Pets usually die before you do.
It’s something most pet owners come to know, understand and accept to be true. And when it happens, it can simply bring you to your knees. My nephew Casey’s dog, Cody, was hit by a car and died not long ago.
Cody wasn’t a puppy but he wasn’t an old dog either. He was well-mannered and bright, played well with others and was eager and enthusiastic about his dog’s life. He had been Casey’s dog before he bought his first house, before he married Miranda, before he had two kids and another on the way, maybe even before Casey knew how hard it was to lose a pet.
The whole family memorialized Cody on Facebook with a rush of photo downloads. Here’s one that shows his best side. For some reason his one ear grew straight while the other flopped forward. That’s one of the things that made him one of a kind.