I woke up this morning all set to do my WWW post. I didn’t lose, but I didn’t gain. Basically, I got what I deserved since I only tracked my food for half the days. It was an okay week.

Then…my Mom called. I hate when my Mom calls, because even though we talk nearly every day, the only time she calls me is when someone has died. I let myself hang onto hope for a second that she was calling to celebrate about the election, but then she opened the conversation with, “There’s been a tragedy here this morning.”


Those of you who were following me in the beginning three years ago might remember that we used to have two dogs. Chief was always Charlie’s dog and Kasey was always my dog.

Chief is a border collie / Australian shepherd that was a rescue dog. Our friends got him at 6w old, and when they broke up a few months later, we “inherited” him at about 6 months old. He’s neurotic, but he’s great. A couple of years later, I decided that Chief needed a friend, so I went down to the local humane society and came home with a four month old named Kasey. They told us Kasey was a border collie / rottweiler mix – kind of an odd mix, but he was the sweetest thing. They had named him Kasey Khane after the famous NASCAR driver b/c he was “quick to steal your heart.” The problem was that Kasey was a runner – that dog LOVED to run. He could also jump, so even though we had a fenced in yard, he could jump the fence and run. Not a great idea when you live in town!

Two years ago in October my parents came out to visit, and when they left, Kasey went home in the car with them. It was a hard decision, but they live on a huge farm in MN with plenty of room to roam, and Kasey spent the last two years without being on a leash once. He was in Heaven.

This morning he was accompanying my Mom’s cousin on a walk down the driveway, and one of the guys working on building my parent’s new house was coming up the road. Kasey was never the smartest dog when it came to vehicles, and apparently he ran in front of Don’s truck, and Don couldn’t avoid him.

Mom told me that they buried him this morning at the base of the oak tree next to my childhood dog, Poobie.

Cue the sobbing.

RIP Kasey Kahne. You were a good dog. (Dec 2008 – Nov 7, 2012)

Chief and Kasey

Here’s a post about the two of them on my family blog from 2009. Our “Canine Kids” – Chief & Kasey
More dog related posts.


  1. Oh Jos this is heart breaking. It’s so hard to lose a pet. I’m sorry for your loss. Kasey is in doggy heaven.

  2. Oh no. I am so sorry to hear this, losing a friend is so hard. He sounded like an amazing companion.

  3. Oh, I’m in tears. What a beautiful sweet looking dog. 🙁 I’m so sorry Jos.

  4. From one Heaven to another.

  5. I’m so sorry. 🙁 Losing a pet is so hard.

  6. lparsons15 · · Reply

    I’m sobbing on my toast..I’m so sorry for your loss, so devastating. They look so cute together.

  7. Oh that is terrible news. So sad when we lose our furry friends. They bless us with their liveliness and unconditional love, then curse us with their short lives. 🙁 sorry for your loss – they are just as painful.

  8. I’m sorryJ. I know that must be really hard. I’m sure your mom absolutely hated to make that call.

  9. So sorry for your loss.

  10. That is so hard….sorry for your loss today…

  11. Oh, I am so very sorry. Losing a pet is so hard, they really do become part of our families. Thinking of you.

  12. Oh Josey, I am so sorry to hear about this. It is never easy to lose a pet, even if you want to strangle them sometimes, they are still part of your family. I’m glad your parents were able to lay him to rest next to a buddy. Sorry friend. 🙁

  13. Oh Josey! Oh, I’m so so sorry for your loss. Poor little guy. 🙁 I’ve got a big hug waiting for you…now sized extra big. Xoxo

  14. Mrs Sunnyside Up · · Reply

    Losing a pet is so hard!
    I’m sorry!
    Just think of all the endless fields he’s running in now!

  15. I hate losing pets, and I hate when others lose pets. This is terrible – I’m so sorry.

  16. Oh, no. I am so so so sorry for your loss. I have a dog and I totally understand the depth of sorrow that comes with losing your fur-babies. Big hugs to you.

  17. I am so sorry that is such a sad story

  18. I am soo sorry. This breaks my heart.

  19. Elizabeth · · Reply

    Oh Josey! I am so so sorry for your loss.

  20. So sorry Josey. Losing a pet is so very hard. ((hugs))

  21. Oh Josey, I am so sorry for the loss of your dog!! 🙁 I lost my childhood, first ever dog in March and it hurt so much. They really do become members of the family. Big hugs to you!!

  22. Oh Josey…I read this on my phone while waiting for my acupuncture appointment….my TCM guy couldn’t figure out why I was crying…losing a furry family member is so hard. I am so sorry…I hope the past 2 years of running free gave him all the happiness he deserved…thinking of you!

  23. Oh, I’m so, so very sorry, Josey. That is so hard – pets are family and deeply loved, and to lose them is heartbreaking. Thinking of you all.

  24. Aww, man, that sucks. I’m sorry, Josey.

  25. Losing a pet is so hard and I’m so sorry! As much as my dog makes me want to tear my hair out, I can’t imagine the day when she’s no longer around. So sorry for your loss Josey! 🙁

  26. My chest just aches for you, Josey. I’m so sorry. We lost one of our dogs nearly two years ago, and I still miss him. They’re our family. Sending a warm hug…

  27. I don’t feel like I properly told you that I’m so sorry for the loss of your pet. Our dog is really our third baby and we’d feel so lost without him. It’s especially hard when it happens as a result of an accident like what happened to Kasey. I’m sorry, hun. <3

  28. I am so, so sorry. Nothing can replace a wuppy dog that you love. ((HUGS))

  29. Losing a beloved pet is one of the worst things. I still miss the dog I had growing up. *hugs*

  30. I am so sorry for you, your mom and poor little Chief. I hope Kasey didn’t suffer. So sad. I love dogs too. I will miss him too. I hope Chief will be OK 🙁

  31. I don’t know how I missed this post. I am sobbing too. I am so so sorry. Losing a family pet is the most heart breaking. I hope Chief is giving you extra hugs these days.

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