I’m not one who is big on anniversaries, especially sad ones, but today is the one year anniversary of our beagle Kobi’s passing, and I’ve been thinking about him a lot lately. I thought I would just share a few photos and one special note someone sent me just before Kobi passed on.
First, Kobi’s younger years:
He enjoyed boating, hiking with his sister Maggie, and hanging out at our camp.
Later in life he enjoyed helping me with treat reviews for the blog, meandering walks, and napping.
Just a couple of days before Kobi died, I received a message from our nephew. This nephew and his family were Kobi’s original family. It was a tough decision for them to have Kobi come live with us, but with a busy family of four young boys, they did what they thought would be good for Kobi, and I believe it all turned out for the best. Here is what he wrote to me when he found out Kobi was dying:
“Aunt Jan – I just wanted to message you and thank you for giving Kobi such a wonderful life. He was my first and only dog, and knowing that he lived his life with you and Uncle Tom and all of his brothers and sisters makes me feel incredibly blessed. I was very sad when I was little, letting him go was very hard for me. But knowing what I know now and reading your updates about him over the years really has made me feel like he was the luckiest dog in the world and thank you again for everything.”
I treasure those words just as much as I treasure every sweet memory of our lives with Kobi.