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Falling flat on the long winter path
03 Mar
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By Randy Pierce

March comes in like a lion and this week we at 2020 Vision Quest are feeling that as much as anyone. We had submitted an application for Quinn to the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards and our blog this week was to entice you to help us vote him to the top. Unfortunately, we found out today that for various reasons beyond our control, our application for Quinn was not eligible for the contest.

“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”
–Nelson Mandela

So this short blog is to remind all of our community that we too feel the challenge of setback and the frustrations of a long winter. Some of our more private moments are spent seeking the inspiration for getting back on our feet, pointed in the right direction and moving forward. No doubt the longest and hardest part of this is often finding the impetus to stand up after a good fall.

We hope in many ways we help you to find a little inspiration to get back up and pursue all of your dreams and goals. Thanks for sharing this unfortunate setback with us and we look forward to taking flight for many far more satisfying successes ahead!

Quinn memorial--Quinn with angel wings looking into the clouds.

The Mighty Quinn: Always a hero to us.

2 responses to “Falling flat on the long winter path”

  1. Teresa says:

    It’s a shame Quinn wasn’t eligible for a Hero Dog award…but we all know he was a hero and is still an inspiration.

  2. Randy says:

    I agree Teresa, Quinn was a hero in many ways and to many many people and perhaps a few pups. I’m a little disappointed that he is not eligible for the honorary award but we do and will honor him in many ways and his Legacy seems strong. Meanwhile I’m ok with falling down – actually rather good at it! I work hard to remember tricks and tips for getting up and hope to continue doing such for a long time.

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