Thursday, June 30, 2022

My Precious Cody, You've Been Gone Two Years



(the above photo is before the blog was Cat Chat With Caren and Cody!)

 My precious Cody, (Codester, Codalicious, Jelly Belly), my precious boy. You left us two years ago today. A life ended much too soon.

Though it's been two years, the pain is still as raw.

Life has changed in those two years; we have a new woofie named Levi and another kitty named Roary. I know you see Roary from your urn on the cat tree and probably are wondering what all of the ruckus is around you. While he loves the cat tree, he doesn't "live" in it as you did every day. You loved nothing more than relaxing in your most favorite tree.



As you see from your perch, Levi is much wilder than your beloved brother, Dakota. To think I thought you and Dakota were wild, I didn't have a clue what the future would bring.

Cody, we had a bond, a bond that was deep in our hearts from the day I first found you at Petsmart and you crawled up my chest and never let go.

You still haven't let go of my heart and I will never, ever let you go.

If I allow myself to relive the horrible day you left, my tears and pain are as raw as the day it happened. I am choosing to think of wonderful memories of you.

I miss how every night you sat on the armrest of the couch next to me. I miss how you begged for your beloved chicken.



 I miss your quirky mouth and oh so handsome face. I miss holding you, cuddling you, I miss you so much that now the tears are coming again.



While life may have changed since you left us precious Cody, one thing is constant. My love for you is as deep (even deeper), than it ever was. I will never, ever stop loving you and I will never, ever stop missing you.

You can rest assured that you still have my heart, and you always will.

Love, Mom

40 comments:

  1. it's a miracle how the time flies and how real and clear this sad moments are... as if it was yesterday... hugs to you we are there today to hold your hand when the tears come back....

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    1. thank you dear furiend, your kind words are appreciated more than you know! I know you know all too well ....sending much love!!

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  2. How can it be 2 years already! Forever remembered and loved.

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  3. Lots of love and hugs to you, Caren, as you remember Cody today, and every day. ♥

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    1. right back at you (((hugs))))....I never will forget how you kept in touch with me. I will never, ever forget it! xoxo

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  4. They are with us for much too short a time, but they live in our hearts forever.

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  5. Such a beautiful tribute. The good thing is, love lasts forever, it doesn't disappear with death.
    Jan, Angel-Milo and Alfie. xxx 💞

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  6. I loved Cody too. Big healing hug, Caren. ♥

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  7. Awww, I feel sad, now too...yes, they NEVER leave our hearts, and no one can snatch them from our hearts, either. Wow, time sure has flown by...2 years already?
    Sending hugs and love ♥

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  8. Hugs and purrs Caren. I understand as I too miss those kitties of ours who are now at the Bridge. This is a moving and meaningful tribute to your Cody.

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  9. sending hugs and love Caren; it's never an easy day. Cody was. is, and always will be
    one total lee handsome awesome dood :) ♥♥♥

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  10. Oh Caren, Cody was one of a kind and I think is still smiling his quirky smile from above. Sending a big hug today and purrs from Odin xo

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  11. WOW! Two years already! I guess that is because we never really forget them. They are so imprinted on our hearts. Hug to you a you miss your sweet boy .
    Purrs, Julie and the mum

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  12. We miss your lovely boy too, Caren. He will always be with you.

    Purrs and hugs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  13. It sure is hard to believe it has been two years. Time moves on quickly but the love will always be there with your special bond forever. Hugs dear friend and all our love.

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  14. It doesn't seem possible. No one in the cat blogosphere will ever, ever forget adorable Cody.

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  15. Sending you hugs and love on this sad anniversary. XO

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  16. I understand the pain you still feel. Sending love and hugs.

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  17. It's so hard to lose our fuzzies, even years after they are gone. Hugs and love to you as you remember your precious Cody. <3

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  18. I'm crying as I'm reading your tribute and sending love and hugs as you remember your beautiful boy. Some losses cut deeper than others, and losing a soul cat like Cody, especially in such a traumatic way, is devastating.

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  19. It's crazy that 2 years have passed. Yes, the feelings remain raw still but you choose to remember the fondest happiest memories of him in your heart forever. Cody (and Dakota) left an indelible impression on us all. <>

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  20. We send warm hugs to you on this sad anniversary.

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  21. It's sad to recount the loss of your Cody. Your thoughts brought tears to my eyes as I thought about those we've lost in the past. Each one has always brought so much into our lives - and none of us ever forget them - every day I remember - as I know you do as well...Always my best to you and your family.

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    1. you are always so kind Russell, can't thank you enough xoxo

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  22. Having trouble commenting here so here I go again. It seems like he has been gone longer to me. I am glad to see his face again here on your website. I read so many posts about him in the past. We miss him.

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  23. I can't believe it's been two years. Sending big hugs.

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  24. That was incredibly sweet, thank you!! I miss seeing his face too 😢💔

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  25. I'm sure it seems like an eternity. I hope some of the sadness has softened in these two years. I met you through Cody more than a decade ago, I think.

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    1. yes we met quite some time ago, I started Cody's blog in 2009. Frankly if I allow myself to think about that day for long, the sadness is quite intense. I just try not to think about it. (((hugs))))

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  26. We will always miss and love your Cody. He was such a special cat. Sending you love and gentle purrs as you remember him.XO

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  27. I feel your pain, Caren. I have lost fur babies so incredibly close to my heart that I continue to grieve despite passing years. I continue to celebrate their lives on their birthday/gotcha day, and I light a candle on their angelversary. I keep their photos around the house, because they are still with me in spirit, just like Cody and Dakota are with you. Tight hugs.

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  28. It feels like yesterday, Caren, we have tears too, not only because of your words, but because we miss that sweet Angel Cody too as we knew him so well through your words✨
    Soft Pawkisses to comfort you🐾😽💞

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