Started off the morning with some very sad news…one of our best customers, Karen Kanetoku passed away very suddenly this past Tuesday. Karen was such a giving and wonderful dog-loving person. She would come to the shop at least every other week, and not just for treats for her beloved Emi, who is pictured below with a St. Patrick’s Day cupcake she just received this past weekend. Karen was always buying presents for Emi’s friends, her vet, groomer, even a thank you gift for the woman who made Emi’s birthday dress on the mainland. (Emi’s 1st birthday is in just a few weeks and she was so excited to make favors for all her friends).
It was because of Karen that we even decided to make Valentine’s Day Mini Treats this year…because she wanted to make Valentine’s Day goodie bags for all of Emi’s friends! Much to our surprise, that included US…our entire family of 7 dogs plus all us humans received a personalized basket of treats full of goodies.
We just saw Karen this past Sunday, she had brought our Mom a thoughtful gift to commemorate the passing of one of our family dogs…Karen has never even met our Mom or the dog that passed away, but she had such a kind and giving heart that she went out of her way to personalize a gift for us–and she was feeling under the weather too!
We truly feel as if we are better people to have known Karen, she was such a loving soul. Our deepest condolences to her family and a big hug to her her beloved dog Emi.