30 October 2012

In Loving Memory Of My Sweet Silly Suka

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There is honor in being a dog.

~~ Aristotle, Ancient Greek Philosopher and Polymath, student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great,
384 BC – 322 BC

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No louder shrieks to pitying heaven are cast,
When husbands or lap-dogs breathe their last.

~~ Alexander Pope, English Poet, 1688 - 1744

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You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.

~~ Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson, Scottish Novelist, Poet, Essayist, and Travel Writer, 1850 - 1894

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It is with very heavy, crying heart that I write of the passing of Suka. He passed away sometime very early Monday morning, 29 October 2012. I woke at approximately 4:20 a.m. to hear the sounds of Silvius barking and I went outside to shush him so he would not wake the neighbors. Silvius often woke me up with his late night/very early morning barking so I did not think anything of it. When I got up later that morning and went out to check on Suka he had already passed. I now wonder if Silvius was barking to alert me and I am angry at myself for not paying more attention.

Suka loved to cross his paws. Here is just a sampling of his 'crossed paws' photos from over the years:

Silvius spent all day Monday, Monday night, and until late this afternoon staying near Suka's body. I took Porgy to see Suka many times on Monday, and a few times today. I explained to Porgy that Suka is now in Heaven but still with us in spirit. I know Porgy understands, he went through this with our previous dog, but Porgy still keeps walking to the back glass door where I find him pacing back and forth scouring the deck and back yard looking for his Suka.

There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
And when we are certain of sorrow in store,
Why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.

~~ Excerpt from the poem, The Power of the Dog, by Rudyard Kipling

My California pool boy!

Alpha Male Suka in his glory.

Eight months after losing my previous dog I started to entertain the idea of another adoption, and one day while browsing Petfinder.com I came across the lovely face of sweet Suka. For two months I debated if I should adopt him and on the third month, I did. One of the best decisions I ever made in my life. He had been at the humane society for over four months with only one couple having shown interest in him. Upon learning the couple did not pass the adoption screening I became convinced that Suka was meant to be with me. I was extraordinary blessed to have such a beautiful, loving, delightful, charming soul enter my life and grace me with over eight years of happiness and joy.

A few of Suka's favorite things:

Suka hanging out in his yard.

Suka loved to run and at the dog park people were amazed at how fast he ran. One day we met an Ethiopian and his dog at the dog park and he told me that in Ethiopian language "suka" meant "very fast."

Suka loved to take walks, but would have loved them more if he were leash free.

Mud and Suka seemed to always find each other. On warm days it was a great way for Suka to cool off his paws.

Every once in a while Suka would dig a hole, or "paw rest" as he preferred, to rest his weary paws after a busy day.

We had a beautiful midnight burial ceremony for Suka on Monday/Tuesday under the stunning brightness of the full moon, aptly named the Hunter's Moon as Suka was a hunter at heart - a hunter of adventure, friendship, and fun. We had candles on either end of the grave and had incense burning. I placed Suka's two favorite stuffed animals into the grave with him, along with a beautiful green feather from Porgy and two personal items. Poems, prayers, and personal words were read. Silvius was there, but it was much too cold for Porgy. I left Suka uncovered in his grave all night so that he could have the light of the Hunter's Moon to guide him on his journey. I brought Porgy out this morning to say one last good-bye to Suka, and then covered Suka with his favorite napping blanket. This afternoon we completed Suka's burial.

Beautiful Suka ready for his close-up.

~~ MOMENT OF BEAUTY ~~

Murray, taken at the Buffalo Humane Society in Buffalo, Minnesota, circa December 2003
The very first photo I ever saw of Suka.

Suka, taken in Suka’s front yard in Kansas, circa October 24, 2012
One of the very last photos taken of Suka.

Back to memorial for Suka...

Thank you all for your friendship. Suka and I always felt so blessed to know each and every one of you. We admired all the unique, lovely, fun, beautiful, caring, kind, and creative personalities that made up the pet blogging community. And we especially were always so proud when the community came together whenever one was in need or suffering. And now it is my turn to suffer, and you have answered the call with your love and support which has touched me deeply. Thank you for the extremely touching and tender words of comfort and sympathy. Every comment has touched my heart and means the world to me.

Suka's Heaven:

I would like to give a "woof-out," as Suka would say, to those friend's of Suka who have written special tributes to him on their blogs. Their memorials to Suka are beautiful and poignant, and Suka would be both humbled and honored by such wonderful gestures from his dear friends: Alfie, Chicco, the FiveSibes, Raelyn and Rose, the White Dog Army, Finn and Khyra. Also, Terra De Duendes {The Land of Elves}, the FiveSibes, and Bailey Be Good have all added a beautiful photo of Suka to their sidebar, with a lovely little sentiment, in memory of Suka. Thank you all for your outpouring of love toward Suka. It is truly overwhelming. For those not familiar with the amazing dogs just mentioned, please visit their blogs and follow them. [If I have missed someone, I am truly sorry. Please let me know and I will add you and a link to your blog. Thank you.]

To end, I would like to share a poem by Rudyard Kipling that I read at Suka's ceremony:

A Dog for Jesus
(Where dogs go when they die)

I wish someone had given Jesus a dog.
As loyal and loving as mine.
To sleep by His manger and gaze in His eyes
And adore Him for being divine.

As our Lord grew to manhood His faithful dog,
Would have followed Him all through the day.
While He preached to the crowds
and made the sick well
And knelt in the garden to pray.
It is sad to remember that Christ went away.
To face death alone and apart.
With no tender dog following close behind,
To comfort its Master's Heart.
And when Jesus rose on that Easter morn,
How happy He would have been,
As His dog kissed His hand
and barked it's delight,
For The One who died for all men.

Well, the Lord has a dog now,
I just sent Him mine,
The old pal so dear to me.
And I smile through my tears
on this first day alone,
Knowing they're in eternity.
Day after day, the whole day through,
Wherever my road inclined,
Four feet said, "Wait,
I'm coming with you!"
And trotted along behind.


~~ Rudyard Kipling

I will miss hearing my sweet Suka's voice. He loved to howl with the coyotes. Music to my ears. And my heart.

Your leash is forever gone and you are forever free.

Yes, Suka, you may go. I will miss you terribly but I will see you again.

Goodbye my sweetie silly Suka. I love you forever.

Suka
Birth Date - Unknown
Adopted - April 2004
Passed Away - October 29, 2012

100 comments:

Nola said...

That was a beautiful memorial. Run free, sweet Suka. Hugs to all,
Nola

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Suka also got a heart white face. Definitely will miss Suka's beautiful SMILE and cross paws photos. Many precious memories that Suka will be remembered forever. Sending you Lots of Golden LOVE. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Joan said...

K,
I just wanted you to know that I have sincerely enjoyed both You & Suka here in the blogosphere. How very wonderful that you have so many special memories to cherish of him. Hold on to these memories, and keep them close to your heart as they will help heal your heart as well. Both you and Suka have touched so many people with all your awesome and silly posts. What a lovely tribute to your Suka. There are so many of us that will miss him.
With Love & Hugs,
Joan & Janie Poo

Parsley said...

My heart is breaking for you. Suka had a beautiful life with you. Thank you for sharing him and his photos with us.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

No words for what a great post this is -

Like The Wind!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Phyll

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

No words for what a great post this is -

Like The Wind!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Phyll

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

We only first heard of Suka the day before he went to the Brtidge, so we can lay no claim to knowing him. But your post is so full of who he was and of your love for him that we wanted to say something. We are so sorry you have lost your beautiful boy. It is clear that you shared many exceptional moments with him. The pain of losing him will always be with you, as will the joy of knowing him.

Our deepest condolences,
The dog, cats, horses, and human of The Poupounette in France

finnhoward said...

Oh Suka, we will miss you dearly! This is such a lovely lovely tribute. Hope your Momma is doing ok. Let her know we're here for her.

kissa-bull said...

We just found your blog yesterday and wish so much it would have been under different circumstances. With this beautiful tribute you let us in on sukas beauty and we feel so much love for suka! We will light a candle for suka! Run free and fast sweet suka!

Sad pibble woos,
Brinks and bella

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

I'm so sorry for your loss xxx
Run free over rainbow bridge Suka xx

Amber DaWeenie said...

Suka has been on our minds and we can't believe he's really gone. But his spirit will always remain in Blogville and in the hearts of everyone who knew him and loved him. Run young and free again, my furiend!


P.S. We are putting together our October edition of "Our Rainbow Friends" and I'd love to include Suka. I couldn't find a private email address for you so I'm hoping you'll see this comment. Do you have a favorite picture of Suka you can email to us so we can use it for the October edition. This will be published on November 15.

You can email the picture to:
ourrainbowfriends@gmail.com or
lcolon2658@aol.com

Again, I'm so sorry for your loss.

http://ourrainbowfriends.blogspot.com

Remington said...

I am so sorry to hear this....what a beautiful post....I can't believe he is gone....R.I.P. Suka....until we meet again, my friend....

Peggy Frezon said...

I was so so sorry to read your post this morning. I'm sending prayers to you and your family. There is no easy way to get through this, but hang on to all those happy memories. luv,
Peggy

Cyber-sibes said...

: (
Mom is crying as she reads this post. We know Suka's adventures will continue beyond our sight for eternity as will the love for him we have in our hearts.

We are deeply, deepy saddened by the news, and will howl for Suka tonight as we watch for his big silver star to go streaking across the sky...

Sad, sad woos,
Jack, Moo & mama Pat

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a lovely tribute to Suka. We understand the sadness of your loss, as do the other bloggers. Hugs, purrs and pawhugs.

Chicco said...

Dear friend,

I still can not believe what I am reading. I hoped very much that Suka could heal, but it was not so. Believe me, my sister is crying, we were all very fond of Suka, a beautiful dog, a dear friend. I hate these sad moments, because we can not do anything other than cry. Our most sincere condolences to your dear family, you have always been kind to us.
You will always be in our hearts Suka, we will not forget you. A big hug, even though we are very far from you, as if we were there with you.
Woof, woof,

Chicco & family

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh dear, what a beautiful tribute to your heart dog Suka. Mom has tears streaming down her cheeks. She says it is so easy to know how much you loved sweet Suka. That Kipling poem about Jesus' dog is so perfect. We are so very sorry for your loss. Soft woos and gentle hugs from each of us to you.

Hugs and Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom too

Duendes said...

Hello my dear,
Suka much we loved each other without ever even met her ...My heart still wants to believe it is not true that she was ...our lovely friend will be a large, bright star in the sky...i'm very sorry for the loss of Suka...
all my love to you.
Duendes.
I can take a photo of Suka to put on my blog in the sidebar?

Sam said...

What a beautiful, heartfelt tribute! We are so sorry for his loss.

Sam

FiveSibesMom said...

Such a loving, beautiful tribute to such a beautiful boy. Through tears, I'm smiling at all of your wonderful photos of him...he was a lucky boy to be blessed with you as a mom, and you were a lucky mom to be blessed with such a beautiful boy. We send you hugs and comfort. Run free, and catch us a snowflake or two, sweet Suka. Soft woos from your friends the FiveSibes are echoing through the heavens to you.

Agnes B Bullock said...

Sorry to hear of your loss- May Suka always run free

Mollie said...

With tears in our eyes, we are so sorry that Suka had to leave you. He will run free and do all his hunting. Such a lovely tribute to such a wonderful dog. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Tight Hugs xxxx
Mollie and Alfie

Sheba. said...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. I think Suka was one of my first friends in Blogville the place just won't be the same again.

You're the second pal of mine to cross over the Rainbow Bridge in as many weeks.

That was a lovely tribute and brought a tear to my eye.

R.I.P Dear Suka.

Ruby said...

Oh, my heart breaks for you. I am so sorry you didn't have more time with your sweet Suka.
Comforts to you and your family.
Run free sweet Suka, run free...

Kisses,
Ruby

Katie http://myminipetpig.com/ said...

What a lovely and sad post. We know you will always hold Suka in your heart. The crossed paws are precious.

We are sending plenty of love and thoughts your way.

Oink oink,
Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Thank you. For that most heart spoken of tributes. For taking time in your grief to make US feel better. For sharing your amazing boy. Always. The White Dog Army

Painter Pack said...

A beautiful tribute for a beautiful soul. Thinking of you.

Murray's Mouth said...

Be proud of this tribute....you did a beautiful job. Suka was a lucky soul to have found you, and you him. Forever in your heart, So sorry for your loss.

Amber-Mae said...

I'm so very sorry to read about Suka's passing. This was a very beautiful tribute tho & thank you for sharing all those wonderful shots of him. RIP Suka!

Licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We wanted to come back and see it all again -

It is so memorable and powerful!

We thank you SO much for the kind words you left -

Khyra and I can't wait until our skies clear so we can see his star out there KHROSSING our view!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Phyll

hero said...

We're sorry to hear about Suka's passing and our hearts break for you. What a beautiful tribute you have written for sweet Suka. In Malay, Suka means like... and he's well liked by all... thank you for the friendship, my dear Suka. Run free, my furiend, run free over the rainbow bridge and a new star will shine bright tonight.

Licks,
Hero and family

ra husky said...

Suka was a dear furiend, the news of his passing was heartbreaking. You've written a fitting tribute.
Until we meet Suka,
RA, Isis & Nanük

dear Porgy, woo are a very special bird, take good care of everyone,

Keisha said...

Me has a big Sad. :( Rest in peace.

Alfie said...

THIS is a beautiful tribute! Suka was so special to all of us and I thank you for sharing his journey with us! It's always nice to read about a story of a dog who was adopted and how happy they ended up making their people! That's what it's all about :) Seeing the full moon up in the sky lately reminds me of him! I might not have known him in paw-son, but lately there have been little pieces of nature around me that remind me of how wonderful he was!

Jeanne Pursell said...

We are so very sorry to hear of Suka's passing. Our hearts go out to you and your family during this difficult time. May Suka rest in peace now...until we meet again. You gave Suka a wonderful tribute. xoxo Chloe and LadyBug and mama

Molly The Wally said...

It is with much sadness we read this. Our heart goes out to you. We wish Suka happiness and joy on the other side and the angels to play with him forevermore. We send love and hugs. Our thoughts and prayers are for you now.
Best wishes Molly

Timmy Tomcat said...

We are sending purrs of support!

Raelyn said...

People say that I have a way with words. Well. I suppose that is true. I am, after all, a writer, this journalist at heart. However. Only one word can describe my feelings regarding this sorrowful news. "Heartbroken." For I lost a Friend....
--Hugs--
~Raelyn

Artediella said...

buon viaggio Suka! è stato bello conoscerti! in questi giorni tristi vi mandiamo un abbraccio dall'Italia. Mariella e Leon

finnhoward said...

Just thinking aboutcha today. Hope all is well.

Raelyn said...

I just wrote a tribute to Suka, if you would like to see it. ;)
Take care, Friend!! ;op
~Raelyn and Rose

Moondance Huskies said...

I am another one who found your blog recently. Your tribute to Suka is truly beautiful. How lucky he was to have such a loving and caring hooman. His spirit will be around you always.
My dad dog Dave passed away on Oct 30, so maybe he and Suka are having a nice run together...on SNOW! I am going to come back and read your earlier posts.
Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss.

Hugs,
Skye, the Moondance Huskies Sleddog Team, kitties and mom Joan

margeaux said...

my heart to you, i too just lost my friend, jesse- of bernertails, they will be missed and never forgotten- what a great soul these friends of ours were to leave such a mark on our lives, and i thank them for sharing part of their path with mine. hugs to you, margeaux







Oskar said...

Oh my word, we are so shocked & sorry that beautiful Suka is gone. We're sending prayers.

Hugs & love,
Oskar & Pam

(A)FSS and Alasandra said...

We are so very sorry we are just now learning of Suka's passing. We will miss him a lot. Comforting purrs for you.

Chicco said...

Came here to wish a peaceful weekend to your family, thanks for putting the name of Chicco. Suka is always in our hearts.

Woof, woof,

Chicco

Berts Blog said...

We are so behind. It breaks our hearts to know that Suki is gone. The pictures from the last post filled our hearts with hope.

We never know the right thinkg to say, so we won't try.

Just know we love you Suki. Love reading your blog. find peace my friend.

Love Bert

Katie Isabella said...

I came here from another blog but I wanted to tell you that I understand the sorrow and heartbreak as do all of us who have lost our precious family members.

Your memorial is so loving and I know your dear Suka felt every bit of that love from the start of his life with you till he ran away to the Rainbow Bridge to wait for you.

Mr. Pip said...

Oh gosh, I am so very sorry to read about Suka's passing ...what a lovely spirit.

The final picture is both beautiful and haunting. I imagine Suka is somewhere running, howling, playing, and watching over you.

Run free my dear friend ...

Pip & Kristin

Cotton said...

Can't believe I didn't see this earlier! I'm so very sorry for your loss <3 Suka will remain in our hearts forever
Cotton

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

We wanted to thank you for the lovely comment you left on our blog. We are glad you enjoyed the Abyssinian "Chans" and the rest of us too, and hope you will visit us regularly. And we hope that another beautiful soul will come to bring you smiles one day soon.

Woofs, Purrs, Neighs and Hugs,
Tommy, The Chans, Vidock, Violette and #1

haopee said...

And yet, I am once again the last to know... just like what happened to Caoimhe. I must be the laziest and most ignorant blogger alive to not have known this so soon. I have no idea why your posts do not show often. I am once again devastated.

I'm emailing you the rest of my comment.

Haopee

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I had to come back again.... and juat read this beautiful post. I think Suka led me back to read this.
I know how your heart is breaking and I just want to put my paws around your neck. Can I sit by you for awhile? I will sit right here- you will not see me- but you will feel me. Suka sent me to share my love with you..... I will not go- until your heart is ready.
Suka's star is in the sky right now.
love
tweedles

Roo said...

What a beautiful tribute to an amazing furiend. May it snow across the Bridge for you Suka and then melt and make wondrous mud for your paws to play in.

Your furiend,
Roo

looloo said...

What a dog! You were so lucky to have Suka! I hope you will love your next dog without making comparisons... because it seems difficult to meet the high requirements Suka set!

Hugs and smmochies to all of you!
looloo

Sherlock, Ash and Traveler said...

This beautiful tribute to your best friend warmed our hearts. The bound between the two of you is so beautiful and we know one day you will meet again. xxoo

Bassetmomma said...

What a beautiful tribute to your Suka. Run free sweet boy!

tubby3pug said...

I had no power and did not know of this until today, my heart is broken or you. Suka was one of my favorite dogs in blogville although I only discovered your site recently. Truly a beautiful, blessed, and loving dog.

urban hounds

cynthia said...

We're so very sorry and sad to hear about Suka passing so fast! He was our first animal we ever followed, out of all 2 blogs that we always looked forward to reading and getting to enjoy all your photos and silly things Suka would get into with his good sidekick Silvius, and of course his shadow Porgy! What a great gang of characters to hang out with. I'm sure all of you will miss Suka so much, but you still have their company to help sooth your soul and you theirs. Suka was such a sweetie Suka Pants. With caring thoughts of you K, Porgy & Silvius Love Tiger & Cindy

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. We are thinking of you and others who have lost a loved one recently and are glad you stopped by. Thank you for the lovely comment.

♥ Sallie said...

We love you, Suka!

4-Ever friend in this world and the next.

(((((((((((((((Big Hug)))))))))))))

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment on our blog today. We know how hard it must be without Suka, we miss him too. We hope you are able to take joy in all the happy memories you have of your time with him.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

FiveSibesMom said...

Thinking of you this Thanksgiving and hoping FurAngel Suka is having lots of turkey treats with his new friends beyond the Rainbow Bridge. We are thankful that we were able to get to know him and you through your blog...and look forward to our friendship for many many more years to come. And thank you for your thought and sweet note...I know Suka is "thinking" exactly those thoughts - we all know how he loved snow...and we know he loves you more, always.

Jon Terry said...

We are so sorry to hear about our dear Suka crossing the rainbow bridge. We were really surprised by the news.

Nevertheless, you have written such a beautiful post that aptly described Suka as the Suka that we all love and missed.

Suka,you are a bold and brave fighter who have fought a good fight till the very end.We know your spirit is still with us to cheer us on!

K,all our love to you and thank you very much for bringing Suka into our very lives and giving us this honor to love him.

Love ya,
Kim & Jon Terry


GRAÇA said...

Querida amiga Suka ! Adorei verte ai com tanta neve, sem frio e nos cá mal a temperatura baixa para 10ºc já estamos cheios de frio.O teu blog ficou lindo com as tuas fotografias,adorei.Quero dizer que tenho tido muitas saudades ,mas a mami ainda não se sete com coragem para continuar o blog como dantes a té já lhe disse que ia por um anuncio para secretaria ,porque assim não dá.....
Amiga Anne como é bom que se cria amizades sem nos conhecer e atavessando mares e paises, estas é que são as verdadeiras amizades , muito obrigada por teus mail e todo teu carinho ,mas é como a Kika diz ainda não me senti capas de pegar novamente o blog da Kika e continuar com as brincadeiras e vizita aos amigos ( elas para virem é depressa mas para irem embora demora,demora mais do que a gente pensa) Agora vamos entrar numa faze de muita agitação (Natal) mas penso que até lá fique com vontade de fazer alguns miminhos da Kika para ela oferecer. Agradeço muito ter o previlegio de ter o teu carinho,muito obrigada e um grande beijo.
Suka se conheceres alguem que seja competente para ser minha secretaria me diz pois a mami me tem deichado muito mal para os meus amigos
Muitos ronrons e brinca muito ai com essa neve toda, enquanto eu estou na minha caminha enrolada no meu cobertor preferido e com o aquecimento ligado na casa, só me levanto para comer e fazer xixi....
Ronrons desta tua amiguinha que nunca se esquecerá de ti e da tua mami
Kika e Graça

Chicco said...

Hello dear friends,

thank you so much for the beautiful words. Hope you had a peaceful Thanksgiving.
Love you.
Have a nice weekend.
Woof, woof,

Chicco

haopee said...

Hi K!

I am glad I have also found a friend in you and Suka. I do hope that we could cherish Suka's memory by being good friends.

Huggies and Cheese,

Haopee

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi K
I was thinking about Jesus and Suka.
I was thinking about you,,
I am hoping your heart will heal with all the love that is being showered on you.
Time- is what it takes,,
I will never forget Suka,,,
I will never forget you.
love
tweedles

Mr. Pip said...

Just stopping by to say hello and wish you well. I sure do miss Suka - I think all of us in blogville miss our dear friend, Suka.

Sending you lots of support across the miles ...

Your pal, Pip

Roo said...

Dear Suka Mom,

Hugs to you from across the miles.

I have something I wish to send you. I need your email addy. Could you send it to me at 1roodog(at)gmail(dot)com

The Roo Family

heyitsjethere said...

Hey it's Jet here. Hi Miss K.

Please forgive our much delayed notice of Suka's crossing *OTRB*. Your tribute and photos honored the place he held in your family.

May you hold his memories in a pocket on your heart and may you find comfort and support from all who send it to you.

Sending comforting Jetty kisses and supportive JJ hugs and white light from Mom.

haopee said...

Hi K. I just got an email from you containing a link to some wordpress blog. I doubt it's yours so please double check your email address for security. Better yet, please have your password replaced because it seems that it got hacked.

Have a good day and Advanced Merry Chistmas.

Huggies and Cheese,

Haopee

ra husky said...

Dear k & Porgie, we were reading Suka's comment on Missy the malamute transport on our blog. we wanted to let you know she has found a forever home. We hope you are finding peace. all our love,

RA & family

Raelyn said...

Just checking up on you. I hope that all is as well as can be.
Merry Christmas and happy 2013!! ;op
Love, Raelyn.... And Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!


finnhoward said...

Thank you for popping by tonight! I was thinking about you too. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy 2013.
It snowed here tonight, just for a few minutes. We have a nice little dusting of snow covering everything. Looks beautiful.

Berts Blog said...

I was out of touch for a while with a lot of my blogville friends and I missed this post until just now.

We are getting snow right now (Christmas Eve) and our thoughts went to Suka so we came over.

This was not what we expected to find. We are so sorry that you have had to say good bye.

We are so so sorry that we were not aware of her passing until now.

Please accept our (late) condolences. The last picture with your words make us cry but also leave us with hope.

Sending much love
Bert and My Vickie

Selba said...

Dear K and FurAngel Suka,

we are totally stunned right now knowing that Suka has crossed on the rainbow bridge and it's been already 2 months. We'll never forget you, FurAngel Suka!

So sorry that Selby hasn't been active with our blog thus she isn't aware what has been happening.

Thank you for your Christmas wish, we are also wishing you a Merry Christmas.

Licks,
Adele, Bella and Vincent.

GRAÇA said...

Suka muito obrigada por teu carinho, aqui está frio mas não temos neve, Na noite de Natal estivemos com a lareira acesa
Um feliz ano 2013 muitas turrinhas e beijinhos da mami para tua mami ,da sempre amigas
Graça e Kika

tubby3pug said...

Angel Suka we were glad you visited on Christmas. We hope your family is comforted by there wonderful memories of you

urban hounds

Cocorue said...

dear K and angelSuka,

thankQ for your Christmas message.

it is with a heavy heart that i write this and i'm so sorry we were not aware earlier of Suka's demise. do send me your email address as you know mine.

i'm sure Suka will not want you too sad and i trust you will enjoy the rest of 2012 and 2013 will be another blessed year for you

warm regards,
lilian,Coco n Tiffy

Bailey Be Good! said...

Oh my gosh, I am so mad at myself for being away for FAR too long. I am sooo, sooo sorry for your loss! I am crying here over your beautiful words. I know Suka is living on in heaven, and is watching over you. One day in the near future my Nala will join him, and I will be left with a hole in my heart. But I will be comforted knowing that Suka will be there to greet her.

I will keep my paws crossed for all of you, and send blessed, loving thoughts your way. Suka, you will always be my friend. Thank you for always being there for me. :)

Woofs & huggies, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Dear Suka's Family, We didn't have an email addy to send you a card, so we decided to stop by.

We know you are still grieving the loss of your wonderful Suka, but we still want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2013.

Teddy Bear said...

Dearest K, we had no idea that Suka had crossed the Bridge until just a few minutes ago. Such a lovely tribute for your sweet baby. We felt like we knew Suka and he was loved by all of us. We mourn your loss and are praying for you. Sending you lots of hugs from across the miles.

Love,

Teddy Bear and Sierra's Mommy

Kirsten (peacefuldog) said...

That is a beautiful memorial to a beautiful spirit! Thank you for coming to visit us, and so sorry I've been away so long. I wish you warmth, healing, and a loving Christmas, as you shared warmth and love with Suka all those years! Big hugs and memories of a joyful and sweet spirit...I loved getting to know Suka while he was with us on this plane and so sorry he's passed. Big hugs to you and we will all remember that big sweet guy.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Dear Angel Suka and mom
I want to tell you that I will never forget you. Suka, I think about you everyday,,
And I hope that healing is coming to your moms heart because that is what you are wishing for her.
The blog world is loving you Angel Suka-- we always will. And we sit beside you mom as she heals.
We thank you for giving of yourself and visiting us- so unselfish,,, and kind of you.
We love you this Christmas- we love you everyday,,,, and we hold your moms hand.
love
tweedles

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

Finally! I got a comment box!

Just wanted to stop and look at Suka's pictures again! Such a beautiful angel.

Hope y'all had a blessed Christmas.

May you have a safe New Year.

I'm always so glad to see your comments when you visit.

Y'all come back now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Mollie said...

We just popped by to say, wez hope you had a wonderful Christmas.. big Hugs xxx00xxx

Mollie and Alfie

Jeanne Pursell said...

We wanted to stop by and say hello to you and and hope that you had a nice holiday. Thank you so much for stopping by to say hi to us! xoxo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

Molly The Wally said...

We hope you get this. We hope you had a lovely Christmas. We think of Suka.
Wishing you all......a rockin New Years' Eve & a happy start to the New Year tomorrow.
Have a marvelous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Sheba. said...

Happy New Year for 2013 i hope it's a good one for you.

We were all thinking of Suka over Christmas.

Happy New Year Sheba.

Chicco said...

Hey dear friends,

thanks for your nice words.
Hope you had a nice start of 2013.
Happy new year.
We love you.

Woof, woof,

Chicco

Raelyn said...

Happy 2013, Friend!! ;op
Love, Raelyn.... And Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

Pedro said...

I am so sorry to read of Suka's passing so many months later. Since my brother Ziggy died 3 years ago, we more or less stopped blogging. There have been attempts to return but none have taken, yet. Suka was such a handsome dawg. We loved his ears! Our hearts go out to you because we know, even 5 months later, that you must be missing him terribly.

Love,
Pedro & My Mom

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Nanük said...

Are you playing with my RARA Suka? I hope so...

Nanük said...

We came to look at your pretty pictures Suka. Happy bridge day my friend, hope you & RARA have a great day.

Nuk & Family

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Nanük said...

We stopped to paw love and respect as your bridgeaversary approaches, till we meet my friend,