April 8, 2010

White Dog and Quinn milled around Michael this morning as we ate breakfast and prepared to go to his Parent-Teacher Conference (a first for Steve and I). When we returned an little over an hour later, White Dog was anxiously waiting in her window perch and Quinn greeted us at the door. "Well?" they both demanded before we were even all inside. Michael's Lead Teacher had given Michael a glowing report on his school work and focus. She was genuinely impressed at the progress he has made in spite of all the change and turmoil in his life. It looks like he will, indeed, graduate from high school this May... White Dog and Quinn both let out an excited "Woof!" at this news...and then he will continue on in the system in a Life Skills/ Job Training Program (those details will be fleshed out in the next couple of weeks)! Michael is more than a little nervous about more change but White Dog reassured him that these changes were good ones because they meant he was not a pup any more but someone who a voice and a choice in charting his destiny. Quinn, understanding the scariness of such big leaps, just laid his head in Michael's lap and smiled encouragingly.


Prinnie and Digby said...

That is great news Michael! Well done. Siku and Quinn, there is no doubt you have both helped Michael feel secure and safe enough to be making such wonderful progress. You are all amazing!

Prinnie and the sibs

Stephanie said...

That sounds like wonderful news! You can do it, Michael!

Stephanie, Rob, Derek, Daisy and Poppy

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

THAT is some furry khool news!

PeeEssWoo: Sam, Amy, and Irina were THRILLED when I shared the news about Ben's $$$!

Casper and pals said...

That's great! Siku and Quinn are awesome helpers and great cheerleaders for Michael!

Teddy Bear said...

What great news for Michael.:)

Teddy Bear

Cappy the Eskie said...

Way to go Michael !!! Graduation means another celebration.

We’re certain that whatever path Michael follows, he's sure to be successful with such a great(human and canine)support system.

Hugs and yips,

Amy and The House of Cats said...

That is such awesome news for Michael! What exciting changes he will have in the next few months!

The OP Pack said...

Great news for Michael, his Mom, and all of you. The move was a good choice for him. Please give him our congratulations.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

TwoSpecialWires said...

We are very proud of all of you. Thank dogness we didn't miss this post ... what a wonderful milestone and what promising new beginnings. This has been an amazing year. We're glad to have been able to share it.

Jake and Fergi xxoo

Kari in WeHo said...

so glad to hear he will be graduating in May :)