We’re on cloud 9 that you’ve decided to join us on this life journey with your favorite pet companion! My name is Kelcie, and I’m an animal and active lifestyle enthusiast who wants to incorporate my love of pets into my everyday life. To paraphrase Confucius: “If you love your work, you’ll never work a day in your life”.
I am the dreamer behind Kane9 Animal & Home Care Services and I want to create a service that lets you enjoy your animals worry and guilt free. I’m an accountant in my boring day job, but I try to make up for it in my love of life with animals. I grew up wishing I was an animal and I’ve owned dogs, cats, a horse, lizards and I’ve rescued wildlife as well. If it walked on four legs, flew, had feathers or fur, I was into it. Nothing has changed, and as an adult I’ve had to justify my passion with a job that feeds it!
To start off the introductions; Kane is my “Other Half” (or OH, as I’ll refer to him); my husband of 10 years and the name inspiration behind our business. He also has a strong passion for animals and therapy pets, which is part of what drove this project. And, despite his sometimes intimidating size, his quiet and gentle nature quickly draws in even the most shy and sensitive animals.
Next up is Duce (or Dusa, short for Medusa), who is a gorgeous Mastiff named after a mythical Greek goddess. Medusa was known as a guardian or “protectress”.
Some called the Greek goddess Medusa a monster, as she had the ability to turn enemies into stone. We like to think Dusa protects our family and friends by scaring people stiff, like stone, with her size (she weighs 170 lbs!!!). In reality, she’s the gentlest creature you’ve ever met and spends most of her time lying like a stone on her bed. Against her family’s values, Dusa HATES exercise (prefers to get her fresh air through the car window!).