Didn’t take long to snap some shots on film of this pup. I had a few more frames I needed to use up on a roll of film, she’s a pretty good model for that!
Kiko is just about 9 months old now, and quickly maturing from her puppy stage. The folks we adopted her from said she is an Australian Shepherd mix, but they were unsure of what she’s mixed with. After spending the past few weeks with her, we are pretty sure she is mixed with a border collie. This pup has some spunk!
How we came to adopt her was a bit serendipitous. I had been perusing the adoption sites for months, keeping an eye out for dogs we could adopt. There were some I was interested in, but they would either already be adopted, or live too far away.
Then I found Kiko. Immediately after seeing her posting, I emailed the adoption center to find out more about her. She was scheduled to be spayed and vaccinated that weekend, and would be available following her appointment.
Jordan and I were a bit conflicted. We were moving that next weekend, and would be out of town for work the following week, and it was going to just be too hard to adopt her that soon. I told them we’d keep in touch in case she didn’t get adopted that weekend.
I soon got another email from them, telling me that Kiko had fallen ill. She had contracted kennel cough, and wouldn’t be able to make it to her spayed/vaccination appointment until she was fully healed. While I was sad to hear she was sick, I was hopeful she would not get adopted before we were able to come see her (she was located three hours south of us). They said they would contact me once she was better.
Weeks went by, and I heard nothing. I emailed them again to check up on her, but I got no response. I was worried her illness took a turn for the worse. Or maybe she ended up being adopted by someone else. We got sent out on another work trip, and I started to accept the fact that she was no longer available.
We were waiting in the airport, heading home from our work trip, when I received an email from the adoption center. Kiko was better! She had her spayed/vacc appointment set up for that next weekend. Jordan and I had already planned a camping trip down south to Zions, and Kiko would be and easy stop on the drive back up.
We have had her for just over a month now, and we are so happy! It is the BEST to come home to a wiggly, smiley pup after a long day at work. She keep us on our toes, and we love her. She sure brings a lot of joy into our lives.
Here’s to the many adventures ahead with this pup!
All photos shot with the Pentax 645N on Kodak Ektar, pushed 2 stops