Monday, October 10, 2016

Dedicated to Ciara

CIARA

Goodness and sweetness - two words that sum up who Ciara was.  She loved everyone in her life, human and furry.  She was a happy girl, loved to have fun and do crazy zoomies with her brothers, and at the same time knew how to be kind and gentle to her aging packmate Phantom.  She grew up surrounded by the grandkids from the time the the youngest ones were just toddlers.  As you will see in the video, she adored them, and the feeling was mutual.  But the real joy in her life was the time she had with Thunder, a fact that is quite easy to see in the photos we have shared of her and Thunder, her half brother.  It was shortly after his sudden passing in July 2013 that her world changed, and her seizures began a few months later.  She was blessed to have as her loyal friend our silly boy Lightning, who stayed by her side through all her rough days, right up to the end.  We are a very sad family and continue to work our way through the grieving.  We hope you will smile with us as you watch our video.




The video can also be viewed  by clicking HERE.


We love you, Ciara, and you will remain in our hearts as a precious treasure forever.

Love - Mom, Dad, and Lightning

43 comments:

Cupcake said...

Ciara was beautiful inside and out. I'm so glad she was so loved her whole life. Thank you for sharing that wonderful video. I'm so sorry about the pain you and your family are dealing with now. Ciara will be missed very much.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom says as soon as she saw the title, she had a Mama and Papa's earworm...

Yep...

This is dedicated to the one I love..

This is dedicated...

To
The
One
I
Love

We wish we khould help with the healing...

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Mom is OURS until Wed PM!

Dory and the Mama said...

What beautiful, beautiful memories of sweet Ciara. We know she and Thunder are snuggling together and smiling down on you along with Phantom and Dakota...

Sharing your tears and sending lots of hugs and snuggles,
Dory, Mama Beth, Bilbo, Jakey and Arty

Milton and Mr. Stubbs said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. She was a special girl and now she is watching over her family. Hugs to all of you.

Idaho PugRanch said...

precious memories of your beautiful girl. So beautiful
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Ruby said...

Oh, that was most beautiful! What wonderful memories of your Sweet Gurl. The pics I loved the best were Thunder and her on the bed, and the one where she is looking down at baby Lightning, as if to say "WTD?" ☺
I am sendin' Lightning and your family all the love and AireZens I can muster.
And if you wants, I can come overs and chase some bunnies with you Lightning ☺
{{{hugs}}}
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

BeadedTail said...

Such a sweet video of Ciara and her brothers. Our mommy's eyes are leaky once again. She was and always will be very loved. Hugs and purrs to you.

Wild Dingo said...

Oh Miss Puppy Pants! I will miss you forever! I sure hope you taught Lightening how to dig up your mom's flowerbed and flower pots, becuz, right? I mean, right? How is she to keep busy if there's nothing to clean up?

I loved this video. What a sweet wonderful girl. I will miss her so much! Lots of tears rolling down my face right now.
Love, Julie, Loki, Juno and Mr. Wild Dingo

Summit the Super Mal said...

It's hard to think about this without the tears starting. Our hearts go out to your family and all who loved your sweet girl. Thank you for sharing the pics of her smiles, cuddles and joy. Be gentle with yourselves as you find your way through this.

Molly and Mackie said...

What a beautiful video. Our hearts absolutely break for you. (((hugs)))♥

Jeanne Pursell said...

The tears have started to flow again...what a beautiful tribute to sweet Ciara. Our hearts are broken for you...sometimes the grief we feel from losing a furry family member is just overwhelming. We are sending you lots and lots of hugs and love. Hoping you are coping as best as you can...and Lightning too.
xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

Julie said...

Thank you for sharing the lovely video.
Sending you lots and lots of luffs and hugs, you are very much in our thoughts
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

So many wonderful memories. I hope they can help you find solace as you grieve the loss of Ciara. She's a special girl, for sure

Mark Muller said...

what wonderful words you found and what beautiful memories you made while you had this beloved furkid on your side... hugs to you all and many thanks for sharing all this wonderful ciara-moments with me.

Christmas said...

What a grrrreat tribute to a pawsome dog.

Priscilla Phang said...

It's beautiful, simply beautiful! Ciara was a beautiful girl with a golden heart; she's so sweet and gentle and so adorable. We loved her a lot and she will forever live in our memory. Thank you so much for sharing the video with us! My eyes are teary and I'm so touched too!

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

This is one of the most beautiful tributes we have ever seen. Ciara, you were so loved that even though your life was far to short, it was rich beyond words.

Gentle Woofs,
Your Pal Tommy and everyone at the Poupounette

Millie and Walter said...

What a beautiful tribute to your sweet girl. It's obvious that Ciara was such a sweet and gentle girl and loved her brothers very much. Thank you for sharing her with all of us. We are sending love and hugs to Lightening and all your family.

Oz theTerrier said...

Oh, that video was just as lovely as Ciara. What a perfect tribute. We are so sorry for the loss of her. We cannot imagine the pain in your heart.

Madi and Mom said...

Kathie what a beautiful tribute video. From the moment Ciara came to live with you until the end she was loved to bits and returned every ounce of that love. She did for sure enjoy her life....and I hope you can rest knowing...that you were meant to be her 2 legged Mom.
Hugs love Cecilia and madi

Amber DaWeenie said...

This is an absolutely beautiful tribute to a beautiful girl even though a "tissue alert" is needed. I know you and your family are heartbroken. Keep all the good memories safe forever in your heart.

{{{{HUGS}}}}}

Two French Bulldogs said...

What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful girl.
Lily & Edward

onespoiledcat said...

What a special girl she was....beautiful in body and spirit and I always saw that in her eyes in every photo of her. I also always saw love perhaps she was looking at you when you took her photo but it was there. She was so very brave and I know she stayed as long as she could so she could be with you all and her Lightning. Now she's with the others who went before - and they are all watching over you forever...thank you for putting this incredibly touching tribute together to share once again, the beautiful Ciara. Sammy and I send you as many hugs as you need.........

Love, Pam and Sam

Kyle Hastings said...

What a beautiful tribute to such a beautiful girl!! How is Lightning doing? Hugs to you all!! xoxo

Casey said...

What wonderful memories you have of sweet Ciara! I know they mostly hurt now, but eventually you will reach the time where they mostly make you smile.

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

That was a very moving and touching video. There are some leaky eyes here. Ciara was a very special girl. We are praying that your pain will ease soon. Yorkie kisses and Griffon hugs and Foley Angel prayers to you

Murphy said...

Such a wonderful tribute to a much loved girl!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

SissySees said...

Heartbroken. We have been so out of touch, and are grateful Facebook and Khyra's mom let us know. The fur-girls and not-wee-anymore-Remy send licks and love and we send our deepest sympathies.

Brian said...

That is just the most wonderful tribute to the most wonderful Ciara. All our love and hugs to you.

Linda said...

What a truly touching tribute to your girl.

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Such a wonderful and loving tribute.

The Army of Four said...

What a beautiful tribute to your very special girl! She was so loved.
Cam & Maggie

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Smiling through the tears. So good to see those three angels together! Such a beautiful tribute.

KB Bear said...

Her golden heart shined through her beautiful eyes in all of those photos. I loved seeing her with Thunder -- I can see what soulmates they were, sharing a deep bond. Most of all - her loving heart shines through in every photo. I can imagine how hard this time is for you. Thank you for sharing your poignant video. My heart feels broken too.

C.L.W.STEP said...

That was such a sweet tribute to your beloved Ciara. We were all crying because she had to go across the Bridge way too soon. But I know she's probably chasing squirrels with Joey dog, Phantom, Thunder and Dakota. (We always love seeing Phantom's old wise face too.)

LBJ said...

You made Mom all weepy but she was smiling so big. We miss her and will remember her forever.

Abby Lab

Melon said...

Oh Kathie. Thankyou for sharing that absolutely beautiful tribute. Your love for each and every pup shines through and they are all so lucky to have you. I loved seeing Phantom and Thunder again too. I've been thinking of you and are still keeping your family in my thoughts.

Martha said...

We are just heartbroken for you. Lovely tribute. All you dogs have been so very fortunate to have been surrounded by so much love and care xxxx

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

What a lovely tribute to Ciara. Thanks for sharing the video.

FiveSibesMom said...

Oh, I have such tears at this beautiful video...sending you huge hugs... xo

Huskies622 said...

The video was so lovely, thank you for sharing it!

Rosy said...

Oh I am so sorry, I just heard about Ciara's passing. What a beautiful tribute. We only knew Ciara virtually for a very short time, but see what a special girl she was. HUGs from our family to yours.

Painter Pack said...

I am so, so very sorry for the loss of beautiful Ciara. It is so obvious that she was such a happy girl and very loved. It is never easy to let one of our precious pets go...but suddenly seems so much worse. Just know that Ciara KNEW she was loved...and will always be loved.

The Painter Pack