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