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.
November 6th, 2002- October 27th, 2010