Friday, December 20, 2013

Nike - Ike v Del U Haus, Sch2, KK2

Nike - Ike v Del U Haus, Sch2, KK2
July 27, 1998 - December 19, 2013

Nike left me yesterday--her body, at the end, failing suddenly and unrelentingly. She bled out, probably from a tumor in her intestines. 
She had 15 amazing years on this earth and touched more lives than I can count through her own self, her puppies, and her grandpuppies. Her legacy will go on.

She faced every challenge with joy and recovered from every setback with a grin. She taught me that if you can't change it, make it yours. Never do anything halfheartedly. Don't be afraid to demand the things you want. And always accept love when it comes your way.
  Thank you for sharing your life with me, Nike.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Happy Xita

In mid-November, Xita flew to Washington state to meet up with the Lord, the sire of her future litter. All went well, so she should have puppies toward the end of January!

It was a very tough decision to put her on a plane, but I thought she would handle it with aplomb. Indeed she did.

Nevertheless, both she and I are very, very glad she's back here in Virginia. Today, she held a little party for herself. :)