Sunday, October 15, 2017

Remembering on Sunday


October 2016 was a very difficult time for all of us here at The OP Pack.  We lost our incredibly sweet and special girl Angel Ciara on October 6, 2016.  She was only 6 years old, a life cut short way too soon by an evil force that we could not control.


Today we want to honor the joy of Ciara.  She left an indelible mark on our lives and we want to celebrate her life with us.  It is hard to believe that it has already been a year.

Ciara's early life was totally intertwined with her half brother (Thunder and Ciara had the same father) as the following series of photos will attest.







The very sudden loss of Thunder the summer of 2013 had a major impact on Ciara. She had truly lost the best friend she would ever know.  It was shortly after that date that her troubles began.  But we are sure that the two Angels are once again bound together by their hearts of love. 



Ciara was loved by her packmates.  Here is our foursome, the Three Angels - Ciara, Thunder, and Phantom - along with Lightning, the baby of the quartet.



Ciara was very attached to our little princess dancerina C.



And twin brother J made a great snuggle buddy.



Ciara loved her toys, sometimes a little too much:)



Ciara was always a comfort to the old man Phantom.  She seemed to sense his need for a little space with a hint of loving closeness. 


And when we became a pack of two with the passing of Phantom, she and Lightning formed a stronger bond that became her source of comfort when her curse of seizures hit.



There are not enough words to describe the joy, love, happiness, and comfort Ciara brought to our lives.  Our eyes still fill with tears when we think of her life with us and how much we still miss her.

Her smile would melt your heart.  And those copper eyes oozed the love she felt for all.


We miss you, baby girl, and we will love you forever.

Woos - Mom and Dad, Lightning, and your gift to us - Misty - and the bonus gift of Timber


27 comments:

Molly the AireGirl said...

You have mom's eyes leaking. Ciara was one very special girl and we miss her♥

C.L.W.STEP said...

You never forget your Angels. They're always in your heart.

onespoiledcat said...

Angel Ciara was just so beautiful and sweet.....you lost her just two months before we lost our Sammy. Life goes on but THEIR impact on us lasts forever. Ciara gave you Misty and Timber and Sammy gave us Teddy.......passing the torch. It's what we do.......

Hugs, Pam

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

WE loved the walk down Wonderful MEMORY LANE... it was SAD butt So sweet.

Madi and Mom said...

Oh dear me we are a little damp eyed too. We loved seeing the pictures of Ciara and her pack. Love was in the eyes of all. She surely left us too
young but we know she has been watching over you all and has had a paw in your new household census.

In honor of this precious Angel we say:


C harisma in every single one of her furs
I rresistibly beautiful smile
A friend we miss
R eliable
A doring of her pack 2 and 4 leggers

Hugs madi and mom

Mama and da DB Boyz said...

Such a heartfelt tribute, our eyes are a bit misty here too.
Miss you sweet Ciara,
Big Hugs,
Mama Beth, Rosy and da Boyz

Marg said...

Some tears here too for the Mom. Ciara was a great dog and so loved.That was such a great post. We miss here too and think of her often. Big hugs to the Mom and Dad.

Ann Adamus said...

Love you always, beautiful girl .... and forever we'll miss you, too.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

She was a sweet girl. Love the photos of her entwined with Thunder. Can't believe it has been a year.

Murphy said...

What a beautiful tribute to Ciara and her sweet nature!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

Ciara is a very special girl. We loved having you share her life with us. We know how much of your heart he had. I hope your new babies are rebuilding what sweet Ciara's passing destroyed.

Millie and Walter said...

What a beautiful memorial tribute to Ciara. She sure was one of a kind.

NanaNor's said...

This brings back many memories of Ciara and and Thunder...it made me fight the tears at your loss-even though it was a year ago, it seems like just yesterday. There are pups that worm their way into our hearts and leave a gaping hole when they leave us. I still think of several of our beloved companions that make me cry with missing them. So thankful that Lightning and Timber came to be with you.
Please give them big hugs for me today.
Noreen and Hunter

Brian said...

It sure is hard to believe it has been a year. Every time we visit we sense her presence and we always loved seeing her beauty. Hugs from all of us.

rottrover said...

Ciara was just a baby girl when we started blogging. This was a beautiful w.a.l.k. down memory lane. We hope you are funning free with your angel brothers and sister and mine as well.

-Otto and Osa, too

Idaho PugRanch said...

Oh we are a bit teary here What beautiful precious memories of Ciara. We so love seeing the pictures of her with Thunder as we did not know you yet.
sending lots of hugs
Hazel, Mabel & Mom

Sue said...

She was as beautiful as she was sweet. We miss her too.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

And we were so heart broken with you,, and still are.
Your Angels, every one of them touched all of us at one time.
She was such a beautiful girl.
Thank you for sharing the memories with us
love
tweedles

Jeanne Pursell said...

What a beautiful and heartfelt tribute to sweet Ciara...we are a puddle here. So much of what you said reminds me of LadyBug. I still can't think of her without tearing up. Sending hugs to you today...so glad that you have added to your pack and they are all getting along so well.

Mark Muller said...

she was such a wnderful girl... and the look of her eyes... so beautiful... we will keep her in our hearts too... hugs to you and potp for this month where a lot of memories come back... we have this next month... not sure how to pull through...

Astro said...


There is no greater love than dog who loves you as much as you love them.
we have leaking eyes here too.
Linda and Astro

Huskies622 said...

What a lovely tribute to your beautiful girl Ciara...gone far too soon for sure, but she made sure everyone felt her love it seems to us reading this.

Kiki and Nala

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We often think of Dakota, Phantom, Thunder and sweet Ciara. WE are so very sorry that Ciara's time with you was so short.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

No words or woos for losing us too soon...

She will furever be in our thoughts -

Mom says it so sukhks when khrap like this happens...

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra&Holly

Priscilla Phang said...

Sweet Ciara has been missed a lot. She always lives in our hearts too. Hugs!

Unknown said...

Beautiful remembrance post of beautiful Ciara.
Love, hugs and gentle wooos from us.
Khumbu, Kyra, Rita and Arko

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello woos its dennis the vizsla dog hay aww it is so gud to see owr sweet frend ciara agin and thunder and phantom too!!! we miss them all but we no they ar having sutch fun frolikking in the snows north of the rainbo bridj!!! run free until we all meet agin!!! ok bye