Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Four Years ago today....

It seems so strange to think that Kasei has been gone four years already. The suddenness of his passing, the catastrophe of his cancer - so rapid, so quickly bringing him down at the way too young age of eight and a half.

Kasei was the start of all things golden. He taught me so much and asked so little in return. Kasei approached each and every day with a tail wag and gusto. Kasei lived every moment of his life, stoic to the end as usual. As a rescue with a pretty crummy start he had his share of baggage - he was an outstanding therapy dog, specializing in his work with kids. Kasei was loyal to a fault and seemed to appreciate "the good life" once he had it. For his last couple of years, he was a tough but fair "older brother" to Murphy. He didn't want to play the dog show game - he didn't want to travel to dog shows, stay in hotels but he was obedient and trainable - he just came that way. I often wondered what he would have been like if he had the advantage of positive training from the beginning.

We love you Kasei and we miss you.

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