October 1, 2009

White Dog reached a milestone with yesterday's post, her 1,551st! We like the symmetry of that number which started like this when she was 7 months old:

June 24, 2005...the Beginning
White Dog and I debated the virtues of the trusty sidekick. "You do understand," I sneered condescendingly, "that Lassie is a fictional character--a figment of some fat old white dude's hyperactive imagination!""Ah, but what you don't understand," she yipped, "is that the need for loyal companionship is hardwired into the human psyche. That's why you are sitting here now."Falling into a silent truce, she licked my face as I stroked the soft fur of her ears.

Since that time we have found in this wonderful community of bloggers a place to grow, to share, to care, and to connect on so many levels. White Dog has developed incredible friendships (and I through her); she has witnessed amazing adventures from all over the world; and has received a real education from the experiences of others about how awful and how wonderful life can be. The quiet determination and heroism of some of you move us to tears and inspire us to be better...each and every one of you has shown us that we are a family and are never alone. Thanks for listening to our story.


Hana said...

What a great milestone, Siku! I like that number, 1551. I gotta come up with a special number for myself.

We are very glad you joined the dog blogging world! You have an eye for art, in whatever format that may be, and a gift for words.

Casper said...

Wow! Congratulations Siku! That is just awesome pawsome!

We are so glad that we met you via blogging. You are a great pal!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...


What a khute pikh fur the post too!

WE'VE only recently been furtunate to meet woo 'here' but we are so glad wh did!

We treasure and appreciate our furiendship!

It is only proper we met woo by Fate and once again, Fate smiled kindly on my mom and me!

Here's to 1551 MORE!


Teddy Bear said...

Wow, what a huge feat! Congratulations on your 1551st post!:) We are so thankful for your friendship, Siku. You are a gift.:)

Kim and Shar said...

Congratulations my dear friend!!

I know that my family and I are more grateful for you and your family being in our lives than words can express, and we feel it a true honor to be a part of your world. Without your blog, we never would have met.....what a loss that would be.

I have a special something for us to share when we finally get to sit under the NM stars together. Until then, please share all our love with you and your family, and please don't ever stop sharing your story. You, mom and dad are brilliant and our lives are richer because of your posts!


Mack and Sally Ann said...

Wow, go Siku, you are an excellent eskie gal.

Stephen Sehi-Smith said...

Congratulations to the two most special beings in my life. Thanks for the memories and here's to thousands more!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

My dad is the unrecognized "partner" in keeping our blog. He was our original encouragement. He solves our IT problems. He is an important source for photos and information (like when mom was in the hospital). We could not have reached our milestone without him. He is the best!

Kim and Shar said...

OK, can I just say that you three are just the best?? Love the love!!