It’s taken more than a few weeks for me to put this post together. Farewell posts are always so hard and, of course, the longer NYCSR is in existence, the more farewells we have to face.
I met Lightening during NYCSR’s first year. He was a darling, high-energy young boy who needed a new home that could handle his energy and his resource guarding issues. We were able to match Lightening up with Jack and Cimon – a wonderful couple who were looking for a new addition to their Shiba pack. Since adopting Lightening and renaming him Aki, Jack and Cimon have been wonderful friends and supporters of NYCSR. They’ve fostered, volunteered their time, donated, and even adopted from us again.
It broke our hearts to hear recently that Aki had passed away, leaving Jack, Cimon and the rest of their Shiba pack grieving his loss. We’d like to share these photos as a tribute to Aki’s energetic personality and vibrant life.