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Pet of the Week

Meet K.C. and Minnie, the dynamic doggie duo, CultureMap's pets of the week

Meet K.C. and Minnie, the doggie duo, CultureMap's pets of the week

Pet of the week - K.C. and Minnie
K.C. and Minnie are besties and a package deal, and are ready to come home with you today. Photo courtesy of Citizens for Animal Protection

Names: K.C. and Minnie. That's K.C. as in former Boston Celtic great K.C. Jones, and Minnie as in Mickey's better half, Minnie Mouse. Also Minnie Driver, Minnie the Moocher, baseball piñata Minnie Minoso, Minnie Riperton, and country legend Minnie Pearl. (Read on for a strange Minnie Pearl story.)

Birthdates: Minnie was born on November 7, 2012. K.C. burst on the scene November 11, 2012. Since both have been at the shelter longer than a month, they're classified as VIPs, and you can adopt them for half-price. The deal is, these pups are besties, so they need to be adopted together. Less work for you since they're inseparable. They'll be less needy. 

Ethnicity: K.C. is a Labrador retriever mix, about 60 pounds, while Minnie is a mini smooth hair Dachshund mix, a pixie-ish 24 pounds. These are two of the sweetest dogs ever to grace the Pet of the week feature. You absolutely will love these two gals, I promise. They're well behaved and both will be spayed and checked out by a real vet. Plus they'll be microchipped and CAP will throw in a free Papa John's pie. I give my personal guarantee that these are the best of the best dogs.

Now, ready for my creepy Minnie Pearl story? Back in 1996, I was at Houston Astros spring training and decided against my better judgment to interview Milo Hamilton on his broadcasting career. At one point, Milo mentioned that he had more than 1,000 baseball caps, or something like that, I was having trouble concentrating.

Anyway, I told Milo, "What you should do is leave the price tags on those hats when you wear them … like Minnie Pearl." I was struggling. The next day, I woke up, opened my complimentary USA Today and on the front page: "Minnie Pearl dead at 83." A few hours later, I was sitting in the stands at the Astros game and my phone started going off. Friends told me, "I'm listening to the game on radio and Milo Hamilton just said that you killed Minnie Pearl."

Come and get me: I'm available for adoption at 11 am Friday, January 3, at Citizens for Animal Protection (17555 Katy Freeway; 281-497-0591). Tell them, "Ken sent me."