Saturday, July 5, 2008

One sad day....

Today is a very sad day for our family. Last night, our dog Kona got hit by a car and died.
For those of you who know us, you knew that Kona was our "furry child" and we often joked that he was our "first-born." Kona was a great dog and a great friend. We're going to miss him terribly!

He really was a member of our family and went everywhere with us, like to this parade a few years ago:

When Kona first joined our family 6 years ago, he filled a big void. We were going through infertility treatments and we so desperately wanted a baby. And we got one! He loved to snuggle, and kiss you whenever you were down on the floor or leaned over to tie your shoes. We loved taking him for rides in our '77 VW Bug convertible and going down to the beach to play. He was Brentt's running buddy and was always there to greet everyone enthusiastically.

We'd never had a dog before and he was simply the best. When we adopted Madeleine, we didn't know how he'd be with the kids but from these pictures, you can see he quickly slid into the big brother role. He would lay beside the kids and watch them play. He was always so patient and loving, I never had to worry about him biting or even snapping. He didn't even mind being involved in the dress up games.Here he was in his own seat in the mini-van.

We would celebrate his birthday every year with a little doggie cake. Here's a picture from 3 years ago.
Kona just turned 6 years old.

I think we're all in shock. This was so sudden and I thought I'd have so many more years with him. He was a very beloved dog and we're all going to miss him!

3 comments:

Shalamar said...

OMG! I'm so sorry for your loss!! I don't know what to say. I know how much he meant to you all......

I'm so sorry!!

Estela said...

Hi Christy...Shal just shared the terrible news. I'm soo sorry for Kona and you all. I can't even imagine what you all are feeling. I wish you and Brent strength and I hope the kids manage well over the next few days. I feel really sad for you guys.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Christy! Thank you for leaving the comment on my blog. You know I feel your pain more than anyone, as my doggie, Dallas, was killed recently. I see we both called our pups "our firstborn." Please tell Brentt I'm sorry...DH's feel it just as badly as we do :( Oh my gosh. I see why no one knows what to say! It's just horrible. I can see from the photos what a big part of your family he was, and how you all loved him. It's just not fair. I'm so sorry....
~Erika