February 14, 2012 Pillars of Strength

White Dog celebrates her seventh Gotcha Day today. Our Baby Girl, the Little White Dog of My Heart, has been with us since she was barely 8 weeks old. Our fluffy tumbling bundle of love has grown into a cosmopolitan lady with a compassionate view of the world and an intense desire to make a difference. She has opened her heart and home to what has become the White Dog Army...five senior Eskies who have lived through tough lives...not an easy thing for a spoiled only child. She is determined and fearless and committed.

Siku, and all of the WDA, have become rabid crusaders in the war against cancer because it simply must be stopped. We have seen too many taken too soon. Too many families have had giant holes ripped into their hearts by losses to this monster. Cancer.Touches.Everyone. White Dog works tirelessly toward the day when the c beast has no more power and can hurt no more.

As we fight to increase awareness and research funding, we recognize the incredible Warriors who have fought--and are fighting valiantly--taking on the battle personally as they struggle with the enemy living inside their bodies. To us there are no braver or more noble or more exemplary Heroes to be found.

We are honored to know and stand in solidarity with so many champions but at the same time are saddened that these finest hearts must be so horribly tested.

One of our friends, K and her heart human KB, are at this very moment together facing down the c monster in the most amazingly glorious way of living in the moment. They are truly an inspiration as they push away the fear to greet the sunrise joyously...to porpoise through the deep mountain snow...to truly live the adage that each day is a present. Through them we have learned so much about the important things. Each day we ask the Universe to bless K and her human with a crystal clear moment of unconditional love and shared bliss

It is K and so many two- and four-leggeds in similar battles that teach us the elegance of refusing to surrender; it is they who provide a framework for hope...and a reason to fight what sometimes seems like an impossible to win fight. It is to K we promise that we walk beside her through it all and continue without rest until Cancer.Touches.No One.

Happy Gotcha Day, Siku Marie! Today, with I hope K's blessing, we celebrate life and hope and love.


The Thundering Herd said...

Wow - what an excellent post. I am sure KB will appreciate your words.

Pillars of Strength.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Siku Marie - a very special day in the life of your wonderful family.

Awesome post for K and KB. We all hold them close in our hearts and offer them our 16 pillars of strength in loving support.

Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Ginger Jasper said...

Happy gotcha day sweet darling Siku Marie and yes you are special.Beautiful post today... Hugs GJ xx

Amber DaWeenie said...

A very Hap-Pee Gotcha day to you, Siku Marie. Have fun.

Our prayers to K and KB!

GOOSE said...

A happy Gothca-day Suku Marie.
Wonderful post for K and KB. They are always in our prayers.

Random Felines said...

Happy Gotcha Day Siku!!! We think this is a great post to celebrate!

ra husky said...

Happy gotcha day white dog!!!!!

RA, Isis & Nanuk

Brian said...

Happy Gotcha Day Siku Marie!!! We are sharing our strength with K today as well.

Jacqueline said...

Sweet post, best wishes to lovely K...Happy Gotcha Day, beautiful Siku!!...Happy Valentine's Day, precious friends...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Siku Marie! You are very special, indeed.

Thank you for posting about KB and K. We are purring and praying, and sending all the positive energy we can their way.

Happy Valentine's Day, WDA. We love you all!

Casper said...

Happy Gotcha Day and Valentine's Day Siku!!!!!

Cappy the Eskie said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Siku and Happy Valentine's Day to everyone.

We're glad to be a part of this.

Hugs and yips,
Cappy and Olie

Scout and Freyja said...

An absolutely beautiful post - beautiful.

We wish you a Happy Gotcha Day and Happy Valentine's Day, too!

Suka said...

hey White Dog Army,

Wonderful post!

Happy 7th Gotcha Day, my dear sweet friend Siku Marie! Love your puppy photo! And you certainly have grown into such a beautiful dog,with one of the most kind, generous, and loving hearts I know. I am proud to be your friend. Here is to many more Gotcha Days with your amazing family!

Such a beautiful tribute to K and KB. We offer them our Pillars of Strength as well.

Happy Valentine's Day, too! Your tummies must be full from both Gotcha Day and Valentine's Day treats! ;->


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Happy gotcha day Siku!
Your post is so beautiful for K and KB!

Happy Valentines Day!

Teddy Bear said...

Beautiful post, our dear friend. Happy Gotcha Day and Happy Valentine's Day to you all!!!

Teddy Bear & Sierra

KB said...

You said it beautifully. First, Happy Gotcha Day to Siku Marie. She is the leader of a very special pack, and we are so happy that you and she found each other.

"Cancer. Touches. No One." It's a tough battle but I hope that we win it.

Thank you for your support and your inspirational words about me and K. We are trying to seize each day and your words inspire us even more.

We are grateful to have friends like you.

Wyatt said...

Great post, Nobody barks about the cause like you White Dogs. Keep on barking and let's make canine cancer go away. We don't want to post about sad things anymore!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Mr. Pip said...

Sorry, I am a little late ...but wanted to wish you a belated happy birthday! What a wonderful way to celebrate!

Your pal, Pip

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy Gotcha Day OWD ;-)

What a pawesome post fur K!

AND of khourse, fur KB too!

Thanks fur pawticipating...woo are truly special furiends furever!