Happy 6th Birthday Kaia

Kaia & Rufus | January 2011.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Kaia & Rufus | January 2011. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Kaia has been a regular on this site, and before I got Emily Sue – my very own black and tan, I got to practice with Kaia for two years. Bonds are formed: doxie to doxie and human to doxie. Rufus and I love Kaia, and we have a discernable friendship today that has been years in the making. I’ve watched Kaia evolve from a cantankerous dachshund to a well-socialized, better-behaved dachshund. I have witnessed her go from able body to paralyzed and back again to able body; talk about an emotional rollercoaster. When I look back at the pictures from 2011, I’m reminded of the early friendship Rufus, Kaia and I shared. Sunday was Kaia birthday and not only do we celebrate Kaia, but I want to celebrate the friendship she has offered Rufus and me (and now Emily). I got to chance to see Kaia yesterday in person and it had been a few months since we last saw each other. However, the moment she heard my voice and saw me, she squealed with excitement and to a dachshund dad, those sounds just make the heart burst. Just like people make indelible impressions on each other, I believe the same is true for dachshunds and humans. I think Rufus and I are better for knowing Kaia and wish our friend a very Happy Belated Birthday! May there still be many more birthdays and pictures to come.

Kaia & Rufus | January 2011.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Kaia & Rufus | January 2011. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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6 Responses to Happy 6th Birthday Kaia

  1. Pattie says:

    A very happy birthday to Kaia!!

  2. Denise Beard says:

    so nice to hear how much Kaia has grown. And so glad to hear that she has gone from paralyzed to not. For us doxie parents that is the scariest thing that is always in the back of our minds. Happy Birthday Kaia!!

  3. Jennifer Yandoli says:

    Kaia loves Rufus and his whole family!! She certainly doesn’t squeal for just anyone! We are forever grateful to D.O.G.S and the entire dachshund community for their love and support during Kaia’s time of need. I count each day with her (and her brother Jake) as a blessing. Thanks for the birthday wishes ❤

    • Jeanne says:

      Kaia, you are a miracle. To see you now, I would never have guessed how sick you were. I am so thankful you are well & happy. I know Rufus will keep a close watch over you. Many more happy & healthy Birthdays to you, Sweetheart!~♥

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