Nicknames: Kiara Laura, Kia, Piggy, Queen Ki Ki, Beautimus, Sweetheart, Kiara Laura bell
Birthday: February 3rd 2006
Likes: Ear rubs, love, snuggles, sitting on your lap...bol...thinks she is small lap dog, carrying things around like balls, sticks, wash cloths she steals from the bath room or socks from the laundry, playing with Cyrus and Josiah, and life of a Queen:)
Pet-Peeves: vacumn cleaner is still a booger, any new object she has not seen before, does not like her tail brushed and her ears cleaned but improving daily:)
Favorite Toy: Nylabones, balls, and washcloths she steals from the bathroom, and socks from the clean laundry before mom gets them folded:)
Favorite Food: Taste of the Wild, green beans, baked chicken anditty bitty nibbles of cheese
Favorite Walk: around the town, out in the back yard, and in the fenced lot for free romp no leash at great nauna's
Best Tricks: sit, down, leave, stay, wait, fetch the red ball
Arrival Story: Kiara was six months old when we got her.
Bio: She was named Queen Kiara from the Lion King II by the breeders and that is her AKC registered name; so we kept the name since she was already six months old when we met. Her name was all she seemed to really know about other than outside life and nature; bugs, butterflies, and mud.
Kiara was diagnosed 4 months after her yearly check up with Diabetes. Her blood work at her yearly checkup was normal. 4 months later she started to drink massive water and urinate excessively on a weekend. It came on suddenly. She receives insulin shots 2 times a day.
Mom and Dad stayed home this 4th of July with us pups. I am so glad they did!!!! The neighbors were letting off fireworks and I was scared to death. Last year mom said when she got home from seeing fireworks that I was stressed to the max and this year she decided not to leave me:) Mom just set on the sofa with me and we watched a movie while all the bangs were going off. I heard the end of Tanglewood Park's big finale fireworks and it was sooooo loud to me. Cyrus is not afraid he just goes into guard mode and barks and low growls.
This morning we got up early and mom and dad took us to the walking trails out at Tanglewood. So many improvements to the park. The swimming pool now has a lazy river. The campground has been revamped. The dog Park has almost reached its goal and will hopefully begin construction very soon:) The campground is right beside the walking trails which have now been paved. Lots of park benches to rest along the way. The walking trail even has a trail that cuts to the right that leads to the bathrooms at one of the shelters....mom likes that...bol. We saw several deer and it was peaceful early this morning. Only a few dogs were out walking and lots of runners trying to beat the heat. It got hot by the time we were wrapping up our walk and the humidity was 70% so it took me a long time to get cooled down. Mom took the water hose on mist setting and let me get under it when we got home:)
Hope everyone had a great 4th of July!!!!
Mom and I were having a little talk this morning. Mom is a bit under the weather with a cough and cold and she did not feel like getting up early today but she did so I would get my insulin injection on time. I could see it in moms eyes...she started to cry. She said; "Kiara, 2011 has been a very hard year. Many of our doggy pals are now angel pups, so many doggies have been sick and several have had surgeries, and some of our pals are just growing old and tired. She also reflected on a couple of human friends that have passed away as well. Then I licked her face and she said... but we have so many blessings...so many blessings. I think I am one of moms blessings...she just hugged me and I let her cry on my fur. She felt better after our talk. I am planning to help her today with Christmas Cards and continue to be one of the many blessings for my mommy. (((Hugs to all the hearts out there that are hurting.))))
Mom was reflecting on years past this morning while drinking her coffee. She read some of my old diary entries and laughed out loud at some of the entries and then she would cry at others. I gave her kisses and decided to lay my head on her feet that she has curled to the side on the sofa. The diary entries took mom back through heart felt journeys as she read them. She decided that she needs to spend more time writing diary entries for us so she can always have memories to read in years to come.
Last night the girl came over to visit and she brought Salem their newest pack member. Mom had to measure the girl for a bridesmaid dress order for a friends wedding. Salem is very little. She and I played tug with the rope. She was excited to get up on the sofa's and give mom and dad kisses. She liked to lick water from my mouth after I would go drink. Mom said I was a good girl and always accomodating all the newest memebers of the NC Pack.
We were all chilling on the sofa's and listening to the humans chat away. Cyrus the Great, decided to join in on the conversation with the humans. Cyrus has a VERY DEEP loud talk that then changes and he gets a low talk that sounds like he is the Godfather talking. Salem was sitting beside her mom on the sofa and she became very nervous while Cyrus stood in the middle of the den giving his views about life as the girl egged him on to talk. The next thing I know the girl said oh no what the heck!? Salem saw the television reflection in the glass door while Cyrus godfathered us with his gift of gab and she was so frightened she expressed her anal glands on our sofa!
Mom and the girl were freaking out and then dad took over and brought out the upholstery cleaner. Thank God mom keeps large quilts on our sofa's to protect them. They rushed all of doggies to the hardwood floors and cleaned up Salems mishap. Mom was not happy while it was all going on but she laughed about it afterwards.
I guess Salem has a lot to learn about Cy boy and his loud verbal bark and his low godfather talking, and shadow reflections from the big screen tele...just wait until I tell her her about the wind and the sky falling....bol;)
Well mom's coffee is cold so I need to get off her feet so she can grab another cup. Big hugs and golden smooches to everyone.