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02-03-2013, 03:02 PM
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Location: DC Area
Dogs Name: Alexis & Zoe
Dogs Age: 6 years & 5 months
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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. My Nikita
"Never sweat the petty things, and don't pet the sweaty things" - George Carlin Dobiegirls Videos
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Reason: second thought on video
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02-03-2013, 03:28 PM
Owned by Dobes since 1975
Location: BC, Canada!
Dogs Name: Charlie & Naughty Dottie!
Titles: BDIH & BND
Dogs Age: 4 3/4 & 5 months
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sleep softly Nikita, rest in peace sweetie.
.......... you will be missed.
Hugz to you and yours Kratty.
We sure miss you Pun'kin.
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02-03-2013, 03:39 PM
Location: Galt, CA
Dogs Name: Irongate's Outrageous Fortune (Max)
Titles: Keeper of My Heart
Dogs Age: 13 months
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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, 03:50 PM
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Dogs Name: Fiona & Tali
Titles: Fiona: CGC; Tali: CGC
Dogs Age: 4.21.09, 5.09.08
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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.
"If you're going to be stupid, you better be tough." ~unknown
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02-03-2013, 04:09 PM
Dogs Name: Jinx
Dogs Age: 1 year
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I am so sorry to hear this... hugs
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02-03-2013, 04:21 PM
Never Will Forget You
Location: New York
Dogs Name: Luca & Niko AKA: Himmy (Waiting at the Rainbow Bridge)
Titles: Niko-DT AOM :-)
Dogs Age: 2/24/12 & 11/4/06
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We lost Nikita...
I am sorry to hear about this. Thank you for sharing, and I'm terribly sorry. Sent from Petguide.com Free App
Niko aka Himmy 11/4/06-11/14/11
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Raising children is like being pecked to death by chickens. ~ On a sign in Cape Cod
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02-03-2013, 04:29 PM
Location: SW Michigan
Dogs Name: *AKC GCH/UKC CH Lyndobe's Wheel of Fortune - "Wheeler" *Windsong's Fame N Fortune v Shelian "Fame"
Titles: Wheeler - AKC GCH/UKC CH, RO1
Dogs Age: Wheeler: 11/13/08 Fame: 07/10/13
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I am so sorry. Run free Nikita.
AKC GCH/UKC CH, RO3 Lyndobe's Wheel of Fortune, "Wheeler"
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02-03-2013, 05:15 PM
Dogs Name: Indy
Dogs Age: 7/4/08
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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.
Elaine Dragon Slaying Doberman's Inc. Member #095
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02-03-2013, 05:30 PM
Location: Southeast Texas
Dogs Name: Ilka (Mutt), and Leo (GSD)
Titles: Ilka-BN RE CA CGC; Leo-UKC CA
Dogs Age: Ilka 4; Leo 2; Lucky 2000-2014
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I'm so sorry.
CA Speed Queen Leontine Von Washateria
Ilka Of Pear Orchard Cemetery BN RE CA CGC
Lucky Rat Dog CGC ~2000-2014~ Requiescat In Pace
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02-03-2013, 06:08 PM
Dobes stole my heart <3
Location: Shelby Twp. Michigan
Dogs Name: Nexus & Bella (R.I.P. Mysti)
Titles: Nexus = Spaztastic - Bella = NoNo Bad Dog
Dogs Age: Nexus = 4/14/2010 Bella = 2/19/2011
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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.
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. - Bernard Williams
R.I.P. Mysti 1/25/02-10/21/10
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02-03-2013, 07:15 PM
Location: S. E. Pennsylvania
Dogs Name: Louise, Harvard, Jezebel
Titles: AKC CH & GrCh, CD, RN, WAC, CGC, TDInc
Dogs Age: 9, 6, and 2 years
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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.
Mary Jo Ansel
CH Cha-Rish A Moment Like This RN WAC CGC "Louise"
AKC GRCH/UKC CH Fitzmar's Command A Minute CGC "Harvard"
Fitzmar's Victory Hop Devil CGC "Jezebel"
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02-03-2013, 08:35 PM
Location: Northern New Jersey
Dogs Name: Harvey (Dobe-RIP), Lucy (Dobe), Gidget (Aussie)
Titles: Lucy: AKC CH, BN, RN, CGC, WAC; Gidget: BN, RN, CGC
Dogs Age: Harvey 12/01/00 - 10/13/09; Lucy 8/3/09; Gidget 9/10/12
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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, 10:30 PM
Location: Long Island, NY
Dogs Name: Min-Pin: RIP Duchess,Mini Schnauzer: Jack,Dobe: Foxfire's Take'n By Surprise "Sabrina"
Dogs Age: 1/5/98-5/18/11, 6/20/07, 9/24/08
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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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02-03-2013, 10:48 PM
Location: Nor Cal
Dogs Name: Eva, Ija
Titles: Eva - SchH3, IPO3, AWD1, FH1, StPr 1, WAC, CD, RN. Ija - UKC Ch., BH, WAC
Dogs Age: Eva 8/04, Ija 10/2011
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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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02-03-2013, 10:53 PM
Dogs Name: Emily
Titles: CGC, RN, RA, RE, CD
Dogs Age: July 11, 2009
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I am so sorry for your family's loss. The bridge is a good place.
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02-04-2013, 02:36 AM
Dogs Name: Sunburg's Indian River Park "Parker"
Dogs Age: Born May 24, 2007
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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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