12 years ago my then fiance (now hubby!) and I visited a local pet
store and fell in love. She was all the way in the back and the teeniest
little thing. It was August of 1994 and we were getting married in
two months. Just starting out and not looking for another pet (we
had two cats already), but something about this little Pomeranian stuck
with us. We visited her at the pet store several times over the next
week trying to make up our minds.
The clincher was when the store owner told us she was tossed out of
the litter because she only had three toes on her one paw. Not show
quality so they didn't want her! Of course we decided there and then
that we had to have her.
Now about that name...when I was younger friends of mine had a big old
Golden named Keifer, and a little pommie named Koogles. They were
the cutest pair and the name always stuck with me. I later learned
it was a german term for speedy - exactly what my new puppy
was! She loved to run and was so fast that once she got out,
no one could catch her. Koogles it was for our new baby.
She's been a beautiful part of our family for the last twelve years.
The cats have adjusted just fine as they are still bigger than she is!
She was diagnosed with diabetes in late January of '06 and lost her vision
recently. It's been a struggle to get her regulated, but I'm blessed
to still have her and cherish each day we're given.
I'm attaching another photo of her with her summer'do!
Kristy & Koogs