LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Kenya Moore tells news that Velvet the Dog and her bonded so well because of similar characteristics. Tonight on a RHOA rebroadcast, Kenya Moore learns that Velvet has died, and in passing, Velvet is given memorial. Cynthia Bailey attends the memorial with her adorable dog. Moore since that telecast was wrongly accused of faking Velvet’s death, a claim that LALATE exclusively disputed as false.
Kenya Moore has said little about Velvet the Dog’s death. Staying true to her production confidentiality agreement, Kenya left the death of Velvet a complete shock and horror to viewers until it was revealed two Sundays ago. Moore’s few words have been tribute statements on Twitter. But now on BravoTv.com, Kenya explains why Velvet the Dog’s death was so difficult for her. It was because of the similarities between she and Velvet.
Kenya tells news what happened after she got Velvet as a newborn. “I remember taking so many notes from the breeder, because I had no clue of what I was doing. When we got home she checked out every inch of her new home. We quickly learned about each other.”
What were the similarities? “Velvet and I were alike in so many ways. She was stubborn, smart, highly adaptable, strong, and bossy.” Moore this season exhibited all those traits. Ironically Moore tells news that Velvet was so protective that she didn’t realize she was a tiny Terrier. “You could not tell her that she wasn’t a Pit-bull. At two months old, she was the most beautiful little puppy I had ever seen, just big enough to fit in the palm of my hand.”
Moore admits, that despite a confidentiality agreement, she still could not come to terms with the dog’s death and kept it a secret. “I haven’t been able to tell my family or friends… I thought I could do this but I can’t my loss is too new and I cannot find the strength yet.”
Moore admits that growing up she was not allowed a pet. “I grew up my entire childhood and adult life without any pets. My grandmother who raised me didn’t allow it. I had never been a big animal lover.”