Kenzie Blue

You can teach an old dog new tricks. In two years, Kenzie has come a long way with us. She used to be afraid of anyone who got too close to her. Physically, she would freeze in place. But, she kept her distance emotionally, too. Kenzie seemed to always expect the worst.

With consistent rules, routine, healthy diet and treat program, we all wore her down. Of course, at the root of all of this is love. Gradually, Kenzie caught onto this. She learned that Stella is her BFF, sister, and her anchor. Of course, Stella is the reluctant alpha-dog. Yet, she showed Kenzie the ropes, as well as the finer things in life.

Kenzie learned that good manners will get you healthy treats. She learned how to sit still, and how to shake hands (“Friends?”). She learned the wonders of freedom in a huge fenced yard, too. And, that squirrels are very fast. Kenzie learned about being a family dog.

Kenzie learned about comfy beds, and that they can be shared with cats. Who knew? She also found out that cats are actually pretty cool. Choe Jo taught Kenzie how to cuddle.  She learned how to accept love.

It took Kenzie quite awhile to realize that this is a permanent arrangement. Once she realized that we are all safe and that she is safe with us, she developed separation anxiety. She could not bear the thought of Stella being away from her. She was terrified if we left home without her. Her panic was obvious. That was when Kenzie started carrying our socks around. She would steal them, put them in her bed, and sleep with them. She still does. But, it’s okay, because she feels better when she has our socks.

At eleven years old, Kenzie is right where she is meant to be. She is safe, loved, spoiled, and happy. She has several cat siblings who hang around her. She loves to run and gets the zoomies at least once a day. Her Sheltie sister, Stella, helps her run them off. When the zoomies are all depleted, there are nice comfy beds to relax in. She is happy,  secure, and she is Home. 

Life is good. Right, Kenzie? Happy, happy, happy. We plan on keeping it that way, too. 

 ~Happy 11th Birthday, Kenzie Blue~
We love you very much!

 

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43 thoughts on “Kenzie Blue

  1. Kenzie is a very lucky lady – she couldn’t possibly have a more understanding family to be a part of and that has allowed her to bloom even though she has a few little issues like separation anxiety that she’s managed to work through with your help! It’s wonderful to see any animal who is comfortable with her “place”……Kenzie I hope you have a wonderful birthday and MANY more!

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

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  2. Hari OM
    Hello Kenzie, very happy to meet you! Friends?? Big smoochies and huggles and waggles to you for the furry special day, as you celebrate being in your furmily and the Love which abounds there!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweet Kenzie. You certainly chose your family well for a long and happy life. Nothing beats the effects of unconditional love to make you flourish like you did.
    Bravo to mom and dad.
    Wow, you sure look good on the photos but even better in real life.
    Hugs, Julia🎉🎈 ❤️

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  4. Happy 11th Birthday, Kenzie Blue! We are glad you found your perfect family. It’s clear you’re exactly where you should be, sweet girl. Love and hugs to you and your family.

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  5. Happy Birthday dear dear Kenzie. I love Chloe Jo too. But I have learned to love all you fur sibs equally. Each of you are treasures. I am glad I finally got here. My notifications seem to be deserting me. XXXX

    Katie Isabella

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  6. Kenzie is gorgeous! She reminds me so much of Nellie’s Hairy Slobbery sister Bob.Now I shall sing her the song!
    بسیاری از خواسته های خوب

    Many Good Wishes

    تولد تولد تولدت مبارک
    تولد تولد تولدت مبارک
    بیا شمع ها را فوت کن
    که صد سال زنده باشی

    Mommy says I should give you the wishes in English…
    Birthday birthday, happy birthday
    come blow out the candles
    so that you will live 100 years


    Purrrs
    Marv

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  7. Happy Birthday, Kenzie. This post was filled with love, and you are indeed right where you are meant to be with the perfect family. They love you totally. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this! Sending you lots of love and best wishes on your special day, Janet and all the Kitties Blue 🎂💝

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