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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-02-2009, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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I miss my Kota bear so much

http://www.slide.com/r/qFAPRC88uj-Bilcvd3qfHq89XKLNcNjf - In tribute to Dakota Bear. Slide show

Words cannot describe the pain. He was a part of our life for 10 short years before he became sick with a mass in his stomach. He was our first baby together and went with us every where. I wrote a peom for him....I realize some of this poem you may not understand but it came from my heart.

The Love of a Kota Bear

Spring,
Saturday,
A German Shepherd.
Why is he the only quiet one?

Run,
Chase Kelsie,
Nip her but while you play.
His name is Dakota.

A ball.
A tennis ball.
A yellow tube of tennis balls.
They are nasty, soaking wet!

Dakota doesnít care.
Drool, dirt, grass.
All that makes it more fun.
Kota Bear sounds better.

Kota loves Chesapeake.
Loves when Mom and Dad get home.
See the ears up there in the window?
Those are Kota Bear ears.


So excited when we come home.
Your hair is all in our bed, Kota.
Did you get into the trash Kota?
Is that Mamaís socks in your bed, Kota?

OK, OK Kota, itís OK.
We love you too.
Enough kisses, Kota.
My face is all wet!

Letís move to Poquoson.
Kota doesnít care.
A new house and a new little sister.
A new name Ö Ishka.

Kota, thatís not your baby.
Thatís Sara Ė thatís your little sister.
OK Ė I wonít mess with her.
Stop showing teeth at me Kota.

Letís move to New Jersey.
Kota doesnít care.
A little apartment thatís tight.
Kota doesnít care.




Up and down the stairs.
In and out for walks.
Itís really tight in here.
Kota doesnít care.

OK, Kota
OK, Kota
Enough Kisses Ė Saraís face is soaked.
No, Kota, we canít play ball right now.

Letís move to Fredericksburg.
Kota doesnít care.
Címon Kota, there are three stories here.
Why canít you come, Kota?

No, Kota, thatís not your baby.
Thatís Ethan.
Heís you little brother.
Enough kisses, Kota.

Move Kota.
Ethan is playing.
Move Kota.
Gotta get thru the foyer.




Late at night.
Hobble, hobble, hobble.
Here you comes up the steps.
Gotta sleep with us, donít ya, Kota.

Such a pretty boy.
Kota Ė your black and tan looks white.
Kota, KotaÖÖ.
Can you hear me, Kota?

Hobble, hobble, hobble.
Every day to go outside.
Hobble, hobble, hobble.
Every day to come back in.

Itís getting harder to walk.
Isnít it, Kota?
You canít hear can you, Kota?
Kota doesnít care.

Been here awhile Kota.
You like it here donít you, Kota?
Time has sure gone by fast, Kota.
Weíve done a lot together.




Yeaaah, Kota.
Kota did it.
Ko-du, Ko-dy.
Kota doesnít care.

Kota, you donít play much anymore.
Can you still play?
Kota!
Donít bite my helicopter!

Still asleep, Kota?
You love your bed, donít you, Kota?
Can Mama wash it?
It stinks.

Itís been a good run, Kota.
Almost 10 years with us.
I wonít let you suffer.
You my buddy, Kota.

Here we are.
Promise it wonít hurt.
No strength left Ė three licks on my hand.
The clock stopped at 11:27AM.




Summer.
Friday,
A German Shepherd,
Why is he the only quiet one?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-02-2009, 10:59 AM
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Re: I miss my Kota bear so much

so sorry for your loss it is so hard. I lost my heart dog Ernie at almost 10 also.. Do not think you ever get over it.... Beautiful tribute to him the poem and the video

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Oh what a beautiful tribute to a fine friend! I am so sorry you lost Kota too soon.

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So sorry. It's a horrible thing to experience no matter how much you think you're prepared and it's always with you. But time does heal and Axel will help with that.

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So sorry for your loss, you made a beautiful tribute to a forever friend.

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He was just beautiful!! I am so sorry for your loss of Kota.
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What a wonderful tribute, so sorry for your loss.

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What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful dog. I love the style of your writing.

Please know you will be in our thoughts.

Yours in GSDs and rescue,

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Thank you for all your kind words. Dakota was our rescue dog almost 11 years ago. I still can't believe someone left him there at the shelter.

Each day gets a little easier but I miss him every day just the same.

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