"A day on the boat."
Age: 9 Years Sex: Female
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"These eyes will get me anything I want!"
"I am thankful for my family and my tennis ball!"
"Like my bling bling?"
"Do you see a trend here?"
"Sporting my Utah bandana and resisting the urge."
"On mommys messy bed!" [See My DogsterPlus Photo Book]
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April 2nd 2004
TENNIS BALLS, TENNIS BALLS, TENNIS BALLS!!! Tennis balls are like her security blanket.
When someone steals her tennis balls!
Tennis balls maybe?
Tennis ball fuzz? Nah, I haven't found anything she doesn't like. Loves her fruits and veggies.
Go to sleep (Lays down and puts her head down.), Are you shy? (Puts paws over her face), Touch it, Bow, and soooo many more!
We were "just visiting" the dogs at the Humane Society of Pinellas - not intending on getting a dog as we had already had 2 dogs (Simba and Nala.) Kiara was in the WAY back, she was 15 weeks old. She would bark and run to the back of her kennel if anyone else walked near her. But, with my father and I she came right up as if she had always knew us. It's been that way ever since. She is such a fun dog to have around.
Pool freak and Tennis Ball Fanatic.
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February 14th 2007 3:02 pm
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My mom opened up our very own blog the other day. She is hoping to keep regular updates on the 4 of us there. Be sure to check it out!
Also, I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love I have received in my honor of being DOTW. Such a thrill!
Tailwags to all ~ Kiki Dee
November 22nd 2006 11:00 am
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On July 15th of 2004 my father and I visited our local humane society as we often did. My father walked in front of me, as we looked thru kennels and visited with each dog. As we were walking, he said "UH OH!" and we both layed our eyes on Kiara. He knew he was hooked and we were going to be bringing home a sister for Simba and Nala.
At 15 weeks old she had been found wandering the street the shelter was located on. As others walked by she would shy away and bark at them. However, as soon as they were out of her sight she came right back up to the kennel door wanting us to pet her. She wanted nothing to do with any of the other people visiting the shelter that day. She chose us. And that was it.. she came home with us that day.
She has learned so many commands, so quickly. Her first love was retrieving the tennis ball and soon followed by catching the frisbee right out of the air! Kiara, my mother, and I have spent many relaxing afternoons on the beach, playing frisbee while others watched in amazement. She quickly became one of the favorites of many in our community. She's stolen the hearts of those around her. Since day one Kiara has been very skittish with new things. With my encouragement, her and I have tackled many obstacles together. She still is skittish around new folks but has a very good reason for such.
On Monday, September 11th of 2006 our "perfect" little world had collapsed. Kiara was spooked from our yard and took off. We spent 5 days searching for her. We drove around, night and day, calling out her name. We posted signs on every business and pole imaginable and made our own poles to post in other areas. Everything in my life had come to a complete hault and my heart was torn to shreds. I would wake up, from whatever sleep I managed to get, thinking "Be strong.. we're going to find her today!" And then after searching all day and coming in for the night, I would break down in tears.
That Friday while my father and I were out searching we got a call from a man about 5 minutes from our home. He had cornered Kiara in his yard but because of her skittish nature he could not capture her. My brother, who Kiara doesn't know too well, went to search in his neighborhood while my mother stayed home waiting for us to return. My brother spotted Kiara and she would not allow him to get close. He chased her for 2 or so miles trying to catch her. Around 5:00 PM my dad and I finally got the message that she was in the neighborhood and searched until 2:30 AM in that area. We spent most of the night posting signs, driving around calling her name, walking thru the woods, stopping and asking people in the neighborhood, with no luck whatsoever. We decided to call it a night and went home trying to get a bit of sleep.
For some reason I slept so soundly that night, even though I was just as exhausted as I was the previous nights. My father got up early that morning and went searching in the same area on foot. He was calling out her name and heard a bark. Not knowing if it was Kiara he followed the dog's bark. He spotted the dog but it was not coming to him. As he walked closer trying to figure out if it was her, he realized it was but she was still not coming to him. He got up to her and noticed there was a chain fence blocking her. He scooped her up and did not put her down until he got in the truck. She was a bit torn up but overall in good health.The whole way home Kiara whined and kissed my father.
When they arrived home my dad brought Kiara into my room, as I was still sleeping, and awoke me from my nightmare. My little girl was home and my heart was once again whole.
This Thanksgiving to say we are thankful is an understatement.
The love, care, and support we received from our community - online and offline - is so incredibly overwhelming. Our little girl is home, our hearts are complete, and she has brought even more joy into our lives. I believe we are all very thankful, including our Kiara!
December 8th 2005 7:00 pm
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I wanted to take the time to thank everyone for your votes, kind words, and congratulations over the past months. What a honor!
These past few months has left me a busy girl. I visited my friend Nebo in Utah, became a model for a pool company and Austrailia, and now I won Dogster's best in show! And who says being a mutt is a bad thing? :)
My mom wanted to thank you all from her as well, she has been quite busy with work (She's got to suppost my tennis ball addiction, you know!) so she may not be able to get back to everyone!
Kisses and tailwags....
Kiki Dee (Kiara)
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