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Mourning Kodiak

I just introduced myself as a newcomer with a little comment about the loss of our beloved Kodiak, and then I saw this section which appears more appropriate. Our Kodiak (04/04/2001 - 01/22/2013) was such an important part of our family. I'm confident this is consistent with the experiences of this forum's followers.

I'm hopeful that my wife will consider bringing a new Golden into our home soon, but right now she remains gripped in despair. I did invest time in preparing a memorial website for Kodi ... and found the effort cathartic. Anyone interested in viewing Kodiak's site is encouraged to do so by clicking on his picture ...


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What a beautiful boy. I'm so very sorry for your loss. We never have them long enough. I, too, hope that in tribute to your dear Kodiak, you find another golden to share your life and love with. I'm sure he would be most pleased.



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Rest in peace, sweet Kodiak.
I am glad you found us=please stay with us.
Praying your wife will give in to getting a new family member, that will help you heal!

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I'm so sorry you lost your Kodiak. I for one needed to get a new dog just to fill the emptiness and loneliness when we lost our heart girl. My husband and I were in agreement in that.
Give your wife time to grieve and I'm sure she will feel the same as you. A new one will not take his place but will find its own place in your heart.


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Tears streaming down after watching the video. So sorry for your loss of Kodiak. What a gift! RIP sweet angel...........

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So sorry for your loss, it hurts so much to lose them. Beautiful pictures of your boy on your memorial website

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So sorry for the loss of beautiful Kodiak! I can tell by looking through the pictures, that you gave him a wonderful life that was full of love and family! Just love the picture of everyone sharing the sofa with Kodiak! Be patient with your wife. Everyone heals at a different pace. I can tell that she had a very close bond with your boy!

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It is apparent that Kody was a much loved member of your family, what a wonderful tribute to your boy. Bonnie is nudging me, wondering why I am crying, she looks so much like your Kody. RIP sweet boy.


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I'm so very sorry for your loss of Kodiak, he was a beautiful boy.

Your tribute to him is beautiful, I can tell he was cherished and a beloved family member. You have a very lovely family.

It's always hard losing a dog that means so much to you, the first one in particular. I've lost 5 dogs over the last 17 years and it never gets any easier. My most recent which will soon be two years, was our Golden who lived to be 15.5. You don't know how much they mean to you until they are no longer with you. I'd forgotten how much it hurt until it was his time to be set free, but it also made me realize that with time, the pain would ease.

Cherish your memories, give yourself and your heart time to heal. I hope with time you will be able to find peace with his passing and eventually will be able to open your heart and home to another Golden to love.

Godspeed Kodiak
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I am so sorry for your loss of Kodiak. I know by his pictures that he was a very loved boy and meant so much to you and your family.

As others have said, give yourself time to grieve and open up your heart and home to another later down the road. They will help heal your hearts tremendously and Kodiak will always be with you in spirit.

Run free and play hard dear Kodiak. Our dear Rhett and the many other Golden friends are waiting to play with you at the bridge.
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