Thursday, December 15, 2011


 Thanks everyone for your warm words of support.  We are a rather fragile household at the moment, liable to leak at any ungiven moment.
 We'd love to give Kendra a glowing eulogy, how saint-like she was etc..... but it wouldn't be true.
Kendra was a loner.  Not socialised as a pup, though we tried, she had an uneasy relationship with the world.  She was a one-person dog.  Everyone else was suspect and needed to be told long and loud that this was her kingdom.  If given the chance Kendra would circle and nip at unsuspecting ankles.  She would only walk at night or early morning when chance meetings with others were at a minimum.  When visiting friends, she'd find a quiet corner and back to the wall, ready to bite  passing ankles if possible.
But we loved her.
'The bush pig'
 Here are a few memorable photos of our girl.
Swamp monster--bath time.

Recovering from her 'career girl' operation with Daisy (right)

Her first haircut(???) She was very embarrassed.

Rolling--one of her greatest joys

Always nosing around in corners.

Even towards the end, she was at her surveillance post .

Trade mark wonky beard

Always on the wrong side of a closed door.

Growing old disgracefully.
She will be missed and fondly remembered by us.


  1. We will miss her too. Those were great pictures of her and every dog has their own nitch. Till we meet again Kendra. Your family is still in our thoughts!!

    Diana, Jazzi and Addy

  2. We miss you Kendra. Run free
    Dachshund Nola

  3. What ever Kendra was ~ she was able to win over the hearts of the many who visit Downunder Daisy regularly. And she is missed by us also!
    Sweet William the Scot

  4. What a great post ~ Kendra was quite the character! And the pictures you have are great of her and show just how unique she was (LOVE the wonky beard).

  5. We wouldn't have wanted to read a nice eulogy about a saint-like Kendra... it isn't who we loved and admired. We loved reading and seeing the real Kendra today. Thank you for sharing her with us!

    Our thoughts are with you.

    Sam, Pippen and Kathleen

  6. Mum's eyes are still leaking!!

    I love her look when she had finished "the dusting"!!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

  7. Nice photos, The rolling, cobwebs and wonky beard could have all been lifted 1:1 from our girl Piper.

  8. So many before us have said it, but no matter how feisty Kendra may have been, she found a way to have you love her for who she was. That's what mattered to her. And look at the beautiful photos you have to remember her. Take time to mourn, she will be missed.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  9. Oh, gosh, we're gonna miss Kendra, too. It's okay if she wasn't saint-like. Mom luvs the saying about how you might not gets the perfect dog but you gets the perfect dog for YOU. And it sounds like Kendra Most Definitely was!

    Thank you for sharing those super terrific pictures with us. They made us smile through our sad.

    Gentle wiggles & wags,

  10. As the Woos said, take time to mourn. And thanks for this window into the "real" Kendra :-)

  11. We are so very sorry for your loss. You're in our thoughts! That was a beautiful tribute to your sweet Kendra!

  12. She will also be missed and fondly remembered by us. We have a soft spot for independent gals.
    Sue and the Pack

  13. Oh my! What a fantastic visual tribute to a beloved friend & companion. Kendra was a true Scottie: faithful, stubborn, aloof, proud and protective - we've loved and lost one just the same - She'll be in your hearts .... always.

    With much love and tears from Finlay, Bobby & Gus (The Sparhawk Boys) xxxx

  14. Kendra reminded me so much of my Whitney and I think that is why I fell in love with Kendra. She was loved by you and you gave her a wonderful despite her past...I know she was thankful.
    We will always love Kendra.

    we will be thinking of you and the girls during the days ahead.

    Allison (Puddles mom)

  15. Just beautiful...loved your tribute to Miss Kendra... thankyou for sharing ;-) xo Lea

  16. she was definately one of a kind....she will be missed here also...

  17. We will miss her too.. and a beautiful eulogy for a much loved family fellow. Hang in there mama... we'll be thinking of you often and keep you in our prayers. Just remember the memories.. it will help you thru.


  18. She did it her way. I do that also. We're both Scots. If anyone doesn't like it, do whatever except roll on MY dead bird.

    Kendra, I understand where you were coming from. I was born 2 years after you and you may have had Cushing's and I definitely have Addison's disease (the exact opposite). It is my intention to enjoy what time I have left and then I'll join you.

  19. Hi All, that's what we love to hear. Kendra, you were special in your own way and had a family who loved you warts and all. We had a dog like that too and he was a one person dog as well. Love the cobweb face and your dear wonky beard. Love and hugs to the family. No worries, and love, Carol (and Stella and Rory)

  20. all our good thoughts sent to you....we'll miss you sweet Kendra
    Benny & Lily

  21. It was all of her Uniqueness that made her so Charming and LOVABLE to ALL of us. Kendra spent every day... the KENDRA Way!!

    We will all miss her and will cherish our Christmas Cards.. EVEN More.

    Run WILD and Carefree my lovely furend. Until we meet again.

  22. Thank you for sharing these great pictures of Kendra! She was beautiful and wonderful in her own way. She will never, ever be forgotten.

  23. I'm glad that your still doing great!

    It's all About Pet Fences | Dog Fence

  24. I'm so sad to hear about Kendra and I'm glad she has such a long and happy life with you.

  25. We would hate to live in a world where only the saint-like are cared for. How fortunate Kendra was to find place of security and love.
    Wishing you all a healing Christmas,
    PS from Bertie - so what's wrong with nipping at ankles anyway???

  26. There is no perfect doggie in this world. Kendra knew love and that's just the best. We'll miss you, Kendra and we will never forget you.

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  27. Kendra was loyal, sassy, protective, funny, beatiful. She sounds perfect to us.
    Hugs & Love
    Ruby & Penny

  28. Oh Daisy! I am so sorry! We will miss dear Kendra very much. Sending you prayers and snuggles.


  29. You will be missed, Kendra! You are still and will be in our thoughts!

    Love & Hugs,

  30. So sweet...leaking here a little bit too.

  31. kendra reminds me a bit of my own edgar...not the sweet, therapy-type dog i had envisioned, but his own character...i wouldn't trade him for the world - much like your dear kendra. sending you healing thoughts and prayers.

    katie (and edgar too)

  32. What a wonderful tribute to your girl! Here's to Kendra! ArrOOOOOO RooooOOOOOOO!

    Cry when you need to, smile much and know that We're thinking of all of you.


  33. What a wonderful post for her. I absolutely love the header pix of her covered with sand which is proof of a wonderful romp & roll.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  34. like humans every dog has his or her personality, like the ones we love we forgive them their negative points!!! old bull terrier had lots of challenges and problems but you learn to live with them and act accordingly..he has been gone over two years and i miss him every day, just as you will miss sweet if grumpy at times Kendra, it is a joy to read all about you all, take care of each other.xx kay and baxter..xx

  35. Beautiful tribute! So sorry to hear about Kendra.

  36. We love how quirky she was.....the pack just won't be the same without her and her crazy wild beard :) xoxoxox

  37. It's a lovely tribute, and I feel like I know her a bit better now and miss her just a little more too...

  38. R.I.P. my sweet Kendra.....~~~~Love from Sophie!

  39. I left a message and it didn"t show up! Of course, I can't remember the clever (to me!) way I said it before, but being a somewhat cranky person, I'm told, I can empathize with your dear girl. I, however, do not bite ankles.

  40. R.I.P Kendra. Your antics and quirkiness will be missed. Love the photos. Wet nose kisses to "Her", Daisy, Bella and Roxy.

  41. Woof! Woof! Sending Lots of Golden LOVE. Kendra will be remembered forever. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  42. RIP in KENDRA! Sniffs, The HoundDogs

  43. We all luved Kendra, quirks and all and will miss her very much.
    Too many furiends have crossed over da bridge dis week, it makes me sad but what a meet and greet I will have when it is my time to join them!

    Maggie Mae

  44. We will miss Kendra too. She was a real character and that shone out through your lovely blog.

    We are so so sorry for you and the other girls.

    Sad times but happy memories.

    Love from Winnie and all the People Of The House xxx

  45. Only just saw your post today - so sorry. Kendra sounds such a character - thinking of you all. Loved the photos - you must have such memories. Run free Kendra - love from Magic, Caoimhe, Aoife, Alfie Crybbe (Leigh & Judith) xxx

  46. Just saw your post! So sorry for your loss of Kendra. Saying goodbye to our furry friends is never easy!

    Hugs and Wags!

    Mr. Nubbin'

  47. A delightful "grumpy old lady"

  48. Thanks for sharing your Kendra moments with us. She was certainly full of personality and sounds like she lived life on her own terms! Good for her! And good for you - loving the real Kendra :) Take care . . .

    The Road Dogs

  49. I'm so sorry to learn about Kendra. I was neglecting my blog for a few months, and lost touch with my online friends. Please know that my love and support reaches around the world to you and your family.

    I know that all of Kendra's rascally memories will live on in your hearts! They have a very special way of staying with us forever, thank goodness.

    xoxo to all of the Downunder crew,


  50. I am so very sorry about Kendra. So hard to lose a special friend. My thoughts are with you.

  51. Again we are at a loss for words.

    We love each of them for who they are and Kendra was lucky to spend her years with you.

    Nubbin wiggles & hugs,
    Oskar & Pam

  52. so funny to read the truth about Kendra--haha--she was her own girl for sure!