Tonight on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, the cast was rocked when they lost one of their own. Before you keel over dead for fear that NeNe Leakes is no more, I am here with good news -- relatively speaking. All of the ladies and their significant others are alive and well. Sadly, a furry member of the family has gone to the big Housewives heaven in the sky. Kenya Moore's beloved dog Velvet tragically (and horrifically) lost his life.
It is easy to dig into Kenya for any number of reasons. She is a pot-stirrer, she is maybe slightly too into twirling, her boyfriend might be made up -- valid reasons to throw major shade her way. But you cannot say the woman was not totally devoted to her precious pooch. The silky Velvet was like her child -- something she said time and time again. I can't imagine how she must have felt losing him. Especially in such violent circumstances.
Thankfully Kenya has at least one person who is always there for her, her auntie. She was there when Kenya sobbed out a truly awful story: Velvet was attacked and killed by a neighbor's dog. It's hard enough to ever have to part ways with a pet. But usually we get time to prepare ourselves for the loss. Kenya didn't get that time. Velvet was just cruelly ripped away from her. RIP cutie! Ugh, so sad.
Kenya isn't taking the loss well. She was planning a memorial service (because this is a reality T.V. show) for her dog, and she invited Cynthia Bailey and Kandi Burruss to attend. After the hot mess of Mexico, she thought it best that some other ladies went uninvited. That's how you know Kenya will rally. She's still together enough to diss and dismiss the other ladies even in the darkest shadow of grief. Twirl on through, lady. That's what Velvet would have wanted.
How long do you think Kenya will wait before getting another dog?
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