“Roxie is our “boo boo.” She came into our lives at five years old. She is very protective of me, but curls up in Curtis’ lap when he is on the couch. Of course this makes him melt. Roxie brings us together as we daydream about human adventures that include her. They are crazy ideas but we think, with Roxie, we could pull it off.
Kazz is our goofy, yet grumpy, old man. He’s starting to slow down now but when he was little you never knew where he was. He would hide under beds, and jump out attacking you. We still get a big laugh over these memories. He sure knows how to make sure you know how happy he is that you’re home. He has this awful scream he does as soon as you walk in the door. It’s terrifying but you can’t help but laugh. He’s not much for the hustle and bustle or anything new going on, so he reminds us to take a minute to sit and spend time with him on the couch.
Kendra, our daughter, is Ruby’s person. Kendra is very introverted and reclusive; Ruby is the gateway for her to get out. Kendra can’t ignore her goofy, independent spirit and chatty nature that demands her attention.
Our furkids are an outlet that helps us to decompress. I love watching Curtis throw a ball with them, all the way up the stairs, with our pack running after it. It allows Curtis to play, something we often lose touch with. It makes life feel real again because we are all lost in what’s coming next; the digital and constant demand for technology or pool of crap that we all have to deal with. I love that they dogs don’t analyze, they are simple. They remind me that it is important to feel life because we are so robotic, structured, and always looking for the flash.”