Monday, November 16, 2009

Dakota Moon Twenty

We helped Dakota to the Rainbow Bridge earlier this evening. She simply could not overcome the damage done by the kidney failure.
Dakota Moon Twenty
September 13, 1999 - November 16, 2009
Our hearts are broken, but will heal. Godspeed my baby girl. We'll see you again someday.
Thank you all for your love and well wishes over the past several days. Dakota knew she was loved by many.
"'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all."
Alfred Lord Tennyson

67 comments:

Holly and Khady said...

Oh Joni, my heart is breaking for you tonight. I'm so very sorry about Dakota. She is free from pain now, and running like a puppy again at the bridge. You will see her again one day, and she will smother you with kisses. You did everything your could for her, and she knows that, and loves you for it.

Sending lots and lots of hugs your way.

Holly, Khady and their mom Jan

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

Oh the gooseflesh Mom just got as she started reading this...

We are sorry she had to leave us too soon...

As I just posted on my blog, I'm more proud I got to meet her in Gettysburg...

You gave her the best gift a mom khan give us when it is time...especially when it is not time for the mom to want to lose 'us'...

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Life With Dogs said...

Yours was one of the first blogs I found when I returned to blogging many months ago, so hearing this has been especially painful.
We all mourn the loss of Dakota with you. Rest well sweet girl.

Lacy said...

sad woof's, we are soo sorry for the loss of ur bute ti ful baby girl...Having to let them go is sooo very hard...ur in our thoughts and prayers...RIP Dakota, run with the wind..

a sad,
rocky
bear
angel lacylulu
and mama..

Asta said...

I am so vewy vewy sowwy fow youw loss. Dakota moon was a gowgeous giwl, I'm sowwy I didn't get to know hew..I hope she is now pain fwee wunning wif those floofy legs ovew the bwidge..Someday I will see hew and get to tell hew in pawson. Hew love fow you will stay hewe till you see hew again.West sweet giwl
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Cyber-sibes said...

we send you sad woos. We knew this would be coming, but hoped it would not be so soon. You gave her such a loving home, and the gift of a loving farewell. Mom has LES now, and we're lighting a candle for Dakota.

soft woos,
jack n' tori & mama Pat

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We have come to share some love with you.
Our heart is sad for you in loosing your special Dakota.
Run free Dakota, run free.
love
tweedles and moms

Tanuki Maxx said...

Our sincerest condolences to you and your family...

Maxx & Mommy

Scout 'n Freyja said...

We are so furry sorry about the passing of your Dakota. We know that there are not words that can heal your heart and soothe your sorrow. Please know that our momma knows your pain as she has felt it before and knows she will feel it again because she can't live without dogs and cats in her home and in her life.

Dakota was gorgeous...

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Run free sweet girl - we will miss you.

Joni - sending you all our love.

Greg, Brooke, Opy, Benson and Angel Charlie

The OP Pack said...

Our hearts are breaking for you too, Joni. But know that you have not truly lost at all, you had the love of a true furiend and many wnderful memories. By now, Dakota of the East and Dakota of the Midwest have met across the Rainbow Bridge and are doing zoomies together free of all pain and discomfort.

Hugs, the OP Pack and Kathie

Snowball said...

RIP, Dakota.

Luv

Snowball

Parker said...

(((hugs))) we are so sorry...

Teddy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss of Dakota. I'm sure she's watching over you from heaven right now to make sure you're doing OK. I'll ask T-man Angel to keep an eye out for her at the Rainbow Bridge.

Teddy, CC-man and mom

Thor and Marco Polo and 2 Kats said...

WOO WOO,
We are so sorry to hear that Dakota has passed over the Rainbow Bridge. We know your heart is breaking and you are missing her terribly. We hope that all of your wonderful memories of Dakota will give you comfort and know that she was greeted by so many of our wonderful Sibes! Run Free Dakota until your family meets you again
Hugs and Kisses
Thor and Marco Polo from Iowa

The Thundering Herd said...

We are so incredibly sorry for your loss, but know that you did everything for her to make her feel loved and taken care of. We have asked those who are waiting for us at the bridge to make her feel welcomed.

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're so very sorry to hear about Dakota. She was a beautiful girl!
((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

KB said...

My heart is broken for you. But, it is uplifted by your message about "Tis better to have loved and lost...". That's a wonderful tribute to Dakota.

The Brat Pack said...

We're so, so sorry to read this. You were both lucky to have each other.

Thinking of you...
Maryann & The Brat Pack

nl1990 said...

run free dakota!

{{hugs}} to the moms and everyone

~nancy

Stella said...

We are new to your blog and the OP pack sent us over. We are sorry that you have lost your beautiful Dakota and know the pain this brings.

She is free now and you did just the right thing, the kindest thing for her.

Kisses,
Stella

Mochi and Mommy said...

We are so sorry to hear about Dakota.

Mochi & Mommy

Beaglebratz & mom too said...

This is mom to the Beaglebratz - it is so sad when one of our furry, four-legged family members crosses the Bridge. Even tho we know they are better off now, feeling no discmfort and are whole and well again, our grief is still there. Yes, you will heal - but for now all you feel is sadness and grief when you think of your sweet Dakota. I know the Beaglebratz join me in saying that we are so sorry for your loss.

The Army of Four said...

Sending you lots and lots of love, hugs and prayers, Joni. You did ALL the right things for Dakota. Thank you for sharing a little bit of her with the rest of us!
Karen and the Ao4

Sierra Rose said...

So so sorry! Our hearts are heavy.
Blessings.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose and mom

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Hi Dakota's mom, we do not know and didn't get to know Dakota but we heard from our friends Khyra and the OP pack about her crossing. We are sorry for your loss.

Samantha & June

Frankie, Maddie and Domino said...

Joni, our hearts are hurting here for you. You did the
very best for Dakota that this world has to offer and she knows
this.

We hope you are running and playing and eating anything your sweet heart desires Dakota, and
joining all the loving pups that greeted you.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

My friend Khyra shared the news of the passing. Be painfree and happy Dakota! We know you will be waiting on the other side of the Bridge for your family and friends and will greet each joyously when their time comes. We send prayers of peace to your family. I time, we hope their emptiness is filled with good memories and the warmth of knowing Dakota lives on in every heart she touched.

Piappies World said...

We found out about Dakota through Khyra, Thunder and Phantom. We are so sorry for your loss. It is really hard to go through something like this but it may be a wee bit easier if you picture her running at the rainbow bridge no longer feeling any pain and thinking of all the happy moments she enjoyed with you.

We hope it would be ok for us to read through you blog and posts about Dakota for us to know her more.

We send you piappies hugs we hope to be friends with Bandit too.

- Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Scrappy & Bullet

Junior and Orion said...

We just learned the news from Khyra. We are so sorry for your loss.

Huffle Mawson said...

Mum and I are both so so sorry about Dakota.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful girl and we know she is dearly missed.

Purrs and tail wags to you all.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We are so sorry to hear the sad news. Run free Dakota we will all meet again someday..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Ozzie the OZmonster & Zowie said...

A kiss and a paw to hold to all of you from us. Peace be with you Dakota.

Love Ozzie and Zowie and John and Kelly

JS Fuller said...

we are all very sorry.

Shmoo said...

Sad wooos from the gimpy gang.

You live in our hearts, until we meet again, across the Rainbow Bridge

Meeshka, Mutatoe, Spineless Bionic hip knee pup Sam and the human woman.

Indy said...

To Dakota and Joni and family,
Our hearts break with yours. Lots of love and hugs to you all. We will never forget the chances we had to spend time with Dakota. You are all in our thoughts.

Indy and family

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

We are so sorry that Dakota is gone. You gave her a wonderful life and we know she loved you dearly.

Steve and Kat

Noll's Nip said...

Hugs, purrs and sad woos to all.

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Hello,
I lost my 16 year old dog to kidney disease. She lived for 6 weeks with the disease. She also was epilitic. I gave her fluids, special food, and I did everything to keep her going well. She didn't make it, but it was a blessing to release her from a very broken body. She was having a seizure due to an anorism burting in her kidney. I'm so glad I didn't see the blood. My princess's gums were as white as snow when she died.

I'm so sorry your Dakota had to go through Kidney disease. Things will get easier and harder. You accept and know your little girl(as with me, Sylvie, won't be there), but you (as I do) always miss them. At least that is how it is with me. I know my Sylvie was so sick, that it was a blessing;but, I miss her so much.

In short, I am so sorry about what happened. Kidney disease is just horrible.
Sylvie's Mommy

NCmountainwoman said...

I heard about your sorrow from The Thundering Herd. From all of us who have gone through this, we are deeply sorry. I hope Dakota meets our two beloved Springers who are also waiting at the bridge.

Sue said...

We are so sorry to hear about Dakota. Please know that we're think about you at this terrible time.

River said...

We are so sorry to hear that Dakota is gone. We are sending lots of beagle hugs and love to you. My mom says she understands the very hard decision to let go.

love & wags,
River, crew & mom

Raising Addie said...

Our hearts are breaking for you.

You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Southbay Girl said...

We are so sorry for your loss!! We know you will miss your sweet baby dearly!

Dakota, we hope you are running and playing in the grass at the Rainbow Bridge. Rest in peace sweet Dakota.

Velcro, kodak, 3 Perf, Blossom , Angel Winton and mom Penny

dkmouser said...

We are SO Very sorry to hear of the passing of your lovely Dakota!
she will be met and romped with by "our girls who art in heaven", Yana, L'koved and Sophie.
it is so very sad, to see her go, but
someday you will have happy memories that don't make you cry
Gentle woos from Citrine (the Husky), and slurps from Chip (the Chihuahua) and nuzzles from the cats,and condolences from Malka (the person)

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

We are soooooooo sorry! Our pawrents know how hard it is to lose a furkid. We'll keep all 12 paws crossed for you. Run free, Dakota and play with all our buddies who went before you!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

brooke322 said...

I am a lurker, but I am so sad to hear about this. I have my own sibe and this breaks my heart. I will be thinking of you.

Canine Crusader said...

RIP Sleeping Beauty, Dakota. Tears on my keyboard. So sorry to hear of your loss. Blessings. The Gang @ Dog Blog for Five Dogs

The Airechicks said...

We'll hold Dakota & your family tight in our prayers - Wish she could have stay but understand she had to cross and she has lots of wonderful friends to play with and will watch over you...

What a wonderful gift you gave her!

Wish we know the magic word to take the hurt away...

XXoooXoooXXoo

Ruby and Penny said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Run free Dakota.
Love Ruby & Penny

Flurry and Aja said...

Oh Dakota.....we know your humom is so sad to see you move to Heaven..but we know she will see you again and when that day comes you will bounce to her side - happy, healthy, and it won't seem like even one day passed that you were apart.

To Joni - what great love you showed your little angel. You were chosen by God to care for Dakota and you did a fabulous job. He will reunite you both again. I am so sorry for your loss and crying with you here.

Carol

Olivia said...

I'm so sorry about Dakota. My eyes are tearing for you.

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

We just read about this on DWB's news...

We're so very sorry for you in the loss of dear Dakota...she knows how very much you loved her and the gift you gave her.

Please remember that you are not alone...we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers...

Hugs to you all,

Scruffy, Lacie, Stanley and Mumsie

MONA AND MOMMY TOO!! said...

Oh no!! We just heard about Dakota's passing. My Mommy cried & cried as she read this news. Mommy's first dachsie, Samantha, died at 14 1/2 in 2005 from a combination of cushings, diabeties and finally renal failure. Mommy had to help her baby to the bridge too and she is sure that your baby and hers are running & playing together...pain free.

Your family will be in our thoughts and payers. My Mommy's nickname is Sadie and we have a best dachsie friend named Bandit.
Everytime she thinks about Dakota she will visualize all 3 of them.

Keep them close to your hearts.

God Bless....Mona

MONA AND MOMMY TOO!! said...

Mommy just did a Tribute to Dakota.
She is in good hands at the bridge.

Love....Mona & Mommy

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

We are so sorry about your Dakota. Our thoughts are with you.

-The Mullin Clan-

Biloxi and Siber-sibs said...

We is so furry sorry to hear about Dakota.
May she dance among da stars in her bee-wootiful harness. And at the end, may she be waiting wid a leash so you may continue your journey together.

Husky kisses,
Biloxi

Aleanor said...
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Aleanor said...

I am so sorry to hear about Dakota, at least we know she is no longer suffering...

My heart hurts - I lost my best friend of 13 years last year. :(

The Husky in the Window said...

Our friend, we will miss woo, and will be watching for your star when we go out at night. We wish your mom lots of hugs and we know she loved woo very very much.

Love and hugs to you too Joni, we are a good husky mom!
Gerri, MayaMarie, Missy & Bella

Meeshkas Mom said...

Dakota's Family,

Me and my Sibe Miss Meeshka are sending our beloved Woo-Woo's of love and hugs and paws having read Dakota passed. What an incredible fight he must had made with his humans help.

I believe we all will meet our canine four-legged loves again. I pray you believe the same.

Angel Blessings with Paws
Barb & Miss Meeshka from PA.

Amici said...

I am so sorry to learn that Dakota has gone over the Rainbow Bridge. I hope she is free of pain and I hope she is looking down at you & your family with tons of love and happy memories.

Tons of hugs to you from Maine.
Lee & Amici

Bama said...

Joni, I'm so very sad to read this post, and equally sorry that I've been so far behind keeping touch with our friends that I wasn't aware of Dakota's passing. Chili wants to disown me, and the rest of the RHP have made clear their intention to follow his lead.

Our deepest sympathy and sorrow, warm hugs to you and yours.
Rhon & the RHP

Ken said...

I am very sorry for your loss. As we speak our Husky has been diagnosed with the same. He just lays down and doesnt interact. he will be 4 yrs in August. He went to the Vet for 2 days and was very chipper and talkative. within 24 hrs he went back downhill to being quiet and laying around. He is now back at the Vet awaiting more tests. HIs Calcium is elevated but his other numbers have come back into the normal levels. We dont know how this happened. it is a trying time as you know. I was not a fan of our husky when we got him.."Trapper" is his name. but i have to say...he has grown on me like no other dog. My longtime girlfriend had one for a long time and she wanted one again...so i suprised her with Trapper almost 4 yrs ago...it took me 2 yrs to warm up to himn...now there is an understanding...i am just enamoured with him. well anyway, sorry to ramble on but i am just very sad right now and hope Trapper gets better. I am very sorry for your loss and hope that we dont have to go down this road just yet.

k9 said...

its very painful to know about your Dakota but now we atleast know that she is not bearing any more pain. my sincerest condolence is with you and your family.
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