Genus/species: Canis lupus familiaris
Breed: Spitz / Wolf mix, obviously
Weight: 14 lbs.
Likes: Sleeping under tables, running, digging, playing chase, being coy, being aloof, belly rubs, Kyler, smelling the breath of the humans she loves, her platypus
Dislikes: Cardboard boxes, another dog getting attention instead of her, things moving that she thinks should be stationary, McGuinnis Boulevard
Special Facts: In October 2010, while being walked by a dog walker in Brooklyn, Kira escaped from her harness and ran away. After dozens of Kira sightings and missed opportunities to catch her (she's fast and loves a game of chase), Kira was found and returned to her owners. Unfortunately this was after she was hit by a car on McGuinnis and just generally traumatized by her time on the lamb.
Kira is one of my favorite dogs. This little wolf pup belongs to our dear friends / doppelgängers / former neighbors, Alix and Myles. We met them in the Msgr. Mcgolrick Park dog run and have been human-and-dog buddies ever since. We dog-sat for Kira fairly often while Alix finished up her MFA, which is when Kira and Kyler became self-described "best friends". We loved her so much, in fact, that we set out to find a Kira clone for our own animal clan.
We fostered a slightly bigger Kira, named Victor:
All posts tagged Kira can be found here.