Friday, June 8, 2012

My Puppy Love, Kodiak * another Snow Dog

Just came from Robin's, 'Cranky Crow' Blog,
checking in on her 'Snow Dog'.  
I was compelled to share today's photo of my 'Kody Bear'
(yes, he has many nick names of endearment) 
resting with his toy 'Beaver'.  
He is my handsome brute at 114 lbs, and furry son.

Taking one of his daily walks...
Rather, he is taking Dad for the walk...
You can't see Dad cause he is steering the golf cart - hahaha!

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  1. Oh, Barbara!!! Your Kody is GORGEOUS!!! And, yes, he does look like the spitting (albeit, much LARGER) image of our dear Snow Dog!! I LOVE him!!! But, you live in California, no? How does he tolerate the heat??? I am so glad you posted this.....makes my heart smile.... Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  2. Oh my goodness! He's a beauty. We had Cherokee, an Alaskan Malamute, who got up to 175 lbs. He lived to be 13 years old. They are a lot of fun and sure can work us out can't they. Your hubby is smart though with the golf cart :)

  3. Yes, we live in So Cal - and the Mojave Desert at that. We do occasionally get snow in the winter, but summers are a whole different story with 100+ temps not uncommon. I have no patience with those who leave their dogs out in the heat, no matter the breed. Kody is kept inside with the AC on. Even in winter, we keep the heat down and wear sweaters if needed just for Kody.
    As for Dad, he had a 2nd knee replacement (same knee twice) a year ago and is now doctoring a bad shoulder, so needless to say the cart comes in handy for those walks ... as for myself, I must use the cart as he is definitely a puller, always has been, so we use a harness, NOT a choke collar. However you look at it, Kody is our boy and our life revolves around him...yup, we are crazy ... about Kody.

  4. beautiful dog...
    He is quite handsome indeed!!

    the weather's heating up..
    we put shoes on our large dog during the summer at havasu -- do you need to use those as well?

  5. We walk Kody around 5:00 a.m. during those really hot summer days. If it is not to Kody's liking to go for a walk, he tells Dad, by coming to my side, sitting down and leans (hugs) against me. That is his way of telling us "No thanks, not now".
    I have seen people walk their dogs during the hotter parts of the day and I just want to run up to them, hand them a heavy fur coat and ask, "Now how would like walking in the heat of the day wearing this fur coat?"
    Maybe I am too sensitive ... that's how I am and not about to change.

    Thanks all, for your comments. I enjoy reading them.

  6. What a beautiful dog!
    Thanks for stopping by to 'follow' my blog! I've done the same for you and look forward to keeping up with your posts!

  7. Wow what an awesome Dog..Love the picture of him with his cute and it shows that size doesn't matter when it comes to their favorite toy, Thanks for sharing :)

  8. Kody Bear is beautiful! I sure hope you don't have the heat that we are having in central Ohio, Kody Bear would be miserable!