Friday, January 06, 2017

Another Sad Goodbye

Another December, another heartbreak. 

On December 28, 2016 my hubs and I lost our beloved fur baby Cody, he was 19 years old. 
The vet said she had never seen a German Shepard as old as he was.

He was a lover of peanut butter and would magically appear in the kitchen whenever he heard the jar lid being opened.

And unlike his momma he loved the snow and would drive me crazy with wanting to go outside every few minutes after being let in, just so he could walk around eating the snow or laying on the back porch watching it fall.

He was the protector of his family and his home. He would never let either one of us go outside alone even for something as small as taking out the trash. He always had to be there to follow and watch.

As you can see from every one of his pictures, he loved his bandannas and had quite the collection to choose from, and yes he would choose his own while I held out four different ones by putting his nose through the chosen one after looking at and touching each one. Such a smart boy.

This is his first picture and bandanna when we brought him home after adopting him from the local vet. He was 7 years old and saved from death row.

He was the love of our lives and will be loved and missed for the rest of ours.


  1. I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a handsome guy and you were blessed to have him for so many years.

  2. Cody was a beautiful dog, and sounds like a protector also.
    You gave him a great life, and he lived a loooong life!
    My condolences to you and your hubby.
    Take care. Marilyn

  3. So sorry to hear about your loss. Our pets are truly a part of our families. I have my Dad's dog since my Dad passed. Rudy is so attached to me that the cats can't be too close. He also follows me from room to room so I can identify with you and the relationship with Cody. You should be proud of the life you provided for Cody and know he loved you.

  4. Sandy, my sincere condolences. Pet's are family.

  5. Sandy, what a beautiful life Cody had with you. I'm sure you miss him horribly, but hopefully your memories will keep him close. I love how he chose his bandana du jour!

  6. Sandy, I am sorry to read of Cody's passing. He was a handsome boy. Treasure the memories you have of him and may they give you comfort. Thinking of you.

  7. I'm so sorry he's gone. You were his savior and he paid you back the way dogs do - with love and protection.

  8. I am so sorry for your loss. We just went through the same thing with our Furrytail on Dec 31st.

  9. So sorry for your loss! Hugs!

  10. He was lucky to have you, he looks happy in every picture.

  11. Sandy, I a. so sorry to hear of Cody's passing. Our fur babies are as important to us as the other members of the family. My daughter owns a German Shepherd and he is very smart as well. I do understand the pain of losing a pet. They are so much more than that!

  12. So sorry to hear of Cody's passing! He looked so happy in the pictures you've shared, aren't rescue puppies the absolute best?! (HUGS)


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