Monday, February 18, 2008

Kesey


Kesey decided to wear his Christmas hat bandanna-style.  Kesey is a nine-year-old Akita mix who lives with two kitties, Riley and Tiki, and his Mom and Dad.  First Kesey lived with his Dad and Oldmom for the first two years of his life, then something happened and his Dad went away.  Things went all right for him at first, but then Oldmom got a sticky little person and a new man in her life and Kesey ended up being chained up in the back yard and fed really cheap dog food, which he didn't like at all and didn't eat much of.  The summer of 2006, Dad and Newmom, who Kesey knew from before, came to visit and saw how badly Kesey was being treated.  Kesey stared and stared at their car, beaming out doggie thoughts that he wanted to go home with them.  Things worked out and Kesey did go home with them.  Waiting for him there were two little kittens, who took to him immediately.  The kittens had never seen a dog before and thought of Kesey as just a big playmate.  They often all three play Thundering Herd of Elephants through the house.  There is a very interesting relationship among the three of them.  Tiki thinks of Riley as her best friend; Riley thinks of Kesey as his best friend; Kesey seems to think of the cats as his responsibility.  Kesey has taken up herding the cats lately.  He pokes them with his nose and nudges them with his body and gets them to go wherever he wants them to go.

                                          Kesey taught himself to herd cats.
                                          With nudges and pokes and gentle nose pats
                                                    He gets them to go
                                                    Over there, just so.
                                          Kesey's the champion of herding his cats.

17 comments:

Christine and FAZ said...

He must be clever because as you know it's almost impossible to herd cats. FAZ

Mickey said...

Kesey is a very cute doggie :) He snows his dashing side by wearing his hat bandana style ;)
Herding cats could be hard on the nose though,heehee
Purrs Mickey

zevo calamari said...

Kesey is a fashion icon... and very cute for a dog.
Thanks so much for making my pet human laugh.
xoxoox

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Yeah Kesey! Congrats on your limerick!

-d ma said...

Kesey is quite dashing in his bandana. He looks like a great cat herderer.

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

It takes someone special to herd cats. Do you remember the Cat Herding commercial?

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Umm... we're not sure about the hat style... But Kesey sure is a cute woofie! And we're very glad he's "home".

TT said...

Oh Kesey gots a betters home which makes this a very good happy story!

archi ann said...

i didn't know that about kesey - what a happy ending and he's a great dog - we love their website

Tybalt said...

Kesey is a great doggie! Go, Kesey!

Sultanfus and Guy said...

I wouldn't let a woofie tell me where to go. Im glad that Kesey has a good home now!

The Furry Fighter said...

kesey is such a lovely doggie - i would quite like a Kesey here in london - apart from the herding, that would annoy me! :) x

The Devil Dog said...

We are certainly hppy that Kesey's story turned out so well. It is cute that he plays Thundering herd of elephants with the cats. That must sound really "thundering". ha ha

Roxy

Lux said...

Kesey sounds like a nice woofie, and a lot of fun!

Tara said...

hehehehe...he must be a smart woofie, as I've heard it is hard to herd cats!

Tara

Tiger Lily said...

Kesey sounds like a nice woofie! Sushi said she would like to play THOE with him. I wonder if he is part Border Collie?

Riley & Tiki said...

Thank you for my limerick and for saying nice things about me!

Tiger Lily: we do think I am part Border Collie because of how I look and the herding and the staring.

Kesey