Best Tricks: Shake, Down,playing keep away and fetch, "Smiling",Making everyone she meets happier, Eating ice cubes on hot days!
Arrival Story: Petfinder.com
She was a street dog from Arkansas who the Animal Control officer had kindly taken to Judy who is affiliated with the "Paws and Claws" http://www.facebook.com/group.php? gid=363297737735 Rescue group rather than the pound and a few weeks later on Valentine's Day I picked her up off Kyle Peterson's Transport in Windham NH. We have been together every day since and she has become my service dog so we are together 24/7. My world has grown and the outside world has become manageable, if not comfortable. She is my angel and I've realized that I didn't just rescue Kira, she rescued ME!
Bio: Kira Loves to stalk and hunt little critters and birds. She "points", cocks her head from side to side, carefully and stealthily stalks and pounces like a fox when she "hunts" in the fields. Once she caught a vole and we had a merry chase to convince her not to eat it! Recently she caught a fledgling Downy Woodpecker. Now she stays on leash unless she is fully engaged in a game with me!
diggin': I adore following my nose and if it leads me to a good place to dig, all the better! Sometimes I dig so deep that I rip out small roots with my teeth, snort the dirt out of my nose and I'm underground except for my back end!I always find the "bones" and treasures I bury too!
July 2013: I've just met another dog who looks exactly like me. She knows her parents. They live nearby and her brother too! She is a Pomerat! That is half Pomeranian and half Rat Terrier! Its so cool to see somebody who looks like me for the first time.
We met on Facebook. She lives in Alaska.
All is well. Kira is still my shadow and takes very good care of me. The "Pet me I'm friendly" patch was a really bad idea, so we got rid of that quickly and now she either goes "naked" or with a generic cape and SD patch or tag when we are in unfamiliar or stressful places where I don't feel comfortable engaging in conversation.
We continue to train every time we go out in public as well as at home and have become a very cohesive team. I can't imagine life without her.
We fly a few times a year to visit family and though we don't much like flying, we're coping well. Doozer doesn't mind flying at all!
Mum talked with someone from the Lab that did my DNA test and got more information about my family tree. They sent us an email with a chart that Mum put up with my pictures if anyone's interested to look.. Seems the only thing Japanese about me is my name!Mum says I'm Perfect just as I am and that she always knew I was one of a kind!Maybe I'll join an Old English Sheepdog club for woofs and wags!