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Age: 16 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 100+ lbs

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   Leave a bone for Kira

Kir-Kir, Kira-Bee, Kira-my-deara

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue


Having her ears cleaned

Favorite Toy:
A Booda Rope

Favorite Food:

Favorite Walk:
From the car to the gate of the dog park. She can't get there fast enough!

Arrival Story:
After Sadie died, I received many emails from "Newf-Friends" all over, expressing sympathy and heart-felt support. About a month after Sadie died, I got an email from a friend in West Virginia, telling me about her foster dog, Kira. She sent me pictures, and asked if we'd be interested. Russell & I talked it over, and decided to drive over to meet her. Cora came along for the ride, and surprise surprise, Kira came home with us!

Before Kira was surrendered to Newf Rescue, she was chained outside. She had very little shelter. She was fed every day, but got no love or attention. Her owner's Mother begged and pleaded with her son to surrender Kira to rescue. She finally got through to him, and Kira was surrendered. Because of this, Kira had major separation anxiety and has a hard time being lovey-dovey with us. She's been with us for almost 3 years, and we've made alot of progress. She's very loving now with me, and would be with Russell if he weren't the one who cleaned her ears. She is prone to horrible ear infections. She gives the best kisses, and when nobody else is looking, she and I cuddle on the couch. Kira is also wonderful with teaching other dogs how to play.... she is very special, and in her own way, a very special kind of therapy dog! You can see more about Kira by visiting our website:

Forums Motto:
With me, there's never a dull moment!

The Groups I'm In:
Dayton Doggies, Just Gorgeous Goofy Newfies

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 10th 2004 More than 12 years!

I Was In The:
See me in Dogster's 2005 Holiday Picture Party!
2004-2005 Holiday
Picture Party

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

Meet my family
Cora 1997-2009Sadie Mae
Sailor 5/12/97
- 9/8/05

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Kira's World.... Wild and Whacky

It is hot!

August 8th 2007 12:39 pm
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Here is the deal... our house is airconditioned.. but us Newfs till gets awful hot... so Mom's got fans all over to help. Well Yelda's real smart, and always gets in front of the one closest to Mom's desk. I try and sometimes manage too, but if I don't, I have found that the bathroom is really cool.. and there's an a/c vent that blows out .. but.. I'd rather be with Mom. She tries her best to make the other's take turns. I just heard her tell Ben something about making us beef flavored snow cones . I can't wait. Bring it ON!


That Wabbit.... and the cake

August 3rd 2006 8:17 am
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... is driving me nuts. I know it's there. Evertime I go outside I look for it. I can't concentrate on taking care of business cause I'm too busy looking for the wabbit. I just know it's there hiding.....

And to make matters worse, they baked a cake... and wonderful gooey, yummy cake. I love sweets, you know. And I also am "stealth" when it comes to counter surfing. I'm also quite proficient with my nose... and I managed to pop the cover off hte pan and have a nibble... quite a few nibbles actually!!!! Tee-HEE! And they knew I did it, but I didn't get in trouble since they didn't catch me. SWEET!


Local Team Trains For A Triathlon

May 25th 2006 7:15 am
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Ok.... I've figured it out (really my Mom did, but she's letting me take the credit). Several members of our neighborhood are training for what has got to be some sort of triathlon. I'm certain that it's not the standard triathlon because instead of swimming, bicycling, and running being the three events, these individuals seem to be training for jumping, climbing and running. And bless their hearts, they are training hard. My Mom isn't thrilled about this because their training schedule conflicts with our schedule, and their training routines create total havoc with our routines. You see... these individuals are squirrels. They run marathons through our yards, climb trees and jump from branch to branch... and they never quit. The seem to enjoy having an audience... because the really start this training process when my Mom is taking us for our walks. And as you can imagine, we are fascinated! So much so, that we want to join in the fun. My Mom feels that she needs to figure out a solution to this problem. I have to ask, why is it a problem. C'MON MOM! Let us join in the fun!!!!

My Mom thinks that it would be easiest if the Official Country Lane Squirrel Triathlon Team would cooperate and find another yard in which to train. Somehow, I just don't think that's going to happen.

So, it appears, that we're going to be working on our own training regimen... which will include the "Leave It" command..... among other things. Pawsitive reinforcement is called for, and I'm certain that my Newfy team members will respond well to that. Treats are good, and my Mom always gives us yummy6 treats! My Mom feels that we need to get a grip on this before the walnut trees start dropping their treasures on to our yard. I'm not sure why she feels that way. Walnuts are cool... it's like having a yard full of tennis balls. What's wrong with that???

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