Kiwi was born May 13, 2008 and was put to sleep June 14, 2018 at the age of 10 years 1 month and 1 day, after finding a tumor with metastasis in her abdomen. A couple of months prior to this she had her spleen removed due to a bleeding tumor on it, and it is likely that this tumor was malignant and she already had developed metastasis. Our thoughts are with Hilde and Stig, where Kiwi lived her every day life and was deeply loved and cherished every second of her life.
Kiwi was the foundation bitch of Wayosi Rhodesian Ridgebacks, and up until 2018 she is behind every ridgeback with the Wayosi prefix. She gave us 24 puppies, and several of her offsprings have been used in breeding. In one way it is a comfort that she lives on in her descendants.
Kiwi was a very special dog. Without exaggeration, she was the most intelligent dog I have ever met. She could open every locked door and drawer, and even the refrigerator. She was a notorious food thief, and we have lost count on every person she has stolen food from or all the times she has been counter surfing. She has eaten all the stuff a dog shouldn’t eat, and she’s eaten it without regret at all. She was the type of dog who would observe, learn and act, and sometimes she could drive us crazy with her mischiefs. On the other hand she was the most calm, balanced and unafraid dog and every person who ever met her fell for her beautiful soul. She was the type of dog who would curl up in everyones lap, and she would demand her space. If she was asked to lay in the floor in her dog bed, she would look at you with her never tiresome look, and in the end she would get her will. She was special, and I am happy I got the opportunity to start my breeding with such a wonderful dog.