It’s been a little time-I’m still grieving. They are basket cases-especially Her. I told Her not to look at this post for a while. They need to “terrier up” but it is hard because sometimes He catches me sobbing and wishing Kenzie were here. Don’t let your peeps tell you that dogs don’t feel a loss-They do and I am.
These were things I was saving for future posts about Kenzie and I thought you’d enjoy them and get a little insight into what we’re missing. Here he is when we brought him home permanently. It’s hard to beat a Westie pup for cuteness.
Kenzie loved the pool and swimming. When he was a little hot and the peeps hadn’t gone in yet, he just hopped down to the top step and shoved off, took a lap around with his white tail up and out of the water like a shark fin. When company came, even if he wasn’t hot the little show-off just did a lap, got out and shook off the water doggy-style, sometimes over the company as if to say “I’m Kenzie and you’re Wet”. Kenzie had his own one-ship navy and would spend time on his raft. He enjoyed playing splashing games and loved the water. By far, his favorite thing was going after the POOL monster. Our reality challenged peeps made up some fairy tale about the pool. You dogs should be able to see right through this unbelievable myth and see the real truth. Peep’s version: pool water runs uphill on to the roof of the house where it is heated by the sun and then goes back to the pool. This is impossible-every dog knows that water doesn’t flow uphill. Then, supposedly, magically this process stops and the water that was on the roof goes back down to the pool to be replaced by air to prevent freezing and damage. Freezing? This is Arizona and that’s totally fiction. Then, when somehow this process restarts the new water flowing uphill (you gotta be kidding me, you didn’t fool me the first time) pushes the air that you can’t see on the roof. This air then supposedly goes into the pool. Absolutely a fabrication-here’s the roof-do you see any water? You don’t even see any air! Whenever They would tell this fib we’d go “Sure, Yeah Right, Whatever” because we knew that They didn’t want us to know the truth. They didn’t think we could handle it. The truth. They didn’t want to alarm us about the Pool Monster that lives in the pool. We’re terriers-we not only can take it, we can help. Every day Kenzie and I used to chase the pool monster away. The monster never hurt anyone because we were on guard. Even the day before he passed, Kenzie loved chasing the Pool Monster away. If one of the peeps or I said “Kenzie, Pool” in any tone of voice, he dropped what he was doing and rushed to the side of the pool, ready to defend the house and everyone from the Pool Monster. This video was taken on Monday 10/1 and it is hard to believe that on Friday 10/5 he was gone. I was waiting to get better video but this will have to do. This was his absolute favorite thing to do: http://youtu.be/nqBk_ll6pR0
As I said, Kenzie would come from anywhere for this.
No Kenzie. Now I know it’s final. He’s not coming back. It’s time for closure.
I’ll be barking at you again within a week on happier subjects. Kenzie would want that.