Kahlua came to us as my daughter's pet. Then my daughter went away to college and the puppy and I bonded. She was my "parrot puppy" and would nuzzle on my shoulder as we settled in to watch TV or while sitting at the table with friends and family. She was very protective but always playful. She was the alpha female who took control. Even at 5 pounds, she thought she was the big dog in the neighborhood and would mark her territory and keep out strange cats and dogs. She was so dainty that she would balance herself on her two front paws to relieve herself-not wanting to get her paws wet. When we had a heavy snow storm, she would walk on top of the hardened snow-nothing frightened her. She was our "bowanna hunter" and would dig to china to get at the moles or even snakes. And she would dart out the puppy door and chase away the squirrels and birds fom our yard.|
She was an otherwise healthy 9 year old dog when she came down with a respiratory infection which led to pneumonia and we lost her in less than 2 weeks. She had a stroke on the day that she passed and it was so hard to let her go. I'm grateful that we could give her that dignity but miss her terrbily every day.