March 9, 2010

White Dog is amazing to watch as she assesses the changes that have occurred since Quinn has joined the family and adjusts to accommodate them. She has been much more tolerant than we thought she would be in terms of sharing both her "stuff" and her humans (although she does sometimes quietly insert herself into situations involving Steve and Quinn just so both remember that he is hers first).

For the first time, before school, White Dog asked Steve to take her for a walk along with Michael and Quinn (who go each day). As Michael and Quinn strolled, White Dog raced like a pup but came back to them often to check on their progress or to point out a particularly good smell.

A charming scene unfolded at mail time. When White Dog began her usual song to the USPS; Quinn jumped up and ran out to the living room. There they stood, each on a cranberry chair at the window, tails wagging. White Dog the spokesperson; Quinn watching intently to follow her every movement. Then both went out to the porch to sniff and double sniff what was pushed through the slot.

Quinn, still quite underweight, is getting fed twice a day and White Dog is OK with that...she lets him eat in peace and never tries to take his food or interrupt him. She has growled a warning , however, when the big boy starts to giraffe neck the coffee table, exhibiting poor party manners...and you know, he stops immediately!

Right now, both are lounging in the kitchen doorway, where a pork roast is slow roasting in garlic and beer. White Dog has clearly explained to Quinn that this is one of her favorite meals and if inhaling could draw the meat to them, it would be devoured by now. Both seem to understand that there will be plenty for all and that there is not a need for competition.

As I observe both of them, coming from such different places in the world, I am fascinated by the ability of each to adapt...to be flexible...to accept change without regret...and I am a little jealous.


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

Once again, thanks fur sharing all the images the post khreated -

Khyra & Khousin Merdie
PeeEssWoo: AND the smells from the post too!

Kari in WeHo said...

I want pork roast in beer and garlic? Can I come over for dinner?

Prinnie and Digby said...

Wouldn't it be miraculous if we humans could adapt as well as your precious babies? Or forgive as easily, or love unconditionally?? We love the journey you are all on! Thank you for sharing it with us each day!

Kim, Shar, Prinnie and Digby

Teddy Bear said...

Pork roast sounds delicious! My Mommy and Daddy think it's pawesome that we pups can adapt so well to any situation. I do think that humans play a huge part in helping us do that.:)

Teddy Bear

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh it is so wonderful that things are going so well with everyone! It really sounds like Quinn is thiving with you all!

TwoSpecialWires said...

We are thrilled. Simply thrilled.

Keep up the progress. And the progress notes.

Jake and Fergi (who both had a slight regression today ... check Prinnie's comment)

Suka said...

hey Siku Marie and Quinn,

Thanks for your kind note on my blog. I have not been able to post for a while, and it may be a few more days yet before I can post. But I wanted to sniff my way over and bark a huge "hello!" and hope that you are both adjusting and doing ok. From what I have just read, you are doing great, and that makes me wag my tail in happiness!

Siku Marie, what an excellent fur-sister you have turned out to be! Quinn, you are doing amazingly well, I am impressed!



Sagira said...

Sounds like they are doing just great. I am so happy for all of you. :)

The OP Pack said...

That is so wonderful. We are still trying to get Phantom to tolerate the pipsqueak here, but she can be quite annoying to an 11 year old senior canine:)

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara