Long Night For Miss Kiska

A short note this morning explaining our long night with Miss Kiska (and explaining why our post did not go out at its usual time).

Yesterday evening, we fed all of the canines and then fed the humans. Miss Kiska was performing her nightly patrol when she collapsed, losing all control of her rear legs. We carried her up to the house and got her calmed down and relaxed.

One of the curses of living rural is that emergency vets are not particularly convenient, though we have visited ours a handful of times over the years. We seemed to have Miss Kiska stable and opted not to load up and take off.

We also were able to communicate with our regular vet and describe symptoms. We will be in touch with her again this morning.

Kiska slept well through the night (I know, I slept on the floor beside her so I woke up at every movement).

This morning she is alert and comfortable. She has regained some use of her back legs, enough to be able to stand without falling down. Walking, however, requires support. We still have the sling that we used to support Cheoah and Natasha in their recovery from TPLO surgery.

So, for now, she is laying at my feet, sniffing the air, and watching any movement in the yard. The Chief of Security is still on duty, even if she has to dispatch others for any intruders.

Thanks for the good thoughts and we will keep everyone posted.


  1. Mom 'n Ebby on October 24, 2017 at 3:58 am

    Mom ‘n Ebby both say: Hoping for a full recovery for Kiska, and that she regains the use of her back legs, with no bad effects. Kinda hard to “run security patrol” otherwise, Kiska-girl! Me’n Ebby both praying for your recovery.

  2. Amy@GoPetFriendly on October 23, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Sending our love and hoping for a quick and easy recovery for Kiska. <3

  3. Jim on October 22, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for you Miss Kiska.
    The Husky Bunch

  4. Flick Marks on October 22, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Prayers sent for Miss Kiska! If you need anything please call

  5. Marinda Venter on October 22, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    hi I also had a Kiska, she left this place when she was 17 years old. I miss her everyday.

  6. Janet Turner on October 22, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Prayers for you Ms. Kiska ! I love your fuzzy head sweet girl.
    I know your family is worried about you as am I.
    From a Huskie Grandma

  7. Lori on October 22, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Oh sweet Kiska we’re sending you all our love and healing thoughts!!!

  8. Juno's mom on October 22, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Oh sweet girl! Hoping it’s nothing more than a minor disc issue or pinched nerve. We’ll all be worrying about her and sending healing thoughts.

  9. Becky Pavlick on October 22, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Prayers for Kiska and for all of you…

  10. Jerry G-Pa Owens on October 22, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Prayers for Her!!!! From Randi and Chloe and their Parents…..

  11. Dennis the Vizsla on October 22, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    hello thundering herd its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am kontinyooing to send lots of vizsla tail wags for kiska to feel better!!! and the hipster kitties send purrs!!! ok bye

  12. DJ, Cierra & Maggie on October 22, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    After reading last nights post…sweet Kiska was in my thoughts first thing this morning. We are so happy that she is standing. May the recovery continue. Sending all of you positive thoughts that the healing continues. ❤

  13. KJ Pierson on October 22, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Thinking of you wooly Kiska, get better please!

  14. Shyuki on October 22, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Sending love and prayers to our extended family. Extra loves and prayers for a speedy recovery for Kisha. A truly dedicate head of security, still on the job even when you are down. ❤️❤️

  15. Denise on October 22, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Oh no, sorry to hear about Miss Kiska’s plight. Paws crossed that she will continue to improve. Wishing all of you the best during this difficult time.

  16. Sea Wolf on October 22, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Poor gal. Best wishes for you both (and the rest of the household too). Hope things go well on Monday.

  17. Laura Yager on October 22, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Our pack send love and healing prayers for Kiska, and the rest of The Herd. I know far too well the joy and the pain of loving dogs. It’s very evident you love your dogs, and I thank you for sharing them with us. Speedy recovery to the Chief.????????????

  18. Pat and Rebel on October 22, 2017 at 10:37 am

    I am so sad to learn about Miss Kiska. Sending prayers for her recovery. Hope that she is able to stand is a good sign. I know what it is like to lay on the floor beside a beloved dog and I am sure it gave her comfort that you were there for her. Please give her extra hugs and kisses from the people that have come to love her from your postings. Take care of yourself and please let us know how she is doing.

  19. Annie on October 22, 2017 at 9:42 am

    I hope she’ll be alright it’s hard when they get older. Please let us know how she’s doing. ????????

  20. Ann Foose on October 22, 2017 at 9:25 am

    I’ve spent a few nights on the floor with my dogs, prayers for a full recovery for the beautiful girl.

  21. Vincent Porrazzo on October 22, 2017 at 9:20 am

    We hope she makes a full recovery.

  22. Jane on October 22, 2017 at 9:02 am

    I hope everything is alright. I will be praying for all you and especially her. Hugs and kisses to the herd especially Miss Kiska.

  23. Kara Mason on October 22, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Thoughts and prayers go out to you all

  24. Billie on October 22, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Oh Kiska, you beautiful girl you. Husky woos and feel better soon. I saw hu-dads post last night and was so worried for you. I’m glad you are able to stand at least.

  25. Tracy on October 22, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Thinking good thoughts for y’all, that everything will be ok.

  26. Hokie Pack on October 22, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Soft woos from the Hokie Pack for Miss Kiska! Get better soon!

  27. Zoe on October 22, 2017 at 8:26 am

    My normal 4am email wasn’t there, I checked and still nothing I came to the webpage to let you know and I saw this.
    We are always grateful that you allow us to have a peek into your world with your sibe tribe, and that we hold them and their hu-mans in our hearts.
    We are all sending Ms. Kiska our prayers and healing energy.

    Please let us know how she is doing.

  28. Kate on October 22, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Prayers and good thoughts for Miss Kiska that she continues to improve and regain her strength in her legs ❤️

  29. carolyn Rogers on October 22, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Love sent you guys’ way. I got up and ran to the computer to see how her night was, first thing.

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