Yesterday was twelve years since Mom got my big sister Katie. Let’s start with the human mischief. On the morning of August 31, 2002 in Germany, Mom had no idea she was going to be getting a second dog, let alone a Kuvasz. On a whim she drove to the Tierheim (like a Humane Society) to adopt an adult dog but it turned out to be a terrible experience and disaster. There were some white puppies in the paper, so she decided to have a look. Mom never wanted an all white dog because they are always dirty, but unknown powers sent her to check out the puppies out and she came home with Katie. Katie is so special to me. I have been with her almost my entire life and we are best friends. For mischief today, I thought I would post some photos of Katie’s mischievous endeavors over the past twelve years. She may be a refined older lady these days, but that was definitely not always the case. I wish Mom had taken more photos, but digital cameras were new and she didn’t have a blog, so there aren’t photos of many things.
Katie has always loved playing with balls that are like soccer balls. Unfortunately, these plastic kid’s balls didn’t last long with her. Trine was only interested in tennis balls and couldn’t understand this love of Katie’s. Sadly, Trine passed away on October 21, 2003, leaving Katie as an only dog for about three years.
Katie’s best friend in Germany was Kenai who sadly passed away a few years ago. Katie was around her from the time she was a puppy until we moved back to the US. Kenai and Katie enjoyed hours and hours of playing and running on the beaches of the North Sea.
Katie and I loved being on the beach, as did Mom. We went to the beach every day and got to race around off leash. It was so much fun and such good exercise, not to mention all the healthy sea air we were breathing.
We found water here in the US too, but it just isn’t the same as the North Sea. It’s more like big puddles than bodies of water. Nevertheless, we enjoy the water. Well, I do, Katie only goes in up to her belly.
Katie is one extraordinary dog! I love her to pieces and can’t imagine life without her. I sure hope she is around for many more years and she keeps on having fun with Bailie and me. Happy Labor Day to everyone!