Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Kokee 2005-2016

We had to say good-bye to our dear friend Kokee this week. While are saddened by her loss, we are so grateful for what she brought to our lives.  We are grateful to Dr Jonathon Jeffrey for the care that he gave Kokee during her recent illness.

 

Kokee had a puppy-like enthusiasm all of her life.  Like us, she loved the outdoors from the ocean waves to the mountain tops.  Kokee made friends everywhere she went.  She was made welcome in B&B's, inns, cafes, restaurants, galleries, shops and the homes of many of our friends.  Her good nature made it easy to bring her along on our adventures, from camping trips in the Adirondacks and the White Mountains to fall foliage trips in New England.   With Kokee along we made many friends on our journeys,  including Mark and Jen who have become dear friends.  Sometimes it just the gentle soul at the local library or another who needed  a "dog-fix" who Kokee would bring into our circle.  This invariably led to meeting some fascinating people, hearing great stories and witnessing love and kindness in many places.

The photos below are a testament to the richness of the life that we shared with Kokee.    She made us smile every day.  We will miss her immensely and remember her always.

"We are blessed to live in a world where love leads to such dizzying heights, and loss reminds of us how much someone meant to us." - Tom Ryan (a friend to Atticus).

If you would like to help us to remember Kokee, we would love to hear your favorite stories or experiences with her.  Donations can also be made to the Stand Up For Animals, a Westerly, RI based independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to operate a state-of-the-art animal shelter, adoption center and regional outreach facility to promote the health and welfare of abandoned or lost pets and to educate and assist those who care for them.

Kokee as a puppy showing her passion for all things spherical

Playing ball with Andrew at Keene Farm in the Adirondacks

 Like our friend Kelsi, Kokee loved camping at Keene Farm

A rare moment of rest with Katrina Suiches

Swimming at Barn Island - one of our favorite local places to walk and swim

Winter fun at Hangman Hill Road

Kokee with ta ennis ball, how she spent many, many hours

Swimming at the beach at Watch Hill

 Easter Sunday at Mark and Jen's House

Lunch at Martha's Vineyard

 Waiting for the bus at Oak Bluffs (Martha's Vineyard)

Enjoying the local trails in Connecticut

Pumpkin "People in Jackson NH (Fall 2015)


 Enjoying record snow fall in North Stonington (winter 2015)

Kokee "helping" Mark plow (but actually playing ball)

 Hiking the Presidential Range in the White Mountains (NH)

 Sunset on Kearsarge North, NH

A recent overnight on Kearsarge North for the 4th of July, 2016

 Breakfast on Kearsage North after a night watching fireworks (that were far away!) 

 A recent hike to Eagle Mountain (October 2016)







































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