Monday, June 7, 2010

Monday's Memory

Princess Dakota loved the day lilies.


June 12, 2009 from our Garden Beauties post.

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And now, June 7, 2010



This one's for you, Dakota, my very best pal ever.
Miss ya tons.




Hey, Princess, thought you might like a little purple vinca too. I bet you have some beautiful flowers in bloom over the bridge too.




Hey Big D, I'm the new sibe on the block, little C - C for Ciara. Mom says I am her other princess, but the boys think I am just a boss. Mom says you were the boss too, so I guess I am working at filling in for your paws.



Woos to our big sis - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

90 comments:

Life With Dogs said...

Soaking up a little love from above? Send them a scratch from us. ♥

Sonic said...

Those are some lovely flowers in the garden! Someone above must be shining brightly on them with love!

Sonic

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Hard to notice the flowers with so many cute woofies!

Tanuki Maxx said...

Beautiful fur-riends and beautifu flowers! Beautiful post!
I'm sure the Princess is smiling from above!

Cheers,
Maxx

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Fantastic pictures - beautiful dogs and lovely flowers - it can't get much better!

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

3 doxies said...

I thinks you made my mum get a little teary eyed with this post. Her gets kinda sentimenatal like that. We nevers got da chance to meet Dakota but just like all of you....we hold her dear to us.
This was a most luverly tribute and such beautiful piktures. Princess Dakota will always shine bright.
Puddles

AFSS said...

Lovely Flowers and a nice memory of Dakota.

Cyber-sibes said...

Awwww.... this is soooo sweet! Hugs & snooter kissies to woo all!

jack a-roo & miss moo

Khyra, Khousin Merdie, And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom is all leaky here as well -

What beaWOOtiful pikhs with beaWOOtiful messages fur a beaWOOtiful furiend!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra & Khousin Merdie
PeeEssWoo: We didn't make here when it posted - Mom was just about snoring at the laptop - I made her go to bed ;-)

Frankie Furter said...

This was a grrreat post. Butt then YOU are all GRRREAT. I just read that YOU won Mayzie's contest and...... You donated your prize pressie back to the Cause!! That is sooooooo kind and generous of WOOOOOO. I'm not surprised that your thought of doing that. WOOOOO are just that kind of Pawfect Pack!!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

What a beautiful tribute to Dakota! She sure was a very beautiful princess. I bet she is looking down now smiling! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Rebecca and Daisy Mae said...

Dakota is a very pretty princess, Im sure she is smiling when she looks down on you enjoying her favorite flowers.
Daisy Mae

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

The flowers are glorious, the dogs beautiful. They are a worthy tribute to Princess.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Every pack needs a benevolent dictator. :-)

Samantha said...

Lovely memory - and the flowers are such a beautiful yellow - wowzers! A very meaningful tribute to gorgeous Dakota, beautifully pawed by those who loved her so much and the "bossy" heir!
Big Hugs xoxoxox,
Sammie and Avalon

Dory and the Mama said...

We really enjoyed your Dakota memory...Such beauty!

OH, the flowers are nice too!!

Smileys and Snuggles!
Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

Jake of Florida said...

We remember how much Dakota loved the yellow flowers. A pawfect tribute!!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Benny and Lily said...

What lovely pictures. We Dakota is keeping an eye on you guys.
Tootles,
Benny & Lily

Amy and The House of Cats said...

What great photos - and what a nice way to remember Dakota! We know she is keeping a good watch over all of you!

Martha and Bailey said...

Gorgeous pics and lovely memories. Dakota will be big paws for you to fill Ciara - but we reckon you will grow into those paws!
love and kisses
Martha and Bailey xx

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Great memories... :-)
Love your new header picture, too!

Luv,
Cloud and his mom

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

Beautiful post!

Ludo van Doggy said...

What a great way to remember Dakota.
Beautiful flowers and beautiful you lot!!
~lickies, Ludo

Ginger Jasper said...

Gorgeous post. It is lovely to see my pal in that beauiful picture. I am so sure she wil be looking down and smiling at that tribute.. Magical.. Hugs GJ xx

JD and Max said...

Such a lovely post - Princess Dakota will live in your hearts forever and is watching you all with love from the Rainbow Bridge. Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Mack said...

Hey we can grow vinca down here too!
I know Angel Dakota is smiling down on your antics Miss Ciara!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

aww, what a lovely memorys post for sweet Princess Dakota. :)

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I gotta say, I think Phantom did the best job of channeling Dakota for the picture. Plus he looks super happy!

Kat

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh how wonderful you all look in the flowers. Dakota is looking down saying thanks....

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Clive said...

That was such a beautiful post!

best wishes
Murray's Mom

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

WOof! Woof! LOVEly Day Lilies n great memory post. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

mrd23 said...

DEar Thunder, Phantom and Ciara,
what a beautiful post! That sure is a lovely idea :)
Yep - the girls are always the boss aren't they?!

your pal,
Digby

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Ciara, Dakota left you some PURRty big paws to fill, honey. But if you listen really hard to your heart you may hear some woo-woos coming from the Bridge to guide you in your journey as you grow up to be a lovely lady.

BeadedTail said...

You all made our mommy leaky too. This is a lovely post and we're sure that Princess Dakota is looking down smiling at you all in front of her day lilies. And we're sure she's missing all of you and also proud of you little C!

Lorenza said...

I always loved that picture of Dakota!
And now, all of you are paying tribute to her!
It is awesome!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Thor said...

What beautiful post!

Thor

Huffle Mawson said...

Oh that is just a lovely memory!

Sallie said...

Beautiful flowers and a beautiful post. I'm sincerely touched.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We loves your flowers! And those doggy flowers surrounded by the flowers!.... they are wonderful princesses here and over the bridge!

KB said...

I hope that Princess Dakota is playing with Prince S, our yellow lab who crossed at almost the same time.

What a beautiful tribute.

And, what a surprise! C already thinks that she's the boss :)

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Dear Angel Dakota
I think woo were beautiful and Miss C is channeling your spirit.. I can feel it!

norwood

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

THESE PICS ARE EXQUISITE! how beautiful and i love your new heading picture--and how Dakota is looking on! Groucho put his hip out again...right on the very last day. now he has to keep the sling on for 2 whole weeks.....sigh

Zona said...

What a lovely post for your big sis. I can imagine how much you miss her!

I came over from Puddles' bloggie. It's so nice to meet you all!!

Wags,
Zona

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Beeyootiful flowers and a beeyootiful tribute!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Mayzie said...

What a Most Lovely memory indeed! Thank you ever so much for sharing your Beautiful Girl (and her beautiful brudders and sister) with us!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Mochi and Mommy said...

What a beautiful post! We always love that picture of Princess Dakota! :)

The boys look so handsome as usual! Poor Ciara has the Gentle Leader! I hated that thing, but mom said it was the only way to get my walks!

Mochi

Sychoberians said...

Great post and pictures. Dakota looks awesome and will always be part of the pack.
Phantom, Thunder and Ciarra look really happy posing for this post.

Remy and Flash

Remy and Flash

The Thundering Herd said...

You have some mighty big paws to fill there, Ciara, but we have no doubt you will do as well as Queen Natasha has done here after the loss of our precious Nikita. Love the pictures and the memories.

P.S. - Q says hi to Dakota.

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Very sweet memories!

Wuv,
Gus and Waldo

booker said...

i didn't get to meet miss princess dakota, but she must have been a super special lady!! i know she's smilin' down on ya'll and enjoying seeing you sit with the pretty flowers. :)
*woof*
the booker man

chicamom85 said...

I am so happy to be back and to meet little C, she is beautiful. Oh I can't wait to read of adventures with all of you. You all look wonderful and I love you.

licks and snifffs,Sasha

♥♥♥♥Team Husky♥♥♥♥ said...

We sure loved this post!!!

Team Husky
xxxx

Huskee and Hershey said...

What a lovely post... cannot believe it's been a year since she left for the Rainbow Bridge.

Heehee.. sweet little Ciara will most certainly have both boys putty in her paws!! Cannot get enough of her sweet face..

YD, sometimes with ♥Samantha and ♥June said...

Look at Phantom! Love that picture of him!
Woo all look so beautiful! We know Princess Dakota is smilling from the bridge looking at woo all.

Hugs,
Sam & June

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Yepper it was really cool in Wisconsin. Mom and Dad and MeMaw and Grandpa sat outside playing with us almost the entire time...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh what a beautiful post!

so much love and lucky, lucky pups to have you and princess D always looking after them and loving them.

xoxoxo
m

LucilleMia said...

Lovely princess, I am sure you have also been treated as a princess...
Really touching memories...
and congrats for the beautiful flowers...
How comes you have so beautiful ones?
Any time I see a lizard or a bird I crush my human's flowers...
I also eat some at times... they taste good...
Bau bau kisses

Lucille (the italian great dane)

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

awwwwwwwwwwwww.....
what a lovely and sweet post dear friends!!!!
Sure Princess Dakota is watching you from the Rainbow Bridge protecting all of you!!!!
Sure your little Ciara will be a wonderful new princess for you and we know Dakota would have loved her a lot!!!!
And you boys are sooooooooooo handsome in the flowers!!!!

Bye bye sweet Dakota....
You-ll be furever in our hearts and thoughts!!!!

And you Buddies are always in our hearts too with a special place for your mommy!!!!!!
Ehyyyyyyyyyyyyy...tell her we are waiting her here!!!!!

WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!
Tons of love...kises.....sweet licks....huge hugs!!!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Aww...so lovely to see the continuity of love - the circle of life...

Thor and Marco Polo and Mama Cat said...

WOO WOO
Such a lovely tribute to Dakota! We know for sure she is watching over you all!

Hugs
Thor and Marco Polo

Ms. ~K said...

Lovely memories...

twinkietinydog said...

Cheers to Dakota and the wannabe BOL Seriously, I totally see the princess potential in Ciara.
Before I forget, yes, you may use a sonic pet bark controller on your neighbors' dogs he he
Twinkie

ElisaCe慈佐lestin0708 said...

若無一番寒徹骨,焉得梅花撲鼻香。 ............................................................

BRUTUS said...

What a lovely tribute to Dakota! All our pups stay forever in our hearts, but certain times and things do make us feel the loss all over again. Frenchie kisses to all of you there!

Snorts-
Brutus the (traveling) Frenchie
(and hugs from Michelle)

Holly and Khady said...

Dakota was certainly a very special girl! I'm sure she would be very proud of you for being such a good sister to TD and Phantom!

Holly & Khady

MONA AND MOMMY TOO!! said...

Has it been a year since Dakota left? We miss her so much. Mommy remebers that picture of sweet Dakota and the flowers. She cried when she read this post. My sister Samantha loved to play in the flowers bed and Mommy says she bets Dakota and Samantha are takibg care of all the flowers at the bridge.

Ciara has some big shoes to fill and I bet Dakoka is guiding her from the bridge.

{{{huggies}}}...Mona

Aksharaa said...

Oh Ciara, we know you can follow Dakota's pawrints and fit into her shoes. you have it in you. and Dakota must be so so proud of you.
Those were such lovely pictures, you brightened up our day...:)
yeah! u are right about mummy's stone thingies. they hurt so very much mum sometimes cannot get up from bed. but then when she gets well, she forgets!!
last summer she developed & stones in her right kidney n 5 on her left. thankfully after some meds, they all were gone. and now, this summer they are back.all coz of not drinking water.thanx for suggesting the medicine.will see if that is something like what she is having already and if different, will tell her to try it.
wags, Gin n Bud

Mack and Mia said...

That was a beawoootiful tribute! I never got to know Dakota, but she sounds SMASHING! Woo have a lot of work to do Ciara!!

wags and woofs,
Mack and Mia

Scout 'n Freyja said...

We just sniffed our was over from The Portuguese Water Blog celebrating their red bandanna day. You are lookin' PURRty snazzy in red, doncha' know☺

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! ME Too. Just saying hello n wishing you Happy Bandana Day. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Deborah said...

Your flowers are beatiful! Great pictures!
xxoo
Deborah

Tweedles -- that's me said...

This was such a beautuful tribute to Dakota! What beautious photos.
Happy Bandana Day- I saw you beautys!
love
tweedles

Sierra Rose said...

Sweet! Princess Dakota is surely there in spirit... What beautiful blooms and wonderful pals :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Such a lovely but bittersweet post, thank you for sharing your memories.

The flowers are lovely too, I am sure there are beautiful ones like this over the Rainbow Bridge too.

lotsaluv, and good luck with becoming the boss!!

Marvin xxxxxxx

Ruby and Penny said...

Beautiful pups & flowers. We miss you Dakota.
Love Ruby & Penny

Cocorue said...

dear guys,
Dakota is smiling at you....

we cannot return to blogging just yet but wanted to stop by to thank you for your support over grandpa's passing

chikisses

Tucker said...

What beautiful memories you have all made together and will have with little Ciara too!

Teddy said...

Awww..those flowers sure bring back memories, don't they? Little Ciara is doing a good job filling in Princess Dakota's paws for this job.

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Hi C P and TD
I noticed miss ciara has a backwards mask.. her eyes are white with a brown outline.. silly.

How did you make your header.. so fancy and nice tribute! to lady dakota!
norwood

tula said...

Princess Dakota - no worries your paws are being filled:) little ciara is keeping up her end of the bargain.. woo just keep your eyes on her- ok?!!

great memories..
tula

Sagira said...

Such a sweet post, makes me tear up. I know how much you miss her.

Bijou said...

Hi every buddy,

What a great reminder of Dakota! I bet she would be telling Ciara to keep those boys in line. BOL

Waggles,
Bijou

Joe Stains said...

What a pawesome post, we miss the beautiful Princess also. Thanks for the memories.

Ms. ~K said...

Just checking in...been missing you!
~K

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Thank you for the kind words of comfort regarding our loss of Milo.Knowing the Pack shared the magical story of the friendship between Quinn and Milo give us solace that she will not be forgotten.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Thank you for the kind words of comfort regarding our loss of Milo.Knowing the Pack shared the magical story of the friendship between Quinn and Milo give us solace that she will not be forgotten.

River said...

We remember the garden pictures. She was so pretty there.

love & wags,
River

Kari in WeHo said...

what a beautiful memory!

Piappies World said...

Such beautiful flowers. Princess Dakota is definitely smiling over at the rainbow bridge for she's happy to see these bloom once again.

Ciara really is doing a great job with Thunder and Phantom.

-Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & the Piappies

Ruby's Raiser said...

This post is getting us a little teary-eyed. What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful girl. :)