Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Family is...

Hi, I'm Lincoln. I know Minnie has talked about (or rather complained) a lot about me on this blog. I'm really not that bad. Minnie is my little sister, talk about annoying sometimes. Anyway, I told Minnie I had something to say...I wanted to talk about what family is. See, I was found wandering alongside the road. Then I was picked up by the Human Society where they kept me for two weeks in case anyone claimed me. No one ever came for me. I had lost chunks of my hair, my ribs were sticking out and it was obvious I had been chained. I don't like to talk about my time before Minnie ("B.M.") but it's safe to say my life is lots better. Yes, I'm still anxious but I'm working on that and thanks to Minnie and her family I will never have to wander the streets alone again.

So I was thinking about what family means to me. I'm sure everyone has different definitions but this is what family means to me.
Family is....
  • Someone letting you their face even when your breath stinks
  • Someone giving you permission in the pet store to pick any toy you want off the shelf when you never had a toy of your own before
  • Someone moving over so you can sleep next to them every night in a king size bed with a snoring sister
  • Someones taking the time to homemake your food every week because regular dog food upsets your tummy
  • Someone to cuddle with
  • Someones that gives you belly rubs first thing in the morning
  • Someone who doesn't yell at you after you get sick all over their house
  • Someone who brags about what an awesome dog you are
  • Someone who buys you the curly bully sticks just because they know how much you love them
  • Someone who always makes room on their lap for you to sit
  • Someone who dresses you up but gives you lots of treats for it
  • Someone who gets up in the middle of the night when you feel anxious and can't sleep
  • Someone who says "I love you" and gives you kisses even when their breath stinks
  • And lastly, someone who stands outside in the rain while you find the "perfect spot"
I'm sure you all will understand,



  1. Lincoln, You are so spotted on about your definition of family. I know I am the luckiest pug in town to have the great family that I have. They feed me GOOD food and food that is GOOD for me. I get cuddled more that I could ever imagine. And the walks . . . toys . . . treats . . . SJ SHARKS. . . just everything.
    Family is special and never to be taken for granted.
    Love Noodles

  2. Oh, Lincoln, Lucky and I certainly understand. We are so happy that your mom and dad took you in. I think Minnie likes to complain because it gives her something to do. If you suddenly disappeared, she would miss you terribly.

    Families ROCK!


  3. Lincoln - we are so glad that you found your furever home. We love your list of what Family means to you...

    Pugs & Kisses,

    Yoda & Brutus

  4. How sweet!!!! You've find your "family" for sure!!!

  5. You brought tears to my eyes. I love you list of what family is. It is very true. I am so glad you found a happy home with Minnie and you have a true family now.

  6. Oh LINCOLN! You made mom's eyes all leaky!!!!!

    Yes...we totally understand and are so happy that you belong to such a great family!!! Mom told me your story and warned me to stop acting so turdley and spoiled all the time because I don't know how good I have it!


  7. Hi Lincoln,

    What a special family you have joined! You surely are a loved doggie now. Thanks for reminding us that we are loved doggies, too.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

  8. Oh, Lincoln! What a great post! You've got my eyes all watery... Rescue Dogs Rock! If only all dogs were able to know the love that we have been so lucky to get!

  9. Oh Lincoln, you are such a doll! I am so relieved that you and your forever family are together now.

    I bet your time on the streets was so scary, but if that meant that you got away from the place where you were chained and not treated nice.. then thank goodness. I just wish you didn't have to go through ANY of it!

    Welcome to the land of unconditional love and spoiling, Lincoln! You deserve it!!!!


  10. Lincoln, that may be the bestest post ever! You made my Momma's eyes all leaky too. I didn't haves it so bad before I gots adopted, but I think LuLu did. We's both very happy to have furever homes and we's happy you gots one too!

    Hugs to your peoples for adopting you and hugs to Minnie for sharing her peoples with you!

  11. Family is:

    Those that will still pet you and love you up even when you toots on them.

    woof - Tucker

  12. Amens Mr. Linoolns. Amens! You speak so well...you were named after a good president who was well with the words!
    Much luvums,
    The Slimmer Puggums
    George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, and Mimers

  13. Lincoln,
    You made me leak and I know how you feel, i was a rescue, too. I love my new home and you said it all.
    Thanks and glad we were found.
    Miss Ellie

  14. That was beautiful Lincoln! Thanks for sharing that. How did you get your name?

  15. Oh cute little Lincoln! Mommy got all teary when she read this and then she read it to Daddy and then we cuddled and kissed my new brother Owen because he had a hard life before us too. He was found as a stray and was so skinny! but now, just like you, he has found a forever home with TONS of love for him! Family for us is all of those things you said too. We are such lucky dogs to have parents that love us, but Mommy always says they are the lucky ones for finding the two of us :)
    Maddy and Owen

  16. Oh, we're getting all leaky here, Lincoln. I'm so glad you've got all those things now. I'm from rescue myself and so is my little brother. Having famiy is better than anything in the world.

    lotsa licks, Lola

  17. Oh Lincoln that was a wonderful post
    Benny & Lily

  18. Lincoln that was such a sweet post! This is great you found your family even with a snoring sister hee hee (I have one too!). We also love your bee costume!


  19. Dear little Lincoln,

    I have two spoiled puggies who would totally agree. What an awesome post! :) Thanks for sharing it with us.

  20. Dang Lincoln, are you trying to make a pug cry or what? Forever families are just that, forever. Like even if you have to have outrageously expensive surgeries or tear up all the sheets. That is one of our most favoritest posts ever.

    Kitty and Coco