Editors, Vineyard Gazette:

We wish to express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude for everyone in this very special community who called, wrote a personal note or expressed their concern in the Gazette over the fatal attack on our mini-horse, Majik. Majik is greatly missed by all whose lives she touched. She never missed a chance for a hug and a scratch, her tiny neck and head bowing to fully benefit from a human’s or Chance’s (her constant companion’s) affection.

We extend our sorrow to the owners who made the very difficult decision concerning the dog. We work with rescue dogs, cats and horses and know how animals and their rescuers work so hard at a second chance and how sometimes it fails as did this one.

Grateful thanks to Barbara Prada and to the police who resolved the issue efficiently and quickly.

Though everyone involved was traumatized by the death scene and aftermath, we are choosing to move forward. Our hope is for a wonderful, magical Vineyard summer.

Ellen and Ed Harley, Edgartown