4/17/1999 - 3/20/2013Today Bill and I helped Akki to the Rainbow Bride. My heart hurts where the little piece of it that belonged to her left with her. Although she looked like and acted like a puppy, she was 3.5 years old when we rescued her. Akki was visually impaired from inappropriate anesthesia administration when at 14 weeks old, she had been stepped on, breaking both of her back legs. But she never knew she was disabled. She greeted life head on and with exceptional empathy. I took her on all my home visits with prospective adopters of rescue dogs and she always knew the right ones to approve. It was Akki that brought me to our dog, Tiki’s side when he needed to be rushed to the emergency vet. I was never so proud when this wild child, who was not even housebroken in 2002, earned her AKC Canine Good Citizen award in 2004. Akki , I will miss you so but I am so glad that you are out of pain. Godspeed, Sweetie. Wear your silver harness well. It is richly deserved.Joy CurtisMalden, MassachusettsMarch 20, 2013
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For Akki; you brought smiles to the faces of all that knew and loved you. Your work here on earth is done. Your spirit is free and unchanged forever.David Rousseau - March 21, 2013

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