|02-03-2013, 04:02 PM||#1 (permalink)|
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We lost Nikita...
I knew it was only a matter of time, but I thought we had a few more years before we had to add Nikita. With all the issues Nikita went through the last few years, I thought we made it to a point that we can relax and enjoy the golden years. Its been only a years since her ACL surgery, which she had a decent recovery and almost 3 years from the ventral slot surgery which went as good as you can expect. She was never the same as before but she had an active good life.
She left us on Saturday, without any warning. She was fine that morning doing her normal routine of playing with Alexis and lounging around the house as we normally do on the weekends. She showed no signs of no indications if something was wrong. It was early afternoon and Mrs K got Nikita to go outside as normally she would. For some odd reason, Mrs K felt the need to go check on her a few minutes later. She found Nikita in the front yard, down in a sphinx position with her head down. She got me after that and when I checked on her, Nikita head was completely down and her body slumped in the opposite direction. Her breathing was stressed. By the time I got the truck ready to get her to the vet, she was gone. All this happened in less than a half hour.
While I am still feel so much emptiness in myself and that she took so much with her as she left, I am secretly happy that she decided to leave this way. With all the issues she had over the last few years, I thought her body would give out first before her spirit would. And I would have to make the decision for her. But she fails to surprise me up until the very end, she did it on her terms.
Granted we stopped visiting DT a few years ago, A lot of you have watched her grow up over the years, so I want thank you for letting me share her with you. I know she did provide some smiles in her videos.
This is the way I will always remember my Nikita.
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|02-03-2013, 04:09 PM||#2 (permalink)|
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My condolences. Rest in peace Nikita.
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|02-03-2013, 04:28 PM||#3 (permalink)|
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sleep softly Nikita, rest in peace sweetie.
.......... you will be missed.
Hugz to you and yours Kratty.
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Oh Kratty I am so very sorry for both your and Mrs. K's loss and my heart is breaking for the both of you and Alexis. Rest in Peace and Run Free at the Bridge Nikita. Thank you for taking the time to come here and let us know Kratty. We've missed you and the girls. Please take care of yourself and don't be a stranger.
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|02-03-2013, 04:39 PM||#5 (permalink)|
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Deepest condolences - no words can describe that feeling. Sending my heartfelt best wishes to you. Thank you for letting everyone know even though I know that writing the words hurt.
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|02-03-2013, 04:50 PM||#6 (permalink)|
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I'm so sorry for your family's loss.
I've always enjoyed your pictures, stories, and updates of your girls. Thanks for sharing both of them with us.
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I'm so sorry for your loss, I've always remembered the beautiful pictures of your girls from when I first joined! She was a lucky girl to be so loved.
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I am so sorry to hear this... hugs
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I have loved watching her videos over the years.
So very sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl.
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|02-03-2013, 05:21 PM||#10 (permalink)|
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We lost Nikita...
I am sorry to hear about this. Thank you for sharing, and I'm terribly sorry.
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|02-03-2013, 05:28 PM||#11 (permalink)|
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Hello, and I am so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful girl, may she RIP and run free and happy at that bridge.
I watched that video of her and your youngen, made me laugh. She was truly a sweet doberman and I think she loved that little one, she seemed to enjoy playing with her. So glad you put that up to share. You will have alot of fond memories of Nikita I am sure, but I know it doesn't help the void in your heart. She had a loving home and was very lucky for parents like you.
Prayers and hugs to you both.
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|02-03-2013, 05:29 PM||#12 (permalink)|
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I am so sorry. Run free Nikita.
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|02-03-2013, 06:15 PM||#13 (permalink)|
What a shock, I am so sorry! I also enjoyed your updates. I'm glad Nikita didn't suffer and may your beautiful girl run free and happy at the bridge.
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|02-03-2013, 07:08 PM||#15 (permalink)|
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so sorry for your loss. My Mysti girl went on her own terms too, in her bed where I am sure she wanted to be. She did not give me a choice to try to take her to the vet, because she knew it was time. I think Nikita felt the same, it was time. She is happy and free now, no pain no stress and you have all the wonderful memories to help you get through. Its hard, two years have not taken the loss away only made it easier to bear. RIP Nikita, you were a very pretty and happy girl.
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Ahhh Kratty - I am so sorry, but am happy that she went on her terms and you never had to make that decision. You gave her a fabulous life - and no dog can ask for more. My condolences to you and your family. RIP Nikita..... you were a good dog.
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I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl. May your wonderful memories of Nikita bring you some comfort during this difficult time. Thanks for sharing the video. I was smiling while I watched it.
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So sorry to read this Kratty.
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I am so very, very sorry to hear this. May she rest in peace. I know she will be in your hearts forever.
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|02-03-2013, 11:30 PM||#20 (permalink)|
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Very sorry to hear this Kratty. My sincere condolences to you, Mrs. K and Alexis. Run free Nikita.
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I am so sorry Kratty. You guys did all that any human could do and I am sure she knows she was much loved.
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I am so sorry for your family's loss. The bridge is a good place.
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Very sorry for your loss may she rest in peace hugs to you both.
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|02-04-2013, 02:25 AM||#24 (permalink)|
I am so sorry to hear this. Glad she went on her own terms. Hugz to you and your wife.
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|02-04-2013, 03:36 AM||#25 (permalink)|
My sincerest condolences, Kratty, to you and Mrs. K. I am glad she didn't have a long illness if she had to go.
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