Like any good family recipe, there's one secret, key element at the very core of Mr. K's story: his name. As many Scottie Moms have guessed, Mr. K did come with another name at the time he was adopted. There truly is nothing wrong with the name he was given by his former owners aside from the fact everyone thinks he's a girl when I introduce him using his real name as opposed to Mr. K. I'm not even sure how the name Mr. K was decided on. I vaguely remember a friend declaring he needed a more manly name and so I offered up a name with some serious swag and it stuck. Hence, the nickname Mr. K was born.
Case in point: I made the mistake of registering Mr. K under his real name when I first visited Petsmart in between my Scottie groomer searches. On our last visit, Heather and Mr. K needed a quick bath on the go and they were the only ones with the availability to accommodate us. When they were finished, I got a call saying, "Your girls are ready to be picked up! They were both so sweet and did really well!!" Now, it's been almost three years since I adopted Mr. K. Lately, I've just given up and don't bother correcting people anymore so I hung up the phone and headed on over to see my pups. When Heather walked around the corner with a bright pink bandana, my first reaction was, "Oh, how cute!" and my second reaction was, "Oh no. Please don't tell me they put one on him, too!"
Luckily, Mr. K was able to keep his dignity on that particular visit. He emerged wearing a royal blue bandana. Not that I'm opposed to guys in pink - some can pull it off and Mr. K actually looks really good in that color. It's just that I've already wasted so much energy on telling people he's a boy, not a girl. Why make it harder for them by dressing him in pink? Ok, so you're probably wondering what the mystery name is by now if you haven't already been. And the big secret is....KENZIE! At home, Scottie Dad and I still call him that but I like to mix it up every once in a while with Kensito, Kenzie-Poo (I know, not a masculine name at ALL but these are reserved for in-house, Scottie Mom use only!) and K.P. (short for Kenzie-Poo). There! Now the secret's out...just don't tell Mr. K I told you!