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This remarkable dog embodied unconditional love and gratitude. Our English Setter profiled last week (“Pets” Beacon, 1 / 20 / 10 ) did travel to a welcoming home in Pennsylvania. Less than two days later he suddenly arrived at the “Rainbow Bridge” embraced by these loving guardians. To say Quinn was an exceptional dog is an understatement. To say Eileen and Tom, his new owners, are exceptionalpeople-art understatement also. We believe Quinn held on until he found them. Each of us who had the privilege to meet Quinn will never view.a rescue dog the same again. This magnificent Setter, turned into a bag of bones, surfaced in the Bronx the day after Christmas. Despite his weakened state, Quinns quiet, canine charisma-his Cupid arrows- struck all who met him. It took a Village of rescuers to bring him from a city shelter to safety in a LI kennel. Soon after we learned he wasn’t starving, but instead emaciated because his kidneys were failing due to chronic Lyme disease. Still he was a happy, tail-wagging machine. Maybe Quinn understood better than us that we found him too late. We pumped Quinn up with mega drugs and a special diet, and were fortunate to find an idyllic hospice home with the help of Above & Beyond English Setter Rescue (www.esrescue.org). The morning of his journey Quinn dragged me after a squirrel and wolfed down a hard- boiled egg, shell and all, part of his health regimen. He was a perfect passenger on his PA transport. Tuesday night, Eileen took him to her vet Who was surprised to see the dog acting much better than he expected from the original lab reports. The next day, Quinn met a holistic vet. He trotted in his new yard overlooking the mountains. Perhaps he could defy the odds. We knew his days were still numbered, but since he was so content and animated, who would think he’d be gone so soon? , That said, here are excerpts from Eileen’s Thursday email: “God Has Another Angel Tonight-Quinn” “Tom and I helped Quinn to the bridge today. Last night, we hand fed him ...his tail was wagging at warp speed. He had salmon, chicken, sweet potatOi a bit o f broccoli and a bit o f rice. He had a little snack of ground meat at 9:30... I slept with him in my arms the first night here and Tom slept with him last night (we agreed to take turns). Tom checked him several times and each time Quinn was awake and looking back at him. Quinn selected the couch for his bed last night so Tom got the floor This morning he did not want to walk so Tom carried him out and he did walk a little but when he came back inside he fell and cried a bit. He did not want . salmon or chicken in the morning but did eat some o f his little meatballs. We went to our vet and the blood work was even worse than the already horrible blood work from the ninth. While we waited he was a bit thirsty but did not have the strength to roll up and drink....I did get him to drink a cup o f water by dropping water in his mouth via a syringe. All the while he wagged his tail. The only thing that could have helped him was a transfusion which we were prepared to do. Dr. Steve wanted to take a chest x-ray to make sure his lungs were clear. In order to try to save him, or buy him some more time, the transfusion had to work, his phosphorous come down, epogen or procrit take effect, and his appetite kept up so he would continue to eat. All big “what if)s” and big risks. We would have had to take Quinn to n specialty hospital and they would have had to admit him. We did not want Quinn left anywhere but with us. Steve also shared, as a friend, that if Quinn was his, he would say good-bye. Quinn had little energy....and Tom and I agreed it was the only loving thing we had left to offer him. No sooner did Isay that ...Quinn rolled up o f looked at us with bright eyes and puffed ears as if to say “thank you!’ It is almost like h e waited until h e finally got a family and a forever home. Then I thought- are we doing the right thing? We carried Quinn outside to our SUV. Steves practice is surrounded by cornfields and mountain views. We backed the SU V over to the edge of the field... THerewerS big rffoslets strutting in the cut corn rows and the warm sunshine was shining on him. Quinn was watching the roosters and Tom chased them closer fo r Quinn. We called Bonnie and Joanne (his N Y angels) and let them say their good-byes via cell. He heard their voices and perked up a bit. We then said our good-byes and helped him to the bridge. Quinn is a very special dog who touched so many people’s lives in the short time h e was with us. It was truly something you had to experience to understand. Loving kind, gentle, and so appreciative o f everything anyone did for him, even if it was just coming into a room. “Our hearts are breaking..... We had Quinn with us for 4 7 hours and he was fam ily’ Eileen said. To add to Quinn’s mystique, the x-ray taken that last day found a second microchip from a European registry that migrated to-Quinn’s chest. Answers? His age; his breeder; imported as a show, pet or field dog? Was he lost, stolen, dumped, or a combo of scenarios? So far we haven’t traced the chip, but as I type this, we have guidance from a vet in Sweden and an amazing Australian woman who continues searching for her English Setter Beau (www.findingbeau.com) stolen six years ago. The chip confirms Quinn isn’t Beau. Their incomplete stories confirm they were both extraordinary Setters, dearly missed. For Adoption at Babylon Town Shelter (643-9270) Lamar St. W. Babylon: “Alice” #93081 an older teacup Yorkie found in Copiague, smothered us with kisses as her mats were cut off. “Ralphie” in Cage 9 is a young, athletic Shepherd/Lab mix. Male: “Bradley” Pit Cage 1; “Teddy” Rqtriéver Cage 6 ; “Winston” black lobby cat. , „ Female: “Roxy” Cage 25; “Ginger” Cage 39-Pit mixes; “Brie”- Cage 46-American Bulldog. \Jewelry Flea Market to benefit Last Hope’s special needs dogs and cats at Basic Pet Care 642 Rl. 109 Lindenhurst-Sat. Feb. 6 th- 10 amuto 2 pm. Call 631-957- 0023. POLICE BLOTTER The following incidents have been reported by the Suffolk County Police Department’s Third Precinct and other local fire and law enforcement agencies. For additional police information, see the Beacon’s main section newspaper, which is available at newsstands and by subscription. To subscribe, call (631) 587-5612 or go to www.babylonbeacon.com to order on line. BURGLARY Brentwood: Upon returning home the night of Dec. 28, the residents of an Arbell Drive home discovered someone had broken in and had taken various items. •The night of Jan. 11, police received a call that someone had broken into a 4th Street home and had stolen several undisclosed items. North Great River: Someone broke into an Amityville Street home the night of Jan. 8 , stealing a variety of valuables. Bay Shore: Police were called the evening of Jan. 12 reporting a break-in at a Brooke Avenue home. GRAND L A R C E N Y • Brentwood: Someone stole a 2003 white GMC parked on Merrill Street the night of Jan. 6 . Central Islip: A December theft at an Islip Avenue business resulted in the loss > of $ 2120 . Police are - S& S tG S B G t oJ ‘’io 5T f J •A 1995' fed 'Honda (left rtinning outside a Cypress Street house) was stolen the afternoon of Jan. 9. Bay Shore: On Jan. 10, someone drove off in a red Isuzu pickup truck parked on Main Street. CRIM INAL M ISCH IEF Bay Shore: On Jan. 6 , someone vandalized a car on East Main St. and took several items from inside the vehicle. •A West Main St. store window was smashed the night of Jan. 6 . •On Jan. 9, police were called reporting that someone had made graffiti on a fence at a Chapman Place home. ARRESTS DW I: The following persons have been arrested and charged wjth 4 F?PJ 0 ^ ^ | ^ :| j i ^ i c a t e d for; impaired: Nelson Bonilla, 8 Weeks Ave., Central Islip; Pierre Borden Ave., 15 Warren St., Brentwoodr Luis Cruz, 97 Floyd St., Brentwood; Bryan Dalmases, 1317 Chicago, Bay Shore; William Field, 1060 Joselson Ave., Bay Shore; Dierdre Lawrence, 10 Patton St., Brentwood; Roger Owens, West St. Phoenix House, Brentwood; Noel Rivera, 42 Perry St., Brentwood; Geraldine Twomey, 16 Femdale Blvd, Islip. Grand Larceny: Vincent DeMilia, 232 Brentwood Rd., Bay Shore; Ada Jefferson, 14 Alisa La., Bay Shore; Thomas Rosales, 79 Gibbs Pond Rd., Nesconset. Robbery: Christopher Mele, 440 Clayton St., Central Islip. Criminal Sex Act: Stephen Jackson, 2063 Union Blvd, Bay Shore. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts^ Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed or that they have been found innocent and we will include that information in this space in a-timely manner. Yoga workshop February 6 The Long Island Yoga Association will hold a workshop, Sat, Feb. 6 , 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Chirnch, 407 Main S t, Farmingdale. For information call 6 3 1 -261-1777, online visit www.longislandyogaassodation.org o r email firstname.lastname@example.org. PETS FOR ADOPTION Ralphie, Lab/Shepherd, left and Alice, Yorkie, right.