Thursday, January 5, 2012

DaKota

I lost my furry best friend last week to cancer. ☹ It took her life faster than we all expected. She was my best friend and was there for me through my many life changes. I know all of you dog lovers out there can understand this, Dakota was a very special dog. A dog that held such a special place in my heart that I will never forget her and I will carry her memory with me every day I live.

The best part of Dakota’s life was she inspired me to open Ruffledale. She changed my course of life with her life. I had it all planned out that I would graduate with a BS in Exercise Physiology and find a career using that knowledge…..but Dakota had other plans.

While I was at work she would be at home destroying the interior of the house (yes, she was a very naughty puppy.) She was bored….no longer did I have as much time to spend with her now that I had a “real job.” So that is when the research began. Why not open a fun place to dogs to exercise. I have always been an extreme animal lover, for those that know me, know I can be a little crazy about all the critters that inhabitant this earth. That is when the vision of Ruffledale Pet Resort and Paw Spa was born.

Dakota was there to help me get it started and helped me through figuring it all out. Everyday I will be thankful that I was able to give Dakota a wonderful home for the 10 years she lived.

For those of you that love Ruffledale… Now you know that a dog name Dakota Jane was the one who really we should all give credit too!!

I love you Dakota Jane… I will miss you everyday…I will miss your naughtiness the most… I can’t wait to see you again, I hope you are the first to greet me when I die.

Love your best friend, TeAnna

In Loving Memory….

Dakota Jane 11/2001-12/2011

































2 comments:

brenda said...

I loved Dakota!

Leslie said...

What a beautiful tribute!