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Cody


  Cody

Cody – I miss him dearly!  We adopted Cody from the King County / Seattle Humane Society in March 1993.  He was 1 year old the following month.  My husband and I wanted a dog, but we didn’t really know what we were looking for.  Based on our lifestyle and such, they introduced us to Cody.  The following day, we adopted Cody.  Thank You Humane Society! 
We had years of joy with him.  In 1994, I started working part-time from home, so this gave me the ability to take Cody on long walks at the park.  On weekends, we enjoyed going on hikes together in the mountains or taking him to off-leash dog parks, such as Marymoor.  In 1995, our son was born.  Cody took this all in stride and enjoyed having a little person in our home.  Likewise, I remember our son giggling as we played with our black & white border collie.  Cody also loved to play in the snow!  Walks in the snow were “like being in a candy store”.  As the years went by, we continued our daily walks in the park and later, when my son started school, I’d also go on walks with another dear friend and her dog.  Then, four years ago, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.  We slowly went from walking several miles a day with hills to flat short distances.  This worked out well for Cody, since he was getting older and didn’t have the copious amounts of energy he once had.  But being a border collie, I felt he needed the opportunity to have as much freedom as possible and not be held back by my slowing down with him on a leash.  I continued to take him to off-leash dog parks for that freedom.  However, being the older gentleman that he was, he mostly just loved to sniff around and socialize with the other dogs, without becoming too rambunctious.
In April 2008, Cody would have been sweet 16.  I look back fondly at Cody’s life and have no regrets.  He tremendously enriched our lives!
With Cody no longer here, there is such a void!  It’s taking some time getting used to him not being around!  However, it’s comforting to know that one day, I’ll be seeing him at Rainbow Bridge.
 
S. Martens & Family   

 



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