December 31, 2009

White Dog and I, on this last day of 2009, spent time reflecting on the past year. There were some tough times (especially with my health), there were sad times (the loss of Hana, the need to put my dad into skilled nursing care), and there were times that tested our patience and faith in our fellow humans (the Washington Eskie puppy mill, continued fighting around the globe). But these were far overshadowed by examples of everyday compassion and caring we saw over and over again here in our community (the Circle of Paws, the fostering of pets awaiting forever homes, driving transports of adopted pets across country to start a "real" life). We have made friends, not just others who blog, who share with loving hearts and true interest. We have discovered that we are blessed with the most amazing network of support in the Universe...two- and four-leggeds who are there always, no matter what. We have learned that united we can make miracles happen and we can change the world (slowly, but we can change it)!

There is much that needs to be improved in 2010, but we have hope. And we know we are not alone. From this White Dog and I are certain that the coming year arrives tonight dressed in glorious possibility.

Our New Year's wish to each and every one of you, our friends, is this:
May the brightness of the new year continue to shine with hope. May it bring to all a sense of belonging, of peace, of contentment and fulfillment. May you have health enough to enjoy beautiful adventures and to explore the wonder that fills the world. May your bowl never be empty. May there always be a paw or hand to wrap around you when you are cold, or lonely or scared. Mostly, we wish you a heart filled with, and by, love.

Happy New Year from Siku Marie, the White Dog and Susan and Steve


Deborah said...

Happy New Year White Dog!
I hope 2010 will be a better one for you!
Deborah and my pack!
PS. Your cute as a button!

Prints the Cat said...

Siku, Susan, and Steve,

You have hearts filled with love and we are blessed to know you. We wish a good new year to you.

~Prints the Cat (brother to Angel Hana) and his family

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

Mom and I thank woo fur the pawesome words!

Woo pawed it so furry well - as only Team White Dog khould!

We are furry happy to have found woo this year too!

AND we have those Bumpass Hounds to thank since they were looking fur someone from NM!

We send all of woo are best wishes fur a special 2010!

Khyra, Merdie, and Phyll

Ginger Jasper said...

So very glad we got to know you as friends.. HAPPY NEW YEAR With love GJ and Carol and Barrie xx

Suka said...

I saw you on Teddy's blog and pawed my way over. I am so glad I did. What beautiful words and sentiments to end the old year of 2009 and bring in the New Year of 2010.

Happy Woof New Year to you and yours!


Teddy Bear said...

Happy New Year to Siku, Susan, and Steve! You guys truly are a blessing. We are so thankful for your friendships.

Teddy Bear

The OP Pack said...

You always seem to say things in such a special and magical way. We are so glad we got to meet you and your family.

Happy New Year to you and wishes from us to you for a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

TwoSpecialWires said...

Siku, Susan and Steve. What you have said in your post could not be expressed more perfectly. You always make us think, and reflect and celebrate life. What a better time to do that than this evening. This moment. The new year is about to roll in ... and with it comes promise and opportunity. We are so glad to be able to share the new year with you ...

Best wishes for a wonderful prosperous new year.
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Casper said...

Happy New Year my dear friend!

Casper and pals said...

Happy New Year to Siku, Susan and Steve!

Wishing you lots of good things in 2010!

Woofs Casper, Buddy, Nikki, foster dog Jazzy and our Momma Gwyn

Scout 'n Freyja said...


Here's to another year of friendship and smiles and holding up each other through the trials. Over the past year you have brought us many giggles, some laughter and always a feeling that the world is a better place because you are in it.

Digby and Prinnie said...

Siku, Sue and Steve,

This year has been a year of magic because it brought you in to our lives. We are so much richer because of you, and truly look forward to another year with our families joined together.

Love to you all,
Shar, Kim, Digby and Prinnie