January 2, 2011

White Dog and the rest of the Army sadly watched as Steve finished packing away the Christmas ornaments and readied the tree to go to the curb for recycling.

"It went so fast," Quinn woofed. "Things seem so...ordinary now," Nuka agreed. "Tomorrow everything is back to the old routine of dad working the mailman just bringing bills and no more cookies or special treats," Puff quietly added. "Well, we'll still get treats, you all know that," TOWD corrected, "but the magic is certainly over."

WD sized up her pack and took a deep breath. "You know, it is what we make it! We can be all sad about the Christmas/New Year holidays being over or we can go about making everyday special in some way! We are all pretty darn lucky, you know!" With that she gave "The Look " to the other pups and continued. "We are not alone anymore, any of us! If we all work together we can do incredible things! We are an Army, for dog's sake! Things aren't ending, they are just beginning! Have some hope and then work to make changes, I promise along the way, we will have PLENTY of reasons to celebrate!"

I gave my Wise Girl a hug and whispered "thanks" into her ear, for I, like the others was feeling down about returning to normal. Tonight on FB we discovered this beautiful and inspiring video that we want to share as Thanks to all of our friends (Khyra, Random Felines, Brian, Daisy Mae, our own Michael, and so many others) for giving us reasons every single week to celebrate our collective progress in making a difference.

The Prayer of St. Francis, This Year, Save One, Foster One, Rescue One Dog


Teddy Bear said...

Very well pawed. Every day is a special day indeed.:) We loved the video!!!

Teddy Bear

Suka said...

hey Siku Marie et al,

Pawsome video! Thanks for sharing!

Siku, that was a great speech you gave to your Pack! Kudos! It is always a bit of a let down when the holidays end. But, my human mentioned that another holiday is coming up in a few weeks, one that celebrates LOVE and a LOT of yummy treats go along with the holiday. So, cheer up! Valentine's Day is just around the corner!


KB said...

You put it so eloquently, and the video is touching. Thanks.

Random Felines said...

Oh geez - now you made mom tear up at work. I agree - it is about taking one day at a time and making the changes you can. While one person may not be able to change everything for everyone, if you can make one small change for one person or animal, then we are all well on our way to a better world. :)

Rebecca said...

We love the video. I know that nothing makes me feel better than helping an animal in need. I wish we could do more than we do now, and one day we hope to. You have taken in your own little army over the past few months, and you have made quite a difference as well. We are so glad that this year your army will not be hungry, or cold, or have to worry, or be scared. What a wonderful gift that is.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo know we believe in this and then some!

PeeEssWoo: BTW, deja vu all ovFUR again today ;-)

Remington said...

Great post! Helping anyone in need is the best thing ever!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We too are very grateful for the work that you and all those you mentioned to help.

All our Christmas "stuff" is packed away and Mom says she enjoyed it while it was here but is glad to be over with all the busy-ness for a year at the same time as trying to keep the spirit of love and sharing alive.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Brian said...

That video is so special, as y'all are!!!

Kari in WeHo said...

we still have a tree but all the trimmings are gone :(


Sagira said...

We didn't have a tree, so was easy clean up around here. hehe.
But yes, the time did go by so fast.