Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Remembering Cisco

This has been a very tough weekend for us. We've kept busy, because stopping gives us too much time to think. We've really enjoyed reading your kind thoughts for our sweet Cisco.

Aaron and I spent part of the weekend putting together a memory box for her. I really like how it turned out. The large white circle is a pawprint impression that the vet's office made for us.

I also did this little pencil sketch of her.

There are other things that remind us of her. See the dark green spots on the lawn? Those are where she peed. For some reason, every spot she peed grew the darkest, thickest, quickest growing grass you could image! We see these every time we leave the house.

Cisco really liked to tear apart tennis balls. Sam didn't take any of his out of the toybox while she was here, because this is what happened when she found them. We've noticed he has brought out several since Saturday.

Sam really seems to be missing his big sister. He wakes me up at night because he is lonely and wants company. I've noticed he has inspected the whole house, as if he thinks she is in one of the other rooms.

Every picture we find right now is so precious. Even the funny ones taken on my cell phone.

...or the one taken in my truck.


  1. Ahhhhhhhhh!

    Tank woo fur sharing these memories -

    I know Ziggy's furamily is feeling the same loss and empty space -

    Sharing your grief is good fur all of us -

    It reminds us to make the most of EACH day!

    Khyra and Her Mom

  2. Mom is in tears. We know this is a tough time for everyone in the household. Please hang in there.
    Thank you for sharing these memories with us, we think that's the toughest part.

    Sam & June & mom

  3. Sometimes life just isn't fair, and there's not a darn thing to do.

    This is just one of those times.

  4. Tears over here too! That BIG LOVE that Cisco shared. Hold on tight to that precious spirit. And, sweet Sam! Lots of hugs and love to him. What a tender post.

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  5. nice to reflect back....Cisco will be with you forever in your heart. It is so hard when our dear ones must leave us.

  6. You just planted a great idea in Mom's head for a way to remember Dakota - your memory box is beautiful. Phantom was a lot like Sam for a couple of months, always looking around for his sissy. With time it does get better.

    Hugs, the OP Pack

  7. Oh, I just cannot take it! I hate this side of being a pet owner. Just know there are huge tears running down my face as I think of all you are going through. They are all so special. Keep those whiskers up Sam. It will get easier.

  8. Thank you for sharing such special memories with us. Sending you husky hugs!

  9. Precious memories. Thanks for sharing with us.


  10. Your memory box is beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing those memories with us.
    Kisses and hugs to you all.

  11. Travel Safe Dear Cisco.
    Momma has had lots of dogs and never ever had one who made grass greener and thicker - Cisco must be an angel.
    Hang in there Sam and help the pawrents to continue to make memories with you.

  12. Big tears rolling down my cheeks again!!! ...Cisco was such a sweetie.
    May your happy memories give you comfort during this difficult time.

  13. cisco will be missed.
    shes such a lovely girl.

    thank you for sharing these special memories with us.

    the pencil sketch is so nice!

    our hearts go out to you and yr family.


  14. We're crying a lot....
    We're soooo sorry for your loss....
    forgive us for not being close to you when Cisco went to the Rainbow Bridge but we had tons of peroblems with our internet connection!!!

    Sure this is a very very hard time for all of you and Sam looks soooooooo sad....
    Thanks for sharing these sweet memories of Cisco....
    She was a special dog....and we can see throught her eyes how much she loved all of you.....
    Your memory box is so her!!!!
    Sure she will be in your and our hearts furever!!!
    Such precious gift in our lives sure will leave a big pawprint in our hearts!!!!
    Be strong dear friends...
    we send you tons of love and sweet hugs!!!
    And give special cuddle to Sam for us!!!!

  15. I'm sure the great memories of Cisco are endless... This box is just precious!

    Sending love and strength to Sam and you all.

    Kimba & family.

  16. Ohhhh, this made me teary-eyed. Thanks for sharing your beautiful memories. Hugs!

  17. Sam,

    We were sent over my Samantha. Me and the peeps are so sorry to hear about Cisco. I know you miss your buddy. Hang in there and know that you have loads of friends who are thinking about you.
    Give your peeps a lick for me.


  18. Poor Sammy. Frisky sends him hugs.

  19. Woof! Great to keep Cisco memories. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  20. I am terribly sorry for your loss! The memory box is so wonderfully done. The sketch is awesome too. The dark spots on your lawn resembles her eyes and nose. Please take comfort that the wonderful memories you had with beautiful Cisco will live on forever in your hearts. Thank you so much for keeping up with my blog even though you are going through a difficult time. Hugs to your whole family. Love always, Dino

  21. Oh how difficult it must be - but it's a wonderful start to make a lovely memory box for Cisco - I'm making a mental note - your drawings and photos are beautiful- and the dark spots on the lawn - amazing tale. I think of you so often and hope you are doing okay. Sam: I send you big hugs and love - wish we loved closer, dear one.
    Big Hugs xo

  22. I can only imagine what a huge adjustment such a loss is :( Your memory box is beautiful and so is your drawing. Take care, we will be thinking of you all :(

  23. Thank you for sharing! The memory box is a wonderful idea! I'm so glad you did that!!! You will cherish all the memories, pictures and green pee spots! Cisco was so loved and she loved you!!! She will always be remembered!

    Go ahead and cry! She was a family member!!!

    I hope Sam is feeling a bit better!

    Woofs and purrs,

    Velcro, kodak, 3 Perf, Blossom and mom Penny

  24. Beautiful memories you have there. I'm glad you have so many of Cisco, they really help heal our hearts.