Thank you for being part of the Siberian Husky Memorial Candle Ceremony. The Ceremony will take place on the Summer Solstice - June 21, 2013 at 8pm your time (8pm in your timezone so there will be a continuous lighting of candles around the globe)
If you require additional information, or would like to make comments or even suggestions on how future Candle Ceremonies could be made better, please send a message to email@example.com.
If you wish to add your Special Husky to the list, please use the form here: Candle Ceremony Submission Page.
The following is the list of Siberian Huskies and those that were owned by them that are included in the Summer Solstice Siberian Husky Memorial Candle Ceremony:
After the list of Siberian Huskies honored at this ceremony, there is a list of Siberian Huskies that have been honored in the previous year's ceremonies. Please take the time to scan over that list also.
Abby was my very first Siberian Husky. I got her when she was 6 1/2 weeks old and she was such a tiny puff ball. She is the reason I love the breed and have also began volunteering with our local Siberian Husky rescue, Taysia Blue Siberian Husky Rescue.
Arashi, my big white Sibe, you were the life of the household. Even though you and Mikhah had a rocky start, you became the best of buddies. You were my prankster who opened doors and let the cats outside so I would have to find and catch them. I loved to watch you play with your tennis balls in the snow, play tug of war with the little chihuahua and go for walks in the orchards. How you loved ice cream! I miss you smacking your lips really loud, slurping and then backing up for ice cream and I think of you every time I have some. The house is so quiet without you; how I miss you my boy. Wear your harness proudly Arashi and one day I will see you again. Love never ends and you are always in my heart.
Old friend. You fought to live a long and loved life. Rip over the rainbow bridge.
Kim & Jerry Houghtaling
Bella Rose was a puppy I was taking into my rescue, she lived in Alabama. She was a happy and loving puppy despite ending up in a dog pound at her tender age. She passed away just after her spay surgery, she stopped breathing, they could not bring her back.
Now she plays happily all day, surrounded by loving dogs who will watch over her, for she is just a baby girl.
Fly, fly, little wing
Fly where only angels sing
Past the planets and the stars
Leave this lonely world of ours
Your heart is pure
Your soul is free
Don't wait for me
Fly away now
Find the light
Fly away precious
The time is right!
I never got to hold you, never got to show you how much I loved you, never got to place you in your forever home where you would be cared for and loved as you deserved. You would have been the light of your new family's life!
Godspeed sweet little Bella Rose, I will look for you when I get to the Rainbow Bridge and we will go on together to that place.....just North of the Rainbow Bridge together!
I Love you and may you RIP Sweet Little White Angel Girl!
She pranced like a show horse showing her diva side and that she was one bad ass girl. Talked and walked like a runway model and protective of us. She made sure that who was in what pecking order. Daddy first Brandi second and of course moma was third. Left us before it was her time. We miss the talking but we will talk again. We miss and love you.
Diana &Clancy Phillips
Brandy was our alpha female she gave tons of kisses..her age never stop her to play with the younger dogs..I'm going to miss my baby brandy she gave me a lot of love and she was always there to talk with..
I will always have brandy in my heart and I know she will always look over us.she earned her silver harrness and she is always will be smiling down on us...
I love u brandy and will never forget u !!!
Buddy was rescued a number of times and each new home had its advantages and disadvantages. His last owner loved him and he loved her and protected her while living under bridges and boxes and through many mental episodes. In the end while she was being treated rescue held him for her to get back when she was well.. unfortunately he developed a large tumor that was so great it affected his life and rescue had to help him to the rainbow bridge before he was able to get back to his owner..... he was loved by all.
Run healthy and safe now dear Buddie.....
Ch Kanzas High Pllains Drifter (TaTanka)
I know you are North of the Rainbow Bridge running in the Northern Lights. You will always be my most precious boy. Every year on the Full Moon in February we will run in the moonlight in your honor. I hope you will join us with Yukon,Ellie, Zack, Kota, Sunka,Sky, Cheyenne, Dakota, Frosty and all of the Timbermist Tracks Siberians that have left us. I will never forget the fun times with you as my Lead Dog and my multiple Group winning pie-bald boy. I love you and will someday be with you again. Until then my boy!
Pam and Floyd Dunn
Ch Telakas Teagan (TIA)
Beautiful Tia (Queen of the Butter Club and Queen of the Universe) brought such
joy to our lives. I still can't believe she's not here and miss her very much.
Ch Telakas Teagan (TIA)
Many will remember her better as the Butter Queen and Queen of the Universe.
Tia was five weeks shy of her 14th birthday when she died on November 7. She brought great joy to our lives, traveled everywhere with us, and loved meeting new people. She was always ready to pose for photos with busloads of tourists and share their sandwiches. Tia was a great ambassador for the breed. I keep looking for her everywhere. Tia, I hope there are many Greenies for you north of the Rainbow Bridge.
Good bye, my precious girl.
Although physically Chewey was the littlest husky, he was the biggest in character and spirit. He was anything but small, and he taught me so much. I was incredibly lucky that he picked me to be his human. I had an unbelievable 18+ years with him that was still too short. He will be missed, but he will be celebrated always!
Leslie and the Adcock family with Wes Wilkins
Cheyenne was our first "Husky" although she was actually a "SiberMal" 1/2 Siberian 1/2 Malamute, blk & wht with golden eyes. She was and always will be "Our One who was Wolf but did not Know"! Like her big sister before her and her big brother too she has left a paw print on our hearts that neither time or old age will ever erase. Chey wear your silver harness proudly and with honor you deserve it!
Robert & Roberta Young
Coco, it has been four years since you left and not a day goes by that I don't think about you. You were my first husky and I am grateful for all the time we had together. I hope you are running around with Geronimo. xoxo
Cojo was in an Ottawa shelter when I got word of him. He had stopped greeting people and was very depressed. He knew he was home as soon as he got here :)
Here's one of my favorite all time Cojo adventures in honour of my precious boy who is at the bridge now.
Marilyn & The Hubley Hooligans
Thu, 28 Sep 2000 14:08:19 -0400,
Hmmm what's with today? I decided to take the dogs for a walk, no big deal. Except they all wanted to go and happen to spot the leashes, I was toast.
So I harness all 5 UP and off we go into the fields. Well they were a tugging and a pulling. So I let the 2 old girls off to go on ahead by themselves. So I'm walking 3, two young huskies and a hound. Well the hound starts a dragging me here there and everywhere and there's been so much rain this year even the weeds are shoulder high and I'm 5'8. Finally I figure I have to let Tundra off, she's good always comes back buttttttttt I unhooked COJO by mistake. AND HE'S OFF!!!!!!! Well I called and called for 1/2 hour, took the dogs back and put them in the yard and took my off leash older girl for a hike to find him. We looked everywhere back in the woods. Got back jumped in the jeep and did the rounds at the local farms as Cojo see's himself as a great sheep, horse whatever hunter. NOTHING, come back start the relatively long process of picking all the burrs off myself and outta my hair and brushing out the other dogs. Then I heard it!!!!!!!!!!
That bark, I knew that bark and the direction it was coming from was completely the opposite way he'd run off and was at my local farm.
Jump in Jeep drive down, let myself into the paddock, wad through sheep shit and there he is barking at the horses. Thank god the sheep where in the pens and he hadn't found them yet :) or so I thought. Usually a good boy who comes to me when I find him, he decides to play SILLY BUGGER!!!! Dodging this way and that, you can't catch me Mom.
ERRRRRRRRRR then on one of his dodges he catch scent of a SHEEP off to the barn yeeeeeeeeeeeahhhhhhhhhhaaaaa. After the stampede in which I was almost trampled to death by sheep several times, I finally got the little shit cornered (not before we are both covered in sheep poop).
He tried valiantly to get by me but was pooped and gave up. Great, survey the scene and all sheep are still standing but one has obviously cut one corner too fast and has a bloody nose. Take Cojo out, into Jeep, drive home.
Get him out, back of Jeep is now COVERED in sheep shit. Take him into the yard, he's powerful thirsty and HOSE the little bugger off. Not quite what I was going for on my walk but thank goodness everyone is safe and sound, except maybe that poor sheep with the bloody nose. I hope he doesn't croak!!!!!!!!!!
I love you my precious curmudgeon, wear your silver harness with pride and wait for me at the Rainbow Bridge until we can be together again.
Dakota was my first Siberian Husky, he gave us almost 14 years of love and companionship. He died of old age peacefully on his favorite dog bed with me by his side. I will never forget the log walks and great times that we had together. My heart is forever broken. Rest well north of the Rainbow Bridge Dakota some day we will meet again my loving buddy.
Our regal beauty
Becky, Yonah, and David Roberts
Demon was my best friend through thick and thin! Big D and me. Thought that's how it would always be! RIP! I love and miss you my friend! EVELYN
Elwood Blues came to us just 3 months old, all ears and huge paws just as we were married and buying our first home. He had incredibly clear blue eyes, and we also had a new cat named Jake, hence his name. Elwood was a pure-bred Siberian Husky, with grey, black, and white markings that contained hints of tan, and a perfectly curled tail. He graced our lives with his goofy antics, his loping walk, and his warbling way of talking when he spoke. He almost never barked, and he never bit. He was my constant companion around the house, following me from room to room, and on cold winter nights when he didn't want to be outside his spot was at my feet in front of the fireplace hearth. He slept right next to my side of the bed (and occasionally on the bed) almost every night. His greatest loves were walks in the woods behind our house and eating peanut butter out of a rubber kong. He brought us unmeasured joy while he was here, and his passing to a (hopefully) better place marks one of the saddest days of our lives. He was loyal, gentle, and sweet, even though he found his share of trouble. He once ate a brand new pair of $120 shoes that had not even been worn, as well as $200 in cash and a linolium floor; he also found out the hard way what the "Animal Control" van is for and why other creatures leave skunks alone. He was always waiting for me when I came home home, never failing to greet me upon my arrival until a few weeks ago when he became too sick to do so. Some nights he would sit in the back yard and howl just for the sake of howling; luckily, our neighbors didn't mind. He loved to play in the snow with the female Husky we brought home to keep him company. They would romp, roll and tumble, and often stayed out all night, reveling in the cold and the snow. She still does not understand that he is not coming back to play with her. Elwood was buried on a small hill overlooking our back yard, lying on his bed and wrapped in a blanket that smells like me. I can see his resting place from my office or the deck we used to sit on together, looking at the night sky; from his spot, he can watch over the comings and going in the house and down into the forest behind us, just as he did so many days and nights while he was with us. Elwood Blues was a good, good dog. On December 21st, I will sit with him, a fine cigar and glass of Scotch, and I will light a candle in his memory. I will count myself lucky to have had over ten years of unconditional love from a beautiful dog such as him. He will forever be terribly missed.
General Abivard Dabara Caesar
Our beloved alpha whimp
Becky, Yonah, and David Roberts
Geronimo was a great boy, taken way too soon. He was always full of life, up until the day he passed away. I miss you every day Buddy, until we meet again. xoxo
Tseiko, AKA the Tseik Meister was with me and our pack 17.5 years. He was a beloved member of my family and had an uncanny ability to help all the new members of the Amarok pack become happy and adjusted. There is a huge hole that will take a long while to close. RIP lovely boy. You truly earned your Heavenly wings and silver harness.
Though we had Jake a short while, he touched more lives than I could have ever thought possible. He was old and had many health problems when we adopted him, but he was our world and we will be forever grateful that we were allowed to be a part of Jake's life. Miss you and love you eternally, Big Jake.
Holly and Greg McRae
Neversummer's Moonlight Fantasy was always my Joy (Almond Joy, because sometimes you feel like a nut). While she defined the word "bitch", if I could have only one dog, she would have been my choice. Her passion for sledding was only matched by her love for me. She was intelligent and would have been happy doing any job if it pleased me.
Joy succumbed to cancer at the tender age of 8. She is survived by her beautiful and loving offspring.
Shaynie it has been over 2 years since you left for North of the Rainbow Bridge but it still hurts so much. I miss you so dearly, you are the best dog in the whole wide world and now you are God's angel...
Until We Meet Again, Love You Babes...
Mom & Your Little Kitty Brothers Bobby, Buddy & Sammy ooxx
You will always be missed my perfect Princess PP.
Kemo Sabe Of Nittany Mt, CD, TDIA
My Princess, my heart-dog, my Companion Dog...I still miss your distinctive throaty woo and the way you told us all about what was happening in the back yard. I miss your hugs and your sweet face. I will always miss you, Keemie-Bear, until I have no capacity to miss anything.
John and Cheryl Dawson
Mumas, you were Daddy's little girl and Mommy's baby princess. It has already been a year since you've left us but it seems like yesterday. Because you were so dear to us, our lives have drastically changed and we think of you constantly. We'll continue to visit you every weekend as we have been for the past year because we know you loved us too. You were taken so suddenly and too soon from us but we know and understand that you are in a better place now, please don't forget us. We hope and wish to see you someday to be together again. You've touched our lives so deeply that we miss you more with each passing day. You will forever be missed. We love you Mumas.
Karl and Lupe
Kodi And Sabaka
Kodi was quiet, reserved and a 1 man dog, Sabaka was full of energy, playful and Kodi"s friend. They were both my life and now there gone. We 3 have walked many miles together, smelled every scent, watched the snow fall, drink from a stream, pant in the hot summers heat and live day to day together. We even fought sabaka"s cancer together (when he was 2 , and won!) Now i do these things alone. I am just glad there together.... my kids.. more love than I've ever known. Unconditionally, every day all day.. rest, rest till I'm there
My heart dog. I miss you my baby boy.
Lakmat Sakima My Gal Sal - Aka Sallie
Sallie was 11 months old when she joined our family. She was a silver husky and instantly became daddy's girl. She was very loving and compassionate and close to Spencer. They were 2 years apart in age and died within 2 weeks of each other. We miss them both very much but our lives were enriched by both of them.
Jeffrey and Anna Vayda
Lord Charles Of Dabara
Our playful love. The dinner bell
Becky, Yonah, and david Roberts
She was with me from the time she was three days old. She was special and my constant companion. Loved to run and even though she was blind since she was 4 you could never tell. She was my best friend and will always be in my heart. I think of you every day old girl, and miss you.
Mikhah you were the greatest joy of my life from the day I got you from the man who rescued you. I loved you the moment I saw you and was disappointed the man had already promised someone else they could have you. I believe God meant you to be with me because before I left the man gave you to me. You always sensed every emotion I had and were always concerned in what I was doing and wanted to be where ever I was. I loved playing hide-n-seek with you, walking in the orchards with Kimo, Arashi and you. You were quite a creative thinker in disassembling my mother's hospital bed with all the bolts, where to find things I had hid, and so many other things. I miss you prancing in a tiny circle with your toy when ever I returned home, I miss you always by my side and I miss those wonderful, warm eyes looking back at me. I miss you jumping on the cellar door to get to the kitchen window to see what I was doing inside the house, how you would instantly stop playing with Arashi and saunter back to the house as if to say "I'd better check to see what she's doing in the house". I have no greater sorrow than your absence from my life, and no greater joy than knowing you were a great part of my life and always will be. Sorrow, such great sorrow of your absence brings tears because you aren't here but part of you will always be in my thoughts and heart. I miss you so much my dear boy there aren't enough words to tell you. Sometimes I almost think I see Kimo, Arashi and you when I am quiet and thinking about you boys. Who knows maybe your spirits do visit during those times. Godspeed my Mikhah, Godspeed.
Molly came to us after being tied to her owners front porch on a 3ft leash at the age of 9 1/2. It took her a while to understand why she was asked to come inside but once she did the sofa became her best friend. Molly was a great teacher for many foster dogs that came through our door. She loved each and everyone of them like they were her own. We still hear you Woo at treat time Ms. Molly Moo and love you with all our hearts! You are still dearly missed not only by us but by your husky companions Shadow and Brianna! We will all see you at the bridge! Love you Molly!
Brenda and Scott Fulmer
Montana came to us initially a rescue as part of my group: The Siberian Husky Rescue of NM. He was to about to be put to sleep before Christmas and we pulled him just in time. He was a challenging Sibe with severe separation anxiety. He joined Thunder and Ms Duchess as part of the family--a year after coming into rescue. We just couldn't find a more perfect family than us. *Smiles* Montana left us quite unexpectedly in the middle of the night through what was believed to be a tumor that ruptured. I will never forget that fragile face and those eyes as we rushed him to the ER Vet at midnight. I didn't realize that this would be our last ride together. He was a wonderful soul that has left his paw prints on my heart forever. I miss you my baby boy. Rest in peace. Thank you for sharing your life with us. Mommy.
Dr. Cheryl Lentz
Mr. B.H. (Best Husky) Snow
What can I about someone who came into by life and changed it for the better. Mr. Snow is in my thoughts and prayers daily. He was born with congenital heart disease, but he had a heart of gold and a loving soul. Stay well my friend, Rainbow Bridge is lucky to have you.
Nakita was brought to sanctuary in SNO rescue, with me as the foster home. Her owner had life changing experiences and a chronic illness and he could no longer care for her. However, he made the 3 hour trip to visit her several times a year and brought all her food and treats each time, once in a snowstorm. Nakita accepted her retirement home with good grace but still enjoyed her visits with her real family...the best of both worlds and maybe there is a lesson there for us all. She was very able, opinionated, and happy until the last couple weeks when she started to slide downhill due to cancer. Her faithful owner came to be with her at the final vet visit and she is now back home with him. Nakita was loved by two households...pretty good for a cute and quirky old gal!
Beloved Nanook you left us too soon. RIP
Kim & Jerry Houghtaling
Nick was my first Siberian Husky...he was found hanging around a drive thru business, nobody claimed him so one night my husband brought him home. When I tried to brush him the noises he made frightened me! You would have thought I was trying to kill him! He always hated the brush, I could not believe the amount of fur and shedding. Nick loved my horses and kept them rounded up for me. He pulled a sled filled with bales of hay to my barn, inconveniently located in the middle of the pasture. And what a clown, he made me laugh a lot, he was a very playful boy who loved his toys, especially his rubber ducky which was buried with him in his blankie, but mysteriously turned up back in the utility room, I swear this is true about the ducky, I put it there with him myself. I think he wanted to show me he was still playing with it and was happy wherever he was. Godspeed Nick, I can't wait to see you, it won't be long now, Mommy is getting quite old. You will just love Ali, she is going to be 12 this December, she is your Siberian "sister", she takes care of Mommy now until we meet again. Kenya can't wait to meet you either, Nicky Boy, he is big but don't let that scare you, he is a gentle giant, he is 6 years old and might be partly Malamute. Nick, thank you for the letter you sent Mommy, will put it below so others can read it.
I just wanted to let you know
That I made it home
The journey wasn't an easy one
But it didn't take too long.
Everything is so pretty here
So white, so fresh and new
I wish that you could close your eyes
And that you could see it too
Please try not to be sad for me
Try to understand
God is taking care of me
I'm in the shelter of His hands.
Here there is no sadness, no sorrow and no pain
Here there is no crying and I'll never hurt again
Here it is so peaceful
When all the angels sing
I really have to go for now
I've just got to try my wings!
Love you so much Mommy,
RIP My Sweet Nicky Boy...Mommy will see you soon at the Bridge.
Came to me unexpectedly as a puppy. She took over the household with her wild energy, racing the halls and leaping off furniture earning the nick-name "Nik the Quick". She challenged all the other dogs, chewed furniture and made sure she was noticed. Nikki gave me 16 years of love, daily walks and adventure. She gave the sweetest kisses and had the softest fur of any dog I ever had. I miss my beautiful, bi-eyed, copper colored sweet baby girl!
You didn't want to leave me but then:
A little bird came by wing
Sat upon the fence, began to sing.
A song of Harmony & Peace,
Told me it was time for your release.
Tears won't bring you back,
So I can only wish you love.
It's not goodbye-
But see you later on the other side.
Nikki sent her Butterfly Spirit to me in
the form of a beautiful yellow butterfly for
for 2 days in a row to comfort me after her passing.
I knew it was her as soon as I saw her torn wing.
Bless you Sweet Little Nikki..we will meet again
when the time is right. Please remember our joy and
love and wait for me..
Love Always, Mommy
Northern Snow Crystal
Crystal was nothing short of the embodiment of sweetness and love, and she was always full of kisses.
Becky, Yonah, and David Roberts
Old Man River Aka River
River is another who came into sanctuary care at SNO, with me as the foster home. He had been picked up in King County as a stray, and I got him on July 1, 2012. He was thin as a rail and it was my goal to fatten him up. He had no appetite, so this was an on-going process. River was the sweetest dog ever, and brightened with a "Oh1 There you are!" attitude whenever he saw me, and he'd trot over to where I was. With the help of 3 vets, a major dental job, and loads of TLC, he did gain weight, but the ravages of past neglect and old age were more than he could overcome, and I lost him 2 1/2 months after his arrival. Each of those was a loved day for him. I'm glad I got to know you River. I miss you.
Rusty The Rooster
Adopted from Carolina Siberian Rescue in 2004, Rusty was the clown of The Thundering Herd. On walks, he would walk behind a human's legs, on a wall, or, even, trying to walk under the other dogs. To nap, he always had to find a way to be off the ground - a bed, couch, chair, bench, wall - anything. His most important motto was to turn anything into a game, such as the time he spotted some balloons and decided to "box" them by standing on his hind legs. We will miss his "woop" and his games.
D.K. Wall and The Thundering Herd
SNOWEE (Ch. Laskas Moonlight Snowfall Of Sutana)
The loss of Snowee has had a profound effect not only on us as his Mom and Dad, but the entire pack. Snowee was the dearest, sweetest little boy who was very sensitive to everybody's feelings, always eager to please and demanded to be involved with us in all aspects of our family life together.
Little Toy Boy demanded to be first to play with any new toys to see if he would like them but he always went back to his favorites, a small hedgehog and a pink piggy. He was my little silver shadow, following me everywhere I went, accidentally getting run into and stepped on many a time but he didn't mind. It was more important for him to be close. Snowee tried really hard to help cut the grass and do all the yard work, following my husband around on the tractor and helping to pick up all the sticks in the yard. His most common name was "Hou-Hou" which is short for Houdini. He was an expert escape artist specifically getting out of his crates utilizing his front teeth. There are several funny stories about his escapades!
What a great showdog he was too although he was so excited that he had a difficult time standing still! I called him "Snowman The Showman" because he was just that. He did miss showing once he was finished but found other important things to keep him busy. He produced several beautiful babies that have inherited his sweetness and sensitivity, one of whom is Ch. Sutana's Moonlight Star Dancer "Bizzee". Snowee was a beautiful silver boy and had the darkest, most beautiful liquid eyes in the perfect almond shape with white eyelashes. He never took those beautiful eyes off us especially at the end of his wonderful life! I'll see those eyes forever.....Thank you God for blessing us with Your spectacular gift of Your little silver angel to take care of us for over 12 years. We will miss him until we meet again. XOXO
Sharon and Gary Berthold
Sharon and Gary Berthold
She was a sweet dog with humans and bossy around other dogs and my first "own" Siberian. I miss her ...
Ursula aka Hel
Sarge aka "Possum" was the love of my life and the greatest dog of all time. He was a gentle giant of a dog and never met a stranger. He was so loved by everyone but mostly by his owner. I will never have another dog like this one. He left a big hole in my heart that will never heal. Godspeed Sarge. I love you always.
Sasha was my first rescue, the moment I saw her, we both knew it was meant to be. Sasha was a gentle soul, always one to keep the peace between other dogs. Sasha was a great friend, she helped me through many hard days and nights, always there to warm my heart. When I brought home another dog, she welcomed him in as her pup, and treated him like any momma dog would treat her puppy, protected him, played with him, and cared for him. Sasha touched the hearts of everyone she met, she was a beautiful girl, with the best personality. I will miss her so, the house feels empty without her, my life feels empty without her. She was the better than the best dog anyone could ask for, and cannot be replaced. She was with me for only a short 2 years, and only with this world for 4. Her illness was not fair, her death is not fair, but I know my sweet girl is not suffering, and I hope that she knows how much I really loved her. Sleep peacefully my sweet angel, we will miss you so much!
Sasha Nakiska Hall
Sasha was the most beautiful puppy in the litter. She was also the most mischievous. She dumped a bowl of water on her sleeping siblings at 5 weeks old. She sang and danced and loved to hike and camp and run in the snow. She was born in upstate NY and lived there for the first 5 years of her life. After moving to Texas, we took her to Taos, NM to play in the snow until she couldn't travel that far anymore. We learned love and patience from her and will miss her till there is no breath left in each of our bodies. Missing her still hurts. We love you Sasha.
Cathy & Rich Hall
We miss you so much Monkey. I think about you every single day and I'm so thankful that I can still remember how soft your fur was and your scent. Trust that I know that you're doing well beyond the Rainbow Bridge. I can see you're happy and healthy and young again.
Godspeed Scoop, and never stop being with us
Laurie and Frank
My best friend, a day doesn't go by that I don't miss you.
Sebastian was a warm hearted Siberian Husky. As a puppy the racoon mask around his eyes made him look like a mean dog. There was however not a mean bone in his body.
He was very loving to my tabby cat who was only a couple of years older than him.
Throughout the years he was a great companion and loved long walks. Rain or shine I made sure he had a walk, morning and night. I took great care of him and he made me feel safe in return. When my marriage fell apart and I spent many nights alone, he was there to comfort me. When I felt like sleeping all day, he was my reminder that I had to get up and walk him and that tomorrow was another day.
I moved to the Toronto beaches with him to give him a good life. I knew the long walks on the boardwalk and social interaction with other dogs would be good for him. He was more than just a dog, there was a spirit in him that loomed larger than life. He was a smart dog and I knew he understood the world around him.
When I met the love of my life years later he welcomed him eagerly. My now spouse wore rollerblades to walk him so that he could run at a faster pace since he had a lot of energy. He was always a big part of the family.
After my brother got married and moved out of my motherís house, my mother was alone. I knew she needed a companion and so Sebastian was adopted by her. It was a very hard choice but I knew he would have a better life since I worked all day and he was often alone. He took care of my mother and she took care of him in return.
On a rainy night about a week ago I received a frantic call from my mother who said he was yelping in pain. My instant thought was he was suffering from bloat. After x-rays at the vet they indicated there was something with his spine and he was in great pain. There was no pill that could cure him and they wanted to put him on daily pain killers. At that moment I had to make the hardest decision of my life and say good bye to my sweet Sebastian. My heart broke that night and I still hurt from this loss. I hope that he is some where safe now. I will carry him in my heart forever.
I love you and miss you Sebastian.
I had 2 older dogs that were put to sleep due to illnesses in April and September of 2008. The house was too quiet, so my daughter and I decided to rescue a puppy for a birthday present to each other on October 18th, 2008, a date in the middle of our birthdays. We came home with Ginger, her rescue name, to us she was known as Shiloh. The most devoted loving and cuddly puppy I have ever known. On March 29th, 2009, Shiloh had a seizure. We just finished our big run at the off leash and we got in the truck and Shiloh did her routine with sitting in the back and wait for her treat. She had her treat, and that was it. She died in my arms. It will be 4 years this year and her kind gental personality and the best puppy kisses will be forever missed. Hugs and kisses to you Shiloh. You took my heart with you, hold it dear! xo Mom
Shiya was a special girl. She suffered from Canine Epilepsy. Started seizures shortly after 2nd birthday. We had one heck of a journey for nearly 2 yrs until she lost her fight to Necrotizing Pancreatitis. She is so dearly missed. This is the tribute poem I wrote for her about a week after she left to go North of Rainbow Bridge. My heart was so filled with anguish over the loss of her, but now she runs free wearing her silver harness with great Husky pride, whole again, seizure free. I love you ShiyaAnne, my special precious Angel!
~In loving memory of ShiyaAnne Broga from her HuMomma~
I walk alone now,
Your grace and beauty just a memory.
Your spirit resides within my broken heart.
You left us too soon, but I knew the time had come
To set you free from pain.
You were my pride, my joy and my strength.
You showed me life and love unconditional
I returned tenfold.
...You were one of a kind, a rare and precious find.
My soul aches with every breath I take.
But I know that you await North of Rainbow Bridge
When it becomes time our souls to reunite.
~RIP Shiya, Sissy Dec 25th 2008 to July 10th 2012~
She was a wonderful leaddog and as sweet as could be. Loved being a sleddog and house dog. Run free my girl.
Sierra was my first husky. She was my best friend and now my angel. She was loyal and always willing to do whatever it took to please those around her. She never met a stranger and was loved by anyone who encountered her. I miss her dearly and not a day goes by that my heart doesn't ache. I love you, Sierra girl!
Loyal, loving and vocal. He's missed greatly and our home is too quiet without him.
Sir Anhueser Of The Dakotas - Dakota
Our first husky, our first baby as a forever family. He was a Christmas present from David to Charlotte the first year of their life together as a family in 1996. He was picked out by Lyndsey who was only 2 at the time, when David took Jordan and Lyndsey with him to the breeder. Picking Dakota out together helped bond kids to their new step-dad and Dakota became our glue. We have added more huskies to our family since then, but Dakota will always have the honor of being the first. We miss him daily, but know he is just over the Rainbow Bridge waiting for us. We love you Dakota!
Charlotte, David, Jordan, Lyndsey and Katie Cruce
Sky was a rescue who lost all the toes on his left rear paw. He was the most gentle pet ever, even after being found on the streets of Brooklyn injured. He was a part of everyone's lives once they met him. He loved his biscuits and would do all his tricks just for one of them. He remains in our thoughts and forever in our hearts. Run strong and without pain Sky...
Michael, Evelyn, Jason and David
We got Skye when she was 3 months old, and I remember the moment she was first put in my arms. The incredible softness of her fur, and the blue eyes looking into mine.
Those blue eyes were the first thing I saw every morning when I got up, and the last thing I saw every night before I went to sleep for 10 years, and I miss that so much. I miss her sweet face, the things she did that made us laugh, her "singing" and "talking", and even the "arguing" she did.
Now I look out at my baby girl's grave every morning, where we put sky blue flowers that are the color of her eyes. And I look out again every night before I go to bed.
Gaye Williamson , Rick Williamson
Our beautiful sweet, golden eyed boy.
Becky, Yonah, and David Roberts
Sophie was always a very shy girl. She was a stray found in Santa Cruz on Lighthouse Beach. She was terrified of children. She was my constant companion, she followed me everywhere and stuck by my side. There were very few people she trusted, but the ones she did trust she was very affectionate with. She loved her pack, all except Vixen who took over as Alpha very early on, they had a strained relationship. She adored Shadow, and even at the old age of 16 was flirting with him and trying to play with him.
I really miss her, she was with me for so long, which I am thankful for, but it leaves a huge hole in my heart and my life not having her around.
Spencer started having seizures at 10 months of age and also had thyroid issues and Cushings disease. But this little guy was one of the sweetest most gently huskies we've had. We miss him very much!
Jeffrey and Anna Vayda
Spica Of SPCA
Our beloved Spica, named for the SPCA where she picked us out as hers. She started the whole Siberian Husky addiction and she was one very special natural alpha bitch of the great kind. We'll never stop loving our Spica-girl until we have no memory left of anything at all.
John and Cheryl Dawson
Starfire was amazing she was the queen and all knew it.
Bec ky, Yonah, and David Roberts
Our Beloved Siberian Husky - Stevie. She was a huge loving part of our family for nine happy wonderful years. Stevie sadly passed away today on 10/29/2012 from kidney complications. She will be loved and missed in our hearts forever! She will now be reunited with close loved one's in heaven. Run fast and freely Stevie! Go Stevie go! We love you!!
She had us from the first time we saw her. Hiding in the corner being scared, but as she grew she lived up to her name. Talking to us like you having a conversation with some one. She touch ours and so many other's hearts in that special and goofy way. We will meet again. We love you big baby!
Diana & Clancy Phillips
Sweet Pea was here for a very short time, but she was a powerful little dog who just couldn't fight all that was stacked against her.... She leaves a wonderful legacy of her short life and is now running and playing with others, healthy again.
Sweetie was a rescue dog, she was adopted by a gentleman who shared his life with her for 8 years, she suddenly passed on Memorial Day weekend, 2012.
Dale misses his "Sweetie" more than words can say. She was his constant and faithful companion, they walked, how they walked every day together for several miles and then returned to the cabin they shared.
RIP Sweetie...you live on in the hearts of those who love you!
Tasha is at the rainbow bridge now. I think she only just started to suffer today. She was dealt a shitty hand in life - tied to a chain where she got heartworms and lyme disease bc no one cared. She came to NLSDR, and we did care and she was treated for heartworms, but alas the lyme disease had dessimated her kidneys. Tasha came to stay with me in November and I knew that she had irreversible kidney damage and would eventually succumb, but she was so full of life that it was hard to imagine. She loved doggie daycare, and running free in the play yard, riding in the car, and altho not fond of her bland renal diet, she did eat well and even gained some weight. We had turkey for Thanksgiving, saw Santa for Christmas, and brought in the New Year hopeful that her kidneys would hold out. Everyone said that when she crashed, she would crash hard. And that is exactly what happened. A week ago, she was playing, today she is gone. Her body could not handle all the toxins, and today she started to vomit and pant. I could not, in fact promised her back in November, that she would never suffer again, so she went to sleep today. She carries a message to Tegan, Chica, Clyde and Blue2, from all us here that we miss them and think of them often. I will spread her ashes in Alaska with the rest of them and see her, and the rest of my dog friends, at the bridge. Farewell my good girl Tasha
Editors note: Thanks to Kristen for making Tasha's last months so wonderful. She got the opportunity to know love while here. Godspeed, Tasha.
Kristen E Janowsky
Tay Marrs Hagrid -- Haze
Haze was a Seppala-line racing Siberian. A race leader with an impressive pedigree, he was very intelligent and sweet-natured. I will forever remember his dear face and his calm, gentle, quietly affectionate personality. His sudden passing on the morning of May 17 came without warning. Haze was the dog of my life and I miss him each and every day.
S.R. (Boris) Boland
Tegan came to me from an awful dog breeding/hoarding situation where she survived on dog feeces and rocks. She was my first feral dog and I learned so much about dogs and how dogs learn to trust from her. I adopted her because I could not bear for her to endure any more hardship in her life and she lived with me for five wonderful years. She was the true matriarch of our pack and we all loved her very much. I can not wait to see her again and Maximus, Caleb, Foxy and her daughter Celine all send wet, sloppy kisses her way, even though I know that is not your style Tegan.
We rescued Thruxton from a shelter but, it was he that really rescued me. He was such a wonderful companion to me after having lost my two old dogs that year. He knew when I was going to have a panic attack and would sit by my side until it passed. He loved to go on adventures. He love our hiking trips and most of all, the snow!
Tula Starr Of Bourbon
Tula the Terrible, Tulie-girl, Tulie-bird...you were a pistol and we loved you dearly. You were the most adorable puppy that ever pranced onto this earth and you thought you owned the whole thing. You were a great therapy dog and people-lover and the bossiest little bitch that ever ordered another dog around. You changed our lives forever with your antics and personality and I wouldn't have it any other way. We still love you, Little Girl, and always will.
John and Cheryl Dawson
Tundra was a fantastic siberian who has been a great companion to us, our son and Snowy. He put on a valient fight with us against cancer but he lost the battle today and is now running free and healthy waiting at the rainbow bridge for us to join him in the future.
We love him and are devasted by his passing....
Erik and Jenn Kurz
Willow Runs Zephyr
First dog I adopted from the local shelter when I moved to the Leavenworth, WA, area. Not my first Siberian, and not my first Siberian rescue, but the first one here. He was a happy boy and he absolutely LOVED little children. His interactions with kids are some of my happiest memories of Zephyr. He was the clown on my sled team, picking up chunks of bark or whatever to play with as we ran along. I'll always love you Zephyr.
He was the leader of the pack!
I rescued WolfMan at the age of 10 yrs old and had 6.5 wonderful years with him. Wolf had been badly abused prior to his rescue but was a soft and wise soul.
His fellow pack members miss him terribly.
I love you old man and miss you more then words.
I can feel you around me all the time and each time a new foster comes in, I look to see if its you I can see in those eyes.
Until I see you again....Much love my old friend.