Saturday, July 3, 2010

Saturday Sharing - The Cirkhle Of Life Edition

Furst off, the panoramikh shot we lost from FrEYEday's post
Now fur the sad part of our post fur today - Mom says prior to reading further you should get some tissues - you WILL need them
Please meet Gracie
She was Rocky's Guardian Angel -
I will let Mom tell the story

Thanks Khyra - yes, I would like to think that Little Gracie was Rocky's Guardian Angel from across The Rainbow Bridge

Gracie was to have been on this past Sunday's transport - she was a six month Siberian Husky puppy - surrendered by a young owner that wasn't prepared for what adding a Siberian to their life required - so they gave Gracie the promise of a better life and surrendered her -

Unfortunately, it wasn't meant to be - I got a call Sunday morning whilst in Harrisburg with Jett and Anton - if you watched their videos, you heard me get the call -

Gracie has crossed sometime that morning between 4 and 5 am - a necropsy was done to determine the cause of death - at first it was thought it was due to complications from her spay - which had been done the previous Wednesday - but the results indicated it was Parvo related - it has worn her system down sufficiently to compromise her healing from the spay - she couldn't fight it off -

As soon as I heard the news I knew what Gracie's job was now meant to be: she was to become Rocky's Guardian Angel - the angel that would help guide him - help show him it was time to end his Run-A-Bout so he could get ready for the wonderful chance at furever happiness that she wouldn't get to have 'here' -

I guess since she was just a pup, she hadn't quite found the voice she needed to use to convince Rocky it was time - so it took until Monday for him to hear her message and realise he needed to do it for Gracie -

SOOOOO, with many tears, we thank you Gracie - please wear your little silver harness with pride - knowing you made a difference even if you didn't get to do it 'here' - one day, all of us will get the chance to thank you for the opportunity to share the following pictures

Here are some more pics of the incredible RockyThanks GracieFor letting us have the chance to see this awesome Akita strut Thanks to Chris for being the first one on the scene Monday afternoon (AND FOR SHARING THESE PICTURES)Thanks to Amy for showing the power of never giving upAnd for sharing your winning smile!

Here is the link to a Photobucket slideshow of Chris's pictures she shared with the Rocky Rescue E-Mail list - she had zipped them into three files - I asked if I could create a PB album of them - obviously she said YES!

As we were building this post, I meant to include two pics from our Road Trip Sunday post from June 27 which showed about where he had been hanging out and waiting for Rocky's Angels - I did go update the two pics that show just how close we were to him - actually, when Amy and I saw him on the move that morning, he was probably heading there!!!Khyra and I would like to share all these flowers with all involved - either in the search efforts OR with support 'here'

Hugz&Khysses From Khyra's Khorner


Jan said...

So very beautiful, Khyra and sometimes her mom. Thank you for introducing us to such beautiful dog friends.

Misty the alpha Poodle

Ms. ~K said...

Yep, I needed a kleenex...
Rocky is a beautiful, lucky boy!

the booker man said...

miss khyra and miss khyra's mama,
me and asa and mama are very sorry to hear that pretty little miss gracie has gone to the bridge. we are especially sad cuz she was only a is just not fair sometimes. but miss gracie sure was a wonderful guardian angel to help rocky be found.
the booker man

houndstooth said...

Rocky was indeed a lucky dog to have so many angels looking out for him. We know very well here that many escaped dog stories don't end so well. Hopefully Rocky will be able to start life as a pet in his very own home soon!


Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

I'm sorry my friend. We couldn't read the sad story, there has just been too much sadness lately in the blogosphere.

We hope you are well.

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Thank you, Gracie! Run fast and free sweet girl!

Rocky is one handsome dude! Stumpy wouldn't throw him out of her kennel for eating milkbones in bed.

FiveSibesMom said...

I am so saddened by sweet little Gracie's passing. I'm going to go out and give my five babies another great big hug and kiss each. It is wonderful that Gracie's purpose it seems was to "guide" Rocky home...he too is beautiful and looks so happy to be home in the photos. I need to go now...the tissue box is calling...thank you for sharing this. How very precious our furbabies are, no matter how short or long we are blessed to have them in our lives. May you all have a safe, happy weekend.

Teddy Bear said...

That is so so sad to hear about beautiful Gracie. But what a beautiful story that she helped bring Rocky home.

Teddy Bear

Amy / Layla the Malamute said...

You were right - I needed several kleenex, and Layla needed a gigantic hug after reading about Gracie. Or maybe I needed to give her a gigantic hug. Either way.

That was horribly sad, but I guess she was extra special to have to be made to cross the bridge at such a young age. I'm glad she was able to help Rocky.

Sally said...

As we say: one sad tear in one eye, asmile in the other.
Thank you for sharing

Nice woooh

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Well we hafta admit we are crying ~ but saving Rocky was an awesome thing for sweet Angel Miss Gracie to have done. She is clearly gonna be a wonderful Guardian Angel.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Thank you Gracie for bringing Rocky home safely!

tula said...

khyra we cry everytime we visit your bloggie.. special kissies to grace. what a beautiful sibe who's life was tula short. thanks for guiding rocky to safety!

flowahs & floof to a beautiful ending:)


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Very sad news about Gracie. She is a dead ringer for what our Phantom looked like as a pup before he lost his mask. We are so sorry her life had to be so short.

Rocky is so handsome and deserves a wonderful home - here's hoping the right one comes along soon.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Huffle Mawson said...

I'm so very sad about Gracie.

Mango said...

Poor little Gracie. She was watching over that Rocky for sure.


Maggie Mae said...

It made me very sad to read about sweet Gracie but very happy to see pictures of Rocky safe and smiling.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

AFSS said...

We were very sad about little Gracie going to the bridge. She was a lovely girl.

Thanks for showing us the picture of a very Happy looking Rocky afterwards. It cheered us up knowing he is safe and loved now.

The Thundering Herd said...

Poor, sweet Gracie - such a sweet young pup. We thank her for guiding Rocky home.

Minna Krebs said...

God Bless sweet Gracie. I am sures she is having a wonderful time at da Bridge!

And I loves reading bout Rocky's return! specially now that I knows he is safe and sound.


Wild Dingo said...

Oh man, Gracie was so beautiful! what sadness. That little face was so ready to grow up and dish out the world pure siberian-ness. How sad.

thank you for more stories of Rocky. so glad to hear he's well.

Anonymous said...

Miss Gracie, I'm so sorry you didn't gets a chance to spend more time here on earth. But thank you so much for helping to gets Rocky back to safety. You were a beautiful little soul.

Gentle wiggles & Wags,

Zona said...

:: sniff sniff ::


Sam said...

How sad. Rocky is very lucky to have Gracie as his angel...


Wyatt said...

Poor Gracie, we are weepy.
So glad Rocky is doing well...what a handsome boy he is!


Cindy said...

She was so precious, so sad.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Dear Khyra
We are so sad to hear about little Gracie.
She was the guardian angel for Rocky- but we are still sad.

caboval said...

The circle of life. It can be hard! Hugs Joey and Kealani

Heather and Ellie said...

Ohhhh poor Gracie :( How sad! She looks like a very sweet girl.

Rocky is looking so happy and isn't he HANDSOME! He's a stunning Akita for sure!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Aw, poor Gracie, so young.

longlakekate said...

All of the preparations were complete and we so anticipated being "adopted" by little Gracie!
How quickly anticipation of her arrival turned to great sadness when we learned of her passing last Sunday morning. Gracie would have so loved it here with her Sibe sisters, Saki and Misha - both rescues themselves - waiting to welcome another little soul into their lives. How grateful we are for all the condolences we received from folks we've never met! Gracie was indeed a special little Angel - even in death she was able to help another find his way. You were never physically here with us but you are sorely missed. We will meet again sweet girl!
Kathy & Harry Buxton - Long Lake, NY

Benny and Lily said...

Aahhh....lucky little guy
Benny & Lily

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Mom started crying when she was reading about Gracie. Run free and play in the wind dear Gracie at the Rainbow Bridge. To see Rocky though looking so happy and healthy and not lost...yes Rocky had lots of Angels and Gracie was one of them. Lots of love, Holly and mom

Keisha said...

Little Gracie will be in Dog Heaven and watch over all her furry friends here. :) Rest in peace.

El'bow and Hauwii said...

snif snif that was so sad story but with a happy ending fur rocky so thanks gracie fur getting rocky home

El'bow & Hauwii

Maggie and Mitch said...

How sad about Gracie! :-(
What a fabulous picture of Rocky and his mom together! They sure do look happy! Rocky has awesome markings! He sure is one handsome boy!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

JackDaddy said...

Well that is a sad but wonderful story! Thank you for sharing!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Your post took me back to a sweet pup that I had a few years ago that was diagnosed with parvo after her spay. She made it, and became an inspiration to everyone, just like Gracie.
I'm glad that Rocky is doing well--Another answer to a prayer!! I hope you're having an enjoyable weekend!!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We are so sorry to hear about Gracie but we know that she helped get Rocky home safely.. Everything happens for a reason... RIP beautiful little girl..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We are sorry about Gracie. We are glad that she helped bring Rocky home!!

BeadedTail said...

Kleenexes were needed here after reading about Gracie. That's so sad but we're glad she helped guide Rocky home.

Your floofy tail did make us smile though Khyra!

3 doxies said...

Bless Gracie's heart. It is difficult because she reminds meso of you , ths OP Pack, and Kira...and I truely love you guys.
Rocky sure is handsome and he has such a miraculous story of true friendship and love. I love how people will do what it takes in order to save an animal.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Poor Gracie. It is a very sad story!

We're glad Rocky is home, though.

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee sad ta hear about Gracie's passin'
but glad ta hear that Rocky was found safe 'n sound.....what a spectacular dog he is....we sure hope that he has a wonderful life in a new ferever home and doesn't run away again.

Dewey Dewster here.....

Sagira said...

Oh no, that is so sad. I am so sorry to hear about Gracie. What a beautiful pup. Parvo is just horrible and takes so many lives. :(

RIP sweet Gracie.

Dory and the Mama said...

Thank you for sharing both the happy and not so happy with us Khyra.

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

LUCKY LUKE said...

Sometimes there is just nuffin I can say that is meaninful in context.

The Mom tears say it all.

wif love from the Luke

Raising Addie said...

Tears... oh Gracie was just gorgeous!

Rocky was showing her around a little bit before he went to his forever home.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

ocmist said...

We were saddened to hear about poor little Gracie (especially since it reminded of us of our sister, Gracie, though, praise God, she didn't leave earth, just our home) We are happy that she had someone to love and care about her while she was here and know that she is doing a great job where she is now.

Rocky DOES look happy in these pictures, too! The CC Pups

Junior and Orion said...

Goodness!! That little Gracie sure was a cutie! We are so very sorry she had to cross the bridge so young, but we are glad she helped guide Rocky back to safety.

You have a great smile Khyra!!!