Arrival Story: On October 31, 2008, we attended a Halloween party at the home of our friend Lucy. Lucy introduced us to her beautiful Black Russian Terrier named Kiki, who was born in Lithuania. Kiki wasn't spayed because Lucy hoped to breed her with another pedigreed Black Russian Terrier. However, she suspected that Kiki might already be pregnant by the neighbor's Border Collie, as she thought Kiki was getting "fat". We were so impressed with Kiki's temperament that my husband said, "If she is pregnant, we want one of the puppies!" Just four nights later, on November 4 (Election night), Kiki gave birth to nine puppies! The puppies were three weeks old the first time I went to see them, but I didn't pick one out at that time.
Bio: On December 12, when Sasha and her littermates were not quite six weeks old, Lucy called and asked if we were ready to pick out a puppy. I thought they were too young to leave their mother, but Lucy said that they were already weaned, and in fact, two of the puppies had already been adopted out the day before. When we went to look at the puppies, we saw that Kiki growled every time one of the puppies tried to nurse from her. Since she was refusing to nurse them and the pups were already eating solid food, there didn't seem to be any reason not to adopt Sasha right then and there. She came home with us that night, where two of our cats immediately came up to her and sniffed her. We hope that they will all become friends.
To be continued................
Friday, March 6, 2009: We are in shock. Two days after she turned 4 months old, Sasha went to the Rainbow Bridge. She had spent the day keeping her daddy company in his barber shop, and he commented on what a "perfect shop dog" she was. She was tied in the back of her Daddy's pickup truck riding home when her collar separated and she fell out of the pickup, landing under the rear wheels. Sasha was so smart, so sweet and funny, and she and our cat Curly had become very good buddies. Sasha was well on her way to being the most perfect dog ever. We are devastated.