full name is "Qioko Kuma."
Qioko (kee-oh-koe, and actually spelled with a 'K' in Japanese) means "happy child"
and Kuma (koo-mah) means "bear" in Japanese.
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is the Benson Halloween Pictures - before we got Odie obviously...
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Kuma's Basic Training Graduation...
Kuma started PetSmart's Basic Training School on 4/19/2001, and graduated on 6/14/2001. The class lasted for 8 weeks. Kuma got to wear a graduation cap on her last day, and have her picture taken when she "graduated" from Basic Training School.
19, 2001 -
We picked up Kuma on Friday 1/19/2001 from the breeder. We met at the Raleigh Fairgrounds because the breeder was in town for a dog show. Kuma is soooo cute!
Here are some pictures that we took on the evening of Kuma's first night in her new home. It seems that when we take pictures of Kuma, instead of having red-eye, she has green-eye reflection when the flash is used. If you see a pic (like the one on the top of the page) with regular black eyes then Kristina has gone in and done some photo magic.
January 2001 -
Since pictures say a thousand words.. here's a few we took while at the breeders house back in Janurary 2001. This was the first time we met our future Kuma Puppy.
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January 15, 2005