For the fourth time in our history we are undergoing a name change, and this time I (Katherine) get to tell you about it.
KCM Kennels is not changing its name because of legal matters, because we are moving, or because the kennel is ending. We are changing the name because we changed, Carlleen, the dogs and I. We have grown and evolved so much over the past few years that KCM no longer contains what we are.
A name is how you identify something. When someone says your best friends name your mind instantly cues up their face, their laugh, all your memories with them. In an essence their name is the key to knowing them. That is why its time for our name to change.
The core values of KCM Kennels will continue, it will still be Carlleen and I running the place (even if we do living thousands of miles apart). But what we know, what we want to pursue, and how we operate is changing.
I came up with the new name while I was sitting in a dusty quarry waiting for the Allaway and LeFever dogs to get a ride out of Juneau. In between dropping those 41 dogs I sat in my lawn chair thinking about my own dogs. My pack wasn't all that different from these dogs in front of me, if anything they were "less". No recognizable blood lines, no impressive race history, backyard mutts, but it was never their blood that made them special, it is their hearts. Its the fact that they trust me enough that they do as I ask. Its not always an easy task, but they give it everything they have, for me.
Legends are not born, they are made through dedication, hard work, and practice. Its when you are at the edge of your strength that you get to see what you are really made of. We are the underdogs and that is going to make the story so much better when we do finally make it to the top, and believe me, we will get their. So remember our names, because some day you are going to hear amazing stories about us.
Let me be the first to welcome you to Legends Kennel.
A young women attempting to navigate the world. She is guided by her love and passion for dogs.