Kiki was my grandmother's dog who was named after me (my childhood nickname) before my grandmother passed in 2012. She is 9 year old poodle and pekingese mix and is still living a full happy life even after being hit by a car almost 6 years ago. After several surgeries and told she was going to walk with a limp for the rest of her life, she is still going strong with NO limp at all.
I was very closed to my grandmother and was devastated when I lost her. She had a history of health problems but right after getting back healthy took an unexpected turn for the worst.
I call Kiki my sunshine because she seems to know whenever I'm thinking about my grandmother and she comes to my aid, crawling into my lap and comforting me. Just by doing this, I feel better knowing that I'm not the only one who misses her. Knowing that I still have this deep connection with my grandmother through Kiki helps with the hurt of losing her.
Kiki will forever be my sunshine that shines and colors my world when I'm feeling bad.