Ya know I remember when I first visited the liter to see you Cody. You were the only one who came up to me like as to say, “take me home mom.” After 3 times I took you home. We slept downstairs on a mattress on the floor so you wouldn’t fall off and we could do some major bonding because I knew you were all mine. You were my second child. As we grew and moved into the big house you were allowed to roam with total freedom because I trusted you. You proved to be quite the mannerly young lady. You went to work with me every day and was so behaved laying under my desk. Although you did roam on occasion to find the parts room was so much fun tearing up boxes into pieces. You were loved and spoiled by all. So special to everyone that met you. At home you were one of the family. You never had an accident in the house or dug in the backyard like most young labs do. We eventually went to K-9 school. You learned so quick and was so well behaved that they asked you to come back the second year for free to show everyone how great your training had become. You learned a freeze command that actually saved your life one day. After that we had to learn not to chase bunnies. J We went to the lake a lot and you actually learned to jump off the dock after me to swim and enjoy your natural instincts of loving the water. You would chase sticks in the water as long as someone would throw one. At home you were the best soccer player. Many many hours were spent by all kicking the ball for you. You were there for me through thick and thin. Those days I totally treasure in my mind. We moved to Greeley in a much smaller house and you adapted very well. I actually picked a house just for you. As time went by and I had to work I didn’t want you to spend time alone so we got Nipper (a kitty) to keep you company. You kept her at bay for the most part but at times I’d sneak downstairs and look in at you on your bed and Nipper was sleeping with you. How cute. Your health was perfect til you developed a tumor on your spine. I took you to CSU and had it removed. Since then you have shown your age and slowly deteriorated from there. It is now at a point in our lives where you are sick. You are in pain my dear. I feel your pain for you. We have been to the vet a lot lately to try to get you back on track. We are both saddened at this point and I truly want the best for you. I can’t offer that anymore and it’s just breaking my heart. I’ve never loved like this before except for your “brother” Tommy. I know your heart, I know your mind. You want to please me and love me as much as you have ever done. You are trying so desperately to do that. I need you to know that. I know you do my sweetest. Nothing will ever replace you. Nor will I try to do that to you. I’m lost now not knowing what to do. You are my best buddy. If you go it’s Because life has taken it’s toll on your health. I’m so sorry I can’t heal you and have things like they were in the past. I love you and truly know you love me. You are a dream come true for me. You are always in my heart and mind. You are the very best anyone could ever ask for. You lick my tears when I’m crying, even when you don’t have enough strength to lift your head. You are a real gem. I want you to be here forever in life with me. I believe in you. I just wish I could heal you. You are so tender in heart and so spirited. You protect me as I protect you. We are a team. Let’s not give up. Be strong as you want me to be too. Cody you are my world. Us girls stick together. We will be forever!
Cody my Darling here we are…………..almost 15 years of celebrating your life with me. You are so loved and love back in return. Life has taken it’s toll on you and I no longer want you to live in pain and suffering. I want quality life for you not living in a state of illness that won’t heal and will only get worse with time. This is breaking my heart but I truly want what is best for you as you would for me. You have been a dream come true for me in many many ways. You are the best anyone could ever ask for. It’s time for me to let go for now and only think of you. You can never be replaced and never will be. You will live on in my heart forever sweetheart. As you are resting I know you can hear me and feel me. Go peacefully with my blessing into the arms of angels now. I will think of you every second of every day and remember our good times and how much pleasure you have brought to me in this life. I will miss your undying love you have for me. You will leave behind a void that can never be filled. My Cody girl won’t meet me everyday when I get home anymore. You will be with me in spirit always. I love love love you. Go now peacefully my love. Go on……………puppy heaven is waiting for you.