February 26, 2012

White Dog, Another White Dog, Still Another White Dog, Yet Another White Dog wish The Other White Dog, The Mighty Quinn (the founding member of the White Dog Army) a VERY Happy Second Gotcha Day!
This post is written by Steve for Quinn is truly his heart dog. When TOWD first came to us, Steve was very worried that he had never owned a boy dog and wasn't sure he could find a way to relate. But he didn't need to...the Universe took care of creating an instant bond between my boy and our new boy. It is to Steve that Quinn goes to seek comfort; whom he follows around no matter what Steve is doing; whom TOWD simply adores. And in reverse, it is Quinn's yip during a nightmare that wakens Steve in another room; whom Steve relies on to balm the wounds of a tough day with a lick or an obvious invitation to bury his head in the silky side; who Steve can communicate with soul-to-soul. It is a love letter to a gentle soul, wise beyond expectations, with eyes as deep as the Universe.

Happy Gotcha Day, Mighty Quinn. It’s hard to believe that you have been with us for only two years. It seems to us that you have been in our home for your entire life. We were sad that we didn’t know anything about you when you arrived, not even your previous name. All of our other white dogs came with a name, but you remain an enigma to this day. What if we could discover your name, your background, your history? All we know for sure is that you were found by the side of a road – such a mystery.

Were you living with a loving family? Did you live with someone who died? We know that you are not the type of dog to escape and run away, so how did you end up wandering around in Los Angeles? You are such a beautiful boy – who could even think to dump you off in the middle of unknown territory? We do know that you were terribly thin, only two pounds more than White Dog when you arrived at our door. You were matted, dirty and very lonely. Despite your condition, you had no fleas, ticks, or heartworm issues.

We have sometimes considered taking you to a dog psychic so that we could call you by your previous name, so that we could know how to salve your wounds, so that we could better understand you. Several people gave us sage advice about this action. They said that you are in a home full of love, have food in your bowl, and are so gentle and sweet. You have adapted to your new life, and probably don’t what to be reminded of whatever happened to you in the past.

Let the past remain in the past, my friend. We love you and know you for being Quinn. You respond well to your name. Lay at our feet knowing that you are safe, loved and will never be abandoned again.

With love and security forever,
White Dog, Momma, Steve, Michael, Nuka Angel, Yo Yo Ma, and Puff the Magical


TwoSpecialWires said...

May we please add our names to that lovely message? We are so glad for everyone ,but especially for Quinn and Steve, that he is part of your family.

(I'm feeling a bit remorseful. The 22nd was Jake's fourth Gorcha Day. I knew it, but in the midst of simply reacclimating to being home, I didn't outwardly acknowledge it. And he, more than any other dog I've ever known, deserves celebration. These pups bring such indescribable joy to our lives)

Much love
The whole family xxxx

Teddy Bear said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL post. Happy Second Gotcha Day, Mighty Quinn. We're blessed to know you and are so thrilled that you have such an amazing furever family.:)

Teddy Bear & Sierra

Sam said...

Happy 2nd Gotcha Day!

We are about 3-4 hours from Prescott - which weekend are you planning to come? If work isn't calling, we could plan a trip up to meet you! :D


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Quinn. With the wonderful home you now have, we think your past is simply a blur.

Hope Steve is recovering from yesterday's scare - and WDA, no more of THAT!

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Brian said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mighty Quinn!!!

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Mighty Quinn! We are so blessed to know you and your family, and to know that you have found such a wonderful and loving forever home. Much love to you all.

ra husky said...

Happy Gotcha Day Quinn! We are all honored to know you!

RA, Isis & Nanuk

Kari in Vegas said...


Stop on by for a visit

Jo's World said...

Hey Mighty Quinn, let me add our voices to those who are wishing you a happy second Gotcha Day! Its always good to have a special person in your life and Steve must be yours. Perfect!

Many more happy days ahead for you!

Stella, Jo and Zkhat

Amber DaWeenie said...

Let the past stay in the past. It is probably better to just forget about it anyway. Your have a wonderful present and an even better future just being the Mighty Quinn.

Happy Gotcha Day!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

So well said.
Words straight from a healed heart are here for us to read.
Happy Gotcha day Quinn!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Now that is a beautiful post. Happy Gotcha Day Quinn. Steve, through reading about your family we got the idea you are a big softy. Now we know for sure. What a great family, one for all and all for one. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory (and Carol)

bichonpawz said...

You all were meant to be together...we just know it! Happy Gotcha Day!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

haopee said...

I'm just touched. Might Quinn must be might proud to belong into a family who's as loving and caring as yours WDA mom.

I believe everybody's wounds heal in due time. I am sure Quinn's has as well. Happy Gotcha Day!

Huggies and Cheese,


Remington said...

Beautiful post....

Sagira said...

Happy Belated Gotcha day! That picture is truly heart warming. :)

Prints the Cat said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Quinn! So glad you are with your forever family now. What a lucky dog you are. You got the best family, ever!