Our friends over at Fiesty Three tagged us in one of those photo games where you pick a certain picture in a certain folder. Since we use iPhoto, we have always struggled with those games because iPhoto does not exactly use folders. But, in this case, the folder was the FIRST folder and the tenth picture. So we went to our first EVENT and picked the tenth picture. We really like that because our first event in iPhoto is where we store all of our old scanned photographs, so this becomes a trip down memory lane. Here is the tenth photo:
We love this picture for so many reasons. Nikita was quite the Diva and was very taken aback when we asked her to play mother to Natasha. After some struggles, she became quite the maternal figure to Natasha. Unfortunately, Nikita proceeded to teach her all the Evil Ways of the Siberian. In fact, Queen Natasha the Evil would never have been so Evil had it not been for the excellent mentoring by Nikita. In this picture, the two of them are sitting at our front door looking out at the freshly fallen snow in the winter of 2004-2005.
The above is a far more typical picture – Princess Natasha working on Nikita’s nerves. One of the classic moments I will never forget was when Natasha was 10-12 weeks old. She thought of Nikita as her hero (that never really changed right up until Nikita’s passing). I stepped out into the yard and whistled for Nikita. She came trotting up and Natasha was hanging from her neck, mouth clamped on Nikita’s neck and her little back paws just barely brushing the ground. Nikita did not look thrilled to have this particular pendant dangling from her neck.
All of us have had that particular dog that will forever be remember as special. Nikita is that dog for me. If you would like to read more about her, please check out her page (click dogs at the top and then select Nikita or just go here) or read one of my favorite stories about her here or here.
Since we are Siberians, we totally forget the rules of this game, but here is my challenge to all of my readers. Pick a special picture of dog that is no longer here with us and share a story. Please let us know when you do so we can go read.