On August 25, 2021, we said “Run free and easy” to our beloved Koda. His arthritis in his knees and hips was too painful and I could not see my love bug struggle to stand, walk, etc. I know I did the right thing for all of us, though extremely difficult.
I learned from past experience. This time I brought in an in-home service (Final Journey). Koda was surrounded by love, in our home and drifted to eternity, leaving his worn out body behind. It was beautiful and so peaceful. Special thanks to Dr. Dana and Nathalie who were so comforting, loving, supportive and present. I could not have asked for two more compassionate people to help make Koda’s transition easier for him and for us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I told him to throw up signs for me. Not more than 30 minutes after Dr. Dana and Nathalie left, I was standing at the kitchen sink and a dragonfly hit the window in front of me with such force. It stopped. I looked at it and then it flew off. Sign #1. Sign #2 came when I was once again at the kitchen sink washing some of Koda’s dishes. I looked at the stove clock and it read 11:11. Good boy, Koda.
Things will be much different for us. A large void has been created. But Koda’s spirit will ease that physical void. The love he shared with us will always be.