Time for Dakota to say goodbye

IMG_20140623_082151 (2)Yesterday was a bit rough.  We said goodbye to Dakota.

Dakota has been a part of my book blog since we got her.  I don’t remember if the blog started before or just after we got Dakota, but she’s been around for years.

In the banner at the top of my blog.

Eating my books.  Selecting give-a-way winners.  Tempting people to join The TBR Double Dare.

She’s probably one of the  most famous dogs in the book-blog-o-sphere.

She will rest under the peach tree in our backyard.  Peaches were her favorite.  More than once we found her sitting under the tree, looking up at the peaches, waiting for one of them to fall.




33 thoughts on “Time for Dakota to say goodbye

  1. Oh, I’m so sorry to hear about Dakota’s passing. Thinking of you today as you go through the first wave of loss. I’m a new subscriber and I’ve been really enjoying your reviews and posts.

  2. I am so sorry, James. She did so well for so long. A friend said that our pets just embed themselves in our hearts, and it leaves such a hole when we lose them.

  3. So sorry. Shedding tears for dear sweet Dakota. I think I even won a partially chewed book from you guys once because she pulled my name out of a hat for something. She was deeply loved.

  4. My condolences, James, and thanks for sharing that story about Dakota and the peaches in your time of sorrow. That’s a wonderful way to remember her.

  5. I’m really sorry to read the news, James. I think Dakota is what first brought your book blog to my attention. I loved the idea of a book-eating dog and always hoped she would choose her next snack wisely. Condolences to both of you.

  6. I’ve been thinking of you today and sending warm thoughts. I remember those videos of Dakota choosing giveaway winners. I don’t watch a lot of videos on blogs, but I always watched those and they always made me smile.

  7. I am just glad you let us get to know her a bit. I laughed at the thought of her sitting under the peach tree waiting for one to fall. When I worked in the vet’s as a vet nurse we had a dog come in every January with a peach pit in her stomach that needed to be surgically removed. After the third operation the owners finally cut down the tree. The peaches were just too expensive.

    1. As far as I know, Dakota never ate the pits. She would often carry a peach into the house, jump up on the sofa and quietly eat her way around the peach pit which we would later find between the cushions.

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