It's been one year since we said goodbye. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. Sometimes I cry because I miss you and sometimes I smile at a happy memory. Great dog, lucky owner. You are always in my heart. Love, Mom
Kona came into my life eleven years ago. He was 10 weeks old and weighed only 7 lbs when we picked him up. I can honestly say he didn't want to go with us. He was a little standoffish to us as he was to everyone who met him throughout his life. Once he warmed up to you though, boy would he would win your heart with so much personality. From his sighs, paw swats and nose nudges to standing right in front of you staring with those big batman ears, those who knew him best communicated well with him and laughed a lot. I also got many compliments on how handsome he was and I'll tell you, if you are going to have a Great Dane you better have a lot of self esteem because those cars that are slowing down are not looking at you. I can't remember one walk that we went on where there wasn't any admirers. I was proud to own this incredible animal. He was my companion and my protector. He made me feel safe wherever I went. I'd do anything for him. Unfortunately the time came when I couldn't ease the pain of my ailing friend. We let him go Sunday December 30, 2012 at 4:47 pm.
This a photo of the last time he was at the lake. He loved the lake and yes, he did swim.
I miss him. When the front door opens, I no longer hear him strutting by my chair. I expect it, but he's not there. I miss him. I no longer will see him stretched out in front of the fireplace or jump up and tag along after Mom when she heads for the kitchen. I miss him. The way he used to strut up beside me and wait for me to pet him. If it didn't happen fast enough, he would prod me with that big nose of his. Yes, I miss him.
Kona was the most amazing pet I have ever had in my life! I knew him in the last 4 years of his wonderful life. He was definitely a handsome dog and never had a problem strutting his stuff, especially when cars were going by! I held Kona as he took his last breath on his bed. I am only comforted with the thoughts that he is now; free of pain, running through the tall grass at the lake, and able to make it down all of the stairs to go swimming or lay on the dock with mom! Kona, you will always have a place in my heart! You might be gone, but you will always be remembered! Miss you :-(
living next door to Kona, I was grateful to get to know him, even though it took me a year to even put my hand over the fence, but after I did our friendship grew! He loved to push himself against you to get petted and I will always remember making him into a "burrito" on the couch wrapping him up in a blanket. Thank you Lisa for sharing him with me and will miss him dearly.
Not ever owning a dog my whole life, I was lucky enough to have a friend that would share this beautiful, loyal, and loving companion. I also was proud to take him on walks and to the parks and lakes. He gave me so much comfort on my bad days, and gave me so much to look forward to when I didnt have him. Thanks for sharing Lisa, I miss him.