Meet Kahna

For the month of February, IOL is inviting our readers to tell us who they love and why to stand a chance of winning amazing prizes in our #MyHeart competition.

Our next winner is Cayla Teixeira, who submitted the following entry:

#MyHeart Story

Meet Kahna…

Now…Let me make this clear; Kahna isn’t perfect, but neither am I. Both of us are working on some issues, but at least we are doing it together. She’s teaching me to be more patient and to have more empathy, and I’m teaching her that helium balloons aren’t evil and that coffee tables aren’t chew toys. 

This dog LOVES naps just as much as I do. She really knows how to get her sleep on.

She’s ALWAYS up for an adventure. She doesn’t care about the what, when, where or how.

She lets me watch what I want to watch on TV. She doesn’t moan when I put on Pretty Woman for the 10th time this month.

She loves my 5-star “cooking” skills. Whether it's apple, peanut butter or just adding a touch of coconut oil to her dinner, she’s always grateful.

She can spend hours on devouring her new chew. I can almost smell the appreciation.

I haven’t obtained any form of therapy licence, but Kahna thinks I am a good masseuse. She gladly accepts my doggie massages I offer.

She gives the best greetings. Without fail, she’s always excited to see me when I come home. It’s a full on butt wiggle parade. EVRYDAY. I can’t remember when a human greeted me this warmly.

Kahna doesn’t judge. She doesn’t care how much money I make or what my social status is. Pfffft…She doesn’t even know what zip code we’re in.

She’s loads of fun. Kahna is always up for a game of tug, fetch or find it.

She’s a great vacuum. The kitchen floor is always food-free. No tile left un-licked.

Kahna ALWAYS keeps secrets. I can tell her anything without worrying if she’ll spill the beans. She’s all ears.

Kahna makes the best cuddle buddy. Occasionally I’ll wake up to her butt in my face… – but she’s good for the most part.

Definitely great at gardening. She’s a better digger than I am. Pulling weeds? She’s a pro.

All Kahna want’s wants to do is brighten your day…I mean, just look at this face…

I hate to brag… but Kahna is pretty photogenic and can strike a pose on demand.

She will always be my little baby… - and she knows it.

Even when she’s causing a bit of trouble, she manages to make it look cute.

These are just some of the reasons why I love Kahna dearly. She’s one of the most beautiful things I keep in my heart.

Dogs are some of the best and most genuine animals on this earth. I don’t know what we did to deserve them… - but one thing is for sure... I couldn’t imagine life without them.

Hope your hearts warmed-up like mine does on a daily basis.

#Blessed 

How to enter our #MyHeart competition:

Tell us who you love and why. The IOL team is passionate about news for the heart of South Africa and we want to hear about who holds your heart. Whether it's the love of your life, your BFF, your cat, your mom, your boss or your second-removed cousin on your grandmother's side, we want to know why you appreciate them so much.

If you are our pick for the best story of the day, you will win one of our amazing prizes and be entered into our grand prize draw sponsored by Protea Hotels by Marriott. 

Whether it's an urban escape, going off the beaten track or a romantic seaside soiree you’re after, Protea Hotels by Marriott has just what you're looking for. Visit  protea.marriott.com/valentines-day for some unbelievable couple's experiences and imagine the possibilities this Valentine’s month.  

So send an email to [email protected] telling us your #MyHeart story.

You can also DM us on Facebook or Twitter.

Or download our app on Android or IOS and use our MOJO feature to send us your entry.

TIP: The more words the better, and if you have pics and videos, you can send that too. 

The competition runs from February 1 to 28.

Winners will be notified by March 1.

Winners will be notified by email or phone, so please send us your contact details with your entry.

Competition Rules:

Selected story entries, pictures and videos will be published on iol.co.za and our social media pages. The winners' names will be published on our website and social media pages.

Your privacy is important to us. When you enter a competition with us, we ask for your name, email address and mobile number. We use email addresses to notify winners to let them know they have won a prize. We use the mobile numbers provided in order to contact the winner and for prize delivery.

The competition is only open to people residing in South Africa.

Employees of Independent Media, the sponsors & their agents, or any company associated with the competition & their immediate families are not eligible to enter. • Prizes are not redeemable for cash. •  The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. •  Receipt of entries will not be acknowledged. • The entrant accepts that entry to the competition does not constitute a contract or any form of legal commitment between the entrant and IOL.