Quince's Story directly from Jill and Jeff: At 9:30am this morning we received a phone call that Quince was spotted across the street from 7007 Pleasant Valley Road in Irwin, PA, sitting in a driveway next to a barn. We had a sighting there a few days ago so felt very optimistic. As soon as he arrived he was nowhere to be seen. I got on the phone with Karin TarQwyn the Canine Private Investigatorwho pulled up my location on a map. She sighted a small overgrown path to the right of the property (that we hadn't known about) and told me to go down it alone. It took me about 30 minutes of walking slowly with Knox, calling Quince's name. I got to the end of the trail - it was a dead end. I was feeling like this could have just been another false alarm. I turned to walk the trail back to the sighting area and about 10 steps into it, there was Quince, staring right at me and walking to my direction! He had been following me!!!!! He stood still like a deer in the headlights, alert, ears up, checking me out. I stayed calm as I realized he could run. I started to kneel on on leg and began to pet Knox. I said "Quince" and he ran to me full speed ahead!!! THANK YOU to everyone for believing in me, us, Quince. Thank you to the owners/breeders for the positive messages and phone calls and entrusting us with Quince. Thank you to all of the friends we have made, old and new who helped search day and night for Quince. A message to everyone in Facebook land - NEVER GIVE UP.
*** MURRYSVILLE, PA AND SURROUNDINGS AREAS (CLOSE TO PITTSBURGH) ***
*** PLEASE HELP FIND MISSING DOG BELONGING TO JEFF HANLIN ***
LATEST UPDATE FROM AROUND 7:30AM, TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012:
"JUST RECEIVED WORD OF A QUINCE SIGHTING LAST NIGHT AROUND 7PM NEAR TWIN OAKS LANE IN MURRYSVILLE, PA AT "TOWNSEND PARK"!!! WE STAYED THE NIGHT AT PLEASANT VALLEY PARK WITHOUT SLEEPING IN THE HOPES THAT WE WOULD SPOT HIM AND JUST RECEIVED A CALL WITHIN THE LAST FEW MINUTES OF ARRIVING HOME. GOING BACK RIGHT NOW TO CHECK!!!"
...it's always so much easier to bring the tree IN the house than it is to take it OUT of the house (of course, when I first get my tree, it is very nicely wrapped in netting that makes it easy to transport and easy to fit through my door (smile) It's also much more exciting and fun than the "take-down" process which includes my cutting off branches (making a mess) so I can get this thing to where it will fit through my doorway (smile)
Geez Schmoopy and Sassy...one would think you two are exhausted from all the hard work! Just exhausted watching me, huh ?!? LOLXO
My "biological" parents are CH Silveroak's Dancing N Da Dark (Tango)(father)and CH Silveroak's Finding Juneau (Janet)(mother).
Mia was a rescue and has been loved and cared for by Kate since December 2000. Mia is the sweetest, kindest, most loveable dog ever! We try to play with her, and every now and then, she'll acquiesce but for the most part, Mia just likes her comfort (Kate’s bed or couch are her preferable places.) We understand she’s an older gal, so we ask her to play and if she doesn't want to, we know to leave her alone.
Sassy, another beautiful Silveroak’s American Eskimo (Silveroak's One Hot Little Number), was born July 9, 2008 and joined our family in September 2008 at 8 weeks old. We flew out to California for Ruth’s reunion and to pick her up. Most of the time, she is sooo much fun!! Admittedly, there are times where she truly lives up to her name! Keep an eye out for my little girl, as she will be shown!
Sassy's biological parents are CH Silveroak’s Juneau Arnold(Juneau) (father) and Silveroak’s Dare Me Not (Darcy) (Mother)
If you haven't been able to tell just how adored we are by Kate - just take a look through some of our pictures! (she must take pictures of us just about every day!)
We would be remiss if we didn’t mention Dakota (big sad sigh). Dakota was a rescue that joined Kate’s family in May of 2007. He was about a year and one month old at that time. Dakota was severely neglected and we believe likely abused. It took him a little while to adjust as he was scared to death of everyone and everything but once he did he was one of the most loveable, cutest dogs ever (although not too good with strangers). I was fortunate enough to meet Dakota in September of 2007 and we just about instantaneously became the best of friends! Dakota and I played constantly and snuggled together too! Unfortunately, while being boarded for a few days, on July 13, 2008 Dakota allegedly broke free of a slip lead while being walked, ran away quickly (in the direction of his home) and unfortunately was found later that evening although it was too late. You can imagine how devastated Kate was; how devastated we all were. But enough with sadness, we like to reflect on all the good memories we have of Dakota – which were many!! He was my best friend for almost a year and we will never forget him! Love you Dakota!!