Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tuesday's Talk

Today is a day for thanking. We not only received two wonderful awards, but Dakota got a special delivery from one of our good blogger furiends.

First, let's start with this award we received from the Army of Four. Thanks Stormy, Ammy, Dave, and Zim - so nice of you to share it with us.

The rules for the award are to post it to the blog, link to the blogger who gave it to you, then list 7 things and 7 bloggers you love.

Between all of us, we love blogging, visiting blogs, walkies, naptime, each other, yummy cookies, and our Mom and Dad - we could give you a lot more than 7 but we'll stick with these.

We have shared this award before with some of you and so this time around, it's fo all of you from us!!!

Our second award came from two of our favorite pups. Miss Fluffy Tail a.k.a. Khyra and Stella, a lovely pup who lives in Minnesota!!! MFT likes to refer to this award as the CheeryCherryPieLadyBug Award. It certainly does make our hearts smile. Thank you, Khyra and Stella.

Stella said she was sharing this award with "The OP Pack, Dakota, Thunder and Phantom, this is with special recognition to Dakota who makes everyone's heart smile just by keeping on." Her words really touched us because she is so right. Dakota just keeps fighting to stay with us a little longer.

Speaking of the Princess, she was quite thrilled to find a package arrive for her today - from none other than the very sweet and generous Mason Dixie.

Sniff Sniff

Thanks, pal.

It is from Farm Dog Naturals in Elmwood, TN and the bag is filled with Hardtack, grain Free, Preservative Free, Vegan made with bean flour, wild crafted apple powder, peppermint and flax. Healthy and tasty!

Now how do I get at them?

They sure do smell good.


Mmmmmm, it is so good.

Can I have another, please?

Thank you, Mason Dixie.

Dakota was very sweet and shared her treats with her brothers. They are both busy now, here they are.

Woos, the OP Pack

P.S. from Mom: Once again I want to thank all of you for your sweet words for Dakota. She is one very sick pup but she is still as beautiful as ever and keeps hanging on. If you look at some of her pics in older posts and compare them to the more recent ones, you can see how much she is failing. Today's photos show quite well how much weight she has lost. It is very hard for me now because there is so little I can do for her. And so your kindness and thoughts are even more touching. Thank you so much.


Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

Congratulations on the beautiful and well-deserved awards. And a great stash of treats, Dakota!

We are all carrying Dakota in our hearts. She is so lovely and bears her pain with so much grace. The photos shows how much she loves you and loves being with you. We feel it a privilege to have the chance to get to know her a little and we just love her photos!

Your Friends,
Tommy, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and #1

Maxx said...

Wow! What big beautiful eyes you have!! Congratulations on your awards and thanks for sharing the pics!


Anya said...

with the beautiful awards ^__^

Fantastic shots,
We also think on Dakota
we send her a BIG hug,
We enjoyed your beautiful pictures.

your puurfriend
Kareltje =^.^=

pughy said...

Lovely awards, the second one does have the right sentiments.

Those photo's, the eyes again. Mum goes all funny on me when she sees them. Mum keeps on saying the eyes have it all. Dakota is showing through her eyes and expression how much she loves you.

In our thoughts and my purrrrs.

Hugs GJ xx and Carol xx

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khongrats on your pawesome awards!

Dennis The Viszla/Vizsla dog had khommented about the cherry pie so I khombined 'em!

That was furry nice of Mason Dixie to send such yummy sounding (and smelling) treats!

Woo know we think of Dakota evfurryday and khross our paws fur all of woo.

Words tend to seem inadekhwate at times like these but please know how much we khare for all of woo.


The Thundering Herd said...

Yes, but we also see Dakota's smile in those pictures, so the body may be failing, but the spirit is very strong. Hugs, Dakota!

Alasandra said...

Dakota is in our thoughts and purrs. We wishes there was something we could do or say to make it better. Dakota's eyes are full of kindness and love.

~Socks, Scylla, Charybdis & Fenris

Mango said...

Those yummers treats made you perk right up, huh? I hope you are feeling better. It is hard to tell that you are skinny because you are so fluffy.

My Grandpa Angus got skinny too when he was feeling poorly.

Good Mango vibes coming your way.


Life With Dogs said...

Ok course, Dakota is always in our thoughts as she continues to be an example of strength. That said, it's great so see a tasty treat package arrive. New treats are the best!

Princess Eva and Brice said...

We've had the Hard Tack before. It's furry yummy and extra crunchy!

Dakota reminds us of a grand lady - aging with style and grace. Not as quick as she used to be but still able to rap your knuckles with her fan when needed.

Princess Eva

Mack said...

I know those yummers were as tasty as they looked!

We hope Miss D gets to feeling better soon!

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

What awesome yummies - i cant have grains so those are perfect - will have to have mommy look into those

our paws are crossed for dakota dn mommy has the candles lit - we arent allowed to play with fire!!

Woodrow Sweetie MJ

Anonymous said...

Nice awards and tasty treats... something for all of you!

Reese =^..^= said...

Dose are furry nice awards and the treat look nommy!!!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Congrats on the awards. AND those snacks from Mason are so yummers and also healthy. We hope Dakota gets some extra energy from them. She is in our thoughts and prayers.
XX-BabyRocketDog and Hoote

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the great awards. OH how nice that Dakota got something special!

You are doing the best anyone could for Dakota and that is what is important. You can tell she is totally loved and a miracle pup in her own right! Enjoy every single day with her!

Lacy said...

w00fs, congrats on ur awards..and the bute ti ful Dakota has a place in all our hearts...if love can keep u alive, u will live furever..

b safe,

Martha Basset said...

Congratulations on your Awards. How nice to get treats too - that was very kind of Mason Dixie.
We hope that Dakota continues to enjoy each new day as it comes without the nasty seizures.
She is such a beautiful dog who is so well loved.
We are sending special basset kisses to Dakota to let her know we care and big licks to you all.
Take care
Martha & Bailey xxx

Ruby and Penny said...

Congrats on your awards and pressie.
Keep on hanging in there Dakota. We're praying for you. If there's is anything we can do just howl.
Love Ruby & Penny

The Army of Four said...

I thought that lady bug looked like a tomato. Maybe it's like that Rorschach test. Ha roo roo roo!
Congrats on the awards and the WONDERFUL treats!
And Dakota - we love you, sweet, beautiful princess!
Play bows,

Anonymous said...

Aw, Dakota looks especially pretty in those last two pictures of her. Congrats on your awards, and how nice of Mason Dixie! We've come to love all our blogging friends, but especially Dakota. It's nice to see her happy and smiling.

See ya!
Joey and Zeke

Byron y Xinver said...

Thanks for sharing these pics. Dakota is beautiful anyway. I don't know if I will be able to express this in English: there's a difference between pain and suffering. Pain is physical, real, touchable. Suffering is all those things thar are added to pain. Animals feel pain, of course. But they don't suffer. We do. When we are sick, we feel pain but we add some other facts that we can call "suffering". I think that dogs have pain, and humans suffer for them, too. We can't help it. It's funny that our dogs can be very sick and they never lose their smiles... Incredible.
I could write a lot about this, but there's no room here...


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Congrads on all your awards..
Dakota you are one lucky pup to get such great treats from Mason. She is an awesome friend.. We sure hope they made you feel a bit better... You are looking good..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Maggie and Mitch said...

What yummy looking treats! We hope you get most of them Dakota!
Congratulations on your awards!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

What a sweet thing for Mason Dixie to do. She is always so thoughtful.

Dakota will know when it is time. Until then, enjoy her as much as possible!

Love her eyes.
Gus and Waldo

Britny said...

Aw what a sweet thing to do and those treats looked yummy.

Kayla and Skye send big kissies to Dakota, she just has the sweetest face ever.

Lady Kaos said...

Those treats look really yummy!
It's hard to watch one of your furkids get sick and know there's nothign you can do about it. Big hugs to you and your pack.
Kaos & Hilary

Ozzie the OZmonster said...

John is so teary eyed he can hardly type this for me. But we all know how you feel having been through it so recently with his best budddy sabo. I didn't know him, but I see his urn up on the mantle. I know how much he meant to john and kelly so Dakota must be really important to you or else he wouldnt be crying so much. Hang in there. Lots of love to you all.

Ozzie, John, and Kelly

Mason Dixie said...

Congratulations on your most deserving awards. =) I am so glad you liked your hard tack treats, and to see you smile just made our day. Always thinking of you even in our computer absence. Your forever pal Mason dixie

Abby said...

Hi, You Guys...

Congrats on your Awards...

Looks like Dakota loved her goodies...What a sweet & beautiful girl she is...

Abby xxxooo

Dennis the Vizsla said...

She still looks like a happy girl in spite of her illness. Hope she can stay with you a lot longer.

Lorenza said...

Congratulations on your awards!
Yummy treats from Mason Dixie!
We are always thinking of Dakota. We know she is a warrior!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Joe Stains said...

Congrats on your awards guys. We are sorry to hear that Dakota is not doing so well. She is in our thoughts and so are you.

Tracey and Huffle said...

Lovely presents for lovely pups!

Huffle Mawson

Mochi and Mommy said...

Congrats on the award!

Those treats look yummy!

We're always thinking of you Dakota! Hugs!

Mochi & Mommy

Huskee and Hershey said...

Mason Dixie is so sweet to send those treats to Dakota!! Dakota is such a nice sister to share it with the boys too.. I don't think MY sister will share her treats with me, to be honest!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Congrats on the awards. And thank you for posting the pictures of lovely Dakota. It is a privilege to know her.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Aniemother said...

Well deserved awards and treats ;) And it's so hard to watch our babies when they're sick and there's nothing much we can do to help..

Pugs'n hugs
Ane & Bajas

Tee said...

Hello there beautiful Dakota!

Congratulations on the well deserve stash of treats Dakota!

We hopes you're enjoying them and love life.

Take heart mommy. The Chief emphathizes with your Dakota's mommy. It's hard watching helpless a loved family suffer.

But you knows, Dakota's pictures really show how she's loves you all loads!

Licks and Wags

Tuffy and the Dog Woods Pack

Martine said...

Cool awards and package!!!

Sitka, Tia, & Cornelia Marie said...

Wooo Dakota! You are looking good my friend. That was sweet of Mason Dixie to send you a box of goodies!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Yum! What great sounding cookies!


PS. We will keep sending vibes for Dakota.

Painter Pack said...

Great awards and presents! Dakota is Princess for a reason! Always so beewootiful and sweet! Her eyes say it all. She has nothing but love for woo. We thinks of her every day.