Thursday, October 28, 2010

Saying Goodbye to Sierra

Hi All,
Sierra's peeps here.
Sierra took the summer off of blogging, and then extended her summer break into the fall.  She was just having too much fun!  There was swimming and hiking- and even a trip across the country.  She really had a lot to write about, just not the opposable thumbs to do it, and her secretary ran off to Sedona and was just plain lazy. 

Now it is with heavy hearts that we must let you know that Sierra passed away early yesterday evening from what we think was a stroke.  We are deeply saddened by her early and sudden passing. We thought we had many more years with her.  She was our sweet girl and will be missed more then can be expressed. We are so sad.  Can the word "sad" even come close to explain the deep emptiness that fills our hearts and our home today? She would have celebrated her 8th birthday next Saturday.  Our young(ish) and healthy girl was fine one minute and then she was gone.  The above picture is one LL took of Sierra yesterday just minutes before her “neurologic episode”.  LL spent the late afternoon in the garden brushing Sierra and taking her picture next to some new plants that had just been planted. Little did she know this would be her last picture of Sierra.  They had a beautiful last day together and Sierra died quickly and comfortably, lovingly surrounded by her "peeps".
Sierra lived a full, healthy and extremely adventurous life. She was an unwavering example of zest and enthusiasm for living everyday to it's fullest. We would be remiss not to show you what her last days of life where like.  So after some grieving time we will continue to blog, sharing pictures of our last summer together.  She did so much!  She would want you to see all the fun that was had, and we think it will be good for us too.  As we share her stories with you over the next weeks we hope time will heal the brokenness, replacing sorrow with appreciation and gratitude for the love that came to us in the form of a little golden pup named Sierra-dog.

Sierra-dog
November 6th, 2002- October 27th, 2010






64 comments:

  1. Ahhhh -

    Another loss this week of a GReat GiRl -

    I'm sure Abbey Marie has greeted her akhross The RB since she left on 10/26 -

    We are sad fur so many reasons - today is my Auntie Di's 40th birthday - her Heartdog was and always will be HER Sierra - a GREAT Golden who khrossed way too young as well - she was only 9 or so - still not sure what khaused her khrossing but it was probably Autoimmune in nature -

    Our new Khousin Harley has been playing with the baseball/ropetoy Sierra sent us earlier this year -

    We'll light a khandle fur her safe khrossing -

    We are sorry for your loss -

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra, The Golden Khousins, and Phyll

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  2. We came to paw our respects, soft husky woooos,

    RA & Isis

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  3. We are stunned and grieving for your girl. So sorry. She was so young.

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  4. We are so sorry for you loss, their is no word that can describe something like this.
    Sierra is another beautiful star in the night sky.
    Run free beautiful girl.
    God Bless

    Sheila & Bob
    Mom & Dad to
    Hamish & Rescue Sophie

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  5. So sorry to hear about Sierra passing. I came over from Khyra's blog. It sounds like she was a great dog and that you all had meaningful times together. So sorry this was so sudden.

    Elyse and Riley

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  6. I'm glad Sierra had such a wonderful summer and you have so many great memories:)

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  7. w00fs, its soo sad when we lose them...she looks like a beautiful girl and she will b missed..RIP Sierra, run with the wind..

    a sad,
    rocky
    bear
    jodee
    angel lacylulu
    and mama...

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  8. Rest in peace. Very sorry for your loss.

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  9. Our hearts are breaking for you. Sierra was a beautiful girl.

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

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  10. We came to offer our condolences; we hope there is some comforting in knowing that Sierra will be remembered by every furperson and human who followed her adventures and shared her life. Be free and forever young, Sierra, and be waiting for your peeps to greet them with kisses when it is their time to join you. Peace to you all.

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  11. I saw the notice about your sweet Sierra on Khyra's Khorner blog. I am so sorry for your loss of Sierra. Words can not describe how our hearts feel when losing one of our best friends. She was a beautiful girl. May she be happily romping in the open fields across the Rainbow Bridge...and may you and her entire Hu-family know there are many friends out here supporting and thinking of you during this very sad time.

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  12. Woof! Woof! We are so sad and stunned to hear this news. We were wondering what happened to you guys ... thinking just having too much Summer fun. Sending you Lots of Golden LOVE n Golden Thoughts.

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  13. Oh wow! How very very sad. I was wondering where you had gotten off to and to come back to this. I'm glad she had a great time this summer.

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  14. We missed your blogging, and now we are so sad to hear this news. We know your hearts are broken. But sharing her memories will help so much. We look forward to sharing them with you.

    Hugs and Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  15. I stopped by to say how sorry I am. Your grief must be bottomless. At the very least, you know that you gave Sierra a full, exciting, and love-filled life.

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  16. We are in tears. So so sorry! We will miss dear Sierra. Let her endless love and spirt remain forever in the heart.

    Sierra Rose and family.

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  17. I just visited Khyra and read the very sad words. I know your hearts are broken right now, and you feel so empty. This is such a sudden loss and it is so hard to accept.
    I came to tell you that I am so sorry.
    All you blogger friends have come to circle their paws around you,,, at this very sad time. I know Sierra was so loved,,,,
    What a wonderful life she had
    love
    tweedles

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  18. I am here from Khrya's blog too. Mom and me is so sorry for your loss. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

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  19. Even though we found you so late, we join in your grief for your golden girl. It is at least a little blessing that she died quickly and in no pain, surrounded by love. May her memory comfort you.

    Jed & Abby

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  20. Im very sorry for your loss. RIP sweet girl and im so sorry we didnt find you earlier.

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  21. Our thoughts are with you.
    Take care
    Lorenza

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  22. Dear LL and family,
    Oh how sorry we are about Sierradog. We send you huge loves and hugs. Rest in Peace and fly free over the Rainbow Bridge dear girl. We ache for you and send lots of love xoxooxxo
    Sammie, Avalon and Miche (Mom)

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  23. so sorry....good thoughts and vibes sent your way
    Benny & Lily

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  24. We are so sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sweet Sierra... What a good girl..

    Sam

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  25. Hi-
    Khyra sent us over. So sorry to hear about your loss. What a beautiful girl.

    Wyatt and Stanzie

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  26. I was just thinking of you all yesterday because I was looking at blogs that I've not seen postings on, and Sierra's was one of them--That makes this post so much more saddening to read. Saying that I'm sorry doesn't seem like enough to say. Only because I know how heartbroken you are to have lost your precious girl so suddenly. I hope you find comfort in your memories of Sierra and in knowing that her life was so well lived because she was so dearly loved.
    We will light our candle tonight to help your precious girl find her way to the Rainbow Bridge where she'll wait for you...Take care!!

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  27. So sorry to hear about Sierra. Loved reading her stories, and she will be missed. Much love to you all.

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  28. I can't even begin to imagine your shock and sorrow. Please know that I send my most sincere sympathy.

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  29. Awww, what a beauty! We're very sorry to hear about your loss, having lost young ones ourselves, we know how difficult it is when you expected to have many years together. But you still will, in eternity, she'll be waiting for you.

    jack a-roo & miss moo

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  30. We could not believe it when we read about Sierra at Khyra's. We are so terribly sorry for the loss of your beautiful golden girl. Purrs and tail wags.

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  31. We are heartbroken to read of Sierra's passing and our hearts cry with yours. We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Sierra, and we send our deepest sympathies to you. She left much too soon but it is comforting to know she went quickly and surrounding by her loved ones. And how fortunate for both Sierra and LL that they had such a wonderful bonding time together, what a beautiful last memory.

    The last photo of Sierra is gorgeous. She looks heavily into her thoughts. So sweet. Such a beautiful, fun, joyous girl! I know she will be deeply missed, but please know she will live on in your hearts and memories forever.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Peace.

    Suka and K

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  32. We came over from Khyra we are so vey sorry for your loss. Sierra was a beautiful girl.

    Know we are thing of you.

    Run free forever over the rainbow bridge Sierra.

    Bibg Nose Pokes
    The Thuglets

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  33. We are surprised to read about the sad news. We're so sorry for your loss. Sierra was indeed such a gentle and beautiful pup.

    We are glad that she was able to have so much fun during the break that we was not blogging. For sure there are so much memories you have and thank you so much for sharing her adventures with us. We cherish her and her memories and we will always remember her when we see a bright star shining from up above.

    Run free dear Sierra! Always keep that smile when you watch over us at the rainbow bridge.

    Love,
    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

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  34. What a terrible shock for you,I am so sorry for the loss of your dear,loyal and faithful friend Sierra.I hope in time that the awful,aching sorrow you feel now, will be replaced by all the happy memories of the wonderful, precious times you shared together. Love Bella and Bellaboo XOXO

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  35. We are stunned and so so sorry! How upsetting! We were hoping you'd come back to blogging, but not in this way :( Know that we are thinking about you and sending many hugs!

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  36. We read about Sierra on Sugar's blog so we thought we would stop by and express our condolences.

    Pugs & Kisses,

    Yoda & Brutus

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  37. We're just shocked and really sad! Sending strength and much love to all your family.
    Kimba & Mom.

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  38. I am so sorry. It is terrible to lose a member of the family and even worse when it is completely unexpected.

    woof - Tucker

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  39. Sugar sent me over. I'm so very, very sorry. I can so relate. :(

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  40. We heard the sad news from Khyra's blog. We wanted to stop by and say how very sorry we are for your loss. Another beautiful star in the sky....our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

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  41. ((((((((((((((((Big Hug)))))))))))))

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  42. I am so very sorry. It's so sad, and a shock that this happened when she was still so young. Thinking of you.

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  43. I'm so sad to heaw that Siewwa had to leave so soon..she was much too young and I know youw heawts must be bwoken.
    Twy to wemembew that you gave hew all the love in youw heawts and she knew nothing but happiness
    smoochie kisses
    ASTA

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  44. I am so sorry for your loss. I know I am still in shock over losing my Abbey on Tuesday - knowing that Sierra joined her on Wednesday is just heart breaking.

    I like to picture them together - 2 golden girls - gone before their time - I'm sure they are romping together - zooming all over the place with those big golden smiles.

    I look forward to reading your blog and hearing about Sierra's summer of adventure.

    You will remain in my thoughts and prayers,
    Wendy, Abbey's Mom

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  45. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. How we ever recover, at all, from the passing of one that lived so harmoniously with us, is a miracle. I know your gratitude for the time you shared and the memories of your beautiful Sierra will help to heal your hearts.

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  46. I am so sorry to hear of this news :( Sierra was a beautfiul dog and will be missed dearly!!!!! All of our hearts go out to you and your family.

    Elizabeth & Luna

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  47. Oh so sorry to hear about Sierra. Those of us who have been there know the depths of your sorrow. Thinking of you in days to come.

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  48. Oh, my, we are so incredibly sorry to read of Sierra's passing. And, no, sad does not come close to describing the loss of a canine friend - we know. You will all be in our thoughts and we will be lighting a candle for Sierra right now.

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  49. We're so sorry to hear about Sierra :(

    Thor xxxx

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  50. We are so very sorry about the loss of your precious girl :(

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  51. RIP Sweet Sierra.
    Sending comforting thoughts your way,
    ~K

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  52. We are furiends of Sugars~

    We are sorry for your loss~

    We will keep dear Sierra in a hearts and keep you all in our thoughts and pawrayers~

    much love,
    IzZY, Josie, TriXie and Anakin Man

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  53. So terribly sorry for your loss.

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  54. Know that we are all thinking of you guys...

    Olive

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  55. It is said that Golden's leave footprints on our heart's and that they do. I am so very sorry for your loss and share in your sorrow..

    Karen

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  56. I am so, so sorry. Do you know what caused the stroke? I am so deeply sorry. Simba and I are sending you virtual hugs right now ((hugs)). Sweet Sierra was a joy to read about, and I will continue reading your posts to come. Blessings, and Condulences,

    Paige and Simba

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  57. Bonnie from Stamford CTOctober 31, 2010 at 7:19 PM

    I bet my angel Sammy MOE, a very courtly and sensitive Bichon greeted Sierra and introduced her to all the squirrels who play games with him in the woodlands near The Rainbow Bridge. I can see Sierra and Sammy MOE together, running like the wind.
    I hope your hearts find peace in knowing you gave her The Best life and home any doggie could ever want.

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  58. Dugan and his humansNovember 1, 2010 at 3:55 AM

    We are so very sorry for your loss and know only too well the pain you are feeling. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers

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  59. We are sorry about your loss! We will keep you & your family in our thoughts! Run free Sierra!! *misses*

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  60. I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my golden a year ago tomorrow and not a day goes by that I do not remember him fondly. Even in the pain of loss, remember to count the past 8 years with your angel as a true blessing.

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  61. So sorry for your loss. We lost our sweet Sierra in August of this year. Our thoughts are with you.

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  62. My heart aches for you. We lost our precious Golden (Sammie) over nine years ago and still miss her terribly! Goldens are truly God's gift to us humans! Take CARE. God BLESS. You are in my thoughts and prayers...

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  63. This is just too sudden for my eyes and ears. This is life though and I guess I have to learn and accept what's coming my way. I hope my warmhearted stares and body presses make you feel a bit better. I will DEFINITELY wait for your stories. PEACE to you all!

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  64. Mum is very sad to hear this news. We're happy you had a lovely summer with Sierra and will have many good memories to pull you through.

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