Kismet came to us during a
show in Sun Valley, ID. When we first saw she was running around the
show field very intensely looking for the lady she was with my first
thought was "what a great looking dog". Little did I know we would end
up getting her.
This was in Sept. almost
11 years ago. We had just lost our last St. Bernard and had no plans on
having another dog. My thoughts were if we get another dog it has to be
pre-trained or just plain smart. Be careful what you wish for ! The
lady she was with was going to give her to the pound because she could
not take care of her. She had found Kismet abandoned at a gas
station. Kismet sort of chose her own name, we tried some and she
responded to Kismet. So, it was fate. Kismet was one of the most
intelligent dog we have ever owned. In saying this we never really
owned her, she always was on her own even with us.
Kismet touched a lot of
people, the first show we took her to she was out in the middle of the
aisle on her back having people scratch her belly. She was the "Will
Rogers" of dogs. She never met a person she didn't like. And if they
didn't like dogs she would work on them until they did.
Kismet was always 5 to 6
steps ahead of us. I never could train her she just knew everything.
Her attitude was if she did anything once for me that was good enough.
She did not do leashes very well either, she was always better off the
She was the first dog that
was allow into Kaye's folks house. And she worked Kaye's Dad until he
would give her turkey when he was cutting it for Thanksgiving Dinner.
Kismet was not afraid of
anything. Large trucks, cars and other dogs did not bother her. She
never started a fight but, she would finish it. We think she would say
something under her breath and when the other dog started at her she
would take them out then she would always look innocent with that "who
Kismet has gone to a
better place where she can see, hear and run with other dogs that have
gone before her. She was a special dog to everyone she met and will be
greatly missed. There will never be another Kismet.
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