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.
Mom was so proud and thrilled when she saw that my diary was one of the Daily Diary Picks today! She doesn't write in our diary's to often so she was extra happy to see my diary featured after just writing an entry yesterday about my Bridge day. Thank you DOGSTER for picking my Diary! I am watching over you mom & sending kisses on the wind and of course snowflakes to you!
April 10th, 2004 was the hardest day of my life. Coming to take you home only to say goodbye sweet girl, I did not think I would or could ever get over that day. The memories of you have not faded for even one second & I do not believe they ever will. You & I went through too much together to ever forget one treasured minute of our time together. I remember thinking on that day how you would have loved to be outside, the snow was falling in big flakes slowing hitting the ground. A fitting tribute to my beautiful snow girl. As I woke up this morning the snow was falling softly in big flakes, something it has not done on this day for 9 years, and as I stepped out onto the deck the falling snow was like a kiss from Heaven...from you my precious Angel...Thank you! You are part of me forever & ever & ever & I miss you every single day. I often dream of the day we will be reunited & it fills my heart with joy. Until then I keep you in my heart...
I Love♥ You Always, Mom
Request From Rainbow Bridge In Loving Memory
Weep not for me though I am gone
Into that gentle night.
Grieve if you will, but not for long
Upon my soul's sweet flight.
I am at peace, my soul's at rest
There is no need for tears.
With your love I was so blessed
For all those many years.
There is no pain, I suffer not,
The fear is now all gone.
Put all those things out of your thoughts,
In your memory I still live on.
Remember not my fight for breath
Remember not the strife.
Please don't dwell upon my death,
But celebrate my life.
My dear beloved Kiska, 8 years have flown by in a heartbeat. I still feel your presence so close...and oddly enough, I feel it in KJ. As if you were guiding him as you do me in my daily life. I remember the first time I saw him while looking at the picture of the little girl I was about to bring into my life & he was in the background. Love at first sight, something drew me to him & I believe it was you. So many things you taught me & I think it was meant to be. Since you left it seems like stray animals find their way to our home. Three cats who would not have made it without medical attention, a beautiful young Lab who wandered into our driveway, and a starving dog lying so still on the highway I thought she was gone. All now have wonderful, loving homes. You brought out something in me I never knew existed, a purpose. Animals are my life, KJ, Rain & my horse's are first & foremost in everything I do. And if there is anything I can do to ease the suffering of any animal or help in any way, I will do everything in my power to do so. You taught me so much...
I love♥ you more than words could ever say & I will miss you until that day we are together once again...Always yours, Mom
You Gave Us So Much Love, You Had So Little Time,
You Left Us With So Many Tears~~~
You Taught Us What An Alaskan Malamute Was All About,
A Gift That We Will Treasure Always ~~~
You Were Silly & Loving & Filled Our Home With Laughter,
& Our Hearts With A Love That Will Stay Forever~~~
Your Call To The Rainbow Bridge Came Painfully to Soon.
Your Pain & Suffering Is Gone~~~
You Can Run & Play Sweet Girl Until We Are Together Again.
You Are Greatly Loved &
So Painfully & Sadly Missed~~~~~