6.01.2012

little lucky fox

yesterday our phones were restored and today our internet is back. please excuse the silence. the barn is ok. we are ok.
 
but our little lucky fox was killed monday night. just before the storms. he got into the donkey pen and they killed him. just as they had originally intended when nick intervened. it was awful. and we have been quite torn this week. that little fox made such a bang into our lives that his death shook both of us to the ground. it has been nice being out of touch without phone or computer. it gave us time to be quiet and remember our two weeks with lucky as though they had been a lifetime.

we don't have many photos of him as nick's computer was also destroyed when the lightening hit our barn. but we have his memory and we hold the brief wonder of living with a fox.

no matter how hard a farm might try, death is still as raw to me today as it was when i first started doing this.

i hope it never get's easier.

i'll write more next week when i am able. for now, i just wanted to let you know. 

55 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry Kate :( death is never easy

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  2. This breaks my heart. That picture you posted of the fox napping with the dog and the kitten has become my go to picture for when I need a lift in spirit. So thank you for that.

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  3. so sad for you two, and little lucky. much love to you all. grateful to have known the story of lucky- as short as his little life was.

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  4. Je suis triste pour vous, ça avait l'air tellement beau d'avoir adopté un petit renard. Avec mon petit copain on se disait que vous étiez si chanceux de connaître une relation comme cela avec un si bel animal. Bon courage à vous.

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  5. I realize it's part of nature, but my breathe still chokes and my heart still pains for the little guy.

    Even so brief, I am so grateful to have "known" him. He was a special little fox and I will always remember him.

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  6. Poor little fox. This makes me sad.

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  7. Kate this breaks my heart. I have shared your amazing little fox pictures with all of my family. You gave him a good little life - I know he's grateful for that.

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  8. i am so sorry kate. the three or four photos you and nick posted made me fall in love with that tiny cat-dog of a fox too. much love.

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  9. the poor baby. my heart goes out to you and nick, as well as rudy and the kittens who obviously shared a special bond with him.

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  10. I'm so sorry to hear that you lost the sweet little fox. It breaks my heart :( It has been a story that I've told everyone here in Finland too, and I showed everyone the picture where Lucky sleeps with his friends. Lucky gave many people smile to their faces, and that is all thanks to you two. I hope all the best for you <3

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  11. :( Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, fate has her way.

    xo,
    Jaime

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  12. oh my goodness i'm so sorry to hear that. i'm glad you at least bought him a little more time than he would have had, and gave him lots of love.

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  13. oh gosh kate. my heart breaks for you guys... (xo)

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  14. Wow, that was a kick in the gut. I loved that little fox. I'm sorry that you had to experience that. I know it's wrong but I hope that you twisted the donkeys ear or something.

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  15. This is such sad news and it really breaks my heart. I fell in love with that little sweetheart and your photographs showed just how much love you and your furry friends shared with that little one.....

    Sending you hugs and love ♥♥♥

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  16. So sad. Animal instincts are strange things.

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  17. Such sad news, tears were in my eyes as I read your post, he was such a cutie, it's a real loss to you both...

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  18. oh, my heart sank to hear this sad news.
    life:death are a cycle - but it doesn't make death easy. and, I agree - I do hope it never gets easier to be part of that process with another soul and being.
    lucky sure was so lucky to spend time with you - to play being a cat or a dog.
    quiet hugs to you both xx

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  19. So Sorry about your fox Kate, he was so cute. It's so sad.

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  20. thank you sweet friends. so happy to know lucky had so many admirers.

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  21. I just started reading your blog last week and fell in love with him. I am so saddened to read this. :(
    Poor little guy.
    :(

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  22. this breaks my heart--the smile on his face while you're hugging him makes me feel better...though short, what a lovely life he was able to have.

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  23. It's amazing how this little creature can capture so many hearts in such a short time. He seemed such a sweet curious little fox. May your hearts always be touched by the moments of happiness Lucky brought to you both.

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  24. What a precious little gift you guys were given! It looked like you gave him the gift of life and love for just a little bit longer....so sad for you....

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  25. This brings tears to my eyes. That poor little guy. I hope you find peace in your memories. Love and light your way.

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  26. Ooawww. It was with disbelief that I scanned your words just now. My husband and I don't read blogs together much but yours is one I have been sharing with him since Lucky came along. So sad to hear what happened. Thank you for sharing these stories and photos with us. x Melania

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  27. That's very sad news. I wonder why he was so intent on going in with the donkeys though? Ay ideas?

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  28. Poor little lucky fox.

    At least he had a happy if short life, you gave what most foxes never get, the chance to know cats, dogs and humans, and feel their love.

    A sad way to go.

    Sue xx

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  29. My heart is broken for you two, I'm so sorry.

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  30. Aww. I'm so sorry. He was a super cutie, and death is never easy.
    xoxo

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  31. I'm so sorry to hear about Lucky. I have to say that I was living vicariously through your experience with him - as I've always secretly hoped for the experience of finding an orphaned fox to care for. My heart goes out to you.

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  32. I'm so sorry to hear about little fox.

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  33. So sad for you all, poor little guy. Feel better. Best~ Robyn

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  34. I an truly sorry to hear of your loss .Your open loving nature attracts these creatures to you- think of it as a gift.I have spent the majority of my 43 years on working family farms and still am felled by grief to loose much loved ( albeit often briefly) animals.We learn so much from them - not the least of which is compassion, something the human world needs much more of.
    I have enjoyed you blog writings so very much having found it just a few months ago.You have a honest true light- thank you for sharing!

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  35. Oh my...so sorry to hear about the little guy. May you find comfort in his peace and eventual joy in the memories you all made together. His entrance into your lives has many lessons that will take time to realize, but the knowledge, insight and love you have gained (and will continue to gain) are truly priceless. Be kind to yourselves and each other while you heal.

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  36. My heart is breaking for you + Nick. What a *lucky* little fox to have spent two weeks with you. I'm glad he could bring happiness to your life, if only for a short time.
    xoxo

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  37. Oh that's so terrible! I'm so so sorry.

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  38. oh! sadness.
    so sorry to hear this sad, sad news.
    and the loss of the computer/pictures/whatever might have been!

    We were all enjoying that sweet fox through you.
    hugs.

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  39. Really no words are going to help. Just praying for you all, so very sorry.

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  40. my heart breaks for you guys and that little fox. I so loved reading about him and aweing at his pictures. you guys gave him the best 2 weeks of his life.

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  41. That sweet little fox was a wonder. I am so sorry.

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  42. Very sad news. Lucky was very lucky to have you two!

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  43. Heartbreaking news. I'm very sorry.

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  44. so sorry, may he rest in peace. Have we seen the donkeys? i don't recall...

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  45. :( I've been following your blog in silence for a while...I'm so sad about this little fox...

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  46. We loved the pictures of all the animals sleeping together.. I'm so sorry.
    As I see from all the comment you received about this sad news is that this little fox inspired a lot of people. :) take care

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  47. We just lost our beloved cat (it's funny to call him just a "cat" because he was truly a family member and child of ours...our first born) of only 7 years. Suddenly died due to an accident. I remembered this blogspot and found comfort in it.

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