Before Lucille — or even Ben — graced these pages, about 85% of my posts were dedicated to a certain goldendoodle with great hair, a sunny personality and immediate star power that probably warranted its own spin-off blog but then what would I have written about here? Oh yeah, running. Forgot that’s what I founded this thing on back in 2012.
If you felt a disturbance in the force yesterday, you weren’t imagining it: Keira, my original muse and the poodle mix voted most likely to play Joe Biden in a musical, passed away at the far too young age of seven. I know I owe her perfect prose and a eugoogaly to make Derek Zoolander proud, but I’m too profoundly sad to be funny or thoughtful tonight. So instead, I bring you six life lessons that my brother’s very special pup taught me, complete with — of course — photos. Because, let’s be honest, Keira would have wanted it that way.
Without further ado, I present to you a pictorial recap of everything Keira taught me as a runner, not least of which was that time she ate an entire crockpot of gravy until she nearly burst, making her, quite clearly, my self-control spirit animal.
Keira Life Lesson No. 1: ALWAYS BE PREPARED.
Keira Life Lesson No. 2: DRESS FOR THE ELEMENTS.
Keira Life Lesson No. 3: DON’T RACE HUNGRY.
Keira Life Lesson No. 4: DON’T SWEAT A BAD HAIR DAY.
Keira Life Lesson No. 5: GET GOOD SLEEP.
Keira Life Lesson No. 6: ENJOY IT.
Rest in peace, K.
3 thoughts on “Pouring One Out for the OG Blog Dog”
Such sadness. Such a great tribute. Adios, beautiful, photogenic Keira!
Phyllis took the words right out of my keypad!!! A beautiful tribute to an amazing Keira! She touched many hearts and was lucky to be loved by so many too! Thanks for your writing of this blog!
So sorry to read about K’s passing. She was so young! 😔 Thank you for sharing her happy, goofy moments with all of us via your blog.