December 23, 2010

White Dog is thrilled and delighted to report that this birthday and blog milestone party was the best ever! Thanks, friends for leaving more than 150 comments (151, to be precise)! I have agreed to include sibling greetings from the other members of the White Dog Army and phone calls so we will round the total up to 160 comments...meaning $80 for Canine Cancer Research! Woohoo!

Remember, there are more parts to this celebration. First, without telling him why, White Dog asked Michael to pick a number between 1 and 151...his choice led us to Jacqueline and her beautiful Cats, Halle, Sukki, and Calle. White Dog will sponsor one of Khyra's mom's rescue transports in their names!

The next winner, determined by Steve's count of the number of pistachios left in the "munchy" bag, is Rebecca and Daisy Mae. We will make a $20 donation to the charity of their choice. Please let us know the name of the lucky recipient.

There are over a dozen other prizes to be awarded and we promise to announce those winners right after Christmas. But tomorrow is our family's biggest celebration of the year...The Endless Christmas Eve Open House and we are way behind schedule in preparations so please bear with us.

Meanwhile, everyone should be very proud of helping us fight the evil monster that stalks us all and who is responsible for too much suffering and too many losses. I believe that these dollars are heaven marked to fuel progress that will defeat this foe...hopefully within our lifetime. We can think of no better way to show our strength than by celebrating life and milestones reached and community joined! You are all awesome!

While, dollars help, our most amazing weapon is the Power of the Paw. Our hopes and prayers and united energies can make a difference. Keep fighting alongside of The Luke...and Murphy...and Blueberry...and all the warriors struggling against the little c (cancer never deserves big letters). A cure will be found...we will do it together! Because Cancer.Touches.Everyone

Thank you dear friends for the best birthday ever! We are teary that so many care so much to stop by and leave a word. I promise to finish posting winners next Monday.

On a personal sad note: Chuck, our Sugar Glider who went blind last week, passed away today. Although he was responding well to hand feeding and hydration, Dr. Julia feels that the small sweet boy simply died of old age, peacefully, in his sleep.


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Dear White Dog Army -

THANKS fur such a pawesome show of strength and support!

What an amazing amount of khomments fur green paper$ -

How khool those furry beaWOOtiful gals will be riding along on a transport!

PeeEssWoo: Happy 2K+++ ;-)

Teddy Bear said...

That is so pawesome!!! We're so glad that so many green papers have been raised to help with the nasty C word. We're glad you had an amazing barkday and can't wait to hear about tomorrow's festivities.

Teddy Bear

Ginger Jasper said...

Fabulous fabulous.. So glad it went so well So sorry not getting to comment as much but mum is so so under pressure and not getting to anyone at the momen. Very awesome post and so very heartfelt are your words. Sorry you lost your little sugar glider.. With hugs and love GJ.

Brian said...

I am so sorry to hear about sweet Chuck. I am glad that you got so many comments, that is wonderful! Merry Christmas to all of you from all of us!

Jacqueline said...

So sorry to hear about Chuck and Arvo; you guys have dealt with lots of loss this week=our sincere condolances...You have done a wonderful, selfless deed for canine cancer research...Merry Christmas precious friends...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

Suka said...

hey Siku Marie et al.,

I am SO sorry I missed all the fun! Your 6th Birthday (Happy Happy Birthday Lovely One!) and your 2000 Post!! (Huge congratulations on that milestone!) I just logged on today and read your Comments, so I unfortunately missed these great dates in your life. Please accept my apologies!

Hope you are all having an amazing Christmas and hope that Santa brought you lots of goodies!


Sagira said...

So happy you received so many comments and so much got donated to the rescues. :)