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Kfamr
04-01-2005, 03:06 AM
It's so weird how good things seem to grow old so fast and so quickly.
Yet it seems like it took eternity to get there.

We got Kiara July 15th of 2004. I'm really not sure how, or why, or WHAT my dad was thinking. We hadn't really talked about getting another dog.. although the thought was always clear on my mind. Three dogs was and is perfect for me.

We were at the Humane Society visiting with the dogs again. We were in the very last kennel area, my dad was walking in front of me. He said "Uh oh" as he spotted a 15 week old Rottie mix baby, named Emily. We of course stopped and petted and talked with her.
http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v238/simnala2/PUPPY/1.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid128/p2991bfb44f38947ccae0dd136192d242/f7d5e71b.jpg
Her papers said she was scared and skiddish of new people. NEVER did she act that way towards us. Any other person who walked by she would bark and run from. After sitting there with her for a while, the whole time chewing at my father and I's fingers.. I finally handed over to my dad a large amount of money which payed for basically her whole adoption fee.
We thought about it and thought about it and finally we went to the office to bring her home.


I swear. Though at times she can be a brat she's got to be th best puppy i've ever met. She's been so obediant and willing to please me ever since we got her. She learns so quickly and is just happy to be anywhere with me. She's like my little shadow and it feels weird if she isn't there following behind me. Everytime I step out of a room she's there behind me.
I remember when we first brought her home whenever i'd leave the room i'd ask my parents to watch her (she'd be sleeping or playing with a toy and I wouldn't want to disturb her) - They'd say okay and i'd carry on with what I was doing. I expected them to watch her, and they did.. they watched her as she followed me. EVERY time. No matter how much fun she was having or how dead asleep. It was like a radar went off in her mind if she was too far from me.

I have tears in my eyes typing this as I know it's only the start of many wonderful years. She's grown to be so beautiful and she's taught me so much in these months we've had her.
Although still very scared and skiddish of people at first, she has grown to be more brave. She'll go so far from me at the park and will be your best friend if you throw her a ball.

That girl will do anything for a ball, and anything for me.
As I type this now she's laying with her big sister Nala in their dog bed. Although Nala doesn't like to share her food with Kiara you can tell they love eachother. My big boy Simba, although he'll never want to admit it, loves her to pieces. He just melts over when Kiara comes and plays her submissive puppy act with him and kisses her all over the face. You can tell that she really respects him.
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid128/p4d83a668f7b2d37802bdd7ac2b220c78/f7d5e0d0.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v427/ThreeMuttlies/9-18/17.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid128/pfd6238ca27f846420c66454efc4d987f/f7d5df8f.jpg

I really can't tell you enough how much my girl loves her balls. Tennis balls, hand balls, balls with bells, she's obsessed. I can tell she really feels lost without a ball.
Since day one.
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid128/p5cb260a6d8d56434e2442d04c932297e/f7d5e640.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/kkkaylol/8.jpg

My girl's newest favorite thing to do is fetch her ball in our new pool. She will go forever and forever.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y66/pbsuxx/17.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y66/pbsuxx/32.jpg

My mom has this picture printed out and in her station at work. She's had it there since i've taken it months ago.
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid130/p797bede9513b6c431018dd50b9107313/f7b84fd4.jpg
They always say that they never wanted dogs... but now we somehow have three wonderful dogs that not one of us could live without.
Continued...

Kfamr
04-01-2005, 03:08 AM
I seriously think she's just one gorgeous dog, All around. Her bright markings, her eyes, her little paws, those floppy ears, her tight little tummy, the huge muscles, everything.. She's just gorgeous. I know i'm probably way too biased.
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid161/pc98eb66b8dfef7a8f6b304d944542ddd/f4c76bd1.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/kkkaylol/3-4/34.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/kkkaylol/3-4/38.jpg

Tomorrow we celebrate her birthday. We made tomorrow her birthday in honor of my grandmother's passing. Although I never met her, my grandmother was a wonderful and gorgeous lady. Kiara will be a year old.
I always ask myself, sometimes in tears, why someone would have left her on that road by herself. WHY did they get rid of her? And if they didn't mean to, why didn't they look harder? I feel so bad for her and I wonder if she ever remembers being left... and if she does what a horrible feeling it must be. Why do people do such things?
Whatever the reasonings are.. I thank them. If it weren't for people like them i'd never have such joy as I do with her and boy are they missing out.

In all honesty.. if I could sum all three of my muttlies into one word.. In my opinion, perfection. I don't care what anyone else wants to think or say.
They are perfect to me. Kiara is perfect to me, even up to the point where she barks her head off at strangers.

I couldn't ask for a better puppy, a better dog, or a better best friend. I can't say enough how sweet and cute she is.. and SERIOUSLY how much she loves balls.

Happy Birthday Lil Ki...
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid161/p29b653eb1369170af9808e1b72f487b9/f4d7477e.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid161/p3548724d07ebfbb1d0cd0b6446d74a96/f4d749ee.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/kkkaylol/2-28/9.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/kkkaylol/2-28/5.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/kkkaylol/2-28/31.jpg
And to many years to come..

Oggyflute
04-01-2005, 04:01 AM
What beautiful pictures. Kiara is truly a wonderful pup, as are Nala and Simba. Thankyou for sharing such a wonderful story, and Happy Birthday Kiara, may you have many more.:)

chocolatepuppy
04-01-2005, 05:01 AM
Happy Birthday Kiara! I hope you have a great day! You are such a sweetheart! :D

Ginger's Mom
04-01-2005, 06:06 AM
What a lovely birthday tribute to a very special girl. You are indeed a very pretty little girl, with your beautiful markings and adorable ears. :) Kiara you are a very loved and loving little girl, and Ginger and I hope you have a very very special birthday with lots of kisses, treats and presents. :)

As always Kay, the pictures of your dogs are just great. I don't know how you get your dogs to cooperate in some of those pictures, but I always enjoy looking at them..

Joannie
04-01-2005, 06:55 AM
What a wonderful tribute to your wonderful girl, and beautiful pictures. The reason she was abdoned was for you and her to be united and to share your love for one another. Joann

EssTer
04-01-2005, 07:26 AM
Awwwww :) She has grown so much :D Those are wonderful photos Kay, and it was so nice to read Kiara┬┤s story ;)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIARA! :D

jennifert9
04-01-2005, 07:30 AM
Kay, that was wonderful! What a wonderful story of Kiara!!! Your pictures are beautiful . Kiara is a beautiful girl and I'm so very happy the two of you discovered each other. I believe that the dogs pick the humans and Kiara certainly picked a great one and a great family!! :D
Happy Birthday to her!!!

That picture of the three of them piled up is classic!! I think that picture could win contests and should be on the cover of magazines and calendars!! You are such a good photographer...:)

senorita02
04-01-2005, 07:34 AM
Happy Birthday Girl!

She is sooo beautiful, i love her to pieces!
She looks so much like my lilttle girl we used to have (Cleo) she was a Rott mix and i sware they could be identical, and from the way you describe her pesonality she acts just like her!

Anyway you have one sweet girl who loves you very much , and you will have many many years together!!!

Samantha Puppy
04-01-2005, 07:34 AM
Originally posted by Kfamr

I always ask myself, sometimes in tears, why someone would have left her on that road by herself. WHY did they get rid of her? And if they didn't mean to, why didn't they look harder? I feel so bad for her and I wonder if she ever remembers being left... and if she does what a horrible feeling it must be. Why do people do such things?
Whatever the reasonings are.. I thank them. If it weren't for people like them i'd never have such joy as I do with her and boy are they missing out.Kay, I think the same exact thing about Samantha. Everything you said, I wonder the same thing. How could they have just dumped her? If she ran away or got loose, why didn't they look harder? Does she remember? And everytime, I come to the same conclusion as you. I end up thanking them for giving me one of the best things that ever happened in my life. Sounds like you and I are a lot alike. :)

Your birthday tribute to Kiara was lovely. I know she knows how much you love her and you've got to know how thankful she is for you and your parents, and even Nala and Simba. I wish nothing but many, many, MANY happy, healthy years together for you and all of your muttlies. :)

Happy first birthday, Kiara!!

dukedogsmom
04-01-2005, 07:42 AM
Happy Birthday Kiara! See you tomorrow for your celebration. Kay, do you still have those party hats? We must get everyone to wear them if you do.

K now I'll always love you
I n my heart you'll always be
A nything I would do for you
R are is what you are to me
A biding throughout our lives

Hope you like that.

pitc9
04-01-2005, 07:49 AM
Happy Birthday Kiara!!

:D

Kay, the way I think about those stupid people that no longer wanted the dogs that we have now... two words.

THEIR LOSS!!!

Daisy and Delilah
04-01-2005, 08:08 AM
What a wonderful story about beautiful Kiara!! There isn't a dry eye in this house right now. We wish you a wonderful birthday sweetheart and thanks Mom for sharing this heartwarming tribute to your perfect little girl. We don't know Kiara personally but we have fallen in love with her. Those pictures are fabulous!! Happiness always!!!

Terry, Daisy and Delilah:) :D :) :D :) :D

tatsxxx11
04-01-2005, 08:26 AM
What a beautiful tribute, written and photo, to a very special pup:D Kay, your photos are the best! What a happy, much loved girl she is! She sure is loving that pool:) Kiara, you're such a beautiful girl, inside and out! Happy Birthday Kiara! I know your birthday bash will be a very special one, for sure:D Lots of hugs and kisses to you Kiara!

2crazypuppies4me
04-01-2005, 09:13 AM
Thanks for putting me in tears (I'm not being mean) WOW that was great!!! Your dogs are Beautiful!

Happy Birthday!!!

KYS
04-01-2005, 09:24 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIARA!

LuckiLab03
04-01-2005, 10:30 AM
Those are like, all of my favorite pictures of the ones you posted. I can't even say which one I like best, but the ones of Kiara in the pool made me smile. Glad she likes it!

Happy birthday Kiara!!!!! You and Riley are the cutest pups together. I've liked seeing you guys grow up at the same time. It was great seeing you guys again! :)

-Kristen and Riley

P.S. Riley's bday is coming up on April 13!

luvofallhorses
04-01-2005, 11:03 AM
Happy Birthday you are such a cutie :)

K9soul
04-01-2005, 11:10 AM
Happy Birthday sweetheart. You're indeed one beautiful girl, inside and out. That picture with the red ball is my absolute favorite of you. I know your Mom will make your day extra special. :)

Bigyummydog
04-01-2005, 11:37 AM
:D HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIARA!!!:D

the pictures are wonderful...you have
such lovely girls...have an extra special
day...i know you will...:p

RobiLee
04-01-2005, 12:09 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KIARA!!

I hope you have a wonderful day and I'm sure mommy has something special planned for you. I truly enjoy all of your pictures and I think you are a very special little girl.

Sending lots of hugs and kisses.....Robin :)

BitsyNaceyDog
04-01-2005, 12:25 PM
Oh Kay, that was beautiful. You are so genuine and always speak from your heart, that has to be one of the qualities I like about you most. Kiara is a very special little girl, and so lucky to have found you. How true is it that we don't pick them, they pick us. Kiara knew you were special and knew you'd be the perfect mommy for her.
Wow, has she ever evolved into a little fish, or what? I'm glad she likes the new "toy" your parents bought her, sure was an expensive one ;).

Happy Birthday Kiara!!!

Love,
Kari, Justin, Nacey, and Nova
(and the others too)

Albea
04-01-2005, 01:11 PM
Happy birthday, little Kiara! You are such a beautiful girl.

Chica
04-01-2005, 02:22 PM
happy BIRTHDAY LTL KI!! :) YOU HAVE SUCH NICE PICTURES, THEY ARE GREAT!!! ;) KI IS SUCH A GOOD LOOKING DOG!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

sandragonfly
04-01-2005, 04:14 PM
lovely kiara? not surprised ;) neat pictures, happy birthday little girl!! ....*fire alarm is on!!* :eek: *logged off*

Tollers-n-Dobes
04-01-2005, 04:15 PM
Happy B-day, Kiki!!!

Kfamr
04-01-2005, 07:15 PM
Thank you everyone.

We just bought a bunch of stuff for her birthday. We bought a ton of tennis balls, a bucket full of them, to throw in the pool.

We're making pupcakes and have frosty paws. :) Shall be fun tomorrow. :D

countrycowgirl
04-01-2005, 07:45 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIARA!!!!!! you are such a beautiful girl Kiki and I hope you have a extra special day .. :D

lizbud
04-01-2005, 08:05 PM
What a great Birthday tribute & story.:) HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIARA Your love and affection shines
through in all your posts about your puppers.:D

GoldenRetrLuver
04-01-2005, 08:11 PM
Happy Birthday, Ki! :)

manda_moo87
04-01-2005, 09:48 PM
Happy Birthday Kiara. :)

slleipnir
04-01-2005, 10:34 PM
My little Ki is getting so big <33333 So cute! I love the pup pics. Esp the one of her swimming with the ball in her mouth! I <333333333333333333333 my ki!

Kfamr
04-02-2005, 05:39 AM
Thanks again everyone. We're going to have so much fun today.

We're going to go to the dog beach, fill the pool up with tennis balls, eat pup-cakes and frosty paws, have a doggy egg-hunt, and probably take one niiiicceeee loooonngg nap!

I thought i'd share this video which gave me tears.
It was 5 days after we got her, and her tricks at the time. She learned so quickly and was such a smart puppy, and still is.
Her little bark kills me.

vinjashira
04-02-2005, 06:21 AM
Happy Birthday Kiara!

cloverfdx
04-02-2005, 06:29 AM
Happy Birthday Kiara :D, have a fab time at your party.

I am just downloading the video now, i cannot wait.

Dixieland Dancer
04-02-2005, 09:05 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIARA!!! Your sure one lucky pup! :D :D

Kay, this picture should win some kind of award! It is absolutely stunning!!

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid130/p797bede9513b6c431018dd50b9107313/f7b84fd4.jpg

LKPike
04-02-2005, 09:40 AM
Originally posted by Kfamr
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http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/kkkaylol/3-4/34.jpg


thats a very, very beautiful pic :) I have to admit, Kiaras one of my most favorite dogs on pet talk :) Have a very special, Happy, Birthday little girl :):):)

Buddy Blaze Lover
04-02-2005, 10:42 AM
HAPPY happy burfday Ki!!! I remember when Kay got you, and what a great time that was! You are such a beautiful girl, and SO photogenic!!!:eek: Here's to many more gorgeous girl!!!!!:D

sammy101
04-02-2005, 10:47 AM
Happy Birthday beautiful Kiara!
may you have many more:)

cyber-sibes
04-02-2005, 10:59 AM
Awwww...........what a sweet sweet tribute! It was really great to meet Kiara last week in Findlay, she IS a gorgeous little gal - and she REALLY REALLY is ball-obsessed! i love the pictures you've posted, especially of all three together with Ki on top--she is obviously in the right place - you, Simba, & Nala are as in love with her as she is with you!
God Bless you on your birthday, little Kiara!!!!

Holly's mom
04-02-2005, 11:12 AM
Happy Birthday, Kiara! Have a very special day!:)

Cincy'sMom
04-02-2005, 11:22 AM
Happy birthday Kiara!!! Hope you enjoy your special day!!

I remember what a sweet little girl the first time I met you, in Florida last year..
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid133/p57f95c5acb66ea03c8bef99121a9f33f/f7812e00.jpg

And you are such a beautiful girl now!! How fun it has been watching you grow!
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid162/p74748f208931d58208c8fa7cb1d28989/f4b2c063.jpg

sandragonfly
04-02-2005, 11:27 AM
sorry about my post! everything is fine here now :)

little special kiara, have a wonderarf day!!!! can't wait to hear more about your day1 xoxxo!

Kfamr
04-03-2005, 08:56 AM
Thanks everyone.
We had a great time yesterday and her pictures will hopefully be up sometime today.

*LabLoverKEB*
04-03-2005, 01:07 PM
HAPPY BIRFDAY, SWEET KIARA! I LOVE YOU, HONEY!

Kay, that was an AWESOME tribute, with some great pics. Hope you have a very special birthday, Kiara.

cubby31682
04-03-2005, 10:09 PM
Happy Birthday Kiara. You were such a cute little puppy, but you have grown up to be a beautiful young lady.

LuvGold00
04-03-2005, 10:16 PM
What a wonderful tribute to a beautiful pup! Wishing you both many more fantastic years together!

Kfamr
04-05-2005, 08:10 AM
Thank you again everyone. Ack... I'm so sad the day has passed now.


Originally posted by cloverfdx
I am just downloading the video now, i cannot wait.

Just curious.. were you able to watch it?