Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thankful Thursday



Mom's day to express how thankful she is feeling right now.

So it has been a little over a month since we had to say farewell to Ciara.  My emotions are still pretty raw.  Guilt and sadness can really be overwhelming.  But I must say that these two have done wonders for helping me heal and bringing lots of smiles to my face.



Lightning has been a total surprise with how he treats his new little sister. I knew he would love having a buddy, but never did I ever expect such a quick bonding.  He is just so tolerant of Misty's puppy-ness, and they play and play together all day. 



Misty is my wonder puppy.  Hoping not to jinx things, I think I can say she is 99.99% potty trained and has been for a good two weeks.  She sleeps all night in her crate without a peep and keeps it dry and clean whenever she is in there.  IF she has an accident in the house, it is totally because I lost track of time and didn't get her out.  This is happening maybe once a week.  She is quite the little wooer - she can sing up a great tune any time you want.  All you have to do is look at her and say WHAT?  She is very happy little girl and loves her toys more than the furniture:)  She is a great bone gnawer.  Once in a while I do have to remind her not to chew on the chair rungs.  She is also a fast learner.  She knows sit, wait (to devour her dinner), shake, go potty.  We are working on stay, that's a bit more of a challenge.  The best part about her is that she is always ready to share lots of sloppy kisses:)

It may sound a bit silly, but I do believe Angel Ciara had a big role in helping Misty find her way to us, and to do it so quickly.  How I miss that sweet Ciara, but THANK you, my little Angel, you did a pawesome job. - The OP Pack Mom









26 comments:

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

It really hasn't been that long since Ciara went to the bridge. We understand the rawness. So happy Misty joined the family, to bring you some laughs and love.

BeadedTail said...

We're glad Misty is bringing so many smiles to you! We're sure Ciara is thankful for that too. She wouldn't want you sad. It's taking much longer for Sadie to have a paw in a new little one here but we're still not ready for many reasons. One day maybe we will but not in the foreseeable future. We'll get our puppy fix from Misty!

Brian said...

Well they are bring joy to all of us too. We have no doubt that Angel Ciara had a paw in the choice, and that is as it should be of course.

Millie and Walter said...

We love seeing Misty and Lightening doing so well together. She sure is a cutie and we can tell how smart she is.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

WE KNOW... without a Doubt.. that our beloved Angel.. had FOUR PAWS in getting Misty to where she was MEANT to be.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I love this post! I love how your precious little girl has helped more than one heart to heal. I know that you will always miss your beloved Ciara and she will always, always have that place that no other will in your heart. But there is no doubt, there's room for Misty, who I also totally agree with you is meant to be with you and is truly heaven and Ciara sent.

C.L.W.STEP said...

We hope we are as lucky when we find a pup to keep Chester company.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Misty and Lightening look so happy together. We are so glad that Misty came into your lives to bring smiles to your hearts. We love her markings. Congrats on the potty training.

rottrover said...

That quick bond between Lightening and Misty is truly a gift from Ciara!

Idaho PugRanch said...

Now you have mom tearing up! Not silly at all - we are sure that Ciara brought Misty to you and Lightning. Just a our Angel Greta found Mabel for us. The pictures of Misty and LIghtning are just precious!
hugs
Mr Bailey Hazel & Mabel

Dory and the Mama said...

This post makes my heart so very happy!! What a wonder dog Misty is and, no doubt, Miss Ciara helped bring her to you!!

Charliedownunder said...

Crikey ..... for sure Ciara sent Misty to you. Our Harri sent me to Mum. There's just no doubt about it. We've got a new puppy coming too. We lost my cousin Murphs a while back now. Murphy helped Mum find just the right new family member for my 2 legged sister. He's arriving soon. I hope I can be as good as Lightning in accepting our new little bloke.

Molly and Mackie said...

This post is just making us smile through tears. We are so very happy for all of you♥

Julie said...

Lovely post Mom, happy sad and very sweet.
I nose Misty's antics have made us smile loads over here
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Sketching with Dogs said...

How lovely that Mist has brought so much happiness into your life. She sounds like she is really catching on fast with her training and the best part is Lightening has a new best friend and sister.
Elliot and Cricket x

Madi and Mom said...

What a beautiful Thankful post. We 200% agree Angel Ciara had all four paws
involved in the search for Misty. What a smart girl and such a fast learner.
Lightning standing ovation to you my handsome friend!!!

Misty your facial markings are absolutely symmetrical!!! Just lovely
Hugs madi your bfff and mom

Mark Muller said...

I'm sure your angel was there and it send Misty to you... hugs to you all and much more happy moments like this...

Casey said...

Misty fit into your pack pawfectly. I KNOW Angel Ciara had a part in that.

onespoiledcat said...

What a great update....it does take a long time to get past the worst of the grief but it will still sneak up when you least expect it. However, Ciara knew that would happen and obviously "arranged" for Misty to enter your lives! Misty is beyond precious - and I can see in Lightning's eyes that he loves her and she has helped HIM with his grieving in ways that we can only guess.

Big Hugs, Pam (and Sam)

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

Oh PLEASE can we have a video of Misty singing????

We are sure that it was Ciara who guided Misty to you. She knew how incredibly heart-broken you were, and also wanted to say thank you for loving her and caring for her so well.

You're awesome, Lightning! I am very proud of you!

Woofs,
Tommy

Momo and Pinot said...

We're sure Angel Ciara is smiling at you, Lighting, Misty and family!! Great post!!

Momo & Pinot xo

Marg said...

Oh that is such a wonderful post. Brought a tear to the Mom's eye. It is so good that Lightning has decided to be such a good brother. We just know that Ciara had a part in bringing Misty to you and your family.So glad she is bringing a smile to your face. She makes our Mom smile. Misty, you and Lightning keep on bringing a smile to the Mom's face.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We think The EYES say it all!

They rekhognized 'their own'!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Cupcake said...

I'm so glad it's working out so well with Lightning and Misty, I'm sure Ciara had a paw in that!

Jeanne Pursell said...

We sure do understand those raw feelings...it takes time...as you know. SO happy that Misty and Lightning are getting along so well! They are absolutely adorable together! I am sure that they both bring smiles to you each day!

Huskies622 said...

Our mom always says that the right dog finds you at the right time. We think that is right!