May 4, 2012

White Dog and I were just sitting down to write this post and the phone rang. It was Candace, Dragon and Sen-ge's mom. "I have a a big issue and I don't know what to do," she started. I have learned to sit silently for 20 seconds whenever I get calls like this from anyone before jumping to conclusions.

She continued. "I was going home and these two puppies ran across the street. They kept charging out into traffic and people would stop to let them cross but no body stopped to help them." But you, Candace...I already knew that ending. "Took them to the emergency vet and they have no chip, aren't wearing collars, no id. The vet would keep them and take them to animal control tomorrow but I just couldn't bring myself to turn them over knowing they would go THERE."

Of course this was 9:30 tonight and all of the rescues were closed. "I took them to my house but Thurber pitched a fit when I put the crate in the Big Dog area and Dragon just was not nice at all. Can I borrow your big crate so I can set them up and they can sleep outside?"

"It is time to walk the talk," I said to White Dog and turned to Steve. "Candace is on the phone with a found pup emergency we don't have a problem with her bringing them her for the night do we? If the White Dog Army is hospitable they can stay in the house; otherwise they can go in my studio." Candace was on the other end of the line, waiting and holding her breath. Steve sighed...and sighed again...and shook his head while saying "do what we need to do."

The two 8-week old doxie-wawa girls were full of bravado but the WDA was unfazed. Then Steve brought up the fact that the pups were untested for parvo and other diseases as far as we knew. "They can stay but we will make a place for them that does not put the Army in danger," was the ruling. Tomorrow Candace and I begin the search to find a rescue and to post announcements hoping that someone might be missing these two sweeties.

And, by the way, this is our 2,500th post!
White Dog and I spent time earlier today looking back (or forward from the beginning). She has spent her life on these pages. We recommitted our marriage here. We went from being Siku, only child, to White Dog, Leader of the White Dog Army of five...And having a teen.  Our joys and triumphs were recorded here...

...and also our sadnesses. My congestive heart failure. The deaths of beloved friends (two- and four-legged). Puff's heartworm. We have become cancer warriors in an attempt to end the pain of so many losses so unexpectedly soon. We have been fortunate that there has been far more happiness than pain.

For the most part, though, there are no incredible highs or lows. Ours is a story of an ordinary family living an ordinary life and sharing the simple journey together. We try to live by the motto of "We may not be able to do everything but at least we can do something."  I am not a great photographer so most times there is not even squeal appeal.

At first we talked just for the practice of daily writing and no one listened for a long time. I have two years of actual physical diaries of posts that I would first write out longhand and then "translate" to the monitor. After a while we found a voice and a confidence and slowly discovered we were part of an amazing community.

Today if you should ask why we continue to blog, we would without hesitation respond that it is because of the amazing family we have become a part of, and care about, and share our journey with. It is to lend support as much as to receive it; to join paws and hands with the most amazing beings(no matter how many legs) we have ever encountered. Mostly it is because here, home, is where we can begin our 25000th post with a story of unexpected overnight guests and everyone understands...and better yet, would do the same!

We ask the Universe for the opportunity for many many more entries. Thank you all for your readership and love.

Siku Marie, The White Dog; The Mighty Quinn; Nuka Angel; Puff the Magical; YoYoMa; Steve the Tolerant; and me.


TwoSpecialWires said...

I've got goosebumps (and the dogs sense the emotion) Lots of goosebumps. In awe. In admiration. In pride. And in absolute appreciation that we are blessed to know you. It's not every day that someone like you and Steve and the White Dog Army come into a family's life. We celebrate the day that you did. And we celebrate with you your 2500th post, and we look forward to at least that many more.

With love,
Jake, Fergi and OurMoma

FiveSibesMom said...

What a beautiful, touching post. (tissue alert!) First, congrats on the 2,500th post! Wow! That is (p)awesome!!! And here is to another 2,500, and another 2,500 after that, and so on and so on! We agree, this is quite the wonderful, supportive family we have here...and we always be here for each other to celebrate the high, be there for the lows, and enjoy each other's lives in between. May your next 2,500 posts find you all (two- & four-legged) healthy and happy!

Those pups are lucky to be in the WDA home! Good luck with finding the owners/homing them. Looking forward to see how this adventure goes!

Brian said...

Congrats on 2500!!!! You are an amazing family and we always feel like we are part of your family too. Thanks for helping the pups!!!

GOOSE said...

Thank you for helping the pups and BIG congratulations on 2500.

Random Felines said...

Wow - 2500??!!! Makes 600 seem like spit in the wind. MOL

We hope you can help those puppies. Check petfinder and you may be able to find a local breed rescue.

We were doing an adoption event once in a petsmart when a tiny doxie puppy ducked out from under a shelving unit. We looked and looked and the best we could determine was that someone knew we were there and left the puppy - but why not just say something? Oh well - the baby got a good home. We are glad you all were there to help. :)

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy White Dog Family, we haven't known you for very long but already feel like part of that family you talk about. We know from your blog you are a loving and committed family and that's what we love about you all. Take care and congratulations on such an amazing journey. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory (and Carol)

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

With Mom's big heart, Dad's wise brain, and the kindness of the WDA, you got that tricky situation under control.

Congrats on 2,500!!! Awesome! And we have enjoyed every post we have seen.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Woos - Phantom,Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Amber DaWeenie said...

A great big congratulations on 2500!! So much love goes into every one of your posts. We all look forward to reading them every day although we don't always comment (bad Momma)!

Your two little sweeties sound adorable. Good thing they weren't running loose near our house or our pack would probably increase. Small pups always seem to find homes quicker than the bigger ones do. Good Luck in finding them permanent homes.

meowmeowmans said...

Thank you for helping with those pups. You are all beautiful, and we are so thankful and honored to be with you on this journey. Congrats on 2,500 posts ... wow! Here's hoping for 2,500 more and beyond.

Hugs, admiration and appreciation...

KB said...

A wonderful post by a wonderful WDA. We are proud and lucky to be your friends. I know that you'll find a path to furever homes for those doxies.

We are so very lucky to have you in our community of bloggers.

I apologize for being missing a lot lately. I think that you understand...

bbes tribe said...

Congratulations on 2500 posts! Amazing! I had lots of thoughts to write BUT FiveSibesMom said it so WELL. Hope she doesn't mind if I say "ditto":-)
Mom of Ernie,Sasha,Chica,Lucas,&Rosie

Kari in Vegas said...

Happy 2500! And so glad to hear you were able to find a safe spot for the pups until a rescue can be found

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