Nicknames: Boo-ker, Baby Girl, Stinker Nuggets, Goober Nuggets, Doogs, Stinky Weeter Teats (For those wondering, you pronounce my name like GEISHA but without the G)
Birthday: January 11th 1993
Likes: Treat time, playing with toys, going byebye, playing with my friend Muffin when she comes over, barking, having people fawn over me, sharing ice chips with daddy and neck rubs from my mommy.
Pet-Peeves: Being told what to do, not being in charge, thunderstorms (until my hearing went a little fuzzy.)
Favorite Toy: My hoggy (hedgehog). I've had one since I was a puppy and had them replaced when they wore out. It was buried with me. Daddy tucked it under my arm so I was holding it.
Favorite Food: Whatever doesn't eat me first but I loooove banana ends, Canine Carry Out beef treats. My last week on Earth Mommy and Daddy gave me nothing but human food like steak, cheeseburgers and ice cream. YUM!
Favorite Walk: Anywhere you take me. I like the park.
Best Tricks: Giving hugs, retrieving my toys by their names, instigating play time with my buddy Muffin.
Arrival Story: My dog mom Coco was my human mommy's aunt and uncle's dog. They knew after her first dog Princess died she may want another. She bought a present for me when I was still in the womb and made a blanket and pillow for me to bring me home comfortably.
Bio: I was loved very much from before I ever came into this world by my mommy, Angie and my daddy, Mike. I am the typical runt of the litter, very scrappy. I always had a sassy attitude which made me a challenge at times but my cuteness and comedy counter balanced that. When I was 7 I had a mammary tumor that I had removed. As I got older I had periodontal (tooth) disease and had to get 6 teeth extracted. I was okay for about 2 years until it came back when I was almost 14. Mommy and Daddy didn't know if they could put me through another surgery at my age so we went on rounds of antibiotics until they didn't work anymore and my pain became too much to bear. I had arthritis in my back legs and because of the tooth pain, my whole head hurt and eating wasn't much fun anymore. I became a little aggressive my last year because of the pain. I hope they know I didn't mean it when I bit at them, I was just scared because I couldn't hear well anymore and it hurt when they tried to pet or kiss me.
They relieved my pain and sent me to the Rainbow Bridge on September 14, 2007. I miss them something awful but watch over them everyday and send them kisses to start and end their day. Until I see them again, I'll be with my new sister Princess. Make sure you visit her page too.
Forums Motto: Watching over Mommy & Daddy
Family Motto: "Ohana means family.
Family means nobody gets left behind...
As we get the news that Dogster will be closing in March, I felt the need to save as much as I could from Aisha's page. I took screenshots of the page and as I copied all of the diary entries and re-read them, I broke down in tears. I'm almost embarrassed at the raw emotion I showed those early days. The days when we were counting down to life without her and trying to cherish every moment. But I was glad I let the pain out because from that pain came the most compassionate, empathetic, wonderful responses of comfort and support at a time when my husband and I so desperately needed it. I have made friends here and I think about all of those pup parents who were such an integral part of our lives in that first year or two.
Life without her has been less lively in the homestead. We haven't made that plunge yet to get another dog. I think we want to wait until spur of the moment trips are out of our systems but never say never. Our hearts have the room but the pain when they're gone is still just so much to bear sometimes. We still hang her stocking every Christmas because it balances out the mantel. We still have our best family picture on the armoire with her collar hanging on it where we see it every day. She's a permanent part of our hearts and we think of her always.
I cannot begin to thank you all enough for the goodies, bones, diary comments, emails, answers to questions in forums, support for my mom when her dog Muffin passed away and just being wonderful people in general. We all know there is something special about dogs and that means there's something special about dog people. This place was a gathering of the best of the best when we needed them and I hope I was able to give a fraction of that back when I was more active 6 1/2 years ago. (WHERE does time go!!??!)
It, of course, pains me to see memorial pages where active pages once thrived. I pray that my girl met them at the Bridge and showed them the ropes and thanked them for having such kind parents. Please accept a belated but heartfelt "I'm sorry for your loss and I know how hard it is...they're not a pet, they're FAMILY."
I am blessed beyond words for the many gifts this site has given us and I don't just mean zealies. ;) Your support, love, and fun things to share our about furbabies has meant more to us than you'll ever know.
Never forget the lessons our dogs teach us:
Stretch when you wake up.
Don't forget to nap.
Snuggle when possible.
Forgive quickly because life is short.
I think dogs are here to teach us how to leave this Earth a better person. I mean just look at those lessons from a little furry nugget who wants nothing more than to see everyone smile.
Thank you all for everything. Give your pet an extra hug tonight from us or if they're no longer with you, send a prayer to the Bridge from us. May the paths your lives take from this point forward be blessed with good health, love, prosperity and compassion to the day you see your beloved fur-babies again.
With sincere appreciation,
Aisha's mommy and daddy (Angie and Mike)
Remembering our little girl Aisha on her birthday. We visited her grave Sunday and while we're sad her fur friend Muffin is gone, we are comforted that they are beside each other. We still miss hearing the tippy tap of your nails on the floor, your comedy, your smart as a whip little brain and even your stubborness that would drive us nuts! LOL
There will never be another like you and we hope today and every day is a celebration filled with your favorite things.