It's taken just over a year since I lost my best friend to put these words together. I wanted it to be from my heart not just a job I had to do. This is my tribute, the only way I know how to say it to my best friend and family member. I hope it's not too late, but it hurt for a long time.|
Cody was born April 25, 1996. He was rescued by my dad from a shelter and given to me for my 13th birthday. He is the greatest present I have ever gotten, from that moment on he never left my side. He slept on the pillow next to me even though I tried to stop him sometimes. He was always waiting when I got home. No matter how my day was when I would see him everything would be ok again. My dad gave him to me and told me that Cody was mine but my dad loves him as much as I do no matter what he says. It's only been me and my dad since I was 8 years old and Cody helped make us a family. Cody took care of us more than he will ever know. Whether he was playing with his ball of foil "which he loved" or curling up in a random cardboard box he was always doing something to make things happy. He brought so much joy to everybody. He had the most beautiful wide eyes I loved them. I miss talking to him and watching TV with him. I know he didn't know what he was watching but he was by my side anyway.
He went thru a lot in his 19 years "health issues early, and the last few years, lonely nights when I had to work" but he always seemed to forgive me.
But even in the end at the hospital he laid in my lap, he knew who I was and he was very sick. I held him and kissed him only to say so long for now, not goodbye.
He wasn't just a pet he was my best friend. I miss him everyday. Someday I will see him again and we will be together forever as a family once again.
WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU EVERYDAY.