By: Amanda Guy
It's been two weeks since our last blog post. I wrote this post for Lisa & Scout the day after Scout suddenly passed away. We felt that now would be the best time to pay tribute to the Awesome Howling Dog of Wheelie Creative.
Here's our blog post in loving memory of Scout The Dog! #scoutaction #scoutforever.....
Yet another week has flown by at The Wheelie HQ and so much has been accomplished this week, but arriving to work this morning to write my weekly blog post just isn't the same. Usually I get here, make some coffee, bust out emails to clients and get going on my busy day. But today it just feels different at the office, and I'm finding it very hard to concentrate.
Normally I would write in here about how crazy fast the week went by, the projects we're working on and how psyched we are about all the other new projects we're ready to begin, but It hardly seems appropriate this morning after receiving the very sad news late last night that Scout had passed away. Lisa contacted me, and the first thought in my head was that I needed to get in my car and drive to Lisa because Scout was no ordinary dog.
Most of you out there who know anything about our company or Lisa Slagle know that Scout the Dog was a damn good office dog and always brought a smile to your face. He had a cute, little cowlick on the top of his head, always smelled like he'd been playing outside in the woods, would escape the office and wander the streets of Whitefish on a doggy adventure, always ran the Whitefish Trails with Lisa on her bike, and loved to lay under my legs at work and lick my shins. I couldn't help but start crying when I heard the news.
If anyone out there has ever lost a pet before, you know the sick-to-your-stomach feeling. This wasn't just your pet, it was your family member. For some of you, your dog is your child, or even your brother. They become part of your family faster than anyone or anything. From the moment you bring them home and into your lives, it changes you for the better and gives you something to look forward to at the end of the day. Scout was all of those things and more.
The first time I met Scout, he was so funny. He trotted over, licked my hand and went and laid down. He'd always find the vent in the floor to lay his head on to keep cool or warm depending on the season. If you heard an ambulance from a distance Scout would wake up from a dead sleep look at Lisa and howl. And I do mean HOWL! It was the cutest thing I've ever seen, and once the sirens were gone Scout would lay back down and all was well again with the world.
The office will be a little quieter around here, a little emptier and a lot sadder for the next few weeks. Below is a quick story about one of my adventures with Lisa and Scout.
MY SCOUT STORY: (one of many)
A lot of us here at Wheelie Creative really like to ride our bikes, and as of the last Month, Lisa has been teaching me about what to do on a Mountain Bike so I don't fly over the handle bars. My first biking adventure was out at Lisa's house on the Whitefish Trails, and Scout went with us for a quick, little 4 mile bike adventure. Lisa had Scout for nine years. She adopted him when he was a little over a year old and has been her biking companion ever since. With the amount of running and swimming that pup did on our adventure, it's no wonder Lisa came up with the hashtag #SCOUTACTION! (Aptly, Action WAS his middle name.) You could tell that Scout was extremely happy being out there on the trails. He loved his new home, and he loved to cool off in Scout Creek, yes he really does have a creek named after him and it's amazing! What a great way to pay tribute to Scout. I'm going to miss that big red dog.
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