Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Thinking Thanking Treasuring Thursday

Princess Dakota was pawmitted to khross Wednesday with her mom and dad there to guide her spirit.
We khan't say much more now bekhause it hurts
In her memory, here is a song and the lyrikhks that Mom dumblukhked into finding. She khould hear words about a new star in heaven...googled it...and found this (not the one she had in her head).
On so many levels fur so many reasons, it is the perfekht one!

Please stop over and paw some words of khomfort and support fur The OP KS Pakhk she has left behind.

I know how much her mom was touched by all the khomments left in recent trying times.

Hugz&Khysses To Kathie, David, Phantom, and Thunder

I will admit I was a bit selfish and asked Dakota's Mom to please ask Dakota to tell Laska to khome home. She said she would whisper that in her ear.

Leaking once again,

Khyra and Phyll

PeeEssWoo: No Laska news...tank woo again fur all your support and suggestions...evfurry bit helps!

Here was the original song we were planning to use...we'll share it as well since Dakota's Mom loves this artist too!


Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

We're crying here.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We just came from reading about Dakota. We knew it was coming after the last post, but we are so sad it had to be.

We're still hoping for Laska's safe return.

Twix said...

So sorry to hear about Dakota. It is always hard to loose a friend but she is having more fun than we can even imagine. I know that doesn't take away the pain but hopefully it will offer some comfort. I've missed you while my mom was sick...glad to be able to visit you again!

jan said...

A beautiful tribute. This made us doubly sad because Dakota looks a lot like our Chamois.

Lacy said...

sad sad woofs, i was hoping for a miracle..dam this has been a very sad week...the OP Pack r in our thoughts and prayers..RIP sweet girl, run with the wind...

a very sad,
angel lacylulu
and mama...

The Thundering Herd said...

Beautiful tribute. Thanks.

(And we continue to pray for Laska).

Anonymous said...

It's all very sad... I wish there was something we could do to make it better for Dakota's family.

BeadedTail said...

So sorry to hear about Dakota. Our mommy keeps getting leaky eyes lately. We're all still crossing paws for Laska.

Lorenza said...

I am so sad to hear about Dakota.
We are praying for her and the family.

Diego Dog said...

Such a great post. Mom is having a hard time stopping the water-works. Hopefully Dakota will look down and guide Laska home.

Diego, Rocky, Mom & Dad

The OP Pack said...

Well, my friend and my furiend, words fail me - thank you from the deepest part of my heart and soul. You nailed it this time. She was our special girl and damn, it is just so hard.


Frankie, Maddie and Domino said...

Princess Dakota......may your star shine bright tonight. You are so loved and thought about here.
Run free you beautiful white girl from pain.

Pedro said...


My paws are crossed that Laska listens to Dakota and comes home today. I'll continue to check back for any news.


Abby said...

Hi, Khyra...

We are so sad to hear the news about Dakota..

What a beautiful tribute to such a beautiful Princess...

Our hearts & love go out to our friends, the OP Pack...

Abby & her Mom xxxooo

Princess Eva and Brice said...

We'll miss her and always remember how she still wanted to walk with the boys even when she wasn't feeling well.

We're crying as if she was ours.

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

there are no words.
only tears.
so sad when you know hearts hurt.
beautiful tribute for Princess Dakota. Beautiful song.
we still are saying dog and human prayers for Laska.
and we are also sending some for you and your mom!

Don't worry about coming to visit us.
Mom is a virgo too, so she understands and also knows prioritys.
The search for Laska must continue

Checkers said...

that was beautiful Khyra and Mom - crying here! We're putting both Dakota and Laska's name's back in the St. Francis bowl and smoking them to the heavens. I know Dakota is romping without pain - and she will help to guide Laska to a safe place, even if it's not with you.

chicamom85 said...

I am beyond words, I now realize how attached I have become to the dog blogs. I am so sorry, I have lost 2 dogs and I know the pain. Dakota is running free and day by day it will get better.


GoldenSamantha said...

Dear Phyll,
Have stayed in touch with the Pack and with your beautiful song. We are so very sad about Dakota (and of course, Laska too, for whom we have hope). Thank you so much for your post.
Hugs and Love xo
Sammie, Miche and Bill

Sierra Rose said...

Thank you for the great post.
Such a tough loss! Dakota was so special. And, no news on Laska. Both are heartbreaking.

We are thinking of these special furry, sweet souls.

Sierra Rose

Suka said...

hey Khyra,

I don't like all this heartbreaking news. I pray all day for Laska to be found safe and sound. And now sweet, beautiful Dakota has crossed the bridge. At least there is comfort in knowing Dakota is no longer in pain.

I think that was sweet to ask Dakota to help Laska. Us dogs stick together, no matter what! I am sure Dakota's heart will sing out to Laska to go home to where the love is!

Thank you Khyra and Khyra's mom for all you do for us dogs!!



Amber and Nala said...

Hi Khyra, we have missed you and are sorry to visit the blogs on such a sad day! What a nice song you found for beautiful Dakota! She will be greatly missed. :(


Cheyenne -Millie said...

That is very sweet that tribute. It has been a very hard week. My mom has been upset over all the sad news.

Maxx said...

Hi Khyra, that was a beautiful song for Dakota. mommy and i are very saddened by the news.
The only comfort is knowing that she in no longer in pain.
We are still and will continue to pray for Laska's safe return.

Sniff sniff,

Martine said...

we are very leaky too...

xo sugar & martine

Martha Basset said...

A beautiful tribute to a beautiful Princess.......
We are still hopeful for Laska.

pughy said...

Crying,, so heartbreaking...

Lovely tribute.. Praying so hard for Laska..

Hugs GJ and Carol xxx

Mochi and Mommy said...

That was a great tribute.

I'm still crossing my paws for Laska.


Tracey and Huffle said...

I stop crying, then I read another message about Dakota and start all over again.

Huffle's Mum

Maggie and Mitch said...

We can't see through our tears, Khyra!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

We are all so sad to lose a friend but also so thankful that this wonderful community offers such unconditional love and support to those in pain. There are so many wonderful images of our friends as they leave us. We love the one of the shooting star which lights up our lives, but is gone too soon.

Clive said...

Khyra, that was a really beautiful tribute for Dakota. We are thinking and praying for Laska all the time as well. Paws crossed that with all this sad news there will also be a little bit of good news about Laska.

Take care
Clive and family

Mango said...

Miss Khyra,
Momma says that she is always astounded by the outpouring of kind words when something scary happens.

We got sad when we visited Dakota's blog and saw that pretty picture of her. My Raja crossed over the bridge three years ago and momma still cannot bring herself to put together the photos.


Mack said...

Yes, we just heard the news. Our hearts are breaking for Dakota's family.

However I have a feeling Miss D is up there running like she hasn't in a very long while and playing like a pup. I hope she meets up with my mom Emily. She was beautiful like Dakota.

Ludo van Doggy said...

Such very sad news to have come back to. RIP Princess.

Noah the Airedale said...

Another matie has crossed the bridge..what a sad day.

Noah x

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We're so sad to hear about Dakota, but we're so glad her peeps make the right decision. It's a hard one for peeps to make because they love us so much.

Our paws are still crossed that Laska will be found.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

crying and hugging dawoodster harder than he would like - the key is to remember even though the sorrow is crippling the joy they bring to our lives could never be matched.

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

Gus said...

All of us are sad here...but tell your mom she picked beautiful songs for tributes.

gussie d

Life With Dogs said...

Not what I was hoping to hear today, but thanks for passing the word along Khyra...

The Furry Kids said...

Me and Mom were thinking and thinking about Dakota and her family yesterday. :( We are so sorry. We continue to hold her in our hearts.
And if anyone can help Laska, we know it's Dakota. We're still praying for his safe return.

Your pal,

wally said...

Ooooh. Poor Dakota. Sniff.

We will keep our paws crossed that they find Laska. My ma ape is on a corgi list and someone lost their corgi (from a boarding facility) and he was found two weeks later. Miracles happen!

wally t.

LUCKY LUKE said...

We're never ever prepared for the loss and separation.

It seems there is never enough time.

My heart is saddened and my eyes are damp. And my thoughts and prayers go out to Dakota's family.

Thank you, Khyra... for the beautiful tribute, and for keeping the candle lit for Laska's safe return home.

wif love from the Luke and his the Mom

The Army of Four said...

There are a lot of tears at Ao4 HQs today ~
Hugs to you from all of us.

JB's Big World said...

We were so sad to hear this news and have sent lots of purrs over to Dakota's family.
No news on Laska yet?

YD, sometimes with Samantha & June said...

It is always so sad to hear about another doggie crossing the bridge.

We hope Laska can be found soon. It's very scary out there.

Sam & June

Mr. Puggle said...


Rosie said...

so furry sad. peace to you dakota and hurry home laska.
loves from pugs,
rosie marie

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mom both are beautiful songs. Great job. We will stop over and leave a few words...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mom is leaking too after reading the wonderful poem that Dakota's mom posted..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Teddy Bear said...

We heard about Princess Dakota last night and were all sad. What a beautiful song in her memory.

Teddy Bear

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi p & k
what a beautiful tribute. dakota was a very special soul.
we are thinking of you and her family.
m & e

Bijou said...

We wish there was something we could do to make Dakota's family feel better. I guess only time will do that.

We are keeping our paws crossed for Laska. Hoping everyday for news that he has been found.

Bijou & Banjo

Joe Stains said...

We were so sad to hear it, but it was the right thing for her. What a decision to have to make.