December 21, 2010

White Dog looked at me as we sat together thinking about the day. “Two Thousand is a lot of stories and adventures,” she said. “Precious White One,” I responded, “two thousand posts is your autobiography. It is your life from the moment you came to live with us, told day-by-day, shared milestone by milestone. It is a virtual you.”

This was our very first entry, do you remember:

June 24, 2005...the Beginning

White Dog and I debated the virtues of the trusty sidekick. "You do understand," I sneered condenscendingly, "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.

“You were so tiny and curious about the world. We barked on the blog so you would feel connected and it took a long time to be found. But slowly your story was read and then followed and we read and followed and commented. Our lives became entwined in a community.”

And now two thousand days later or more, we look back and are overwhelmed at how much we have shared…good times, like our Recommitment Ceremony or Rescuing Quinn, or your sisters joining us, or your Hollywood debut in Shakespeare. We have felt the Power of the Paw during tough times, when I was so sick, or you went through neutering. Our friends have been there with love and support during sad times and with woofs, purrs and cheers of joy to celebrate. Their words have encouraged us and, hopefully, we have returned the gift with added insight or wisdom or hope or happiness to theirs. We have accomplished great things with their help and have helped others change the world one step at a time. We have been a member of a community that shares, cares, and acts on making a difference…and have been enriched, stretched to reach higher, and blessed by it.

“I love you momma, for helping me be part of something bigger than myself,” White Dog softly woo’d.

By the grace of the Universe, I hope White Dog will be with me for us to reach Five Thousand posts but I am grateful everyday for her…and for your kind acceptance of our humble story. Thank you, friends.

From now until midnight tomorrow night (White Dog’s Barkday) we are holding a Comment-A-Thon. Every comment left means more donation money will be sent to fund Canine Cancer Research and other causes. Please let us know you have been by (at least once)!

photo copyright Lisa Manry Photography, 2010


TwoSpecialWires said...

Oh! Are we first??? This is gonna be a really measly comment ... but we DID succeed in getting Moma here to take a peek at your post! Yippeeee! We'll be back. We promise! But we wanted to get here bright and early (or late and sleepy) before she got busy doing something else and we found ourselves late!

You are sooooo special to us!
More soon.
Love and so many hugs and cuddles and tail wags
Jake and Fergi and Family

Rebecca said...

Wonderful, we are happy to have such wonderful friends.

Cappy the Eskie said...

Hi Everyone - What a wonderful tribute to you, Siku. We'll be sure and stop by tomorrow to comment and to wish you a very Happy Barkday.

We're not up-and-running on our blog yet, but we're working on it.

Hugs and yips,
Cappy and Ollie

Teddy Bear said...

Happy 2,000th post, my dear friend! We're so glad ti have met you and your most wonderful family.:)

Teddy Bear

Reskie Ellie said...

Dear Siku Marie, White Dog,
Reading your 2000th blog makes me feel as if I have been your friend all the days of your life and shared them with you and your family. It is a great honor and responsibility to be a loyal and loving companion to your humans and your sisters and brother White Dogs, and to enrich and be a part of the larger community through your diary. Thank you for sharing with us all!

With licks and (((tailwags))) for your 6th Barkday,
Your new friend, Reskie Ellie
The Fysh Sun Dog Pack

Brian said...

I am surprised your paws are not very tired WD after 2000 posts, congrats! I am so happy we found your little place in the blogosphere and I am so thrilled to be going along with you!

Daisy said...

Big congratulations on 2,000 posts. I can't even count that high! And happy Barkday, too!

The Thundering Herd said...

Congratulations, Comgratulations, Congratulations (ok, that I am not going to do 2000 times). We have loved getting to know your family and thank you for sharing for so long!

KB said...

Wow, 2000 posts and all those days of happiness with White Dog. I'm a new visitor, and I love your cause!

KB said...

Since you said that we could comment more than once.... Thanks for being so generous for our dog best friends.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all the great stories. Your blog really keeps me connected with your wonderful family and the White Dog Army!

Mack said...

I am so glad to have you for friends! And mom can't stop oohing and awwing at that cute puppy butt!

Congrats on 2000!!

Prinnie,Digby and Atka said...

Happy 6th Barkday my BFF. I am so glad you were born and are a very special and important part of the Heart Family. And congratulations on your 2000th blog. We are so thankful that you've been sharing your life with us in the world of bloggers. It's because of this sharing of your life that we have the honor of being your friends.
Eskie Hugs,

ra_husky said...

Happy Barkday Whitedog! Pawty like a rockstar:) Husky woooos,

RA & Isis

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khongrats on 2K!

Mom still has leaky eyes after reading this post - and even reread yesterday's post as well

Of khourse, part of the leaking was due to having put my Wednesday post together fur The Luke and The Mom

Somehow your Canine Cancer choice was just SO appropriate - and so furry needed

Here's to LOTS of green paper$!!!!!!

And yes, khwite the khute puppy butt!


Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Hello! We are new to yoor blog but would like to help yoo celebrate yoor 2000th post! Have a wonderful day ~ and many more wonderful days too.

5puggums2mamasanddadandhiscat said...

Wesa finally found your bloggy. Wesa will follow for sures. Did you know that mama had two babies before us puggums...one was a Goldern Retriever, named Gypsy Camelot Rose, and the other a Lab/Blue Heeler Mix, named Bear Jordan. They were most special to mama and were her siblings...wesa her kiddos. Gypsy, the girl, died of Cancer...and her brother that she treated like a son...Bear died of Cancer and complications of diabetes. We are truly greatful to leave a comment that will help find a cure for this heinous disease that takes so many of our furiends and families lives.
Much luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, and Mimi

Prinnie,Digby and Atka said...

CONGRATULATIONS, my BFF!!!! I love you so much and am so proud of you and momma for reaching this amazing milestone!

Love, high paws and licks,

Casper said...

What a milestone! Here's to many many more posts. You and your family are very special indeed.

Hope you have a wonderful barkday with lots of treats and spoiling.

The Heartbeats said...

Mack sent us over! Love your blog! We don't have any white dogs. We are all red and black!

Nice to know you!

Wiggles & Licks,

Stella said...

Hi Siku, We are new to your blog but we wish you a most happiest birthday and thank you for supporting a good cause with your birthday green papers.

I am going to put you on my blog list so I don't miss another word about you and will come back another time before your birthday is done.

Happy Birthday to you (sung softly)


Kari in WeHo said...

SQUEEE puppy pics! So amazing that you reached 2000 posts!


Prints the Cat said...

Hi Siku and Family! You are the most caring, giving, and generous family we know! We are honored to know you.

Have a very happy barkday and happy 2000th post!

Willow said...

White Dog,
I am honored to be able to say that I've met you. (Well, not really!) I am glad you're going to donate to a great cause, because I've stayed in many shelters... traveled the looooooooong ride here from Oklahoma... and was a stray before some kind people came and caught me and brought me here to live with my forever family. But I've seen suffering that some dogs must go through, how they need to hunt for their food, protect themselves, find their own shelter... I could go on and on, but I'm just here to say.. Happy 2000th Post Day and Happy Barkday!

Anonymous said...

Happy 6th Barkday and many, many more.

Buddy and Bailey n Texas

Remington said...

Beautiful post, my friend. 2000 posts! Amazing -- good job!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

YAY AND CONGRATS!! Oh 2000 is such a huge milestone - I didn't even know much about blogging back in 2005 (and I am a geek so that is a shock!) We are so honored to have met you White Dog, and the rest of the White Dog army too! Mom was trying to remember when we first met - she has just an awful memory but will hopefully figure it out! (And can we just say how cool we think it is that Two Special Wires got the first comment - they are awesome too!) And oh we just love to read your blog because we can so picture it when you tell your stories!

Of course, since today isn't your actual birthday we will be back to sing to you tomorrow, either here or on your official birthday post!!

Anonymous said...

Yay for 2,000th post,Have a happy birthday Siku,And to all of White Dog's friends,Have a very merry christmas!

Soraya, Yukon & Kiska said...

Congratulations, White Dog, on 2000 posts, and Happy 6th Barkday! We love your "autobi-dog-graphy" and are so happy to have shared in your adventures. To many, many more years and posts!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Congrats on #2000 = that is just incredible. We know that we have not been "here" long enough to have read all of them, but we don't think we have ever read one that hasn't touched us so. One day when the Momster has lots of time, we are all going to sit and read from #1 to the end. We love visiting and we love all of you too.

Happy Holidays.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Oskar said...

We are so proud to be able to do our little part in this great event!

Nubbin wiggles,

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Thank you all so much! So far (and it is only afternoon here) we have been honored and touched by your kindness. Help us "break the bank" for some excellent causes.

Sagira said...

Happy Birthday! Oh my you were so tiny. You should post some more puppy photos. :)

Congrats on your 2,000 post as well and thanks for donating money to such a great cause. :)

Danielle said...

Congrats on 2,000 posts! That's a big milestone, and definately one worth celebrating.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

This has taken on a khwite a fokhus now that we know The Luke needs us so much

His The Mom wrote my mom a message earlier this evening -

She appreciates all the support we are ofFURing her -

Now, bakhk to the pawty fur your 2K!!

PeeEssWoo: We are awaiting 8pm our time - we will like our khandle fur The Siberian Winter Solstice Bridge Ceremony - 21 minutes to go

Hansel said...

Oh we are here! we are sorry we are so late!

Pepsi Bum said...

OHHH! This is so cool! Happy 2000th post! Aren't your paws tired from all the typing??? Hehe.

Oh! & Happy Barkday, Siku~


Pepsi Bum said...

OHHH! This is so cool! Happy 2000th post! Aren't your paws tired from all the typing??? Hehe.

Oh! & Happy Barkday, Siku~


Bauser said...

What a fabulous thing to do. It is a great cause. Merry Christmas. Doggy licks.... Bauser

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations on 2,000 posts!!...We feel so lucky to have found your wonderful blog; each of you is a special, beautiful friend to us and we are very grateful to have you all in our lives...We love you guys very much...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

Jacqueline said...

LOVE the photos!...This is such a beautiful tribute to Siku=it's a wonderful cause and we appreciate your generosity; we are priviledged to be part of your kind hearts :)...kisses...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

Keisha said...

Happy 2,000 posts! Yay! :)

Prinnie,Digby and Atka said...

YAY BFF and Aunt Sue! We are so proud of you and are singing in honor of your 2,000th post!!!!!

Your BFF

Prinnie,Digby and Atka said...

PS: Christmas Carols, anyone???? (hee hee!)

Love you so much!

Maxie said...

Happy happy birthday! More posts to come. My favorite ones are those which Siku is adjusting to Quinn's arrival in the family.

Irene and Maxie

Pepsi Bum said...

Hi Siku!
Guess whoooo? It's me Chubbs! Pepsi the silly boy asked me to come by for your comment-a-thon.

What a lovely thing for you to be doing for all the other dogs out there!


I Am HoneyBuzz said...

I think I am too lates for your comment-a-thon but Iz wanted to say Hello anyways. I just found you from my friend Pepsi!! I'm always happy to meet new furends!!

Big Slurps, HoneyBuzz

Those Elgin Pugs said...

We are furiends of Pepsi's and wanted to stop by and say hellos!

IzZY, Josie, TriXie and Anakin Man

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday
Merry Christmas
Happy New Year

Anonymous said...

Congrats to YOU! Happy Barkday TOO!

Anonymous said...

White Dog - Happy Barkday and Merry Christmas! You are lucky to know just when your Barkday is - we Reskies (Angel and Sweet Pea) can only guess.

It's a wonderful thing you are doing with your Comment-a-thon, so we just had to stop by and wish you and the new little Quinn, a very happy day, and you, White Dog, many happy returns!
Paula N.

Lori @ According to Gus said...

What cute puppy photos! Congrats!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We stopped back to leave another comment as one of our last comments today - Mom is off soon to get our human brother and family at the airport. We hope lots more comments come in too.

Happy Holidays to all.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara