Sunday, July 14, 2013

Special Thanks on Sunday



We were so surprised today to see so many of our friends post special tributes for Thunder.  We tried to leave a comment on each one, but we are worried we may have missed some.  Mom is testing out two different new readers, and we hope we haven't missed any.  If we did miss you, please let us know.  We are so very grateful for all the love being sent our way.  We know that many of you did special posts before - and we are very grateful to you as well.  It is such a wonderful feeling to be so loved.








We are all doing OK.  Phantom has been on a bit of a hunger strike, but Mom keeps trying to find ways to get him to eat.  Lightning is missing his fun guy times with Thunder and has been trying to entice Phantom to play with him now.  Phantom sometimes wants to get a bit too frisky for Mom's peace of mind.  She worries he will get hurt because he is pretty fragile (he wouldn't want us to say that).  And dear Ciara - she has had the toughest time here.  She has mostly been on the quiet side, but luckily Lightning does a good job of bugging her enough to get her playing too.  She had a very bad time this year with the fireworks that were shot off locally in our neighborhood.  She has decided that she is NOT going outside once the clock hits 7:00 P.M.  Mom has a heck of a time getting her out for her last potty break.  Of course, it doesn't help that some of the idiot neighbors are still shooting off some of those bang bangs.  Hopefully their supply will run out soon.

We hope to get Mom back to blogging soon.  Right now we have a houseful of family with our human brother and family here for a visit as well as our two human sisters' families - the house can get quite loud and full:) but it is all a lot of fun.  And Mom is trying to deal with some serious hip and leg pain.  So bear with us - we are trying.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning


69 comments:

harrispen said...

Glad to hear things are going fairly well. We didn't know about the surprise or we would have participated too. Thunder is missed by many.

Millie & Walter

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Mates, sounds like you are all coping in your own ways and that's how it should be. We'll keep paws crossed that Phantom eats some more. Stoopid old fireworks! We hope they stop real soon too! Enjoy your visitors and we send gentle hugs to your mum and hope her leg/hip is better soon. Take care everybuddy. No worries, and LOVE, Stella and Rory

Soggibottom said...

Not been normal around us at the moment the reason why we haven't been out and about visiting... But just caught this and we will miss your wonder lad too. Chin up again mum...
xxx

scotsmad said...

We all feel sad when one of our number leaves us. We may not have known Thunder in the furs, but we count him among our friends. So we are sad along with you. Sounds like Lightning has designated himself has the cheer squad.

Hope you are all feeling better soon.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Sagira said...

I know how much you all must miss him. Even though there are other dogs in the home it is still SO quite when one of the pack has to leave (as we learned with both Harley and Samick). I am so very sorry and wish we could take your pain and sorrow away but he will live on with all the great photos and memories you have of him. I hope your leg and hip pain feels better soon. Hugs to your pack from mine.

BeadedTail said...

We know how much you miss Thunder but are glad everyone is doing well. We hope your mom feels better soon. Enjoy your family time! We sure hope the idiot neighbor quits shooting off fireworks and scaring poor Ciara!

The Websters said...

OH NO! We had no idea it was Thunder day!

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I hope the human kiddos are taking good care of her and giving all you guys extra treats.

Poor Ciara! We had a big boom in our neighborhood today too. It doesn't bother me but Mrs. Master is about to start searching for the bozos to yell at them.

Nora

finnhoward said...

Thinking of you all!!

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

You just take the time you need...when the time is right it will be right. We are sorry we didn't get to pay tribute to thunder today...I don't think the got the email about it but please know we are thinking about you all and missing you all

Jake of Florida said...

Just sending you Sunday love!!!

Jake and Just Harry

The Florida Furkids said...

It takes time to heal. We know how much you all miss Thunder. Having a house full of company can help!

We hope your Mom feels better soon.

The Florida Furkids

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Good to hear you guys are well. A household full of families is good. Thunder left many precious memories and he will be remembered forever. Golden LOVE. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

NanaNor's said...

I was so glad to see so many tributes to Thunder-you are all so well loved! For those of us who didn't post a memorial, please know you are in our thoughts, prayers and that we are here sending thoughts of love to you!
Hugs, Noreen

GOOSE said...

MOM and I love love you guys. And judging from the out pouring of beautiful thoughts and tributes to Thunder there is a whole lot of love and support for you all.
Blessings Blessings,
Goose

Amber DaWeenie said...

We still don't have access to our puter but hope you all knows that we's thinkin bout ya! We miss Thunder but know he is happily watching over all his pals from the Bridge.

Two French Bulldogs said...

We will always remember sweet Thunder
Benny & Lily

Steffi said...

Hang in there and enjoy your house guests. Keeping y'all in our thoughts.

What Remains Now said...

It was wonderful reading all the Thunder tributes today. Sending warm thoughts and prayers that your pain eases and you can enjoy your company to the fullest. Ciara...Freedom and Casper share your fireworks pain.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We think of all of you often and we are so glad to see your post today. It does sound like everyone is missing Thunder Dunder and coping in their own way. Do take care and we hope your Mom has her hip and leg pain looked at.

Molly The Wally said...

Sorry things are tough for you all at the moment. We are thinking of you all and we hope things will improve. Thunder is not forgotten. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Mitch and Molly said...

I know just how you feel, Ciara. I've had to be dragged outside for last time peepees too!
Enjoy your company and hugs to all of you!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Pippa Sheltie said...

It's good to hear things are starting to go smoothly. I bet you all still feel sad, but I'm sure Lightning will cheer every one of you up soon!
Pippa

easyweimaraner said...

You are always in my thoughts and in my heart.

sagechronicles said...

We've been thinking about you. Thunder was very special and will always be in your hearts. I'm sure staying busy is helping.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We just wanted you to know that Thunder left us with Marvelous Memories.

onespoiledcat said...

We too didn't know everybody was going to do a tribute to Thunder yesterday but indeed they did and it was quite lovely.....we do wish we'd known you and Thunder before he went to the Bridge but are ever so happy that we know you now. We continue purrrraying that life will get back to some form of "normal" soon. We send hugs....

Sammy and his Mom

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

We feel for all of you. It is so hard to adjust to that huge empty space...

Woofs,
Tommy (and the rest of the Gang too)

Marg said...

Sounds like you are having a rough time. It never rains but it pours. Wish we had known ahead of time about the tribute to Thunder. We would have done a better job. Sorry to hear that Phantom isn't eating. Good to see your three smiling faces. Ciara, you will get used to that lively Lightning. Take care all of you.

savannahspawtracks.com said...

We know you are all there. Just let us know once a week that you are all healthy. Come back when you can and enjoy your huFamily. Paw pats, Savannah

FiveSibesMom said...

It's a wonderful thing to have the love of family all around to help one heal...we hope Mom's hip and leg pain feels better soon. Thinking of you and sending hugs.

Mrs. JP said...

It is hard for life to go on but it surely does. Our pack also is sick and tired of the firecrackers! How many can they buy?
We will be praying that your hip and leg pain subside. Girl, you have had a real time of it. Remember that God loves you and is for you! We are too...

stellaroselong said...

WE are so sorry that we missed posting about Thunder on Sunday. Mom has a sick daughter and granddaughters and she missed all the lovely posts. We know that things are different at your house with Thunder gone, and now everyone's roles are changed, that is what happened at our house when Sammy went to the bridge, it takes time and patience but I can tell you have so much love at your house, that it will be okay. Hugs from all of us to all of you.
Stella Rose, Maggie, and Angus

Janice Webb said...

We too enjoyed all the many postings about Thunder. He was such a beautiful boy. I know he is greatly missed, but left you with some wonderful memories. Our Dixie just found out that she is not a fan of fireworks and we too wish that would go away.

Janice,Snuggles,Sassy,and Dixie

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

It will take time for you and the pups to come to terms with living without Thunder.
We send all our love and hugs to you all.
As if it isn't bad enough putting up with the fireworks on the day there is always some di**head who has to hoard them for every other day too.
Hope they run out soon too.
Dip Bridge Elliot and Lynne x

Jeanne Pursell said...

We still miss beautiful Thunder. It has been such a bad year...so many of our very good blog friends have been either sick or have gone to the bridge. We are very glad that you have a lot of family around to help you all cope with this. Tell your mom that our mama is having a terrible time with pains too. It must be the weather or something. Have fun with your company!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

sprinkles said...

I'm not in the loop, so when things like this are going on, I never know about them until I log on to blogger. Had I known, I would have posted another tribute to Thunder as well.

I still think of him often. No matter how long you have a pet, it's never long enough.

I'm sorry you're still having to deal with neighbors lighting fireworks. Hopefully their stash will run out soon.

GizmoGeodog said...

We saw so many beautiful tributes yesterday...an outpouring of love from around the globe...I'm sure you're all coping the best you can and things will get easier in time

chicamom85 said...

It is so nice to see your beautiful faces. I bet it will take time to heal. I am crossing paws for you.


Loveys Sasha

Katz Tales said...

Better than last week but still sad. We're purring for you all, and hope those idiots next door quit their fireworks.

Sue said...

We didn't know about the tribute but you know how much we care and that we're thinking of you.

The fireworks have made the girls so scared that they've gotten sick. Mom is worried about them.
Morgan, Sebastian, the Porties, Syd and Mac

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

So nice to see so many posts about Thunder! You've been in our thoughts and prayers.

We too have had a hard time with the bang bangs... It was amazing that all of them stopped in Louisiana around 9:30. The little jack arses here in Cali will fire ONE off at 2 am and another at 4... UGH!

Dexter said...

I was so very sorry to learn about Thunder. Sounds like the pack is doing OK. Big adjustments ahead as everybody adjusts to their new roles.

It is always so sad to say goodbye to one of our friends. They leave such a gigantic emptiness. But better to have known their love. Every dog we bring into our lives makes our lives that much better.

Mango Momma

Stewey said...

You're all still very much in our thoughts. Hope your Mom's pain subsides soon. Enjoy all the family time :)
Stewey and his mom

Kimberly Parker said...

I only started reading your blog recently, but I felt such sadness over Thunder. He was such a big sweetie and is obviously well-missed. I hope you and your pack feel better soon.

Love and woos,
Juneau, Sitka, and Poquito (and their mom)

Clive said...

We are so sorry about Thunder! Huge apologies for the delay in convening this but we have been in Spain for the past three weeks and our Internet connection is not great so we post but we don't get to check up on friends unless we go to the local Internet cafe,

We are truly sorry that Thunder has passed on, we hope you are all are doing okay.

Our best wishes to your Mom, Murray's Mom has had two hip replacements, two dislocations and a hip revision so she's knows all about hip pain. Never easy ....

Look after yourselves and lots of special 'Murray' prayers and good wishes winging their way across the ocean to you!

- Clive & Co

Big Honey Dog (Honey the Great Dane) said...

Just popped in to see how you all are - we can imagine how much you must be all missing Thunder. There must be this huge hole in the house - and in your hearts. We just hope that time will heal things - and it might help a bit to know how many are thinking of you, including us! :-)

We can understand about your Mom's pain issues too - Hsin-Yi still has constant trouble with her RSI in her left arm & shoulder and is often taking a lot of pain killers, in order to keep working at the computer. She knows the best thign is to take a total break but it's so hard when there are always so many thing to do and we're always falling behind (like visiting blog friends!). Take care of yourselves and sending you lots of hugs!

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

thinking of you all xx

Lovable Lily said...

We're sorry we didn't get a chance to put a post up on Thunder's special day. But we were with everyone in thought.

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

KB Bear said...

I wish that we'd known about the surprise... but we are with everyone in spirit. We've been thinking of you. So sorry that Ciara has been having a tough time. She's such a sweet girl. And, for you, I hope that the hip and leg pain are improving. I'm thinking of all of you.

Mollie said...

Thinking of you and enjoy your time with your houseful xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

Elyse and Riley said...

Dang, we didn't know about it! Don't know how we missed it, but you know we definitely would have done a tribute post to TD! :)

Poor Ciara. We, too, hope those "intelligent" (ha!) neighbors run out of their fireworks soon. Good thing that Lightning bugs her to play with him, I'm sure that kind of helps get her mind off of Thunder.

Hope you all have a wonderful visit with your family and so sorry to hear about the Momster's pain...that's no fun!

Elyse and Riley

Ludo van Doggy said...

I is so sorry that I has not been around lately so we could offer our support too. Mum and I will miss Thunder a lot. What a special boy! It all seems too sudden and shocking, trying to catch up on posts and suddenly one of our friends has gone. We can't imagine how hard it must be for you. We know TD will be watching over you all and I hope that time and lots of love helps heal the whole pack. He leaves a big gap.

Lots of loving lickies, Ludo.

Cocoa and Melon said...

Dear OP Pack, we are glad to hear from you and hope your break continues with rest and healing.

We are sorry to hear that Phantom isn't too hungry, about Ciara and Mom's aches and pains. We are very glad you have Lightning to remind everyone about playtime.

Thinking of you.
Cocoa and Melon

harringtonspetfood said...

Thinking of you guys!

dw said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry for your loss! I'm just now catching up on blog posts after being away for the 4th and saw the sad news about Thunder. There are sometimes no words that can make it better, but know I'm thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. *hugs*

Karen and Riley

Sam said...

We are thinking of all you. Hugs and love...

Sam

♥Mona + Weenie + Mommy, too♥ said...

Thunder is always in our thoughts.
We'll be here when you come back. Mommy said to give Phamton a big kiss for here.

♥♥♥Mommy's girls

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello woos its dennis the vizsla dog hay glad to heer yoo ar dooing all rite and i hope the idyots run owt of firewurks soon!!! and i hope yore mamas hip and leg feel better soon!!! ok bye

Mr. Pip said...

I'm sorry I missed Thunder's tribute day!!! Trying to get my assistant back in the habit of blogging, but life gets in the way ...

Sending lots of love and support to all of you.

Your pal, Pip

Cocoa and Melon said...

Dear OP Pack, it means a lot that you stopped by to send us some good wishes. Thanks so much. Cocoa has had his surgery and is now going to start recovery at home with Melon.
We wish all the best and a hug to each of you - Phantom, Ciara, Lightning and the Momster and Dadster.
Cocoa and Melon

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Just thinking of you guys! Hope your hearts are starting to mend!

Please hug Phantom, Ciara and Lightning for Mabel and I!

sagechronicles said...

Was thinking about you -- I know it's sometimes hard to get back to blogging, but you will when the time is right. We miss you! Give Phantom, Ciara and Lightning a hug from Sage and her Mom.

haopee said...

We missed it too... I just realized it when I was dropping by other blogs. I was too late.

Poor Ciara. I understand how she feels. I am sure Rin would also hold it in during New Year.

I know losing Thunder was a big deal. I pray you guys are recovering. Get well soon, Mom.

rumpydog.com said...

Dealing with loss does seem to be harder for arctic dogs. When Sage was hurting so, Rumpy was very upset and rarely left her side. When she crossed over the Bridge, he was sad. But it did get better for him and it will for you all too. It just takes time.

Maggie Mae and Max said...

I have not been able to blog or read blogs for a while so I am just finding out about Thunder's passing. Please forgive me for not responding sooner. I am so sorry for your loss. Maggie Mae and Max send their best boxer puppy prayers to all of you and we are holding you close to our hearts. RIP sweet Thunder.

Blessings and Love,
Janelle, Maggie Mae and Max

Jeanne Pursell said...

Just stopping by to let you know we are thinking of you!
Xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

Stewey said...

Mom and I are still thinking about all of you and we hope you're able to slowly heal.
Sincerely,
Stewey and his mom

Tweedles -- that's me said...

we love you all
love
tweedles

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