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Remembering Tiki, 2008-2022

Today’s post is one of the hardest we’ve ever written: we have lost our sweet Tiki. A few weeks ago she was diagnosed with lymphoma and was undergoing treatment. Unfortunately, the cancer had spread, and she went downhill very quickly on Thanksgiving. On Monday, we had to say goodbye.

Tiki’s adoption was the start of DogTipper and through the years she taught us so much.

Although she had been found abandoned overnight at the shelter gates, Tiki always looked for the best in every person.

She never met a stranger and loved seeing her friends, meeting new people and visiting the nursing home residents when we called on our relatives.

Tiki’s outgoing nature also helped our shy Irie blossom…and four years ago when we lost Irie, Tiki’s fun-loving personality helped teach our shy Barli that the world is a fun place to explore.

We are going to unplug for a few days and help Barli, who until last night had never spent a night in our home without his Tiki. And, for ourselves, we’re going to take some time to catch our breath as we move forward and remember the girl who not only helped us change careers but changed our lives.

Colleen Stadnick

Friday 16th of December 2022

Again I'm so sorry for your loss but I am so happy to see that you adopted another furry friend. Hola will never take Tiki's place but she will certainly fill your heart! πŸ’•

Shelley Joy P

Tuesday 13th of December 2022

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. I will miss seeing Tiki's beautiful face here on the blog. Thanks for adopting her and giving her such a fabulous home. Sending you hugs and love during this hard time <3

Sandy Weinstein

Monday 12th of December 2022

I am so very sorry for your loss of Tiki. it is so very hard to loose a beloved "child". i went thru the loss of one with a rare form of cancer several years ago. i was gutted. congrats on the new adoption, may they bring you some comfort in the loss of Tiki, although i know Tiki can never be replaced in your heart.

Cheryl Chervitz

Sunday 4th of December 2022

So sorry about Tiki. Losing a pet is very difficult, as you know. Remember the good times and the love.


Saturday 3rd of December 2022

I am so sad and about your loss about Tiki. Tiki will always be in your heart, I hope Tiki and Skipper (passed in February) are having fun, running and playing in Rainbow Bridge. ❀🐾🦴🐾🦴🐾❀

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