Snow Flake Lane


For those of you who do not know Qannik’s story, he was turned into the shelter by his previous owner.  When the hu-dad looked at him, he knew that several things would change.  The fur would grow in to cover the scars on his paws from standing on a suspended wire platform and the cuts on his neck from a rope tie-out.  But, most importantly, his name – Snowflake – was going to change.  So we renamed him Qannik – Inuit for Snowflake.  Qannik has come a long ways and, today, he embraces his roots with all of the fame it brings:


Sorry, Bricey, we looked for “Monkey Noise Boy” Boulevard (the things you learn on Facebook), but could not find it.


  1. Brice on December 17, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    That would be Mr.Monkey Boy to you!

    And in reference to MFT’s comment, vacuum cleaner attachments that have animal hair bristles are very tasty and spread all over the house nicely. Dad thinks that some may be reappearing in a few days.

    Bricey The Duke of Destruction aka Monkey Boy

  2. Mochi on December 17, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Qannik is so much better! I’m so happy that you have such a wonderful home! 🙂


  3. The OP Pack on December 17, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Hi Handsome Qannik – you have come a very long way – your huDad done good. Thanks for the fix too:)
    Woos, Phantom and Thunder

  4. JacksDaddy on December 17, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    What a beautiful puppy! He looks very relaxed and happy!

  5. Clive on December 17, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Qannik, we are so happy with have such a good home now.

    love and woofs

  6. Bentley on December 17, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    So glad you found a loving forever home!


  7. Teddy Bear on December 17, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    What an inspiring story, Qannik. I’m so glad that you have such loving pawrents and siblings.:)

    Teddy Bear

  8. Wild Dingo on December 17, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Awewwee… Qannik… there’s more to love about you every day. love that pink nose with that snowball fur…I think Juno would love you!
    wild dingo

  9. Life With Dogs on December 17, 2009 at 11:35 am

    ROFL! Want me to photoshop a “Monkey Noise Boy” Boulevard street sign for you? 😉

  10. Khyra on December 17, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Well pawed BUT khan Khwannik vakhuum?


  11. Denns the Vizsla on December 17, 2009 at 11:12 am

    We like his replacement name much better — but probably not as much as he likes his replacement home.

  12. Paco,Milo & Maya on December 17, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww sweet Qannik….
    We’re soooooooooo happy your dad rescued you!!!
    Sure now you live in a wonderful place with a special family!!!!
    They love you a lot!!!!
    And you are sooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful!!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us your story….and the happy end has mead us very very happy today!!!!
    We loved your name….it’s sooooooooooooooooooooo special and beautiful….has a lovely sound……
    Sure you look like a snow flake….soooooooooooo fluffy and white!!!!
    WE LOVE YOU BOY!!!!!!!
    Have a wonderful day!!!!!
    Tons of love and kisses!!!!

  13. achieve1dream on December 17, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Lucky Qannik!! He has his own road! I wish I could come for a visit just to hug his white furriness. And kiss that cute little snout. 🙂

  14. Samantha on December 17, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Lucky you, Qannik, but your lucky hoomans too! Love the way they altered your name, but not what it meant! Wow, you are bootiful and I know you are in a heavenly place with the rest of the TH today – your HuDad was so right – I bet you love him to pieces!!!
    Hugs from ME!!! xo

  15. KB on December 17, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Qannik – you’re an amazingly resilient dog. You won the lottery when you were chosen to join the herd! I’m glad that your skin and soul have healed. And, I love your ‘new’ name.

    To your HuDad: You’re an amazing dog savior. An inspiration.

  16. Jack on December 17, 2009 at 8:47 am

    I am so happy woo rescued Qannik, no dog should have to live like that! We like his name cause its “sounds” like my dad’s last-name nickname: Kunick. If he came to live with us, would he be Qannik Kunick? And if we lived in Canada, would he be Quannik Kunick the Canuck? Ha-roo roo rooo!

    jack a-roo, aka jackerel-mackerel

  17. MAX DOG on December 17, 2009 at 7:24 am

    Qannik, we salute you! AND we salute your humans! What a wonderful story! You are a very beautiful dog!

  18. Huffle Mawson on December 17, 2009 at 6:30 am

    Qannik is a dude. He’s come a long way baby!

    Huffle Mawson

  19. Suka on December 17, 2009 at 4:05 am

    What a beautiful pup! And he does look like a snowflake – white, unique, perfect! It saddens me greatly to hear of his previous life and how horrible his days must have been, but at least he has finally found love and affection. I think the name Qannik is perfect. Thank you for sharing is happy ending story!

    And I am very impressed to see a dog have a street named after him! He deserves it after his previous life. Yeah Qannik!


  20. Oorvi on December 17, 2009 at 3:39 am

    Hi Mr. Wall,

    Qannik is an interesting name. I say that not because I know Inuit, but because it begins with a Q. I don’t know of many names that begin with a Q:) Your Qannik is very handsome, and he’s as fluffy as snow:) So the name is apt. Thanks for sharing his story…I hope that his first owner sees him today and regrets his sick act of disowning him.

    I also want to thank you and the herd for stopping over and encouraging us during the post-burglary period.

    Licks n wags,

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