11
Apr
2014

Kenya Moore Publicly Mourns Dog, Velvet: I thought I could do this, but I can’t.

Written by thejasminebrand in Blog

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Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kenya Moore is speaking out for the first time, since losing her beloved dog Velvet. On last week’s episode, the usually up-beat ‘Gone With the Wind Fabulous‘ reality star, had a complete meltdown while the cameras were rolling. In short, her dog was attacked by a neighbor’s dog. Days after the episode aired, reports surfaced that Kenya staged the entire episode, faking her dog’s death. Kenya has yet to address those claims, but she did pen a lengthy blog post, opening up about her loss. She writes:

Perhaps for the first time in my life I’m at a loss for words. It’s very difficult for me to come to terms with the puppy love of my life not being here on my lap and by my side or in her little purse that she made her home.

I grew up my entire childhood and adult life without any pets. My grandmother who raised me didn’t allow it. I had never been a big animal lover.

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Once driving home I rescued a dog in the street. It was uncharacteristic of me and everyone was shocked. It was a female yorkie who almost got run over by a car. I cared for her for about a week. She was well behaved and relatively quiet and followed me from room to room. I was at a very low point in my life emotionally and I enjoyed “Prissy’s” company.

Having Prissy compelled me to find a dog of my own — small enough to travel with because I was always on the go, and a puppy so that I knew its history and behavior.  I walked into the breeder’s and as soon as all the litter came out Velvet ran straight to me. She was so tiny, but she had the biggest personality!  It was love at first sight!

I remember taking so many notes from the breeder, because I had no clue of what I was doing.  When we got home she checked out every inch of her new home. We quickly learned about each other. Velvet and I were alike in so many ways. She was stubborn, smart, highly adaptable, strong, and bossy. As a terrier it’s in their nature to be protective of their masters.  You could not tell her that she wasn’t a Pitbull.  At two months old, she was the most beautiful little puppy I had ever seen, just big enough to fit in the palm of my hand.

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I learned a lot from Velvet.  How to love something more than myself; How to be patient; And how not to throw the baby out with the bathwater. She was my soft place who melted me. She was my normal.  She was my laughter. She was my protector. She was my everything. She was my life and I lived for her and she lived for me.

I haven’t been able to tell my family or friends… I thought I could do this but I can’t my loss is too new and I cannot find the strength yet…

Thank you for your love and kind condolences.

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6 Comments to “Kenya Moore Publicly Mourns Dog, Velvet: I thought I could do this, but I can’t.”

  1. Alaya_MingLee says:

    I may not like Kenya, but I was so hurt for her about Velvet. I truly felt bad for her.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’m not a dog lover in that way.I have children and I do have a small breed dog.I see my dog as a pet.He’s not a person to me.I think it’s a little odd when people act that way over a dog.A dog is not a child.You can’t leave a six month old infant home alone.You can leave a six month old puppy alone in a box at home.And if the puppy’ s”mother”is there,the puppy can be there with its”mother”.I just don’t know about her.lol

    • Anonymous says:

      You have to be an animal lover to understand. If you raise an animal the right way they can be more loyal than humans. In some ways they do become your child. Not a child in a human sense but a child as in another life you care for and love. They depend on you for everything. Food, shelter, and love. Well trained animals will in turn protect you which is their way of loving you back as their master or in Kenya’s case a “mother”. This is what connects you to your animal as if it were your child. I most definitely felt Kenya’s pain and I’m sorry for her loss.

  3. Wendy says:

    A lie. Don’t care who tell it.

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