A Candle for Thunder
White Dog was an only child and we were novices at blogging when we first met Phantom and his mischievous brother, Thunder. And we began a shared journey that saw our families grow in number and in grace. We walked with Phantom as he fought the c monster and he walked with us the very first time we took up our banner to slay the beast.
In the process our lives intertwined as we sent and received encouragement and bore witness to each other through life's ups and downs. We felt a bond and in the connection became family.
The suddenness and unexpectedness of Thunder's passing leaves us numb, questioning and soggy from tears. We were not ready; we did not get a chance to woo into being a miracle; we did not have long enough to say all that was in our hearts.
The White Dog Army sends the OP Pack, woos and humans, love and understanding. There are no words that will ease the pain right now but we hope that they can feel our blog family wrapping them with arms and paws to lean on and offer some small comfort. We want them to just know that they are not alone in their anguish.
We pray that our community's ocean of tears will ready the heart for someday in the future when lasting loving memories of Thunder grow to fill the jagged hole and provide a source of closeness and peace.
For now, dearest friend, run free of pain and be filled with the vigor of eternal youth. We know you will be waiting, tail wagging, silver harness jingling, to greet each of us when it is our time to join you.
We promise to never forget you, Thunder. You are a brave Warrior and wonderful friend. The White Dog Army will continue to fight on until no creature faces the horrors that the c monster inflicts...you have our solemn vow.