Nicknames: Princess - Mommy's lil girl - Daddy' lil girl - Knobby tail - Shakira (cuz I wiggle a lot) - Cutie Pie - LOVE BUG - Goofball
Birthday: January 14th 2006
Likes: Toys - toys - toys (she'll pick a toy over a good steak!) and CUDDLES! Also, burying her doggy biscuit under our pillows with all the bed linens bunched in an "organized mess" on top (so that no one can find it!)
Pet-Peeves: Don't wake her up from her naps! Don't dare try to clip her nails! Doesn't like having her ears cleaned (difficult task for me) - NO BATHS!
Favorite Toy: Delivery BOXES - she loves the UPS man when he delivers something because she gets to tear up that BOX! and her Rottie BIG RED HEAVY BALL!
Favorite Food: Anything that is "Mommy" cooked (two spoonfools over her kibbles) - she loves home-cooked meals
Favorite Walk: Puleeeze! She prefers to take a DRIVE
Best Tricks: Doing a "butt wiggly Shakira happy dance" after she's enjoyed her meal
Arrival Story: She was a puppy in a kennel. A group of people were discussing about taking her for "breeding" ... I walked by and she looked me straight in the eyes and begun to "cry" ... I stopped, picked her up, she licked my chin and fell asleep in my arms. I told the people that had her that I'd give them whatever they wanted - I ran to the closest ATM, took out several hundred dollars, gave it to them - and ran as fast as I could away from that horrible environment. I knew that the "groups" intentions were criminal - they were also discussing to "use" her as a bait dog after she was done "breeding" for them!
Bio: Since then - she's changed our lives. Her love, affection and devotion are something that I could never live without. She's the most adorable Princess - she's also a goof-ball and very nutty and funny - she's protective - she's playful - she loves to be cuddled and adored - and she give it all back tenfold! She's our SPOILED PRINCESS! She's a busy-body - she has to know exactly where everyone is in the house and what they're doing - especially her Mommy! If Nikita had poseable thumbs, she would be helping in the kitchen with all the cooking. If anyone is not feeling good or is sick - she will try to make them well - like a lil nurse by their side. One minute she's very "motherly" - and then next she becomes the silliest and most playful pooch!
OMD - I ABSOLUTELY ADORE HER! I love her more than life itself.
Our baby girl was diagnosed with kidney failure mid December, 2013 ... she finally passed on Jan 4, 2014 ....... it's been a week and both hubby and I can't stop grieving - sorry, but we never believed it would be this hard .... be back again when I can. Thank you all!
OMG how we're missing her! It's been 10 days since she went to Rainbow Bridge and not a moment goes by without thinking about her and missing her like crazy.
Nikita had a great impact in our family. Not only did she give us many hours of fun every single day of her life - but she also showered every one with so much love and affection.
Today is looking like it's going to be one of those rough days. Finally her urns arrived and it's time to put her to rest. It's something I'm not looking forward to - it still hurts a lot when realizing that she's no longer physically with us - but at least we get some part of her that will live on with us.
We miss her nightly gossip/banter while trying to watch a movie or show on TV - she would go on and on for 2-3 hours at a time!
We miss her Rottie leans!
We miss her big furry head - grabbing her beautiful face and just planting big smoochers all over it - while she'd be licking our face!
I miss seeing her at the kitchen doorway every morning - greeting me while I'd make coffee - she'd dance around for a few seconds and then hint at the refrigerator - meaning, she wanted Mommy to give her a meatball, or a little slice of chicken :)
I remember the nights on the couch - cuddled up to her. And the nights in bed - cuddled up to that big furball ... she would snore - her Daddy would snore - and I'd lay awake and think "WOW - I have my very own personal nightly orchestra!" ... oh, they made beautiful music together - she doted on her Daddy! and he simply adored her right back - she was, and always will be, our ONLY little gal (skin, fur or otherwise) - there can never be another princess like her in our lives :) She was unique - she was special.
Nikita has taken a part of our lives and hearts that no one else could ever fulfill ...
My heart is heavy right now - can't write any more - can't see through my tears ...
1. Be especially patient with your humans during this time. They may appear to be more stressed out than usual and they will appreciate long comforting dog leans.
2. They may come home with large bags of things they call gifts. Do not assume that all the gifts are yours.
3. Be tolerant if your humans put decorations on you. They seem to get some special kind of pleasure out of seeing how you look with fake antlers.
4. They may bring a large tree into the house and set it up in a prominent place and cover it with lights and decorations. Bizarre as this may seem to you, it is an important ritual for your humans, so there are some things you need to know:
- don't pee on the tree
- don't drink water in the container that holds the tree
- mind your tail when you are near the tree
- if there are packages under the tree, even ones that smell interesting or that have your name on them, don't rip them open
- don't chew on the cord that runs from the funny looking hole in the wall to the tree
5. Your humans may occasionally invite lots of strangers to come visit during this season. These parties can be lots of fun, but they also call for some discretion on your part:
- not all strangers appreciate kisses and leans
- don't eat off the buffet table
- beg for goodies subtly
- be pleasant, even if unknowing strangers sit on your sofa
- don't drink out of glasses that are left within your reach
6. Likewise, your humans may take you visiting. Here your manners will also be important:
- observe all the rules in #4 for trees that may be in other people's houses. (4a is particularly important)
- respect the territory of other animals that may live in the house
- tolerate children
- turn on your charm big time
7. A big man with a white beard and a very loud laugh may emerge from your fireplace in the middle of the night.
DO NOT BITE HIM!!
LEASH: A strap which attaches to your collar, enabling you to lead your person where you want them to go.
DOG BED: Any soft, clean surface, such as the white bedspread in the guest room or the newly upholstered couch in the living room.
DROOL: Is what you do when your persons have food and you don't. To do this properly you must sit as close as you can and look sad and let the drool fall to the floor, or better yet, on their laps.
SNIFF: A social custom to use when you greet other dogs. Place your nose as close as you can to the other dog's rear end and inhale deeply, repeat several times, or until your person makes you stop. This can also be done to human's crotches.
GARBAGE CAN: A container which your neighbors put out once a week to test your ingenuity. You must stand on your hind legs and try to push the lid off with your nose. If you do it right you are rewarded with margarine wrappers to shred, beef bones to consume and mouldy crusts of bread.
BICYCLES: Two-wheeled exercise machines, invented for dogs to control body fat. To get maximum aerobic benefit, you must hide behind a bush and dash out, bark loudly and run alongside for a few yards; the person then swerves and falls into the bushes, and you prance away.
DEAFNESS: This is a malady which affects dogs when their person want them in and they want to stay out. Symptoms include staring blankly at the person, then running in the opposite direction, or lying down.
THUNDER: This is a signal that the world is coming to an end. Humans remain amazingly calm during thunderstorms, so it is necessary to warn them of the danger by trembling uncontrollably, panting, rolling your eyes wildly, and following at their heels.
WASTEBASKET: This is a dog toy filled with paper, envelopes, and old candy wrappers. When you get bored, turn over the basket and strew the papers all over the house until your person comes home.
SOFAS: Are to dogs like napkins are to people. After eating it is polite to run up and down the front of the sofa and wipe your whiskers clean.
BATH: This is a process by which the humans drench the floor, walls and themselves. You can help by shaking vigorously and frequently.
BUMP: The best way to get your human's attention when they are drinking a fresh cup of coffee or tea.
GOOSE BUMP: A manoeuvre to use as a last resort when the Regular Bump doesn't get the attention you require..... especially effective when combined with The Sniff. See above.
LOVE: Is a feeling of intense affection, given freely and without restriction. The best way you can show your love is to wag your tail. If you're lucky, a human will love you in return. If not, you can always sniff their crotches.