Thursday, March 24, 2011

In Memory of Quincy & Sadie

My first Boston Terriers were Quincy and Sadie. They were the loves of my life. Sadie got sick during her 9th year, and due to a congenital spinal disorder she lost movement in her back legs. I carted her around in a stroller, did acupuncture, gave her special medication and kept her going for almost 2 more years. I was never going to be ready to let her go. But when I finally lifted the veil of denial I saw she was not comfortable anymore. I had to make the horrible decision to put her down.

The day before Thanksgiving 2008, I howled to the heavens, praying for comfort. In that desolately peaceful moment when Sadie passed, I felt my soul lift up with her. Letting go was so difficult. But I had to stay present for her older brother, Quincy. That day I saw her face in the clouds, looking down - as if letting me know she will always be watching over me. My little guy, Quincy, stayed loyally by my side for another 14 months until his kidneys got really bad. In complete and utter defeat, I had to put him down on Valentine's Day 2010.

I promised to give myself a year before I would even consider another dog. Fortunately where I was working at the time, they allowed dogs at the office. And there "coincidentally" happened to be FIVE people with Boston Terriers... All of the wonderful owners and doggies helped my heart heal as I mourned the loss of my Bostons.

In January 2011, one of my colleague's had a puppy named Major, and I swear he is Quincy reincarnated. Naturally, I fell in love. My heart was full again. I knew it was time to start looking for another Boston, and so a mellow search began. Through Major's contacts, I found a woman up in Redding, CA who had a 3-year old female available. After about 5 weeks of email exchanges and screenings, she decided to let me be Winnie's forever mommy.

I'm looking forward to this new chapter in my life, and promise to shower my new Winnie with so much love. Thank you, Sadie and Quincy, for showing me how to open my heart and let love in, and more importantly - how to share love freely.

Here they are at Runyon Canyon, Los Angeles 2006:

Quincy April 28, 1996 - February 14, 2010
Sadie May 1, 1998 - November 26, 2008

4 comments:

Passion Vomit said...

Can't wait to meet Winnie. I'm so happy you are going to be walking by my door again.
Nice!

Boston Owner and Fanatic said...

me too! xoxo

Grace & Maeby said...

This made me cry. Simone I am so happy for you and know Quincy and Sadie helped bring Winnie into your living arms. Can't wait to meet her!!

Grace & Maeby said...

And while your arms are certainly living, I meant loving. Your living, loving arms. :)