Sunday, December 4, 2011

Reflections on A Week of Loss: My The Cousin Dakota Crossed The Bridge

On the afternoon of Wednesday, November 30, 2011...
Our Sweet Cousin The Dakota

Crossed the Rainbow Bridge
after a short and mostly pain-free battle with Cancer.
A Lover of All Things Bandana...
Model Extraordinaire,
Daddy's Boy

Walker of Self...
Dakota is a sweet and sensitive member of The Whitson Herd... from whence I come. I always thought he resembled our the Luke. They share physical, intellectual and emotional traits... and are both stunningly handsome!

Here we are together on Thanksgiving Day, left to right: The Me, My the Uncle Tom aka Dakota's Daddy and Cousin Dakota.

Sweet Boy was never without his neckware...
And in memory of "Kota Bear," the rest of The Herd and Atlas are wearing bandanas.

Reufus and I are, too.

We think of Dakota everyday.
His Family misses his subtle, comforting presence.
His place in The Herd was very Special,
 and we're working on a proper Memorial...coming soon.

Until then,
We're sure Sweet Dakota is learning the ropes from Our The Luke 


Sam said...

We didn't know either boy, but our boys are wearing bandanas in support.


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

So very sorry to hear this, Bleu. Gentle hugs and soft woos to you, your Mom, and Dakota's family too.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...
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Sheila and Bob said...

Bandanas being worn by Hamish & Sophie in Honor and Memory of Dakota.
We will light a candle and watch for his star.

Hamish & Sophie
S & B

Stella said...

Bleu, sing some brave songs for Dakota and wish him a good and happy trip to the Bridge.

I will find my best scarf and put it on for him.

Hugs and condolences to Dakota's family and yours!


Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

So sorry to hear about cousin Dakota. We know the Luke was at the Bridge to welcome him and get him settled in. We would wear our bandanas too, but Mom found a nasty tick under Miss Daisy's, so we have to wait until tick season is over.

Tucker and Daisy

Kristina said...

oh so sorry for the loss of your the cousin dakota Rest in Peace sweet furry friend ... big hugs for the aunt and the uncle and for you three

Scout 'n Freyja said...

There is absolutely NO good time or right time to say good-bye to someone you l♥ve. Completion of the Circle of Life awaits all of us. Please let this sweet boy's fambly know that many hearts are with them during this most sad time in their lives. We are sending many and many hugs to you, too, the Bleu and the Reuf and the Mom because we know that you are feeling the loss as well.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

So sorry for your family's loss. We send soft woos of comfort to Dakota's family and know that the sweet boy is running forever healthy and young on the other side of the Bridge. The c monster claims too many, and we pray for the day when cancer. touches. no one.