Monday, December 5, 2016


Just over 11 years ago, Sam Keene came to visit and brought us the dirtiest, stinkiest and fartiest dog ever known. Sam found him wandering the freeway and lured him into his car with a meatball sub. He had been living in the woods for weeks. But the first time he met me, he jumped up and pawed my leg. He stole my heart. I named him Wiki, after my favorite baseball player. His full name was Wiki "Samuel L Keene the dog" Kerchner.

Wiki loved going for walks around campus to find discarded chicken wings. And he loved going to the quarry with me even though I threw him in the water. He loved to eat anything and everything. And he loved to curl up into a donut and sleep snuggled next to my butt.

Today we had to put Wiki down. He was a mighty fine dog, and I'm going to miss him.



  1. My heart aches for you. Wiki was one lucky dog to having such a wonderful family to live with since the day Sam picked up that boy and brought him to you. He had 11 additional years of life that he probably wouldn't have had without you. He will be missed.

  2. Wiki was the handsomest dog ever, and I'm so sad he has left us. Love you all.