When I ventured out at daylight, Molly was still lying on top of Lacy's grave - a behavior she continued for the next three days. It was, most certainly, a moving reminder of just how deep and how magical, friendships can be between animals.
Sadly, Lacy passing also left Kash, a blind, 40 year old Appaloosa gelding and Lacy's equine barn mate of many years, without a buddy. One of our most stringent policies at HartSong is that all of the sanctuary residents have a special someone with which to share their lives. Not long after Lacy's passing, we learned of a Welsh pony living in a neglectful situation that desperately needed a helping hand. Her name was Cloudy - approximately 25 years old and almost the exact same size as Lacy. In that we now had an empty stall and considering that Kash and Molly were now without a buddy, we decided to welcome Cloudy to a peaceful life on the grounds of HartSong.