Tree of Life

We all thank you so much for your emails, comments and cards. They meant so much to us.

And we really appreciate your patience as we took a few days break from blogging.

And while we are still sad and missing our big Kode Red.

We know the perfect place to spread his ashes so that he will always be close to us.

Now is the time for us to look forward to new adventures - and we are ready to share those new adventures with you again.

But never forgotten, Kodi, never forgotten.


  1. Sagira on October 16, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    I am very sorry to hear about your loss. 🙁

  2. Biloxi and Siber-sibs on October 13, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Beautiful! Just beautiful! Can’t say anything more than that.

    Biloxi and siber sibs

  3. Elmo & Mouse on October 10, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    I couldn’t post anything else after reading about Kodiak….had to cry and hug my 2 sibe babies and told them what happened to K.

    The tree is a wonderful place for Kodiak since it has been such a special place for you and the herd.

  4. houndstooth on October 10, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    It’s good to see you back! I thought about you and what you were up to while I was at the beach. I think you chose a perfect place for him!

  5. Jen Bare on October 10, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Sorry it took me so long to find this. What a sweet tribute. I’d imagine the tree will grow even more beautiful thanks to Kodiak.

  6. The Thuglets on October 9, 2011 at 11:21 am

    What a beautiful tree you have choosen for your beautiful boy Kodiak.

    We look forward to reading of your continued adventures.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  7. The_Dogfather on October 9, 2011 at 3:58 am

    Welcome back! As the wind will always blow, Kodiak will always be remembered 😉

  8. siku marie on October 9, 2011 at 2:01 am

    Never forgotten.

  9. HoundDogMom (Sherri) on October 8, 2011 at 8:26 am

    That looks like an awesome place for Kodiak’s resting place. We know how you feel, I have the hardest time watching our other dogs go through the grief process. Please know I am thinking of you guys and the rest of the herd. Remember all your great memories of Kodiak and take it one day at a time. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

  10. Pippa on October 8, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Look forward to reading your new adventures and think you have found a fine spot.


  11. Danielle on October 8, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Welcome back!!!


  12. The Bleu... and now also The Reufus on October 7, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Handsome Kodiak.
    Never… Ever…
    Never Forgotten.

    With much love from the Bleu

  13. The Lady on October 7, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Wow, the tree is turning beautiful!!

    Looking forward to all your continued adventures!

  14. Huffle Mawson on October 7, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    There isn’t a single person in our community of dog and cat bloggers who doesn’t know how you feel.

  15. Kashathedaintydane on October 7, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    I’m slow in blogging so sorry for ur loss of kodiak, he had a wonderful life with u and the herd. What a lovely spot for him to watch over all of u.

    Denise & kasha the dainty great dane

  16. FiveSibesMom on October 7, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    A beautiful spot for the beautiful Kodiak, who will be watching over all of you as you embark on new life’s adventures.

    We are always here for you, our friends we have found in The Herd.

    Husky hugs to you all.

  17. Pamela on October 7, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    i’ve fallen behind on my reading so I’m just hearing about Kodiak. I’m so sorry.

    What a shock to you. I know you and the rest of the herd will miss him so much. And we’ll miss reading about him.

    Please be kind to yourselves.

  18. Kari on October 7, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Yes the tree is perfect


  19. The Ao4 on October 7, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    We love you guys! Hang together!!!
    Play bows,

  20. Sheila & Bob on October 7, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    What a wonderful place for Kodi, always in your hearts.

  21. brooke & darwin on October 7, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    A perfect place for Kodiak!
    Big hugs and giant Dane kisses to you all from Seattle!

  22. huskymom on October 7, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Kodi’s forever home….where he belongs, where he’ll always be loved.

  23. Ina in Alaska on October 7, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Beautiful resting place for the big guy xo & always in our prayers

  24. carolyn on October 7, 2011 at 11:40 am

    That tree is even more beautiful now, isn’t it? Sweet Kodi, you are missed!

  25. jen on October 7, 2011 at 11:23 am

    What a beautiful resting place.

    I hope you have found some peace and comfort in these last few days.

    Much love and fur covered hugs <3

  26. Redberry Cottage on October 7, 2011 at 11:05 am

    What a beautiful Tree of Life in which to place warm heartfelt memories.

    Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Lucy, Phoebe and Lily

  27. Kit on October 7, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Thank you for sharing Kodiak with us!

  28. Stella on October 7, 2011 at 10:41 am

    A beautiful spot for a beautiful boy, remembered with love!


    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

  29. Zoe on October 7, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Perfect place. Amen.

  30. Random Felines on October 7, 2011 at 9:59 am

    A perfect place. And while we will always be sad at a loss, the rest of the animals in our lives remind us that life does continue on. We are sending purrs for your continued adventures. 🙂

  31. KB on October 7, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Never, ever forgotten. He’s part of your heart and every member of the Herd’s heart.

    Your tree looks beautiful, and like a very peaceful place for Kodiak’s ashes.

  32. HUSKYS RULE on October 7, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Absolutely the perfect spot for Kodiak’s ashes! The tree will be so amazingly beautiful when the leaves are all red. We will never forget you Kode Red!
    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  33. Becky on October 7, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Oh what a perfect place for that big red boy! He’ll always
    be there watching over your beautiful tree and field and waiting for your visits.

  34. The OP Pack on October 7, 2011 at 6:52 am

    And remembered with love by so many.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  35. Khyra on October 7, 2011 at 6:31 am

    Just as Kodiak would have wanted and expekhted!


  36. Ice 'n Ayla on October 7, 2011 at 5:49 am

    Oh, Kodiak — sadly missed, but never forgotten. Run, run, run, wild and free across the fields and through the woods you loved so much.
    Me’n Ice will miss you when our hu-Mom reads about the Herd.

  37. Painter Pack on October 7, 2011 at 4:34 am

    What a beautiful place…for a beautiful soul. Thank you for letting us in your lives…and introducing us to the big hearted Kode red….

    Painter Pack

  38. Wild Dingo on October 7, 2011 at 2:52 am

    No doubt the red leaves will shine even brighter next to Kode Red. He does live on in our hearts and memories. We will all miss Kodi at Wild Dingo and think of him often. Especially when Juno is having one of her her “love on a human moment.” Big hugs to the entire herd, 4- and 2-legged.

  39. MurphyDog on October 7, 2011 at 2:02 am

    we will all miss Kodiak, but we will also remember all the good times you’ve had together.
    RIP Big Red

    wags, wiggles & slobbers

  40. Carol's Critter Corner on October 7, 2011 at 1:58 am

    God Bless and hope everyone is ok. It saddens me to think of big Kode Red. Yes, Kodiak will love where his ashes will be and with fall in the air it is perfect.


  41. Holly & Khady on October 7, 2011 at 1:57 am

    Let those loving memories keep your heart full when there is a big part of it that seems missing. He is still there, and always will be.

    Holly & Khady

  42. hisqueen on October 7, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Oh Kodiak. What a perfect place to be laid to rest. With the beautiful red leaves waiting for your arrival. The tree brought on the tears with those red leaves. A wonderful place of rest for an awesome pup.

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