The Ones I Run With – Meet My Crew

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imageTHE HUSBAND.

Kevin Alexander Enns (Kev, ‘Keevvvvv’ {depending how needy I feel}, Babe)

Backstory: Kev had no idea his life would be changed for the better that one, fine summers day while heading up to work at camp. We met the summer of 2004 and I left an endearing impression by making snarky and sarcastic comments in his direction as we shared a table. Sigh* Love was in the air. 10 years later and the rest is history. Kevin is a student completing his designation in accounting (THRILLING), a car enthusiast, skier/biker and polar opposite of myself (thank my stars – because who would cook?). Our differences prove to be exceptionally challenging and also wonderful. I love him and choose everyday to look beyond his ‘functional’ fashion (clothes should NEVER have so many waterproof pockets) and accept him for the complicated gem that he is.

imageWhat makes him special: 

  1. Morphs into a two-year old when hungry, tired, clothes are uncomfy or is stressed. I have learned many tricks (snacks, hydration, king-sized beds, jeans with stretch) to ensure a happy husband.
  2. Will enthusiastically respond “Well I’m glad YOU like it!!”…. When he hates it.
  3. Doesn’t throw stuff out. Left-overs, moldy food, 100 sport t-shirts from the early 2000’s – you name it. He’s got it.
  4. Wears duct-taped-repaired sandals from high school as slippers. My struggle is real folks.
  5. If he is late for anything – he is at Mountain Equiptment Co-op. Always.

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THE FIRST BORN.

Tucker Finnigan Enns (Tuck, Tucky, Tuck-Tuck, Tucks)

Backstory: The only living member of his litter, this tenacious pup survived in the great unknown with his birth mother for six weeks. At WAG (Whistler Animals Galore – incredible shelter) his stumpy legs and cocky attitude won us over instantly. Tucker made us instantly pompous and proud – learning a million tricks in just a few weeks, quiet as a lamb, bright as a button and SUCCHHHH a good listener.

imageimageWhat makes him special:

1. Very sensitive about the location of his bowel movements. Appropriate areas include: dense shrubbery, trees, a good thicket or utter and complete darkness.
2. Has struggled with first severe, now mild racism. Months of intensive immersion therapy has curbed this embarrassing quirk. Wish this was a joke.
3. Very vain. Enjoys looking handsome and elegant at all times. Prefers to adorn himself upon the chaise lounge for optimal display.
4. Has pooped a set of headphones, a pair of underwear and a glove.
5. Knows when he is being made to look foolish (refer to #3). Becomes mortified – will slink away and sulk.


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THE SECOND BORN.

Wrenley Benjamin Enns (Wren, Wrenny, Wren-Ben, Wrenny-Benny, Benny, Benny-Boo)

Backstory: Wren (originally ‘Logan’ – meant to be) was born on a beautiful farm on the Sunshine Coast where he frolicked and thrived with 8 siblings before coming to WAG where we eagerly added him to our crew. Boy were we humbled by this four legged fiend. This alarmingly loud, food and ball crazed beast was far too impatient for our tricks and silly demands. He is a handful, simple, not at all like his elder brother and offers a whole host of interesting situations. We just love ‘im to pieces.

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imageWhat makes him special:

1. You never know when he is dirty or clean because his coat is out of control. The number of times I’ve scrubbed and scrubbed…. At a spot.
2. Kissing and handsyness is his love language. Touch is very important to him and his reward for good behaviour is kissing privileges (same as his mother).
3. He talks. Like – chats at you. In strings of moans, sighs, grunts, grumbles, squawks and yowls – he will relay what’s up. And don’t you dare try to make him stop. What he has to say is more important than ANYTHING you think you may have to do.
4. The vacuum Is. His. Nemesis.
5. He is a passionate ‘fruitarian’. Figs and pears are his weakness. Has tried to convert the family. We laugh in his face.

Life is definitely ‘more’ with these gents.

Cheers!

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