On my Kenleigh Acres Facebook page, I have been introducing the new felt pups as they are created. This particular felt pup is near and dear to my heart and needed her own blogpost.
Here she is in her later years.
She was my first dog and it was so hard to say good-bye. I had her for 14 years and she was my heart dog. I have a print hanging in my office that was done by Mary Anne Radmacher and part of it says…
‘kenzie – the finest walks are the longest ones with you. no matter what time brings you will always walk beside me.’
I wasn’t supposed to get a puppy, my parents were getting a puppy for my younger brother, but I got impatient waiting in the car. I walked into the area where the puppies were and she crawled out from under a ledge and I knew she had to come home with me. One of the things I will always be grateful for is that my parents let me bring her home. My brother came home with her brother, Willy.
This makes Felt Pup #42 that I have made. With orders stacking up and Christmas gifts being ordered, she wasn’t on my list to make, but the universe works in mysterious ways. My mom has been
bugging urging me to make a ‘Kenzie’ for my little mascot and I kept saying, at some point I will make a ‘Kenzie’, but not right now.
Earlier this week, I was working on a Border collie that ended up turning into a ‘custom’ Border collie and the coloring wasn’t close to the same. Funny thing is that the coloring was exactly what Kenzie looked like. She was a Border collie/Aussie mix and had a natural bob tail. She used to love bringing the horses in and she would have thoroughly enjoyed the sheep chores, unfortunately we didn’t have the sheep before she passed away.
She can now sit on my desk, keeping me company and herding the little felt sheep.
I’m happy to have a littler version of Kenzie in my life again and I share the sentiments of my sister that had this to say about her felt ‘Kodi’ – ‘…looks just like her and how I wish that it could come to life!’
To see more of the Felt Pups, you can visit their new website – Kenleigh’s Fiber Studio