Monday, July 11, 2011

Weekdaily Sketch: Kuki Come Back

I came across this sketch the other day that was done a few years ago and decided to post it because it is very special to me. Kuki is my dear friend, Josh's dog and when Josh and I used to live together, she was like my dog as well. One day, Kuki decided to jump over the fence to go exploring...for over three weeks. We searched for her daily, from the animal shelter to every neighborhood we could think of, to posting signs, to posting things on the internet until...one rainy day I decided to do a sketch of Kuki so that I could put all of my energy and thoughts into her and into finding her. When I completed it, I put on my lucky Moe's Pub shamrock shirt from Wisconsin and walked out the door as I said to myself, "I refuse to come back here without her".

After a few hours of searching for Kuki in the pouring rain, I decided to end by making my daily stop to the animal shelter. To be honest, after quite a few optimistic hours (and weeks, for that matter), I was starting to feel a bit pessimistic. But when I walked into those kennels, I couldn't believe my eyes! It was Kuki in the first kennel that I saw, staring back at me begging to save her from that god awful place. I was so ecstatic, that I ripped open the kennel door, scooped her up and ran to the car yelling, "I found you, I found you!" I was crying tears of joy as I hugged her and kissed her when the lady working the front desk of the pound came out chasing after me, "hey, you have to come pay to get her out!" "What!? But I already took her out of the kennel and I have no money!", I exclaimed. With which she responded, "I'm sorry, but I can't let you take her until you pay. You'll have to put her back in the kennel until you can pay to get her out." Can you imagine? I was trembling with excitement and disbelief that I had finally found her and she thought she was finally getting to go home and I was forced to put her back in the top kennel myself. Needless to say, I came back home without her...trembling as I raced the whole way there to get my wallet. At least I got to bring her home, but man was that traumatic...for both of us. But, all of that to say, I believe that the power of this sketch helped me to find her.

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