Monday, April 28, 2014

Remembering on Monday



We couldn't let today go by without a little reminiscing about our boy Thunder.  He would have turned eight today.    Here is the beautiful graphic that our dear friend Ann of Zoolatry made for him last year.  Little did we know then that it would be his last birthday with us.


And now he is Forever Seven.



Oh those eyes could melt Mom into doing whatever her sweet boy wanted.



He was just so handsome.


And he was always willing to let Mom do silly things to him, like making him into Sir Thunder.



Or Uncle ThunderSam.



Always on the alert for food:)


He loved the snow.


 The Dynamic duo always keeping an eye (and some paws) on Mom's plants.



Remember his big project when he conjured up Lightning and wondered whatever had he done!!!



The Three Sibe-keteers


The Fantastic Foursome



And the best of pals.  How she missed TD when he left us.




These two were inseparable - so devoted to each other - both from the same father, different litters.




Go ahead - Mom says AWWWWW every time she sees this pic.



We miss you, big guy!  Happy Birthday, Thunder Dunder. 




Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom (who had many tears flowing as she prepared this post)


















60 comments:

Mitch and Molly said...

Happy Birthday, Thunder! We sure do miss you lots, buddy. We hope you have the biggest and bestest pawty with lots of cake and ice cream at Rainbow Bridge!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Ann Adamus said...

Happy Heavenly Birthday, big boy, handsome boy ... we can so easily see why a few tears fell from your Mom's eyes ... the tears filled our eyes, too. We felt so much love for you, and still do.

scotsmad said...

That made us smile as we remembered the big guy. Happy Birthday, beautiful boy.

XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

Molly The Wally said...

Lovely to see all the pix of sweet Thunder. We know he is greatly missed. Gone but never forgotten. Forever seven.
Best wishes Molly

CheerfulMonk said...

I cried too. Thank you for sharing him.

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

So many wonderful memories....we are sure he and Dakota are watching over you all

Lovable Lily said...

And we had tears reading your beautiful birthday tribute today.

Happy Birthday Thunder. You are forever in our hearts!

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

Linda & Cinnamon said...

Wonderful memories never fade.
He sure is handsome as always.
We miss Thunder too.


xo Cinnamon

Millie and Walter said...

We bet there is a party at the Bridge today. Happy Birthday Thunder.

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

Happy birthday to Thunder, missed and never forgotten xxx

stellaroselong said...

Thank you for sharing this birthday tribute wif us. My momma's eyes are all leaky. Those pictures of thunder are just beautiful.
stella rose

Two French Bulldogs said...

What great memories of beautiful Thunder
Lily & Edward

Idaho PugRanch said...

Such beautiful memories. We love the pics of Thunder and Ciara. we are a little teary too
love and hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Jo's World said...

Thank you for doing this tribute to the beautiful Thunder. When you read a blog for years, you fall in love with all the pups there. So when one goes (or more) we readers miss them almost as much as their family does and it does us good to think about them and see pictures.

My favorite Thunder story was when he was planting stuffees hoping to grow a stuffee tree!

We miss you, Big Guy and hope you have a good birthday North of the Bridge.

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

ra husky said...

Happy birthday in heaven my furiend! Loved all the pictures :)

RA

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

It made us feel happy to go through our marvelous memories of the big guy.... he left us with so MANY good ones.
Happy Birfday Buddy... we know you are celebrating on the other side of the bridge.

Brian said...

those beautiful memories make the heart smile. Hugs and love to you all today. Miss you big guy.

Arno Vom Altvilstal said...

Happy Birthday, dear Thunder,
we never forget you! Big hugs to your Mom, we can feel so much with her for she must endure the deepest pain!
Love
Arno

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

Happy Birthday Thunder!
I know (my beloved angel sisfur may have informed me in my dreams) there is going to be an awesome pawty at the Rainbow Bridge to celebrate your forever
7th birthday!
Hugs to your mom.

June

BeadedTail said...

Happy Birthday to Thunder! We know he is celebrating with Dakota and our sisfur Sadie at the Bridge. Hugs to your mom. Our mommy's eyes are leaky too.

Marg said...

Oh we are so glad you did this for Thunder and we sure wish you a very Happy Birthday, Mr. Angel Thunder. We miss you too. Big hugs to the Mom, We know this was hard. Have a great day.

Jake of Florida said...

Tears flowing too. It's good to remember!

Joan and JH

rottrover said...

Happy Birthday, TD. We miss you, too.

-Bart, Ruby and Otto

Casey said...

Happy birthday, Thunder! We'll never forget you.

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Oh Happy Birthday you beautiful boy.
I had tears in my eyes reading this post as well. So heartbreaking, but I know he is resting easy and watching over you and your pack.
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Hugs to your family, Thunder. They miss you lots. And so do lots of us, too.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Hugs, it was so nice to remember Thunder today. We thinks of him often.

onespoiledcat said...

Such a very handsome boy and I hope he's having a marvelous birthday over the Bridge....he just had a LOOK when you took his photos - so much love and trust and those eyes...oh my....well, I know this is a hard day but he's got a place in your hearts forever. Light a candle for his cake....he knows.... ;)

Hugs and love, Pam and Sam

holly and the huskies said...

We hope you have a heavenly birthday Thunder! The pictures are so beautiful! They brought tears to me too. We send big hugs!

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

What nice memories of Thunder. A beautiful way to honor his Forever Seven Birthday!

Sagira said...

Happy birthday to sweet angel Thunder. Sure do miss seeing photos of those sparkling blue eyes. Glad we grew to love him through your blog.

Sagira said...

Happy birthday to sweet angel Thunder. Sure do miss seeing photos of those sparkling blue eyes. Glad we grew to love him through your blog.

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Just sneaking back over to tell you yes, I get Adequan, too. It got me back to hiking when mom thought my hiking days were over!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We remember you always Thunder!
Happy Birthday!
love
tweedles

Dory and the Mama said...

What a wonderful tribute and way to remember Thunder's birthday. Happy Birthday big guy, you will always be in our hearts!

Hugs,
Dory and Mama Beth

sandy l said...

Happy birthday Thunder - I'm sure you can feel all our good thoughts and love (especially from your mom).

Cocoa and Melon said...

I read this this morning but didn't get to comment until now. I knew there was a reason I had a niggling feeling I might miss something if I didn't check your blog today! (I also wanted to check up on Mr. Phantom, of course.)
This is a beautiful post - I admit I haven't ever really felt close to Thunder in your pack but I feel like I know him better now. Thankyou. I'm glad you had someone you loved so much in your life. He really was incredibly handsome.
Happy birthday Thunder Dunder.
Melon

Mollie said...

Happy Birthday Thunder, youz forever in our hearts. Wez back just in time from our abductions BOL xxxoxxxx


Mollie and Alfie

The Florida Furkids said...

What a beautiful post....we had leaky eyes too.

The Florida Furkids

ps - Mom would have liked to meet up with your Mom when she was in KC last week too. Dad's reunion and visits with his family took up all their time. Mom says next time she's going to make sure to build in "visit with friends" time :)

Madi and Mom said...

Oh.....sweet Thunder forever 7....and always so handsome and debonair. I love the photo of Thunder and Ciara with their paws crossed. It is priceless!
Sending hugs to you Woos and Mom
Madi and Mom

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

We miss you, Thunder Dunder!

Woofs,
Tommy (and everyone at The Poupounette)

KB Bear said...

We send Happy wishes to you and to TD up at the rainbow bridge. "Forever Seven" rings such a strong bell for me. K is "forever eight". Too young, both of them. But both had enough love in their short lives to last forever more. Hugs to you.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Hugs to you! I know you have to miss your boy so bad!

Happy Birthday Thunder!

The Army of Four said...

What a beautiful boy = and a beautiful post! Our mom's tears are flowing again, too.
Cammie!

24 Paws of Love said...

Happy Birthday Thunder. You are surely missed by all that knew you. Take care of your mom there, Angel Thunder. She misses you most of all.

Ruby said...

Oh Happy Burthday Thunder!!! I miss your most handsome face tons!!! And all your most funny costumes!
I knows you are watchin' over the pack from the Bridge and howlin' the good howl...bol
{{{hugs}}} to your MOms
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

easyweimaraner said...

my tears were running too, but it's wonderful that you shared your memories with me. Thunder has always a place in our hearts. Maybe he met our Frosty or our Chipy?

Piappies World said...

Happy for good timing to drop by as Remember TD post is up. Enjoy your barkday treats over the rainbow bridge, Thunder. We are happy to see your beautiful photos again. The snow photo is our fave!

We've miss you -- Phantom, Ciara and Lightning.


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

Piappies World said...

Happy for good timing to drop by as Remember TD post is up. Enjoy your barkday treats over the rainbow bridge, Thunder. We are happy to see your beautiful photos again. The snow photo is our fave!

We've miss you -- Phantom, Ciara and Lightning.


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

Freya Rose Blossom said...

Aw, bless those paws. Lots of luv's x
Freya Rose Blossom X

Ruby and Penny said...

Happy Birthday Thunder.

Hugs.

Love Ruby & Penny

T. Maxx said...

Happy birthday Thunder. We love this post! Thank you to your mom for sharing this special post with us!

Cheers,
Maxx and mommy

Priscilla Phang said...

Happy Birthday Thunder!
We sure miss you a lot, handsome boy. Hugs to you and your mom.

savannahspawtracks.com said...

So happy we read back a bit to be able to see all the lovely photos of sweet Thunder Dunder. We loved him a ton too, purrs, Savannah and Mom Linda...with leaky eyes flowing

Sue said...

Such a gorgeous boy, gone too soon.

jen said...

What a great tribute to Thunder! He is definitely missed!

jen said...

What a great tribute to Thunder! He is definitely missed!

jen said...

What a great tribute to Thunder! He is definitely missed!

jen said...

What a great tribute to Thunder! He is definitely missed!

jen said...

Whoa! Sorry that went so many times! I kept hitting enter because it wouldn't post! Sorry!