Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thankful Thursday

It has been so comforting to our family to have such wonderful friends in the world of blogs.

Once again we want to thank you all so much for the many beautiful comments and emails we have received both in sympathy for our loss of Angel Ciara and as loving comfort to Lightning, Mom, and Dad.  Our hearts are still very heavy with sorrow and grief, but your love and compassion are making the load much lighter.

Look at the beautiful cards we have received.

And lucky Lightning received some delicious House Woof Dog Biscuits (Johnson, Vermont) from Khyra and Holly to help lift his spirits.  TWO bags worth - Granola Bark Bars and Apple Pie Bars!!!  We hear they are both furry and human delectable.  Lightning promises to share with Misty, but Mom says for now Misty is just getting her puppy food, no treats until she is a little older and fully settled.  So for now we are going to freeze half of each bag and Lightning can enjoy the other half (shh, don't tell Misty!),  Thank you, Khyra, Holly, and theirMom.

Mom wants to say a few words now:

Yes, the pups are right, we are so very thankful for all the wonderful peeps and furries who have visited our blog over the past two weeks.  It is hard to accept that it was only two weeks ago today that we bid our sweet girl Ciara farewell for now.  We have lost several of our Sibes in the past few years, but this one hit very hard.  Ciara was the sweetest pup ever!!! And I miss her SO much.

But this new little life who bounced into our home a mere six days ago is doing a great job at helping us heal.  We are very grateful to those who helped her find her way to us.  And even more reason for thanks -   just look at these photos to see how bonded these two have already become.

You are right, Mom - I think we should keep her:)

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Mom


Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

We knew Ciara would find a way to send a special pup your way - she picked the perfect one for lightning and we are sure they are going to be the best buds ever - we have our paws crossed that they both live long and healthy lives

KB Bear said...

Oh my dogness!!! I've had an insane schedule lately, and I was not online much. And, to my utter delight, Misty arrived during that time. Woo!!!!!!! She's is SO cute. I love her mask - it is unique and beautiful. I'm glad that you have this new bouncing little girl to help your hearts heal. It looks to me as Lightning loves her already :)

Hugs to all of you!

Madi and Mom said...

Oh what very beautiful cards in memory of Ciara....we all miss her and her fighting spirit. She surely taught us a lot.

OH MY Cats Lightning you have an itty bitty shadow. I can't decide which is my favorite photo....let me look again....if I had to chose it would be the one on the hammock. That is too adorable. Before long Misty's feets will be long enough to hang over the edge too. You are a loving bro and I can see a sparkle in your eyes.
Hugs all around from Madi your kitty friend and mom

Marg said...

Oh Lightning, we are so glad that Lightning came bouncing into your life. You took such good care of Ciara and now Misty has a wonderful big brother. You two sure look like you have bonded already and that is wonderful. Misty, you sure are one beautiful girl.

Scrappy Angel said...

hugs and love to you ~ our house still reeling over the loss of the one and only Yorkie Tails, Scrappy...and it has been well over a year.

So happy we have a TigerLily and you have a Misty to soften the sadness just a little.

Christmas said...

Misty is a wonderful pup...she'll never replace Ciara, but she'll make hearts heal.

Brian said...

We can feel the joy Misty broght with her. Hugs from all of us to all of you.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Misty's doing a great job. Looks like Lightning has adopted her.

stellaroselong said...

She looks so ornery....loololol stella rose

Casey said...

Ciara must be SO proud to see how well Misty is helping heal your hearts.

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

The photos of Lightning and Misty are almost too adorable for words!

We know how much you love your pups and our hearts ached so for you when Ciara left on her journey. We are delighted that Misty has joined you. #1 says her only regret is that she can't come right over and cuddle her, and Lightning!


The Army of Four said...

Could you hear all of us say "AWWWWWW" when we hit that last photo!?!?
Mom says puppies have special powers to help our hearts heal. I have to agree.

Julie said...

Oh I AGREE!!!! You haf got to keep that little Cutie Pie!!!
Sending lots of luffs and hugs to you
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Idaho PugRanch said...

Yes we can see that Misty is doing a wonderful job. Really sweet photos
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Mickey's Musings said...

We popped over to see the new addition.
Misty is a sweetie.
So good to see happiness in the home after your loss.
They are fast friends already :)
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

NanaNor's said...

Hi, I imagine there will be a bit of Ciara's sweet temperament in your new little girl. It always amazes me that when we have lost a dog, the next pup ends up having some similar traits-I think it is a way to comfort us with the grief we have. Love little Misty! She is so beautiful. Am I right to think that you were planning on getting her before Ciara left for the bridge? Not sure, but I know Ciara is happy that Lightning has another buddy. They look so precious together.
Noreen and Hunter

C.L.W.STEP said...

We're so glad Lightning is doing well with his new little sister. Blogville is such a great place with so much kindness to help you through the devastation of losing a beloved pet. We're still grateful for the support we got when Joey dog crossed the Bridge.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Hey Misty -

Make sure The Momster bookmarks this page to remind your brother he said he wanted to keep woo!

PeeEssWoo: Mom is heading to the kitchen fur some biskhuits having seem the pikhture! We hope woo will enjoy yours when the time khomes!

Dachshund Nola said...

Their bond is going to be something special!

24 Paws of Love said...

We love the first picture of them looking off the deck. Lightning and Misty are adorable together and looks like they need each other.

We are still so saddened by Ciara's passing, but like NaNor said, I think you'll see a little of her in Misty. :)

BeadedTail said...

Lightning and Misty together are precious! We're glad she has brought smiles back to the OP Pack! She's a cutie pie!

Dory and the Mama said...

It really makes our hearts full to see that last photo and see the special bond forming between Misty and Lightning!

Molly and Mackie said...

How wonderful to see you and Misty becoming best friends, Lightning♥

The Daily Pip said...

I have been thinking of you a lot lately and sending lots of love and support across the miles. I am so glad Misty has entered your lives to bring some light and fun. Lightning looks like a perfect big brother!

Mark Muller said...

I'm sure this little wonder came to you for a reason... and it feels so good to see the two together...

Sketching with Dogs said...

What lovely, thoughtful cards.
You two look so happy together, love all the photos!
Elliot and Cricket x

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

Ciara was indeed so special and dear. I don't think you could have found a more perfect companion for young Lightning. He desperately needed someone to help him move forward and you found her, Miss Misty. Happy tears seeing him with her and looking so happy.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

It makes our hearts sing to see Lightning and Misty together. Looks like the big guy has his pawsful with little Misty. We just LOVE the markings around her eyes it looks as if she has glasses on to us.

Millie and Walter said...

It is clear from those pictures that Lightening is loving his new sister. They do seem to have bonded very well.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We see the bond,, and we see a happy Lightning!

Piappies World said...

We have read the previous posts and we are really touched with the tribute that you have made for Angel Ciara.

We are happy to see Lightning getting along and loving the company of Misty and we will visit your blog more often to follow the fun adventures that they share.


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