Archive for January, 2013


Anna and her puppies (including Kodi)

Well, look at what we found!  Here is a picture of you and your mommy (Anna).  I had forgotten about this picture.  Jennifer just found it and e-mailed me it.  Below is a picture of you and all your brothers and sisters.  I remember when we got you and I could hold you with one hand.  That was well before you ended up over 120 pounds.


Kodi and his brothers and sisters


The Wild Win!

Posted: January 31, 2013 in Family
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The Wild Win!  3-2 in a shootout against the undefeated Black Hawks.  It was bitter sweet.  I didn’t have my buddy down there watching it with me.  But I knew you would be excited to hear they won…because you knew it would make me happy.

Mia had a great night of gymnastics and nailed her cartwheel on the balance beam.  All that hard work at home is paying off.  She was very excited.

Jennifer had a hard day…but I think she’s getting better.  We made Cyrus get into bed with us last night and I think that helped her sleep.  It took a while for him to finally jump up there, but when he did…he stayed the whole night.

I want you to know…when the tears dry and the laughter returns, it’s not because you have been forgotten.  We have to move on.  We owe it to our daughter and to Joey and Cyrus.  We will never forget you.  Miss you so much!

Just this side …

Posted: January 30, 2013 in Miss You

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

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Miss you already!

Posted: January 30, 2013 in Miss You
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Whose deal is it? (Cyrus, Kodi and Joey)

It hasn’t been 24 hours yet and I miss you soooo much!  I suppose time will heal.  I just want you to know how much we all loved you.  I found out something about myself yesterday.  I am not as strong as I thought I was.  I lost it so many times yesterday.  I think you saw it in my eyes when we said our goodbyes.

I would have done anything…spared no expense, just to extend your life.  But, it was out of my hands and I have comfort to know you did not suffer from any pain.  You lived a good life all the way till the end.

Jennifer is taking it really hard.  She was up well past me last night looking at your pictures.  It won’t be the same without you.  But your memory will live on with us forever.

I love you Kodi and I will see you on the “Rainbow Bridge” when it is my time.

R.I.P. Kodiak (Kodi) AKA Doody

Posted: January 30, 2013 in Miss You
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R.I.P. Kokiak (Kodi) AKA Doody

4/18/2003 – 1/29/2013…..I miss you so much already