Likes: Walks, finding tennis balls, chin scratches, the cats, mud puddles, pulling up grass
Pet-Peeves: Not being allowed to eat the cat poop
Favorite Toy: Tennis balls, tug ropes, toys with squeakers
Favorite Food: Treats!
Favorite Walk: The neighborhood and beyond
Best Tricks: Giving the sad eyes in order to get his way
Arrival Story: In September of 2003, we said goodbye to Butch, who helped us raise Cosmo. No dog could replace him, but we felt a big void since Butch had been with us as long as we'd been married. We found Sherwood Goldens, a reputable breeder in San Francisco who owns a home that is full of wonderful Goldens of different ages. We weren't necessarily trying to find an existing litter but maybe a puppy we'd bring home in the Spring of 2004. Coincidentally, this breeder was expecting a litter at the end of January, 2004, so that meant they would be ready to go to their new homes in March, 2004. So, we went through the screening process and were ecstatic when we were offered a puppy from this litter and had a great time preparing for the new baby. Precious puppy visits were made almost every week until we brought our Quincy boy home at eight weeks of age. The first day we brought him home he joyfully ran up to Cosmo as soon as he saw him, knowing he had a new big friend, and snuggled with him as much as he could!
Bio: Quincy was one of four boys in the litter (sadly, his little sister did not make it). We met his parents, grandparents, and other relatives. He really had a great time going to puppy classes and posed like a proud little graduate in his outfit! Though Quincy can be a handful at times, he is really sweet, happy, friendly, and loveable! It is so hard to be mad at him for any length of time, especially when he gives us "that" look when he's done something naughty! He has the true Golden spirit and we love him to pieces!!
UPDATE: Quincy was diagnosed with high grade multicentric lymphoma (B-cell type) in late September, 2009. We chose to have him treated with chemotherapy beginning with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Lymphoma Protocol. His first treatment was on October 8, 2009, and he went into remission quickly. However, he went in and out remission over the next year so the first rescue treatment he received was DCIT, second rescue treatment MOPP, third rescue treatment CCNU, and as of December 8, 2010, Mitoxantrone. Precious Quincy lost his battle to cancer on Thursday, December 16, 2010. Love you forever, sweet boy. Love, Mom and Dad
Today I celebrated my 8th birthday in heaven with all my angel pals. With all the noise going on, Mom made sure she read your messages to me loud enough so I could hear!
I want to thank Angel BooBoo, Zaidie, Chewy & Leia, Roscoe & family, Sadie Boo, the Morris Pack, Sophie Claire & Harley Davidson, Riley, Abbie & family, Rocky, KJ & family, Eddie & Sonny, and Jakie for your fun, sweet, thoughtful, and loving gifts to honor the wonderful day I was born. It really feels good to be remembered.
Mom told Huey it was my birthday today and dedicated their walk tonight in my honor. Dad says that Huey is a mama's boy but that's because he's working nights. I know Huey also loves Dad, and he's been doing a good job of bringing laughter back into their lives when it felt like they had forgotten how to laugh.
Come to think of it, this is the first time my parents have raised a puppy together as an "only dog". When they got married, Dad had a two-year old Golden Retriever named Duster (after the car), then came Butch, Cosmo and me.
We'll just have to see down the road if Huey stays an only dog, but we sure know they have enough cats.
One year ago today I made my journey to the Bridge. The sun is shining brightly for my family today after a couple of days of rain.
Mom and Dad miss me so much, and that will never change. The hole in their hearts will never be completely filled, but they are learning to live with it. What great memories there are of all of their angels.
Mom has told Huey all about me, and he's growing up to be a really sweet and good boy. He loves to attach himself to Mom especially, plopping up against her whenever he can and following her from room to room. He's got Dad back on a daily schedule of walking in the afternoons before he leaves for work, just like he did with us.
Today, when Dad took Huey out for a walk, they ran into my best friend Casey. Both of them were whining and whining to get to each other, so their leashes were taken off and they ran to each other and played bitey-bitey games just like I used to do with Casey. Casey's parents always say that he plays with few dogs, but he loves Huey just like he loved me!
Dad took a picture of the two of them playing, so Huey will be adding it to his page. I hope they thought of me today, too.
Please keep my pal DOZER and his family in your thoughts, as he made his journey to the Bridge this past Monday. We know how hard it is to be away from our families, but today we're playing with peanut-butter flavored tennis balls!
Thank you for thinking of me and for your friendship.
Mom feels lucky that she had a nice dream about my angel kitty sister Mercy a few months ago, and then she had a dream about me and Cosmo last week.
All she can remember is that we were inside a building and she was sitting on top of a wide playground slide, and Cosmo and I were having a blast running up and down it!
My parents sure miss us, even though Huey is bringing them joy while occupying the same spots we used to. But if they listen and watch closely, they'll still be able to hear our barks, see us walking around the neighorhood, playing at the park, and hanging around the house.
Wishing Mom many more happy dreams about her angels.