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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Dakota of the OP Pack

Our hearts and prayers go out to our dear friends at The Chronicle of Woos, who had to say good-bye to their sweet Princess Dakota. If you haven't already done so, please stop by their blog and let them know you're thinking about them.

"...The only thing worse than the pain of losing a loved one is the pain of never loving or being loved in the first place. In a way, the pain of grief is a gift to us because it is evidence of the presence of love..."

To the OP Pack Mom and Dad, and to Thunder and Phantom - thank you for letting us get to know Dakota. This sweet, beautiful girl touched a lot of lives and hearts, as do the rest of you.

Rest in peace, Dakota. And know that you will always be very well-loved.

The Ao4 and our parents.


  1. We loved the quote you posted in Dakota's honor. May she find her way to the Bridge safely.

    Dakota of the East and The Mom

  2. Anonymous10:50 AM

    Can't stop the tears. Godspeed Dakota. Lovely post today AO4.
    ALL of us!

  3. Such a lovely tribute - we were worried about reading it as we seem to have had leaky eyes all day today.
    We are glad that Dakota was so loved.

  4. Lovely post for the beautiful
    Princess Dakota. So many tears, so much loved.

    Woo Woo's Dakota

  5. We are truly devastated by the loss of sweet Dakota but we are so comforted by all the love we are feeling today. Thank you so much, our dear friends and furiends of the AO4. You have touched our hearts. We know that Dakota is beaming a big smile down to all of you.

    Woos, Kathie and the OP Pack

  6. What a beautiful post. Mom can't stop leaking. The lovely Dakota will be met with many friends at the bridge, waiting until her family can join her one day.

    Phbbb, KhL and mom Jan

  7. Such a lovely quote. Thanks for sharing.

  8. w00fs, we r the ones blessed, that they shared their pups life with us..the good times and the bad..Dakota was one of a kind...

    b safe,

  9. Lovely post, beautiful quote and sweet new angel in heaven.

  10. Perfectly said. We will all miss Dakota. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her pack.

  11. My J is feeling sad tonight, we love the OP Pack, and we loved Dakota, even writing the word "loved" makes my J have those wet tracks down her wee face.

    We have been away from the blogs for one reason and another, and now feel bad because we didn't realise this tragedy had happened.

    life is not fair.

    feeling sad and most teary today.

    Marvin xxxxx oh and Jeannie xxxx

    Dogspeed Dakota over the Rainbow Bridge. We will meet again.

  12. Thank you for telling us about Princess Dakota in this sweet post. We did not know her but we do know how hard it is for people to say goodbye to us.

    Mom says every time she loses someone it hurts very much like her heart is breaking. She has decided it means her heart is getting bigger so another new beastie can come in and have enough room.


    prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and tail wags,
    Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

  13. It's very sad about Dakota. We stopped by there ... we've lost track of time. Was it only yesterday?

  14. What a beewootiful tribute to sweet Dakota. We are soooo sad.

    Team Husky

  15. We were so sorry to hear about Dakota. We know you feel as we do that all our blogger friends are like family and we all mourn together when one crosses...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  16. What a beautiful tribute to Dakota! We've had such sad news in our close-knit community lately.

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  17. Oh god now I'm crying all over again.

    Huffle's mum

  18. Thanks for sharing your tribute for Princess Dakota.
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  19. That is a beautiful quote and we are very sad, but are trying to adhere to the principles of those words - sniff.
    Hugs xo
    Sammie and family

  20. That's a lovely thought, thank woo, Ao4. We send sad woos to the OP pack as well. The Bridge has gained another angel.

    Star & Jack

  21. I love that quote. Beautiful tribute.


  22. We sure are going to miss Dakota, what a beauty.