Remembering Kicho

This new year marks Kicho’s 1 year anniversary after she crossed over the rainbow bridge on 1/1/2012. She had a Double chambered right ventricle (DCRV) which is a very rare heart condition and surgery was not an option. She was only 3 years old.

It brings me tears every time I write about her or look at her photos, remembering all the moments that we spent together. Despite her condition, she was always full of smiles and never failed to keep Sumo in check when he was being bad. I have so many things to say about this little bear but can’t bring myself to talk about it without becoming a complete mess.

Kicho, we love and miss you so much and hope you are running around happily to your heart’s content.

One day, we will be reunited again. <3

Sumo’s First Day Home

Sumo had a very big day today. He received a booster shot, spent 2 1/2 hours in the car on the ride back to Manhattan, plus another 1/2 hour on an extremely packed train. He wasn’t used to being in the city so he was very nervous and there were times when he yelped a bit. Sumo also seemed a bit claustrophobic in his new pet carrier but it didn’t take him long to get used to it. He’s already a little playa, catching all the girls attention… and even some guys. Once home, Sumo explored the unknown and have learned that if he put his paws on the steps to go up the roof, it means that he has to potty. He is such a good boy and as you can see… so precious. :-)

When he was about 7 weeks old.

He’s the one on the left. I had a choice between the girl on the right or him and while the girl was beautiful, I just had to pick Sumo because of the goofy look on his face. Boy! Did it turn out to be an act! He’s actually quite the little devil and on occasion, I’ve caught him giving me a little wink, a twinkle… you know, that crazy look in his eye. *Shivers*

A pup named Sumo

Born on August 18, 2008 in Ridge, NY. He is a red, male Shiba Inu and his name is Sumo.

He loves to drive me crazy by biting everything. The curtains, my havianas, rocks, shoelaces, table legs, dressers, and absolutely anything he can chomp on. He also likes to hide underneath the bed because he knows that I can’t reach in and get him (*hears Sumo chuckle*).

I’ll post some photos once I figure out how to use this site.