R. I. P.
March 8, 2006 to April 12, 2020

In loving memory of Wiki, our spoiled princess pup.

If you could pick one song to describe your entire life,
it would probably be “Girls Just Want to Have Fun!”

We can no longer see you with our eyes,
touch you with our hands,
but we will feel you in our hearts forever.

This memorial is divided in three pages.
This is Part 1 of Wiki’s Memorial.

part 1: 2006 to 2012
part 2: 2013 to 2018
part 3: 2018 to 2020


Dec 26th- Where the story begins…

Above two are the pictures from the Animal Care And Control NYC on before we adopt Wiki.
We adopted WIKI from the Animal Care And Control NYC on December 26, 2006. At the time she was a 9.5 months old American Staffordshire Terrier mix weighting 29.5 lbs. She was born on March 8, 2006 and she was from the Bronx in New York City.
So funny local Fox news interviewed me when we adopted Wiki from the pound. At the time City Council member Peter Vallone was proposing a pit bull ban in NYC.
She has been in the shelter since December 19, 2006. Originally named Missy, she was surrendered by her previous owner because his baby is allergic to the dog.
We take her to see the vet and we found out the reason of her hair loss is because of Demodectic Mange, she also has Respiratory Infection that causes her breathing very hardly and loudly, plus she got an Ear Infection that makes her ear smells very yeasty. So we put her on antibiotics and ear drops, and hope she will get better soon…
Here’s some pics of Our New Ultimate Peeing and Pooping Machine from the 1st and 2nd day after we got her. WIKI snores louder than my Grandma!
Our first picture together, right after we adopted her. We were living in a tiny studio on Henry Street in Chinatown, NYC. The building was vey old and it was a 6 floor walkup. Wiki doesn’t know how to go down stairs in the beginning. We lived very simple the entire time in Chinatown- a mattress on the floor, two cheap folding chars and a folder table and a hand me down conditioner. We pour all our resources in the working stations, I was making arts, Young was focusing on her photography.


Playdate With Ajax!

She LOVES playing with Ajax– a 1 year old Blue coat Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Although Ajax most of time just wanna play fetch with his daddy Johnny, Wiki manage to bug him and lick his ear for an hour and finally Ajax say “hey you are so annoying lets see what you got” and they start playing for another hour.

Wiki at 6 Months!

A month past supa fast with lots of chewing/ nipping, poop-picking, pee-wiping, obedience training, 2 hours walking…Now she weights 35.5 lbs and obviously grows quite a bit. She destroy her toys like no tommorrow. Above is her hipster look! Will post more pics of her and toys…

Wiki’s First Snow!

Got some attitude huh?!
At first Wiki is really curious about all the powder and has quite some fun checking it out, and it only take 10 mins that she realize she doesn’t like cold temperature that much.
Whats' going on here?
We use Musher’s Secret for her paws and it seems to work pretty well.
Yo Wassup!

Wiki at 6.5 months!

So far in this 1/2 month she gains 2.5 pounds, now she weights 38 lbs.
As you can see from the pictures below her mange is recovering very well, her hair turns very shiny and are growing VERY SLOWLY filling the bald patches, I guess it’s because of the winter season.
Her diet includes Trader Joe’s Kibbles, lotta fresh vegetables and fruits- carrot, celery, cilantro, apples, banana, cabbage, long napa, bok-choi, frozen mackeral, vitamin pills and of course peanut butter (for Kong)…etc. Actually, so far we have not find anything she doesn’t like yet. SHE EATS EVERYTHING! Monster!
She is 100% housebroken, 200% healthy and 300% happy (we hope), and continue to poops so much you won’t believe it!
We always joke that she is like those 13 years old gymnist girl- super young with all crazy muscle…
Now average we go out at least 2 hours per day, and now she finally get out of her shyness at the dog park, the other day she plays with a 11 months old 100lbs lab-mix named Freddie for an hour, rolling in the dirt entire time, of course when we came back she instantly fall asleep- without taking a bath, ahhhhh!
Wiki Smile
Wiki is always happy with a huge smile!

Backpacking training!

We got a doggie backpack from Granite Gear for Wiki, to train her to carry her own food and water while we go backpacking in the summer.
The design is great and the pack is highly adjustable, and Wiki seems to like it ok, although in the pictures below she looks kinda sad because it is quite cold today (subzero) and super windy (35mph).
We think the backpack makes her feel like she’s on a mission, thats the reason why the entire time she doesn’t pick up one thing from the street and is very very focus.


Camping and hiking at Kaaterskill waterfall

It has been a looong time I have not update this blog and sorry I am just plain busy. Time past so fast! We went to Catskill area to hike and camp in September 2008 and here are some pictures. Wiki is so photogenic yea! All photo by YOUNG JUNG!

Fall/ Winter time!

Some pic Young “da dominant one” took at the East River Park. She LOVED playing in the piles of leaves.
Wiki is wearing a “turnout dog blanket” made by Dover Saddlery. It is a bit expensive but its super durable and really keep her warm in snow. We highly recommend it!


In July 2009, we moved to our tiny 1 bed room apartment in Prospect Heights Brooklyn

Sis Winnie visiting from SF (December, 2009)



At our new apartment on Washington Ave
Wiki loves Prospect Park!

The Pet Camp

When we went on vacation we used to board Wiki here in Middleton, NY. It was a nice polo field with horse barn and she would have her own stable to spent the night. She loved to eat the horse poops and every time she came back she smells like manure for days.
Wiki’s dinner tonight, leftover include: chicken, pork and chive dumplings, several pieces of cocktail olives, celery and rice. What a spoiled princess!


What a spoiled princess! Wiki’s dinner tonight: left over- grilled honey-rosemary pork chops, grilled flank steak with salt/ pepper (cooked rare), home fries from local diner and fresh scallions! (June, 2012)
Aug 20, 2012, 3:30 PMJust got my fourth pair of hiking boots. The other three that retired in honor in chronological order are: Salomon (water finally leak into the sole), Merrell (wear till the vibram soles slope like Mount Shasta my fav so far) and Asolo (tough boots abused it too much now I use as my construction boots). Can’t wait to test out the Norwegian Welt and the old school no gore-tex one piece leather construction :-) (Aug 20, 2012)

continue to Wiki’s Memorial Part 2

Responses (19)

  1. skinni
    December 29, 2006 at 12:31 am ·

    wiki is AWWWW! too cute! cant wait to see her and pepper together, would they be good friends? i hope so… :D

  2. skinni
    December 29, 2006 at 5:58 am ·


    Wiki looks a bit skinny but cute, would it be not eating beef? Why you pick her among that many pit bulls in the shelter?

  3. […] WIKI da Pit […]

  4. sharmaine
    February 27, 2007 at 9:06 pm ·

    so cute….I love the back-pack. That is such a great idea. I think I will use that one…well i guess I have to get a dog first!!

  5. noah
    March 6, 2007 at 6:21 pm ·

    if only ducky were nice, what a cute Wiki!
    good luck with the hiking . . . .

  6. paul
    May 3, 2007 at 9:33 pm ·

    i swear wiki looks like you in a coupla these both physically and in expression

  7. Gracie
    July 21, 2007 at 9:44 am ·

    Thanks for posting all these wonderful pictures of your dog, Wiki! It’s so wonderful to see a pit bull treated as they should be, with love and as a member of the family. They are the very best dogs and I would never have another breed.

    Looking forward to more stories and pictures :–)

  8. donna
    July 21, 2007 at 9:59 am ·

    she is absolutely beautiful and well loved, and i thought i was the only one that spoiled my pitty pat that bad
    donna and lita

  9. G
    July 23, 2007 at 9:53 pm ·

    It’s nice to see another happy pittie. I like the backpack.

  10. gail
    July 24, 2007 at 12:39 am ·

    what a beautiful happy pittie. she has a very sweet face and looks wonderful.

  11. Kenneth
    July 24, 2007 at 12:52 am ·

    Wow Thank You For all the responses! Next week Wiki is gonna turn 1 yr old, will put up lots more pic ;-)

  12. Faith
    July 30, 2007 at 1:45 pm ·

    What an adorable dog! My rescue pittie Zoe would love to play with her, unfortunately we live in Seattle. I am glad Wiki found such loving owners who will spoil her rotten.
    Good luck!

  13. skinniwini
    October 16, 2008 at 3:49 am ·

    WIKI~you will be the star of the flyer i make this year for SPCA’s Holiday Window event!!!!!!
    adorable! (i will try to put WIKI’s name on flyer! hehehe)
    lately i have great fun playing my friend Audrey’s Terrier mix!

  14. lore
    February 10, 2009 at 2:13 pm ·

    i have a 1 year old pit too, his story is similar to WIKIs, cute dog. I am so pleased to know she is healthy and happy

  15. crssley
    August 10, 2010 at 7:54 pm ·

    Just surfing the web trying to figure out if my dog is a pit mix or what. Found this site and Wiki looks fairly similar to my Griz. Weird thing is that Griz and Wiki share almost the same story. Very interesting. Anyway, I love all your pictures of your beautiful dog. Thanks for sharing.

  16. trois
    November 10, 2010 at 8:43 am ·

    beautiful pit, good job
    got here from 111… and more recently, youtube

  17. […] experience is getting to know our neighbors, so next time when you see us walking our bratty dog Wiki, don’t hesitate to stop us and say […]

  18. At it again?! – Howling Korean
    August 25, 2016 at 9:10 am ·

    […] from there we lived in Chinatown NY, now in Brooklyn. But in-between those years we’ve adopted a pit bull, gotten married, been through 2 layoffs (one for each of us) and a birth of a small business. But […]

  19. At it again – Howling Korean
    August 27, 2016 at 8:44 pm ·

    […] from there we lived in Chinatown NY, now in Brooklyn. But in-between those years we’ve adopted a pit bull, gotten married, been through 2 layoffs (one for each of us) and a birth of a small business. But […]

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