Monday, April 23, 2007


It's been a month since we were together, it's hard to believe. We miss you more than you can imagine and think of you constantly. All of our love, always and forever and until we meet again."Live. And Live Well. BREATHE. Breathe in and Breathe deeply. Be PRESENT. Do not be past. Do not be future. Be now. On a crystal clear, breezy 70 degree day, roll down the windows and FEEL the wind against your skin. Feel the warmth of the sun. If you run, then allow those first few breaths on a cool Autumn day to FREEZE your lungs and do not just be alarmed, be ALIVE. Get knee-deep in a novel and LOSE track of time.

If you bike, pedal HARD… and if you crash then crash well. Feel the SATISFACTION of a job well done-a paper well-written, a project thoroughly completed, a play well-performed. If you've recently experienced loss, then GRIEVE. And Grieve well. At the table with friends and family, LAUGH. If you're eating and laughing at the same time, then might as well laugh until you puke. And if you eat, then SMELL. The aromas are not impediments to your day. Steak on the grill, coffee beans freshly ground, cookies in the oven. And TASTE. Taste every ounce of flavor. Taste every ounce of friendship. Taste every ounce of Life. Because-it-is-most-definitely-a-Gift."

-Kyle Lake


Ronin_The_Pug said...

So sweet!

Fu Fu said...

oh.... Dakota look so happy in the picture. I'm sure he's in doggie heaven now

~ fufu

Jasmine said...

*hugz* to Dakota.
am sure he's doing well at rainbow bridge, looking down to ensure everyone's doing ok - especially Tucker.
and of cos, silently, he ensures Thrawn doesn't knock into things.
and send strengths to mommy to keep her strong and healthy.

Bella said...

Dakota - such a beauty in vision & spirit & so much to be missed - we send our love to your family & to you over the rainbowbridge.
Bella & fur family

wally said...

Sniff. That's a wonderful tribute to a wonderful dog!


Ferndoggle said...

:o(. You just ruined my makeup. Thank you for the reminder never to take one single day for granted. Our furry friends never live long enough.


Tad's girl said...

Yes, my mascara is running down my cheeks. He's up there looking down on all you guys. :*)

Holly said...

Wow, I can't believe it has been a month already. That was a very sweet dedication to his memory.


Cara said...

Dogs really do teach us so much about life! Dakota looks great in this picture. I bet she is up in dog heaven eating lots of bones :-)

Dachsies Rule said...

Thank you for sharing with us. We miss Dakota too but we know you will miss him so much more.

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

IndyPindy said...

Aw, sweet Dakota.

I can't believe it has been a month either. You have such a sweet smiling face. I'm sure you are smiling down on your family from the clouds.

Peanut said...

It doesn't seem like a month ago. He is watching over all of you there though.