Monday, July 29, 2013

RIP Wakoda - Navajo Churro Sheep Passes

Forever Loved
Forever Missed

My Beloved Barnyard Boyfriend 
Giving me a Smile :)

As painful as this is, I have to finally do this Memorial post for my Precious Friend.  Its been too long, even though I think about him everyday.  The last time it was Monday the 29th, was in April, the day we lost Wakoda.  I can barely look at his photo without sobbing still to this day.    But, I have to honor him with a post, no matter how hard it is, it can't be put off any longer.   The pain will never go away, because I am haunted daily by his passing.  He SHOULD still be here. 

I can not express in words how much this guy meant to me.  I loved him so much and I know he loved me.  I miss him dearly.  I miss his voice greeting me, even before seeing me.  He knew my voice and would call to me even if I was outside the barn still  :)   I miss our hug sessions!  He loved to be hugged!

RIP My Sweet Wakoda
I Love You My Precious Friend
You had a Wonderful, Gentle Soul
I was lucky to know you.

Eternal Wakoda Hugs
You are always in my heart  XO!


  1. Lee (a tigers best friend)July 29, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Wakoda was one of the most precious animals on earth. He was a sweetheart. I feel your pain, it was a major loss. Just remember how much he loved you. I am glad we got to sing to him on his birthday. I loved how he called out to you when he heard your voice way before you got into range. It was always as if he felt your presence. Gosh, he even started doing that to me at times,lol..... he was sweet, a gentle soul, gone way before his time. I will always love and remember Wakoda. I know he will always stay in your heart, so just know you were his friend and his enrichment on all your special visits with him. My heart breaks for the loss of these special zoo friends, Wakoda was above the range of special. RIP precious Wakoda, I love you and will greatly miss you.

    1. @Lee- Thank you for your comment. I apologize for the delay in reply. This is a tough one. ... Thank you for your kind words about my relationship with him. We did have a great bond. I know you loved him too. He had a hold tight of both our hearts. As you said, he was above the range of special. I miss him so much.

  2. I know most of the human population doesn't see a sheep or goat as an individual with its own special personality and behavior. But having made the acquaintance of some lovely farm animals myself lately, I now really understand how you can become attached to them. Love and peace to Wakoda and all the other farm friends in SF. And to you.

    1. @Joanne - Thank you for your comment. Sorry for the delay in reply, its still very hard. ... Thank you for your words about Wakoda and expressing how Animals are beings with feelings.

  3. a beautiful tribute to the handsome wakoda - how lucky you are to have known each other! RIP wakoda

    1. @hazel- Thank you for your comment. Sorry for the delay in reply, its still hard to think about. ... Glad you liked my words about him. There is so much more I could say. He was a special friend, who I'll miss forever and YES so lucky to have known him!

  4. What a beautiful animal! Can you possibly do a post about the birds of prey at the Zoo? They are such beautiful animals and I don't feel like them being chained down is fair to them. They deserve to be flying free.

    1. @Anonymous- Thank you for your comment. Apologize for the delay. My heart is still raw from this loss. That said, while I thank you for acknowledging Wakoda's beauty, I will not be doing a post on the Birds of Prey. This post is about Wakoda and my grief over losing him. This is to pay tribute to him. I find it inappropriate for a request to be made in the comment area of this post. Had you have made it elsewhere I would have obliged your request.

  5. Thanks so much for posting this. I just went to the zoo yesterday for the first time in awhile, and was so sad not to see Wakoda there. He'd always come over when I called him and allow me pet him for a long time. He usually stood right up against the stall wall so I could reach his whole side, except once when there were little kids around. Then he positioned himself perpendicularly and precisely so that I could reach him but they couldn't. :) I shed some tears yesterday in the barnyard after asking about him. How lucky you were to spend time with him, and how lucky I was to know him even a little.


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