Please stop by and give support to Dakota's grieving family, today has been one of the worst days ever for them.
Dakota, wear your silver harness proudly girl. You are loved by so many and candles are lit to show you the way to the Bridge. Dance among the stars and be free of pain and full of joy. Many are waiting to welcome you. Watchover your Mom and Dad and Phantom and Thunder. You will be missed so much.Here is a poem for Dakota's family, I'm sure this is what she would like to say to them.......
FROM FRIEND TO FRIEND
You're giving me a special gift,
So sorrowfully endowed,
And through these last few cherished days,
Your courage makes me proud.
But really, love is knowing,
When your best friend is in pain,
And understanding earthly acts,
Will only be in vain.
So looking deep into your eyes,
Beyond, into your soul,
I see in you the magic, that will,
Once more make me whole.
The strength that you possess,
Is why I look to you today,
To do this thing that must be done,
For it's the only way.
That strength is why I've followed you,
And chose you as my friend,
And why I've loved you all these years...
My partner 'til the end.
Please, understand just what this gift,
You're giving, means to me,
It gives me back the strength I've lost,
And all my dignity.
You take a stand on my behalf,
For that is what friends do.
And know that what you do is right,
For I believe it too.
So one last time, I breathe your scent,
And through your hand I feel,
The courage that's within you,
To now grant me this appeal.
Cut the leash that holds me here,
Dear friend, and let me run,
Once more a strong and steady dog,
My pain and struggle done.
And don't despair my passing,
For I won't be far away,
Forever here, within your heart,
And memory I'll stay.
I'll be there watching over you,
Your ever faithful friend,
And in your memories I'll run,
...a young dog once again.
-By Karen Clouston