A Little Girl Named Kia

& The Valuable Lesson She Taught Me

Photo by Patrick Kool on Unsplash

I met Kia twenty years ago, when she was about two years old. She was a chihuahua, more specifically a terrier chihuahua, and weighed about ten pounds.

My friend’s colleague had gotten her at an auction. He brought her to work with him because otherwise his live-in girlfriend, apparently not a dog lover, would lock her up in the bathroom…