for me. I’ll sure miss the big guy. He was one of my best friends.”  – Marisa Miller.

 

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“Catlaunch was grace and kindness. He was quiet power and steady strength. Catlaunch was patient with us and loyal to those who loved him. He knew. Our gentle giant is gone but I honor the warmth and love he brought to my heart.” – Lisa Wood.

 

Another of the Cat’s close friends, Joey Steiner, didn’t put his words in writing. Even now, it’s not easy to say goodbye to him. But Joey told me of his admiration for Catlaunch’s courage as a racehorse and in retirement. He spoke lovingly of the tall, handsome bay’s spirit as he fought the neurological issues that eventually ended his life, and of his gentle, intelligent way of relating to people, and of his infinite kindness.

 

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Catlaunch (L) with Game On Dude

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He loved visiting with his former exercise rider, Michael Gonzalez.

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Catlaunch taking a carrot from Michael’s mouth.

 
You made us more than we’d been before, Catlaunch. In losing you, we lose a piece of ourselves.

Beth
Photos by Laura

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2 responses to “May 15, 2018

  1. Kathy

    How blessed we we’re to have been able to spend some time with this wonderful horse.

  2. Betsy McGrath

    As always, your tributes bring tears to my eyes……

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