June 25, 2009

LIGHT A CANDLE FOR DAKOTA.....

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

8 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

OH WOW!

Yet another one that made Mom leak -

What a fantastikh tribute fur a beaWOOtiful girrrrl!

Tank woo furry much for honouring her and her furamily with such a lovely one!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

The OP Pack said...

The tears are flowing again - your post is so beautiful and the poem is so touching. I am working on a tribute to her and I may use that poem, if you don't mind. I have had many dogs over the course of my life but I don't think I have ever been as touched by any like Dakota. Thank you so much for everything.

Kathie and the OP Pack

The Army of Four said...

That was beautiful. Truly.
Sending you love,
The Ao4

The Thundering Herd said...

What a beautiful tribute and poem.

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

We will definitely miss Dakota. Excellent poem.

Steve and Kat

Martha Basset said...

That was just the most beautiful of poems!
Lovely tribute for the beautiful Princess.
love
Martha & Bailey xxx

Cyber-sibes said...

Woos, a teary teary thank wo for that beawootiful poem for Princess Dakota. It says it all.

Woos,
Star & Jack

-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...

Oh-Woo,

Such a bewootiful tribute!

-da boyz, Cosmos & Juneau-