December 22, 2012

We're having a Pay It Forward Party...

White Dog is eight years old today. My little 3lb. ball of baby floof has grown into an elegant poised leader of the White Dog Army. She is the best of all the world has to offer. She is tolerant. She is empathic to the needs of others. She is independent and confident. She is wise in knowing what is truly important in a life well lived. Siku Marie is the mentor for the person I hope to become. She is my hero.

To the White Dog Army White Dog is the rule maker…the peacekeeper…their intercessor. It is she who welcomed them to our family…who frets about them when they are ill…who makes sure the pack is fair, understanding, and unified. Siku Marie is their leader and their best friend.

To the world White Dog is the keeper of hope. She is the doer of good deeds. She is dedicated Warrior in the battle against the evil c monster. White Dog encourages those around her to strive for nobility of action and positivity of thought. Siku Marie is the energy of love and the embodiment of determination.

One of the greatest joys of sharing life with White Dog is the opportunity to walk her path with her. To share her giving ways and to feel the underlying beauty of a wonderful world has shaped the way we live our lives.  It has made us a White Dog Army of Love and believers in the philosophy of paying it forward. And that is the way we have chosen to celebrate this most happy of days…Siku Marie’s Birthday #8.

Earlier in the week, Oso and Quinn began our mission to pay it forward in tribute by going to the Highland Senior Center to share their floofy Eskie charms with the seniors. They smiled and offered themselves for petting and listened politely as elders remembered special pets from their lives and snuck them cookie treats. Oso was passed from lap-to-lap and Quinn sedately made his way around wheelchairs and walkers to get close enough for gnarled fingers to give deep scritches. He was hugged and kissed and even tolerated being photographed a million times. Happy Birthday, Siku!

Not to be outdone, YoYoMa and Michael baked Maple Pumpkin Pup Cookies and went to the Park. There, they passed out cookies (with owner’s permissions of course) to the other pups playing there. On the way home, they stopped to pick up coffee and sweet rolls. They presented them and the remaining dog treats to the homeless man who spends days, along with his dog, going through the dumpsters near our house. Happy Birthday, Sister!

Nuka and Puff are both a bit shy so their pay it forward had a bit different spin. For weeks the girls have collected litter on their morning and evening walks. Their goal was to fill a giant yard waste bag with the sloppy waste that makes our neighborhood unsightly at curbs and in open areas. Their walks have taken extra time and Steve has worn work gloves to help with the project. Last night they put the last carryout cup and beer bottle that would fit into the bag. Later, they will ceremoniously ask White Dog to oversee the disposal into our garbage can. Happy Birthday, Dearest One!

Tonight we will continue the party with a feast of Siku’s favorite foods: lamb shanks, baked mosticolli, shrimp and vegetable eggrolls. I have made my girl a cream cheese frosted vanilla cake and we have pistachio ice cream chilling in the freezer. Valerie, the Apple Lady has made Siku a special caramel apple to cut up and share. But now, we are most anxious to hear the pay it forward moments that you guests bring to our Party to add to the joyous celebration. Thanks for stopping by...and Happiest of Birthdays Little White Dog of My Heart!


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Even as a puppy, woo knew how to work the fluffy!

Happiest of Gotcha Days!!!!!!!!

PeeEssWoo: I'll try to make the PAWty but if I'm RUNNING late, don't hesitate to start without me!

Fenris and Family said...

Happy Gotcha Day Siku Marie!!!!!!

pibble said...

Happy Birthday, beautiful! We hope you have a fantastic day!

The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

Happy Birthday Siku Marie!
Wesa have brought our pay-it-forward presents to present to you for your birthday pleasure.

The Puggums: Wesa donated some treat monies to a local pug rescue, Homeward Bound Pugs. Rescues are always in need of funds, especially around the howlidays.

The Purrs: Wesa have a alkaline battery charger being sent to our favorite private kitty rescue. Wesa bought toys and other items that require numerous batteries. This way, the planet can stay green a little bit longer as the batteries can be charged up at minimum 4 more times. It will help our rescuer save precious pennies, too. And the kitties get to enjoy their toys for a lot longer!!

Wesa hope our gifts of paying it forward have pleased you. Mamas always try to give their spare change and dollar bills to the Salvation Army ringers...and the mamas and daddy recycle...yesterday, daddy "cashed in" the aluminum cans.

Wesa do all we can and you and your army are an inspiration to us all.

Much Luvums,
The entire Slimmer Family

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Happy Birthday, Siku Marie - we are sending wishes for the year ahead of you to be a wonderful one filled with love and happiness.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Siku Marie! We love you, and hope you have a wonderful day and a most blessed year. :)

Thank you for being such an inspiration for us all!

We will be stopping by the shelter later to bring a little cheer to the kitties there, and taking some spare change, too.


Brian's Home Blog said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday to you sweet Siku Marie! I don't usually like to talk about the things I do, but in honor of your Birthday, I did pay it forward. We sent some money to a friend that is having a difficult time making ends meet and feeding her new kitty. We also went to a Vet's office close to our house and asked if someone was having difficulty paying off their vet bill and we paid if off for them. We love you Siku Marie and all that you stand for and we wish you many happy returns!

Jo's World said...

In past years, my Mom has sewn pants and sweatshirts for kindegarten children of poor families. She was not able to do that this year, but will resume for next school year in Siku's name. We will call it The Siku Line!

Happy Birthday, dear girl,

Stella, Jo and Zkhat

haopee said...

Happy Birthday WDA General. We are glad you've remained healthy all this time. May you have more healthy and leadership years to come.

We dropped by to greet you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Huggies and Cheese,


Becks said...

Yesterday a homeless man sat outside the bank. Josh returned from depositing his check and gave him a $20 bill.
I still have no found the perfect situation yet. I have not decided fully what my good act is but i most certainly promise a good act will be done by the end of the weekend!

Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

Wishing you a very special Happy Birthday, Siku Marie! And on your birthday we are opening our home to yet another 4-legger who will be arriving tonight. But it's a pack surprise so we won't be posting about our new arrival until later. One more pup will have her forever home on your birthday, White Dog!

Random Felines said...

Happy Birthday Siku!!! We are so glad we have gotten to know you and the WDA and send you the best wishes for happy birthdays. We love the paw it forward idea.... with our fosters being adopted this weekend, we will clean up the foster room and get ready for the next bunch. :)

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Happy Birthday sweet woofie friend. My pay it forward's are:
Last night on our TV there was a special show called text santa. They were raising money for 6 UK charity's and mum texted a donation for that. This morning the savation Army who do so much for different people were playing Carol's and collecting in the precinct. Both mum and dad donated and there was a lady down on her luck playing the accordian. Mum donated to her.I am sure there will be more done before Christmas but these were were for you Suki.. Happy Birthday Hugs GJ xx

White Dog Blog said...

Oh wonderful friends, this is an incredible day! Thank you so very much for spreading so much magic in the world on my birthday. I can feel the extra positive scent on the winds and it makes me very happy and humble! I am so blessed to have the most wonderful of friends to honor me so!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

First I want to wish you a Happy birhtday Siku Marie. You are so loved by so many.
When ever we come to your bloggy we feel so much love and hope for the universe. I love paws it forward too.

ThePainterPack said...

Happy birthday to a beewootiful Siku Marie!!! She's a fluffy ball of goodness and love!

Beautiful post!!

Painter Pack

Wyatt said...

Happy Birthday, Siku!!

You have the bestest birthdays ever!!


Cappy the Eskie said...

Happy Barkday Siku. We have a special tribute to you on our blog.

Our play-it forward gift was Mom and Jessica’s idea of adopting an entire family for Christmas (besides Lauren, Dave and Cayden). We’ll be posting pictures of all the gifts on our blog next week.

Enjoy your day !
Hugs and yips,
Cappy and Ollie

TimberLove said...

Happy husky woooos Siku! We are all honored and delighted to share this day with woo! Pops is taking a few extra walkies with the pups at the animal orphanage here in Laramie this week in your honor. Play bows beautiful,

RA, Isis & Nanük

TwoSpecialWires said...

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, Siku Marie!! We are so very happy to know you and your family. And to be able to help you celebrate ... every day ... If even in just a little way. Today we thought of you when OurMoma and OurGirl were visiting Mom-Gramma. One of the helpers came in with Mon-Gramma's freshly laundered sheets and towels. She also had a wadded up ball of damp green papers that had apparently gone trough the laundry ... apparently Mom-Gramma's green papers ... something that must've dropped into the laundry basket. It felt ood when Mom-Gramma smiled at the young girl and said "You keep it. Put it in your pocket and don't tell anyone. I want you to have it." She smiled. We all smiled. It felt really nice. Such a little thing.

Happy birthday, SweetOne!
Jake and Fergi

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Siku Marie! I've got a pay it forward to help you celebrate. Hope I'm not too late. My asst. knows a young man in prison and he shouldn't be there because he is innocent. He has been locked up for 9 yrs. and his family has fought tirelessly for justice. We've been trying to share his story with everyone we know in the hopes that some public pressure will help get him a new trial. His facebook page is facebook.com/freeryanferguson We sent Ryan a Christmas card too.

Teddy Bear said...

Happy, Happy Barkday, Siku! We hope you had a pawesome day and we send lots of warm wishes for the new year ahead!!!

Teddy Bear & Sierra

Casper said...

Happy Barkday Siku!!!!!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Happy Birthday beloved WD! (Sorry we are late in remembering you on this great day-)

KB said...

We are very late... as this month has not gone as expected.

But, I had to say "Happy Birthday" to your beloved WD. She is everything good in your world, just like my K was to me. I understand the love between the two of you, and I am so very very happy that you found each other.