Friday, July 1, 2016

Friday Flashback - Remembering TD




Creating this flashback post never gets any easier, but we wanted to remember our dear sweet boy Thunder today on the third anniversary of his crossing the bridge.  After a very sudden onset of illness, the evil "C" word stole our Thunder in a very short time.  With both joy in our hearts and tears in our eyes, we cherish the photo memories we have of TD.


Yes, he did eventually grow into those ears.



As a pup he was loved playing with Angel Phantom.



And as a "big" boy, they were the best of buddies.


The Three Angel Amigos - Phantom, Thunder, and Dakota


They all loved visiting the donkeys.



And oh, how he loved anything cooked on the grill.


But the real love of his life was his sweet half-sister.

Always together.

 
Sweet Sibling Love



So happy together - and sadly TD's passing marked the beginning of Ciara's woes:(



And then some of you may remember Thunder's big project back in the summer of 2011:

Remember when he was working on creating something fun and magical.


At first he wasn't so sure that Mr. Lightning was quite what he had in mind.



But Mr. L. had his winning ways and quickly won over his big brother.


So many special memories - so wishing he were still here.



THE MANY FACES OF THUNDER




















His last birthday, April 28, 2013.





April 28, 2006 - July 1, 2013

Love you, big guy, and miss you so much.



27 comments:

Madi and Mom said...

Oh my word...this is the most beautiful and loving tribute to Thunder...
whose life on this earth was way too short. What a most handsome handsome boy. Knowing he is with Phantom and Dakota gives just a bit of comfort.
Bless Ciara's heart...she does so miss her brother. I know for sure the 3 Amigos are watching over you all.
I know this was hard to post but my goodness I appreciate that you shared with us.
Hugs madi and mom

Brian said...

Those were wonderful photos. Hugs and love from all of us on this difficult anniversary.

Marg said...

That really was a wonderful post. So sad that we did not know Thunder. Such a great tribute to Thunder and Phantom and Dakota. But such good memories in all these pictures. I was glad to get to know a little bit about Thunder. Of course we love the fact that all of you loved to go see the donkeys. Big hugs to you Kathy.

Dory and the Mama said...

Thunder was such a beautiful and very much loved guy...we are sending big hugs your way!!

Frank The Tank said...

Hi Woos, I have missed you, I also miss Thunder Dunder, he was amazing, I love seeing all of the beautiful photos of him, memories are wonderful, my favourite photos are the ones with the whole pack together, it's nice how they all loved each other so much, I know that he is up on that rainbow bridge waiting for you, playing with Dakota and Phantom and with all the blogville pals that have passed, such a nice tribute, sending love your way on this sad day, it never gets easier but he will always be in your hearts, love and licks from your furiend and honorary woo for life, Frank XxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxX

24 Paws of Love said...

I don't know that it ever gets easier, especially when they taken so early. I can't believe it has been three years already. I am finding the start of my second year without Brut to be almost tougher than the first. I don't think we ever get over missing them. Anniversaries are so painful, I hope you find some comfort today.

Love and pawprints,

24 Paws of Love

NanĂ¼k said...

A touching tribute indeed. Gentle woooos,

Nuk & Timber

C.L.W.STEP said...

It's nice to see all those wonderful pictures. We never forget our angels Charisma and Ginger!

Ann Adamus said...

Beautiful, and so very special. We too miss your big guy!

The Army of Four said...

Sending lots of love from all of us!
Cammie!

Robin Whiskers said...

Thunder is so precious, and he lived the best life any dog could ask for. You did a great job taking care of this amazing boy before it was his time to become an angel.

NanaNor's said...

He was so handsome and it was always a joy to see him with your other pups. He is now running free; it is still bittersweet for us though. Sending you hugs today.
Noreen

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Lovely tributes. May the love you had for him, live forever in your hearts. Hugs.

Linda said...

This is a very loving flash back, it shows in the words and the photos. I still can't believe Cinnamon is gone too.
When I think about it tears fill my eyes.
Your beautiful dogs are all well loved and bring so much joy to all of us here. Who could resist those Blue Eyes?
Linda

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

We can tell Thunder still owns a big chuck of your heart. He is with you everyday.

The Florida Furkids said...

Wonderful memories. We miss Thunder too.

(((Hugs)))
The Florida Furkids

Idaho PugRanch said...

such beautiful memories to always cherish.
love
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We cannot believe it has been three years since that gorgeous boy went to the Bridge. So many memories....

KB Bear said...

It never does get easier, does it? What a sweet and wonderful boy he was, with true blue eyes. I'm glad that both Ciara and Lightning knew him, giving you a link to your past with your current dogs. Lots of hugs and love to all of you. As an aside, it will be 4 years since Angel K died on July 15. Time goes by too fast but the memories of our beloved pups never fade.

Molly and Mackie said...

He was one handsome boy. We miss you, buddy♥

Jeanne Pursell said...

Thunder was indeed a beautiful boy! What a wonderful tribute for your boy. It really doesn't get any easier. I still miss my Big Guy and he's been gone now for several years. He will always live on in my heart...as I'm sure your Thunder will live on in yours.

Sending hugs your way...

Mark Muller said...

you are always in our heart sweet boy... and we still get leaky eyes when we see a nordic pup...

The Daily Pip said...

I can't believe it has been three years. All these beautiful pictures bring back so many memories. Love the ones with dear Phantom. He had such wonderful eyes and expressions. We miss him, too. Hugs.

Casey said...

We still miss Thunder and think of him. He was a grreat guy!

Huskies622 said...

What a bewooootiful boy he was. Husky hugs across the wires.

Millie and Walter said...

What a lovely tribute to your sweet Thunder.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Always remembered,, always loved
love
tweedles