Nicknames: Little Angel, Sweet Kiss, BabyDoll, Kissa, Lovebug, Kiss, My Heart
Birthday: March 9th 1999
Likes: She loved going for a swim more than anything.
Pet-Peeves: She hated firecrackers or loud noises.
Favorite Toy: Her favorite toy was a round red ball, that make different noises whenever she touched it or picked it up.
Favorite Food: She always loved fish the most.
Arrival Story: My sister showed up with a little pup and I fell in love. I asked if there were any left. When we got there, one little dog was in the kennel by herself. So began a great love story. She changed my life. I felt as if we were one from the moment we met. Through puppy kindergarten classes to Obedience classes, to her first swim, everything was special with her. When she was diagnosed with fibrosarcoma in 2003 I was beside myself. We took her to Colorado University where she underwent surgery and radiation. She was there for almost 2 months. I went out to see her every weekend, I couldn't wait for Friday to get here. When she came home, she bounced back to her old self quickly, even though she had to learn to walk on her left front leg again. They had to remove most of her shoulder to get the cancer out. Her chances of surviving this were excellent. Before long she was running and playing, her old self again. We had a glorious summer and a great Christmas that year. In March of 2004 she suddenly stopped eating, we had x-rays taken again and found some spots on her lungs and in her heart. We rushed her back to Colorado. She had another kind of cancer. They tried everything they could to save her. They did surgery to remove the fluid from her lungs and we were going to start Chemo. We were there early on a Saturday morning to pick her up to go home. They came out and told us she had collapsed during the night and the only thing keeping her alive was the oxygen chamber. When the fluid was removed, somehow the tumor spread completely over her heart. She could not breathe on her own anymore. I truly believe she held on just for me, so we could be with each other one more time, so we could say goodbye. I could not let her suffer, so I made the only choice I could make for her. I said goodbye, for now, we will see each other again one day. I will love her forever, she is my Heart and Soul. She will always be my Forever Love. Life will never be the same without her.
I love you Always, my sweet ^Kiss^ ... Mom
Bio: Born March 9th, 1999 ~ Went home to the Lord April 10th, 2004My Angel ^Kissa^ grew up with her sister Kiana. My sister Amy lived only a short ways from us and the two pups saw and played with each other almost daily. After ^Kiska^ returned to Heaven, whenever my sister brought her over, it was so hard for her. She looked for ^Kiss^ everywhere and then she would just lay by their favorite tree. She would not play and was so depressed. It boke my heart to watch her. She would not even play with KJ or Rain for quite a while. Eventually they won her over. Now she comes to play with them. It is wonderful to see her, and at the same time, it hurts. She and ^Kiss^ were so close, all you had to do was say their name to each other and they went nuts. Howling and jumping all over the place. I wish I could tell her and she would know that she also will see her sister again someday. On Aug. 11, 2010 Kiana joined her sister at the Rainbow Bridge...together again...I have included some of their pics together in Kiskas dogsterplus photobook.
Today marks 12 years since we said goodbye. Every year the pain still comes on this day, the memories of our last moments together, moments I will carry with me always. But I try not to let them cloud all the beautiful memories we shared together. All the walks in the park where you loved to take a dip in the creek, all the car rides you loved to take, the trips to Dairy Queen for an ice cream or McD's for a hamburger, the road trips we went on to go camping and all the cuddle time we had relaxing at home. You are such a huge part of my heart Kissa & always will be. Time can not ever take that away from me. We are one for all eternity. You were my first furbaby I had to say goodbye to & I know you won't be the last, but you brought something to my life I can never be without again, the love of a dog...thank you for blessing me with your love.
I miss your sweet voice so much & look forward to the day I will hear it again. Until then...
Love♥ Always, Mom
To my dearest Angel girl, my beautiful Kissa. I think my mind must be wrong, it cannot be 11 years since I last held you in my arms & kissed your soft fur. I miss you every moment of every day & long to see you again. Thank you for watching over me, my family & all your fursiblings all these years. It comforts me so much when I feel your presence, when I can feel you walk beside me. You were a blessing in my life & still are. I thank the Lord above for giving me you.
Love♥, kisses & hugs,
Forever & Always, Mom
"With every tear shed, we taste the sweetest gift of all
.....the never ending memories of a love so unconditional that it will rest in our souls forever."
My dearest Kissa, wishes for a super fun day at the Bridge as you celebrate with your fursister Angels & all your wonderful furiends. When I think of your special day I picture you running as fast as you can chasing Banjo, Greta or one of your pals around the beautiful meadows & trees of Heaven, just like you always did in our back yard, then everyone is off for a quick swim before cake & ice cream time. Then it's time to gnaw on a yummy bone & take a snooze in sunshine.
I miss you a lot sweet girl & I know you are with me each & every day, I feel you in my heart always...Happy Woofday!