Q was loved literally all over the world because he was a well-traveled dog. Born in Bellingham, WA, his youth was spent romping in a large yard where he loved playing with his brick on a rope, sprinky, and a wide assortment of toys. Each toy had a name and Q knew each one and could bring whatever you asked him for. Some of his favorites included Orky the whale, Spot the Dalmatian, Barney, his Kong (especially filled with peanut butter!), and Porky.|
From Bellingham, Q moved to Berkeley, CA, where he attended Pacific School of Religion with his mom. While there, he met people who had traveled from many different countries to attend school there, and he remained friends with them even after he moved away. That is why his death is being mourned around the world.
Q and his mom moved near Daytona Beach, FL, in 2009. He was not terribly fond of the intense afternoon thunderstorms with thunder and lightning that are a trademark of Florida summers, but he adjusted fairly well to his cross-country move. He was filled with love for everyone and he will be deeply missed.
9.28.11 Sweet boy, it has been a month since we kissed you goodbye, and my heart still mourns your loss. I miss rubbing your petal soft ears and tickling your belly. Your dad and your papa both miss you, too, but we all know that you are running around in a healthy body now, playing with friends both old and new at Rainbow Bridge. I love you, Boobear!
8.6.13 Dear Q, you are still on my heart and in my thoughts though we are soon approaching 2 years since you left to wait for me at the Rainbow Bridge. There are often tears that still fill my eyes when I remember you. Even though I adopted Rosie so she wouldn't have to go to a shelter and I love her a lot, she isn't my Boobear. I still brag about how you knew the names of all your toys and could get them on command. Rosie is a "leaner" but she doesn't come anywhere close to being the tail wagger that you were! I have a picture of you as the wallpaper on my cell phone so that I can still show your photo to people. You will always and forever be my fur-faced child, and some day I will come find you at the Bridge. Till then, be sure to greet all the other friends you had down here when they arrive because they will be a bit confused about why they aren't with their family anymore. Show them all the best places to run and play, and don't hide all the peanut butter Kongs for yourself. There are plenty to go around! I love you so, so much, Q! Your Mom