Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Passing of Time

A year has passed and we all still miss our Princess so much. Time does heal the pain and we now are left to cherish the memories. Today we just want to post a few of our favorite photos from the past in loving memory of sweet Dakota. Many of you have seen these photos before in earlier posts, but this has been very comforting to all of us to linger over them again.

Salt and Pepper, a.k.a. Dakota and Lucky

Is my dinner ready?

Best pals from the beginning.

Sharing the best room in the house.

Are you sure you are old enough to drive?

Ding dong dell, Dakota's in the well.

Life is good.

What brown spots?

On guard duty.

Of course, I can have ALL the bones if I want them.

One of our favorite pics.

And then there were three.

Dreaming of snow.

Blue Eyes

Donkey watching.

Babies are fun food suppliers.

Two special princesses.

Did you HAVE to disturb my nap outside on the deck?

Sheesh, can't a girl get some beauty rest?

A rare moment on the humans' bed.

Our Sweetheart

We miss you.

We love you.

Woos, the OP Pack and Mom


Gus said...

We have only been reading yur blog for eight or nine months, so we had not seen many of those photos. She was so beautiful, and her face so expressive. Thank you for sharing.

Gussie Teka and Muzzer

The Thundering Herd said...

You know that Dakota's long lost little brother, Qannik, sends his best wishes and thoughts to you. We think often of the special canines in our past - particularly, Nikita - and know how we miss them.

Raising Addie said...

What a beautiful memorial!

We remember some of these. LOVED seeing the one where Dakota is sitting on the chair. Just precious.

She will always be in our hearts even if we never met her in person. Time does help, but remembering her still brought tears to our eyes.

We miss you Dakota!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Frankie Furter said...

The beautiful memories you have. I understand the pain though.

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Dakota was such a beauty.

Her star shines in the heavens so brightly I am sure.

The sparkley white one, look up in the skies tonight.....she is looking over you! And us.

love and many licks,Marvin xxxx

oh and Jeannie who loves the summer night skies

Sam said...

Those are beautiful photos! I love coming across photos of dogs I've had. I still miss them terribly, but the memories always make me smile!


The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Aren't memories a wonderful thing? It seems to us now as if our Java was a wonderful dream - and we know you feel the same way about your Princess Dakota.

The sweetest laughter is when you can laugh through the tears.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

I didn't know Dakota, but she sure is a beauty. She lives on through the dogs she helped to raise and in your hearts, forever.

I tell my Wabbit boy, who's been gone for a year and a half, "I'll see you there, Bubba!" I tell him all the time!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I luved looking at all those pictures very much. Since we just got to be friends a little while ago, I'm very sorry that I wasn't lucky enough to know Dakota. She was so very beautiful and I can tell how much she was loved! Thank you so much for sharing your Princess with us!

Gentle wiggles & wags,
Mayzie (and mom)

Stella said...

A beautiful memorial to a beautiful dog. Thanks for sharing all the great pictures.


Mack said...

What a beautiful princess.
Such a great tribute to Miss Dakota.


Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Great Precious Memories. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Piappies World said...

Thank you so much for bringing back memories of Princess Dakota. Indeed she was a very beautiful and loving princess. We feel sad that the Piappies did not have the chance to "meet" her but we are happy that we are building memories with Phantom, Thunder & Ciara.

Watch over us all Princess Dakota. Smile for your Mom all the time.

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

Martha and Bailey said...

Just lovely - it is a fitting tribute to our past dogs to take occassional trips down memory lane.
Reliving the moments, the smiles, the happiness as the pain begins to subside.
Of course Dakota remains in your hearts and that is just where she should be. Keep her safe there forever.

BRUTUS said...

We didn't meet you until after Dakota had left, so it was nice to see more of her. Our pups are never really gone, they always live on in our hearts. Mom still talks about Duncan regularly, it's been just over a year since his passing. I bet he & Dakota are tearing around on the other side of the rainbow bridge!!

Multiple Snorts-
Brutus (& Carmen) the Frenchie(s)

houndstooth said...

Mom says she still misses Treat, who was here before me. She was a special girl! Dakota was really beautiful! I can tell what a princess she was. She has to be the prettiest Sibe we've seen so far!


Maggie and Mitch said...

She was such a beauty with incredibly gorgeous eyes!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

JD and Max said...

Oh, this was beautiful. Dakota was sooo gorgeous, we always enjoy seeing photos of her. Sadly we never got to know her whilst she was still with you all, but we feel like we know her and we can feel the love that everyone had for her that will never die. We know she's looking over you all from the Rainbow Bridge and that she will always be with you. Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

BeadedTail said...

What a beautiful tribute to Princess Dakota - our mommy is all leaky right now! We know it's still painful that she's gone but the precious memories of her you hold in your heart will comfort you forever. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Amber and Nala said...

Ahhhh, sweet Dakota. :) That's one reason I love pictures so much...even though it can be sad to look at them and see the ones we miss so deeply and we may even shed a tear or two or has always made me feel better to remember those good times. I think it's so therapeutic and healing. Thinking of you.

I love your new header. :)

Amber & Nala

♥I am Holly♥ said...

What a very beautiful tribute to Princess Dakota. We came along after her so all of the pictures are new to us. We love them! She was a beauty with such gorgeous blue eyes. I know how much you much still miss her. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us. Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Wonderful tribute to a beautiful girl.

Lacy said...

sad woofs, me still misses Dakota..The bridge sure has a beauti in its midst..loved lookin at all the pictures of our girl...

b safe,
~rocky n mama~

Cheyenne -Millie said...

That is a lovely tribute to Princess Dakota! The beautiful Dakota! My mom got leaky when she saw that 2nd to last picture. It reminded her so much of one that came before me and the shared emptiness of loss. Thank you for sharing Dakota with us!

3 doxies said...

Hang on, I be's right back.....

Okays, I'm back. I mustve gotten sumptin in my eye cuz it gots all watery and stuffs.
Dakota was such a BEAUTIFUL girl, very unique. We went back and read your past posts about hers so I kinda feel likes I knew her in a strange way. Please know that we hold ya'll in our hearts today and always...cuz we love ya'll.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh what a wonderful post. We know that time heals all but we can tell she is really missed.. Thanks for the memories Dakota.. Gone but never forgotten..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

AFSS said...

WE loved seeing the pictures of Dakota. Princess Dakota will live forever in our memories.

Asta said...

Even though this post made us cwy we awe so happy to sse these bootiful pictoowes celebwating youw sweet Pwincess Dakota..I know that she is looking down on You and waitng and having fun ovew the wainbow till the day whea all of you wil be togethew again.
She is magnificent

smoochie kisses

Huffle Mawson said...

All pictures of the princess are gorgeous. But my favourite is the one of her in the well.

Ms. ~K said...

Dakota was absolutely gorgeous and such a sweetheart!
Thank you for sharing these special memories.

Life With 5 Dogs said...

Dakota was a very beautiful Doggy!
I am sure she is missed everyday,
Thanks for sharing all the pictures.

Benny and Lily said...

Aaahhhhhh what a great tribute to a beautiful pup
Benny & Lily

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur sharing those great memories with us -

I hope she's enjoying The Strawberry Moon and welkhoming any of the new residents of The Rainbow Bridge -

Perhaps they khan woo some sense into Rocky!


Lorenza said...

I love to see picture of Dakota all the time!
Her enigmatic blue eyes.
She was gorgeous!
I hope you all had a nice and relaxing weekend.
Kisses and hugs

Mango said...

It is always good to take time out and remember all the love and happiness that our friends have brought us. I love seeing beautiful Miss Dakota and thinking about her. What a wonderful post.

Mango Momma

Twix said...

She is so beautiful! She has the most gorgeous eyes I've ever seen.

Dory and the Mama said...

What wonderful memories...Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

RIP Sweet Dakota. It seems like just yesterday...a sign that our mama is getting veryyyyy old.
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRocketDog and Hootie


Oh boy.. I'm a little teary eyed. Wonderful tribute and I certainly see why you miss her dearly. But her spirit is still at home So sweet.

Life With Dogs said...

I'll never forget the first time I arrived here and those eyes just went through me. ♥

Cyber-sibes said...

Thanks for sharing your sweet memories with us. She's such a gorgeous girl, and without a doubt, one of the most beawootiful angels at the Bridge!

jack a-roo & miss moo

♥♥♥♥Team Husky♥♥♥♥ said...

We have sad and happy tears all at once......sad because Dakota is gone and happy because of all the wonderful memories woo shared with us through those photos.

She was such a beewootiful girl, we send hugs and kisses to all of woo today.

Team Husky

Sagira said...

What a beautiful girl. Thank you for sharing. We didn't know Dakota but sure do like seeing photos of her and hearing memories. Bet you still miss her terribly. :(

Wyatt said...

Dakota was such a pretty girl! We love the picture of her in the well! Didn't Lassie always run for help, when somebody was in the well?


Wild Dingo said...

Dakota had the most awesome pink nose! she was so pretty! no wonder P instantly loved her. who wouldn't?

Full of Grace said...

She was so beautiful, how could you not love her so much!!! It's wonderful that you keep her alive in your memories (and you have so many photos of her!) :)

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Thanks fur sharing these beautiful memories wiff all of us! We are honored. ((hugs))
Mom has been thinking about the passage of time a lot today. All we can do is enjoy life to the fullest...


Sierra Rose said...

Super photos and wonderful memories!!! Love the donkey watching :)
Sweet Princess Dakota. So much love :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

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

Your princess Dakota sure was very much loved. We can tell that she lived a good life. She was very beautiful!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh what a beautiful post.
we love all of the photos
thank you for sharing your sweet dakota with the world.
we are sending you huge hugs!
m & e

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I don't think you will ever be done missing Dakota. She was just that special. I bet Ciara wishes she could have met her.


Kari in WeHo said...

I am sure she is watching over you

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Dakota is such a beautiful girl with a very loving heart and eyes that let you see the purity of her soul! Thanks for sharing those treasured photos. I do believe that little Ciara holds the spirit of your Angel Princess.

Snowie Baby said...

we do not know much about dakota, but we can tell shes such a lovely girl. thanks for sharing these precious moments of her with us.

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Ruby and Penny said...

We miss Dakota too.
Love Ruby & Penny

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

aww...what a lovely post, we also miss Dakota.

All the pix are so sweet but we love the one of her in the well, we don't think we have seen that one before. She was such a special girlie.

Also thank you for your comments on our blog, we are less worried now that we know others have had this happen too. :)

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Whata a wonderful post for Dakota! She was such a beautiful girl and this is just a great way to remember her!

Deborah said...

She was beautiful. Very beautiful. My heart broke for you when I was looking at the beautiful pictures. I can tell loved her so much and she loved you too. That was a beautiful post.

the booker man said...

thanks so much for sharing miss princess dakota with us. me and asa and mama have only been following for a few months, so we have not seen these pictures, except for the yellow flowers one. we loved seeing what a most lovely and expressive and well loved doggie miss princess dakota was.
the booker man

TwoSpecialWires said...

This made us a little sad, but at the same time we felt good that you shared your special memories with us. Just this weekend we showed tons of your photos to our Uncle Steve. He had two Siberian Huskies years ago, and still misses them a lot. And just like your memories, his were bittersweet. But very special to share.

Thank you. A lot.
Jake and Fergi

Sapphire said...

though we never 'met' Dakota, we know she's special. now i'm missing her too.

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

A beautiful tribute my friends, waht a lovely girl she was. Fly high sweet little one.


Such a beautiful girl and great pictures to remember her by. Mommy has always loved the one with Dakota and the yellow flowers. Mommy is sad that she didn't take many pictures of Samanths, that's why she takes so many of me, cuase she doesn't want to forget me....not that she ever woyuld abd she still remembers Samantam in her heart.

Ludo van Doggy said...

aw, such a happy/sad post. She sure did be the most beautiful Princess ever. You have such lovely memories of her.
~lickies, Ludo

tula said...

Always luv seeing your wooonderful memories of Dakota- thank woo fur sharing! i almost went to scratch her belly in the one pic:)

lots of kisses,

Deefor said...

Those are really beautiful pictures. Makes me sad and happy at the same time.


Rambo said...

Dakota was such a beautiful dog. Thanks for sharing your memories of her. I know she holds a very special place in your heart!

Nubbin' Tails said...

What a wonderful trip! They come and go but never leave our hearts!


Mr. Nubbin'

Tweedles -- that's me said...

You did not know it, but last night I came to visit. I sat and waited by your door - waiting for blogger to let me in- and leave you a note. But it was not ment to be. So here I am,,,, looking at the sweet memories of Dakota.
Looking at her sweetness in the photos. I read the love that is written on your heart- love that lasts forever. Yes, it has been a year now. Your heart has been healing.
And it has been a year since I first met all of you, and I am so happy I did,

Kayla and Maebe said...

Those are great photos, thank woo for sharing them with us. We miss sweet Dakota too.

WOOOOO woo rar rar rar,
Kayla and Maebe

FiveSibesMom said...

She was a beauty. What wonderful photographs of her life. They brought tears to my eyes. She will always be a part of you. Thank you for sharing.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh, I'm sorry this is so late but just wanted to say that we're remembering Dakota too. I hadn't seen all those photos before either so it was lovely to look back over her life again.

Honey the Great Dane

Ruby's Raiser said...

What beautiful photos of an amazing girl. Even though we did not know her, it is easy to see her great spirit and personality shining through. Our immense love for them is everlasting and they will always be right with us in our hearts.