February 27, 2011

White Dog, looked at The Other White Dog. "I'm not your ghostwriter, YOU take the keyboard and say want you want. It was YOUR Gotcha Day, after all." So they shifted places and the Big White Boy took the helm. He wiggled to comfortable. White Dog rolled her eyes at his preparatory drama and sat in the hallway with SAWD and AWD to watch.

Quinn looked at me and I put my arm around him in support. The shy one trembled a bit and looked toward the dog door. "Just speak from your heart," I told him.

This is his post:

Dear, dear friends of the Blogworld...no you are MORE than friends...you are my extended family (that's not too bold, is it? I encouraged him to continue),

I thought I was the luckiest pup in the Universe when I was saved from my ugly fate. Then I wound up with a family that loved me, asked no questions, and let me take my time to fit in and I could not imagine anything better. But then momma told me the story of all the strangers who helped me and cared about my well-being and made sure that I was safe and I thought that I had used up my entire life time's allotment of good fortune. Then White Dog introduced me to all of you and I was a little jealous until I realized that you wanted to know not just about her but about me and you cared about me as well...my heart almost burst with all of the love that I felt at being recognized and accepted just for being me.

And now, a year later, you are still encouraging me, and sending me love, and following my story. And I have come to know your stories and appreciate that although we don't always talk about it, that we have lots in common.

Being a Reskimo means that I have a hard time opening up and trusting. But many of you have walked that same road and you understand. And nobody judges. I simply cannot imagine that my life could be any richer or more wonderful...I am blessed by the Universe and touched by magic. This community embodies the spirit of all that is good in two-, three- and four-leggeds.

And that is why I want to give a very special and heartfelt "Thank You" to everyone who left a comment for my Gotcha Day...your kind words made a once homeless stray on deathrow feel like the King of the World and helped a few of our brothers and sisters who are less fortunate and need so much. Our donations have already been sent (Of course, White Dog talked momma into rounding things up...thanks, sis).

You honor me with your generous hearts. Know I cherish you all and am at your side whenever you call.


The Mighty Quinn, TOWD

photo copyright, Lisa Manry


Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

Oh, Quinn, that was most bootifully written! :)

We love you tooooooooooo! Hehhehehe


Casper and pals said...

Wow Quinn that is a beautiful photo of you!

Teddy Bear said...

We love seeing more and more photos of you dear friend!

Teddy Bear

Brian said...

You really are most special...and very loved by all of us too!

Ginger Jasper said...

Very beautifuly written and oh that photo is gorgeous. You are one special woofie and I am glad I know you.. Hugs GJ xx

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Hey, Quinn - you did so well. We hope you will post more often - you know you have so many furiends out here in blog land. And lots of human friends too. We are so glad you found your way to your home and hope that you will let your dad take lots more photos of you - you are one handsome dude.

Any chance we can talk you into coming to the kissing booths with us?

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Suka said...

hey Quinn,

I could not have pawed that better myself! Perfect! You are very gifted at expressing yourself, and what is in your heart. Beautiful words, and I am so furry happy that you feel as you do. You deserve it! You are a wonderful, special pup and we are all so happy you are safe and thriving! Glad you had such a successful Gotcha Day! And how very generous that you are donating to help other pups out of their bad situations.

Suka and K

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Ok, our mom is in BIG trouble for missing your gotcha day Quinn! Unfortunately she scheduled her tax guy that day and was exhausted between that and the new sister (and the old sisters too) she didn't even get online this weekend (as is her usual she was already behind anyway). We are sad we missed it but do want to wish you a very happy belated Gotcha Day! We are so glad we have met you and gotten to know you over this past year - and oh if anyone deserves the wonderful forever home you have it is year you dear sweet boy! We can't wait to see what will happen with all of you in the months and years to come!! We love your post - it is so from the heart it just made our mom tear up a bit when she was reading it to us.

rottrover said...

Dear Mighty Quinn -- we're jumpin' for joy" that you wrote your own postie. Our newest pack member, Ruby, who is also a rescue is too shy to try her paw at the keyboard. You write beautifully! Her gotcha day is at the end of March and Mom's going to steal your idea of donating per comment. Wishing you another great year!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

ra husky said...

Dear mighty Quinn,
We consider it an honor to share in your adventures and daily routines! Looking forward to many, many gotcha day posts~love the photo too! Thank woo mighty one! Your furiends,,
RA & Isis

Kari in WeHo said...

Yes we consider you extended family too!


Asta said...

White dog, You awe so sweet fow encouwaging Quinn to open up and not be shy wif us.
Quinn, You awe so handsome and bwave and I'm so vewy happy that youw family is so special and that you met othew angels along the way to finding youw fuwwevew home. It's an honow to know all of you
we love you, and thank you fow youw wowds!!!!
smoochie kisses

Sagira said...

Quinn, you are so sweet. Glad you had a great Gotcha day! :)

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I know we'll see nothing like the Mighty Quinn!


Stella said...

Dear Mighty Quinn:

What a wonderful song you sing! Your thoughtfulness in sharing your feelings with us, is most touching. Thank you.

I understand your feelings, Quinn, and know as the years pass things will only get better, and better.

Where we are all rescues,

Jo, Stella and Zkhat