Age: 11 Years Sex: Female Weight: 51-100 lbs
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June 7th 2014
October 15th 2005
Greeting everyone we come across on a walk
Cats and kittens, being brushed, sharing mom and dad with anyone else
a roll of paper towels that she can tear apart
she loves any kind of wet food, greenies, and her vitamin treats
talking, singing, and she does a cute little dance when she gets excited
About 6 months after Zeus crossed the bridge, Nikki started losing weight and seemed very depressed. We both missed Zeus. I thought the best thing for our family was to foster a dog from the rescue group I volunteer with, Joyful Rescues. I told myself we were only going to foster, because I didn't think I was ready to love another dog yet. It seem fair to Zeus; I didn't want him to think I could ever replace him. So Joye (the rescue's director) brought out a husky mix who had been there for three years without even a single person applying for her. I approached her, her name then was Libra. She howled a greeting for me and then gave me a kiss. My only two requirements for a dog was that they "talked" and "gave kisses". And she needed us, so of course I brought her home. She is an alpha female and was having trouble being in the pack at the rescue. I asked Joye if I could rename her since she was going home with me. She said yes, and Libra got a new life and a new name, Kirra. She arrived at the rescue sick and emaciated. She has many battle scars: the top of her right ear missing, 5 scars on her face, what looks like a snare mark around her back leg, and her tail ends in a stump. Joye nursed her back to health. Her owners said she was sick from eating a bag of cat food. They left Kirra because they were moving and "couldn't" take her. It was better for her anyway because she must have had a rough life with them. We just celebrated her 10th birthday. I'm glad she will be living out her retirement years in our pack.
I brought Kirra home to foster her in December 2013. My husband and I decided to adopt her officially on June 7, 2014, three months after Nikki crossed the bridge.
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January 25th 2017 10:46 pm
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Your life. It may have started off good, but it didn't stay that way. Your family wasn't taking care of you. You were sick and they didn't take you to the vet. You have scars around your legs that look like ligature marks. The vet said you had something tied around your legs and waist, like maybe you got stuck in a trap. You have scars on your face. They were moving and didn't want to take you with them. So after 5 years with them, they surrendered you to the rescue, emaciated and near death. Once there, you were nursed back to life and health. You spent three years in the rescue with not even a single application to adopt you. You had a hard time being around so many other dogs and having to "fight" for your food, even though there was enough for everyone. Someone even bit your ear off. We will never know what happened to your tail to make it end unnaturally. Oh Kirra, what happened?
I brought you home to give you a good home in your retirement years and I am failing you. Sure you have plenty to eat and drink, I brush you, and take you to the vet. I hug you and tell you I love you. But I know you are not happy here. You don't like other dogs. You have been better since Nikki went to the bridge, but it took you 6 months to get used to her and I almost took you back to the rescue because I was worried you would hurt her and she was dying. She was such a gentle soul. But then maybe you sensed my desperation and Nikki's sickness, and you stopped, so it was ok. We decided not to get another dog since you seemed better as an only dog. You don't like cats and it has been a struggle for you especially when I bring in foster kittens. You didn't even like Bogie who loved everyone and wanted so badly to be your friend. Sometimes I think you didn't get any or enough love and affection in your life and now you want it all to yourself so you try to keep them away. I don't know.
I wonder if you notice that Aggie and Bogie are gone now. I do....everyday. Both of my cuddle kitties are gone and I miss them horribly, as I do Zeus and Nikki. Its a struggle for me to get up in the morning let alone take you for a walk. Its not fair to you but I don't know how to pull myself together this time. Even when we go for walks, you act like you don't want to go, you are always turning around to go back home. I feel like I have to force you to go and I don't have the fight in me to make you go. I am at a total loss. I feel like a failure. I don't know what to do. Something has to change, but I don't know what. I do know that I won't give up on you, so please don't give up on me.
OK? I do love you, girly.
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