Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Koko!!!

Hello to all our furry friends, Piappies Mommy here. Allow me to take over the Piappies blog for today. You might be wondering what the photo above is all about. Are these the fave stuffies of the Piappies? Hmmm... are these ALL stuffies? Do you notice that there is one that is NOT a stuffie? You're right, that's Koko you see in the middle.

Now, who is Koko, you might ask. Koko is the puppy that I've dedicated this blog to and today is the best day to tell you all about him.

On February 24, 1985, Koko came to our home as a gift to my brother. He was very playful, sweet and loving. We instantly fell in love with him.

Our Mom would take him for car rides when she'd pick us up from school. He loved looking out the car window and feel the wind on this face. He had his OWN space on our bed, he loved baths, playing with toys --- chewing on our watches (!), getting tummy rubs and even being groomed. He enjoyed doing fun things ---

we watched our favorite shows on TV

he entertained us with his dancing moves

and even agreed to wear a dress and a ribbon for the flashy box! Silly Koko!

We grew up together --- Koko was my constant companion. For years, he never got tired of waiting for me to come home, staying by my side when I was sick, protecting me from strangers (ok, maybe he was just being possessive) and just being his adorable self.

Koko was also a loving and protective dad to his son Kiko. At that time, we also had a poodle, YumYum, that completed their trio. They all provided lots of laughter and love in our home.

After sharing nine wonderful years with Koko, he crossed over the rainbow bridge on July 15, 1994. I was heartbroken and I thought I would not be able to get over his loss.

Up until the Piappies found us and made our home their furever world. I've come to realize that memories of Koko never fade. I still remember the fun times we had and it sure brings a smile on my face.

Now, I take the chance to thank you, furry friends and hoomans for accepting our friendship and allowing us to share our fun adventures together. Reading your stories become constant reminders that furry friends indeed prove the power of unconditional love and giving back the love and care is the least we can do for them. We share this love with all of you as well.

24 Feb 1985 - 15 July 1994

Happy Happy Birthday, My Dearest Koko!
Thank you so much for being part of my growing up years.
I may not see you running and dancing anymore but you live furever in my heart.
Watch over the Piappies and all our furry friends. Love you furever!

- Piappies Mommy


  1. What a wonderful tribute! Mom and Dad keep the ashes and a framed photo of each of their furry family members who have crossed the bridge, and while I know it is hard for them at first, I notice that as each day passes, Mom and Dad look at the table and smile. I think they would definitely agree with you that the pain fades and the happy memories remain.

    *kissey face*

  2. Thanks so much fur sharing those special memories!

    He is a furry special khanine - he lives on through you each day!


  3. such a touching tribute to a special boy. happy birthday koko

  4. Very sweet post! Happy birthday to Koko, in that special place in your hearts and memories.

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  5. Woooos! What special memories woo have and thank you four sharing Koko with us!

    Give all of the Piappies a puppy kiss from us!

    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  6. Wonderful tribute. We never forget our furry friends, no matter how long they've been gone.

  7. Sooooo Sweeeeet. Thanks for sharing with us.

  8. Thank you so much for sharing Koko with us. What an adorable and sweet little dog. I understand your grief completely. You never do ever over the loss but at least we have the memories.

    Riley and Star.

  9. Sounds like he was a wonderful part of the family! We never stop missing family members like this when they pass away.

  10. What a SWEET, special post. We just know Koko is still with you in spirit and still feels your love!
    Tail wags,

  11. What a pawesome tribute to Koko!! I can feel the love that you felt for him. Thanks so much for sharing him with us!

    The Mama

  12. Koko was such a handsome boy, even in his dress. I can see why you keep him close in your heart. Happy Birthday, Koko!

  13. Oh, how lovely to meet Koko. Of course you have made our mum cry - she says that is cos she knows how special dogs are to humans!
    A lovely tribute,
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  14. Yet another wonderful furiend to catch up to later. Thank you for introducing us to your beloved Koko and sharing his story with us.

  15. You've posted a terrific tribute to your furiend Koko. Your words and pictures show us how special he was and I can see why you love him so much.


  16. Oh Koko looked like such a sweetie. It's good to read about old dogs that kept our Humans happy before we came about. Both my Humans had their own dogs before me and I hear about them all the time.

    Maybe Snowy and Simba are playing with Koko right now?


  17. She can stand up like human.
    Amazing pictures!

  18. Your tribute to Koko is beautiful!
    Sure he was an important part of your life and yes... he lives in your heart forever!
    Thanks for sharing it!
    Kisses and hugs

  19. What a sweet post, Piappies' Mommy. Ki=oko was a beautiful dog and isn't it wonderful that you have such fond memories AND all those photos to share. We are sure he had a great party across the bridge with all his furiends there.

    Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  20. Hi Piappes and Piappes Mom
    I'm so happy to meet you and wead this lovely twiboote to youw sweet Koko. She cewtainly will nevew leave youw heawt and made you love fuwwkids fow the west of youw life wif hew gweat example. happy Biwfday deew Kiko! I know you must be having a gweat pawty wif evewyone ovew the bwidge
    smoochie kisses

  21. Beautiful tribute. Happy Birthday, Koko.:)

    Teddy Bear

  22. Koko is sooooooo cute!!!! I still miss the dogs I grew up with too. But I also enjoy the happy memories too.

  23. This is a lovely tribute to Koko... thanks for sharing his story with us... I am sure he was a much treasured member of your family and dearly missed by all.

  24. Wow! Your Koko is a very special pup and he is still living in your heart and in your memories. We feel honored to have the privilege of now knowing him also. You are absolutely correct about we pups, and kitties, provide to our people and what our people provide to us. Thank you for sharing you private and precious memories of Koko with all of us friends.
    - TBH&K

  25. Thank you for sharing Koko with us.
    Love Ruby & Penny

  26. Thank you for sharing Koko memories with you. Sorry Koko is now at the bridge. :(

  27. I never let go of my sweet animals that have passed. I love each new animal more and I talk to them about the animals I use to have.
    Happy Birthday Koko!! You are much loved!!!
    Thanks for sharing and thanks for your visit.
    Kiss all the pups for me, Bambi & Fern

  28. Thanks for sharing, Koko sounded like a great dog, we are sorry he is now gone:(

  29. Hi there! Thanks for being my furrend and I bees your furrend back 'k? Wot a loverly triboot about Koko. Mom always says that we all has a speshul place in our hoomans' hearts and nobody can take that away ever.

  30. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope we can be long time friends! I like your blog. Memories, they are so nice to have....

  31. Sweet post. Thanks for sharing Koko with us.


  32. That was such a lovely tribute to Koko!

    Take care
    Clive and the NSLM

  33. Hi there,
    This is Wesley. Foster parent to Skeletor, the recently rescued pit bull.

    Thank you for your kind comment. You are absolutely welcome to post his story, link and or photos on your blog.

    We're taking Skelly to the park today with his new friend Sophie the Dachshund!

    Thanks for spreading the word!

  34. That was nice, Koko still lives in your heart and that is so nice. That was very nice post and it reminds me of all my pets that have crossed the bridge.
    Have a nice day!

  35. that's a touching post and Koko is smiling and chuckling now....

    thankQ for sharing Koko with us and don't be sad as he would want you to remember the good times


  36. What a beautiful and loving tribute! Thank you for sharing such an important piece of your history with us. I look forward to getting to know you all better and to following your adventures! Thanks for stopping by and introducing yourselves! Come again soon.

  37. What a wonderful tribute to Koko! Thanks for sharing for such a beautiful story about him. He sure was a cute doggy looking like a stuffie :-)

  38. Hi Piappies World,
    Again I thank-you for your visit to my blog.
    Yes I love thinking about, talking about the animals that I have had. They stay close by all the time. Their spirt is always close by.
    Our love never dies.
    XXOOXX Bambi & Fern

  39. What an absolutely beautiful tribute to your dear Coco..a really wonderful post and wonderful memory.

    You lived a short life but you left an unfaded wonderful memory in the heart of your family.
    I'm glad to come back, I know I'm bad but I'm back!
    I miss you so much, I want to promise that I'll visit your blog at least once a week and blog more frequently.
    I'll come back to see you soon.
    (You don't notice that I have been out a long while, do you? (choking back tears! sob sob!)
    Love ya lots!

  41. What a special tribute!! We also wanted to thank you for stopping by our blog to wish Sitka a healthy recovery! Hope to learn more about you all!
    Meows, Hugs, and Puppy Woos,
    Tia, Sitka, and Cornelia Marie

  42. Grrrr. Our browser quit just as we were sending off our comment to you!

    What did we say?

    Something about what a wonderful little dog Koko was - especially important because he opened up your heart to the love of doggies, led you to Piappies, and led you to your friends in the blogging world. What a very special legacy! Perhaps one of the greatest! Because of Koko you know the love of a dog, and of the love that thousands like you share.

    We're sure Koko celebrated his birthday in a grand way, with others who passed over the bridge before and after him. He waits. With a tail way and a proud smile.

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful tribute.

    Crossing our paws that this comment "flies",
    Jake and Fergi xxoo

  43. i have an award for my new friends


  44. I'm so happy for her, what a great birthday!
    All animals are happy when they have good parents :D

  45. Hey there Piappies!
    I just wanted to pop around again to say thank you for all your beautiful, uplifting comments on my blog. It means a lot to me...thank you!
    Take care and lotsaluv to you all

  46. What a beautiful, wonderful, warm and loving blog! I followed! If U R on Twitter please let me know - I'm at @mattiedog - we may be following each other, but I couldn't quickly see you!

    Your blog is so touching!

  47. Oh this is such a loving tribute for a very dear pet. I got teary eyed. Sometimes, the best way to overcome grief from losing a dearly beloved pet is to celebrate and relive their lives while here on earth.

    -The Secretary


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