I was separated, lonely and needed to get out and meet new people. My children were at the age, where they had their friends and I was not needed as much as I had been. My children for years had been begging for a dog and cat but I had allergies and put them off till I found a nutritional company that helped rebuild my system, then one day my oldest daughter Tabytha got in the car with her t-shirt meowing. Once I saw this beautiful grey and white tiny perfect kitty that we named Sativa, I could not say no, which is what she was counting on.
Kokomo chose me, it took forever to find a Border Collie breeder, I love the breed and I had 3 border collies in the past. But when I did find her she climbed up into my neck and cried, our bond quickly formed, we were made for each other.
The breeder was going to be on the Vickie Gabareau Show, Kokomo sat on Vickie’s lap the whole interview and Vickie was going to hand over Kokomo to me at the end of the show.
With her fame, in place, Kokomo and I started going to coffee shops so I could get out and about and start meeting people. I was always used to going into coffee shops and sitting having coffee and leaving, but having a dog renegades you to the patio. Smokers, although I am not one, as I am an Asthmatic, are very friendly people, and sitting there with such a cute, adorable, bundle of pure joy that who could resist her! From the very first day sitting outside Gallagher’s on Austin Road, Kokomo would have an impact so enormous that my life was never to be the same again.
The guy’s name is Bill, a local guy who loves animals and was very intuitive to talk with. Over the next three years, we would spend many an hour talking about many subjects and he would give me constructive feedback on my business at the time, The Art of Positive Living a personal development company. (choosepositiveliving.com)
Kokomo loved him, when he was walking across the street towards the coffee bar she would go crazy, her bum wiggling from side to side, jumping up and down, and almost crying in her anticipation to see him. Did I read how important Bill would be in my life through Kokomo, no, we were just friends.
Over the next two and a half years (2006) Bill and I started a company called “Cyclzone Technologies” a revolutionary new software driven digital electric motor drive system that will replace the combustion engine everywhere. The company was on the verge of going worldwide and making history, who would have known it back then. Kokomo did. Kokomo knew that Bill and would be friends, business partners and through the journey realise we were in love.
Now I have a happy dog, she gets three walks a day with Bill, home made food cooked for her by me, and an abundance of love from the both of us all the time.
Why is Kokomo called the Smoking Dog? Well light up a cigarette and watch her perform, jumping, and twisting chasing the smoke entertaining anyone that will watch and you have a dog with a purpose. Don’t worry her lungs are fine, she does not inhale, but to her, this is her job and she takes it very seriously.
Our company Cyclzone Technologies would never have been formed without Kokomo, I would never have found my soul mate without Kokomo the world would not have a solution to pollution without Kokomo. She is our child, our hero our lucky charm, and is the true founder of our industry because without her I would not have met the brilliant innovator of the new motor and seen the true potential to pursue it. You can say this is a dog driven company.
So remember that animals will open up your life in so many ways, not only with their love devotion and dedication but with the intuitive wisdom, that sometimes is out of reach to us. Embrace a dog and then let life embrace you, you will not forget it, nor believe in how it call so radically change your life only for the better.
© Sara Towe (now Troy) November 2007
Kokomo is now 14.5 years old, she is deaf, finds it hard to walk, she is winding down, my heart will break when she goes, she is my best friend, my heart and soul. I got her to replace my EX, she brought me a new love, new careers and with her filling my heart and soul always forever more, she will guide me to my next adventure.
Kokomo inspired our businesses.
Bill and I became best friends our intimate relationship did not last, but our soul intellect grew, we have helped and inspired each others calling, me with the radio station for which Bill set up for me, and me for his “Nuance” (Mindology company) for which I was his test subject and inspiration. Cyclzone did not make it as an electric motor business, but the technology is still viable for other use in the future when the world is ready for it. ( more on that here (living-orchard-project)
All along Kokomo has been by our side, she does not walk with Bill anymore as she can hardly walk, but her soul connection is a strong one and she will be forever in our hearts, and forever in my soul.
How do you say goodbye to a best friend? how do you let her go? I guess soon I will know, but I also know she will always be with me as that is our soul contract, to be forever entwined.
So many people have had such joy with Kokomo, my eldest daughter who taught to chase cigarette smoke, who knew it would make her infamous, my son for all the times they went to Bunsen lake with him, my youngest for the constant joking for a bigger position in the pack. For all the people she befriended and brought such joy too, she truly is a dog to be remembered.
Thank you my love, my friend, my spirit, my soul for giving me your heart your trust your undying love.
UPDATE: Kokomo passed away August 9th 2016, it was a beautiful passing as told here. –is-death-the-final-fronteer
Love you forever Mama Sara