December 18th 2010 6:20 pm
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Harvey and I will be okay. We'll never be pros at losing any of our dogs and cats, but we will be okay.
We are touched by all the messages everyone has been leaving on Quincy's page. I'm sorry if I'm unable to personally respond to each of them.
Every year we enter the World's Coolest Dog & Cat Show and were proud of Quincy when he won the Craziest Tail category last year. It has always been a favorite photo of ours and is the photo Harvey wanted as his main picture. It was taken just around the time he started chemo last year. His hair thinned out alot after that but that never affected his happy spirit.
On Thursday when Quincy made his journey, they announced the winners of this year's contest. The cats had five entries that made the finals and three of them won their categories: Reebok (Stretch and Yawn), Melody (Daredevil), and Joy (Craziest Tail). I saw that they won but it quickly became one of the last things I cared about that day, so we haven't even acknowledged those wins in their diaries and need to do that. However, all the cats have main photos with Quincy in them to honor their beloved brother whom they loved so much.
During Quincy's treatment, the oncologist would fax a report to our family vet after each visit. I was home when the phone rang and I saw on the phone display that the call was from the vet, but I didn't feel like talking and she left a message.
We finally received an email back from the mom of Quincy's best friend Casey, as we had not seen them in about a week or so and they are understandably heartbroken. They loved Quincy so much and Quincy especially loved Casey's mom and would greet her before playing with Casey. We are grateful that Quincy gained a best friend the past year and got so much love from people at the dog park who always asked how he was doing and gave him attention which he adored.
Sometime next week since I am off I will write about some of the memories I have of Quincy. He was a naughty puppy who grew up to be a wonderful boy.
We have family support. My mother always asked about Quincy when she called. One of my awesome nieces helped me tweak Quincy's current background so that it would look more blended when it tiled. I use Photoshop but one of the many things she does for work is design webpages. Thanks again, Christy!
We love you all. Thank you.
Take your time, we all understand and remember there is no hurry, we will be here when you are ready...you are in my prayers as you heal and mourn!
Mia and Mom Peggy
Like Mia said, take your time, there's no rush. We look forward to reading stories about your little naughty boy. ;o) Sending warm comforting hugs and kisses to you and Harvey.
Doo, Austin & Mom Lou Ann
Congrats to the kitties and big hugs.
Congrats to your kitties for all their wins. It sounds like you have some great friends and support system outside dogster and that is so great. So many people dont understand what our "children" really mean to us.
When youre ready we would love reading stories of the naughty Quincey all the way to the loving, smart and beautiful child he became!
We think of you guys everyday and send lots of love!
Woof Woof, Molly, Buddy, Scooter & mom
((((((((((Texas-sized hugs)))))))))))))))) and congrats to all your kitties-- those were wonderful entries! As was Quincy's when he won....
We love you too.