We lost a very good friend last week.
Kodi was an Australian cattle dog. She never had much training in how to work cattle, but she had pretty good instincts. (She knew that bull was supposed to stay on his own side of the fence!)
We used to have an invisible fence in part of our yard where Kodi and Sadie could hang out and not worry about getting in the way.
The fence quit working, and since the dogs didn’t go anywhere off the property, we decided to let them have the run of the place.
It turns out, Kodi was pretty good about staying out of the way. She loved to follow John around when he was working outside.
She tolerated me, but she was truly John’s dog.
Kodi loved sleeping out in the sun. (Sadie would usually find some shade.)
This year, Kodi has had a battle with cancer. She had a rare, very invasive type of cancer. We did what we could, and did surgery twice to help.
Our smiling dog was a trooper.
But it got to the point where she wasn’t comfortable. She wasn’t her happy, smiling Kodi. And last week we let her go.
It never gets any easier, even for veterinarians.
We’ll miss you Kodi-dog… We still look for you every time we come up the driveway. We know you’re watching, and giving those coyotes a run for their money!