Sunday, May 15, 2011

And Then There Were Five

We lost our sweet Kona Saturday evening. He passed peacefully in his sleep at the wonderful old age of 14.

Kona was always such a happy boy. He spent several years as a therapy dog bringing much joy to the people he visited at hospitals and nursing homes. He retired in 2006 when he became ill and was later diagnosed with Addison's disease.

Such a sweet and gentle soul. We know he is now playing happily at the Rainbow Bridge with his best buddy Cyrus, who left us in March 2005. We will see you again one day. Until then, we will miss you deeply.

Kona - 11/15/1996 to 5/14/2011


Huffle Mawson said...

Farewell sweet Kona. You brought a lot of people a lot of joy.

Summi said...

Woo there Everipup and Biped~
We're all sending along our sad woos for sweet Kona and we'll be watching for his bright, fluffi star in the night sky. Mom is sad too but she is happi that she got to meet his sweet soul several times.
Summi on behalf of The Iowa Crew...and Mom too.

Anonymous said...

You were a pain in the rear to potty train during that cold January month of 1997. Between 2000 and 2006, you touched the hearts of hundreds at the nursing homes and hospice. What a wonderful and compassionate friend you were! Say hello to Cyrus. I love you Kona.


Painter Pack said...

So sorry for your loss. What a wonderful treasure Kona was and will forever be in your memories.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

So very sorry for your loss. Kona was a beauty! He looks so handsome in that snow pic. And how wonderful that he lived to such a great age in a wonderful family.

Hugs and Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara and Mom too

Mango said...

We're sad to see another pal go over the bridge. He was a wonderful guy.


The Army of Four said...

Godspeed, dear friend!
To your mom and dad - thank you for the love and great care you gave him!! And for the rest of the pack - you guys all need to pull together and be extra sweet to your parents, OK? Please give your mom a lick on the nose for Zim and a big hug for me!

Cyber-sibes said...

We send sad woos to your pack, so sorry for your loss. We'll look for his star shining brightly.

Kona, enjoy the green fields,clear streams, and wide open spaces to run & play at the RB. Peace and health, sweetheart.

jack, moo, & Pat

The Brat Pack said...

Run free, sweet Kona. Sending your pack and people lots of love.

ra husky said...

Peace to you & yours, godspeed beautiful Kona!

RA & Isis

Biloxi and Siber-sibs said...

We is so sad to hear dis news.
May Kona's paws be furever upon your hearts and we knows he be watching over y'all.

Race like da wind through da heavens Kona. We be watching fur a new star dat is woo.

Husky kisses,

Shmoo said...

The Gimpy Gang sends their condolences


Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie, Zeek said...

Run free sweet Kona! Such a bootiful boy. We hope you have met up with our Angel Snickers now and are frolicking in the green pastures.
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie & Zeek

The Thundering Herd said...

As we said earlier, we are so incredibly sorry for the loss of Kona. Our candle will shine for Kona tonight.

Amy / Layla the Malamute said...

Oh I'm so, so sorry for the loss of your beautiful boy. He'll be waiting for you at the bridge.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom and I have dedikhated her runs fur today to Kona -

We've khalled it Khargo Fur Kona -

Our khandle will be lit tonight - and we'll be watching fur his sign he's made it safely -

Khyra and Her Mom

Maverick the Pirate said...

Harrrrr Holly and Khady
Very sorry to hear about Kona
Lisa, Maverick and the rest of the gang

Suzy ∆•• said...

Goodbyes Kona. Run frees. Barks to all our friends who have crossed the bridge before you. You will be missed forevers.


Lorenza said...

I am so sorry to know about Kona.
You all are in our thoughts.
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Very sorry about your loss of Kona. We send purrs and tail wags.

Rebecca said...

Ahh so sad! Leloo and her mommy send our condolences.

Sally said...

We have come over from Khyra's blog - we are so sorry to hear of your loss - we send you and your family hugs and warm licks

Sally and Paddy (and D)

24 Paws of Love said...

So sorry to hear about Kona. May he now run free and forever in your hearts. Paw prayers for your family.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

We have never visited you before but read about Kona on Khyra's blog, and just wanted to stop by and pay our respects. What a beautiful boy and what a grand life he had!

Woofs, Purrs and Neighs from
The Poupounette Gang
in France

Pedro said...

So sorry to hear of your loss through Khyra. Kona was such a handsome boy. We're sure he's playing in the snow with my brother Ziggy. Our thoughts are with you.

Pedro & my Mom

bbes tribe said...

Kona was such a beautiful guy and sounds like he was so loved. Sorry for your loss, it is always so hard to lose a family member.
ernie,sasha,chica,lucas & Mom Barb

Sychoberians said...

So sorry about Kona, he looked like an awesome dog.

Remy and Flash

Suka said...

We are so deeply sorry by the loss of your beautiful Kona. What a stunningly handsome pup, especially the picture of him standing in the snow. He left a great legacy by touching so many lives, including all of ours in the blog-o-sphere. Your wrote a very sweet tribute to him, you did him proud.

Our heartfelt condolences to you. Holly, Khady, and the other pups, we hope you are all doing O.K.

All of you are in our Hearts and prayers during this difficult time. Peace.

Suka and K

Ruby's Raiser said...

So sorry to learn of the loss of your beautiful boy. What a wonderful life he had, and an inspiration to have touched so many lives with his therapy visits.

Sam said...

We are so sorry to hear of Kona's passing. We are sending hugs to you.


Wild Dingo said...

oh gosh. i'm so sorry. he was gorgeous. of course. our condolences.

Simcha said...

G-dspeed, Kona! :(

Luv Simcha, Kiley & Ziggy

Franki V said...

Much love to you all. Kona's spirit lives on in our hearts.

ForPetsSake said...

I am just catching up here and I'm sending you big hugs. I am very sorry that you lost your sweet boy. Know that he lived a good life and was loved even from out here in Siber-space.

FiveSibesMom said...

I'm so, so sorry about the passing of beautiful Kona. I, too, am just catching up and was so sad to read this post. He will forever be watching over you and loving you from his forever home over the Rainbow Bridge. Husky woos and hugs to you all.

SibeFamily said...

So sorry you lost Kona. He was a beautiful boy. Jessica