This is Kiwi….Baby Girl, Kayway, Sweetie Girl, Big Dog…
She was my dog for 16 beautiful years, and this past weekend we had to put her down.
She was born June 14th 1996 and lived till September 14th 2012.
I have never had to put an animal down, and she was my first dog, and the most wonderful dog there was. I know I take a ton of pictures of Bunny, because he is just so photogenic…and lovable. But he is also the biggest suck.
Kiwi was Ms. Independent. She loved chewys and she would let us do anything we wanted to her. When she was a puppy she would sleep in this toy crib we had for our dolls. She was the greediest dog we know and she had the longest tongue and the softest ears.
Not sure if anyone has ever seen their animal just slowly deteriorate over time, but 16 is a long time, and she was sick. Sick from old age. She had a heart murmur, eye infections, lumps/nodules everywhere, arthritis and we think another infection at the end. She was suffering, and was slowly giving up on the will to live. I have cried every single night since, because her presence is no longer here, and I can feel it, not just her body, but her…
She had a great life, full of adventures, car rides, great food and so so much love. I promise to give Bunny all that and more because I cherish the memories we have had together, Babygirl. Thank you for being such a beautiful part of my life. I will love you forever and always.
xoxoxoxo Love Natalie