|Meet Kodiak Blue
|When Denise’s 15-year-old American Eskimo died, she says “he never left my heart.” And no wonder. “Blizzard knew when I didn't feel well or needed cheering up and would always give me extra attention when needed,” she says. “After a long day at work, I came home to Blizzard and he would always smile. He was everything to me.” After she lost Blizzard, she was “just looking” at American Eskimo puppies online when she found a site with the words “heaven sent.” Denise says, “I thought this was a sign.”
My Blue Heaven
“I started corresponding, not sure I was ready to commit and get another puppy,” Denise continues, “but I fell in love with the parents and put down a deposit. I had pick of the litter for the males and had to choose between Mr. Blue and Mr. Gold. (That’s how they distinguished the different puppies.) For no explainable reason I was drawn to Mr. Blue” — now Kodiak Blue — “from the day-one pictures. He had the same devilish look in his eye that my Blizzard had and I knew that he was the puppy for me. I flew up to get him in August 2009 and he indeed was heaven sent.”
"It was a great bonding experience.
Denise took that whole week off from work to spend with her eight-week-old puppy. “Kodiak and I spent every minute together that first week and that has made us extra special to each other. We took naps, learned to walk on a leash and even tried to learn a few tricks. It was a great bonding experience. He is my best pal.”
He is my best pal."
Kodiak, who was described by his breeder as “more independent,” is nonetheless very attached to Denise. “He begins his morning ritual of dancing on my stomach and kissing my face so he can go for a walk,” Denise says. “Before I go to work, he gets to run and play in the backyard with his best puppy pal, Katie. They run and play and beat each other up for about 30 minutes. Then he comes back in and lies down, and you can see he is sad because he knows Mommy is leaving for work. He spends the day with Katie, but when I get home he runs to me jumping and turning in circles because he is so excited I'm home. He immediately gets on my bed, while still barking as if he is yelling at me for leaving him so long. He then comes over and kisses me and nibbles on my nose.”
"He begins his morning ritual of dancing
on my stomach and kissing my face."
“Although I have done a good job establishing myself as alpha with Kodiak,” Denise says, “he certainly knows he is the king of the house. There is no place off limits to him, he sleeps in bed with me, lies on the good furniture and even has food and water in three places in the house so he never has to go far when he needs it. But he has such a great temperament that he is happy just lying down with me and hanging out, knowing Mom has things under control.”
Kodiak and BLUE
“Kodiak is almost a year and a half old and when we were at the vet for his checkup I asked what food they recommended for adult dogs as he was still eating his puppy food. The assistant raved about BLUE, with it being all natural. I am very careful what I feed Kodiak so I was thrilled to learn about BLUE.
"I already bought the Thanksgiving Feast
from BLUE for that special day."
I have been transitioning Kodiak for the past two weeks mixing BLUE with his puppy food. He loves it. He dives in the bowl and searches for the pieces of BLUE. In addition, as a treat, Kodiak will get wet food and I recently gave him the BLUE Family Favorites Mom’s Chicken Pie and it was a hit. I will continue transitioning him but expect he will be a 100% BLUE dog by Thanksgiving. I already bought the Turkey Day Feast from BLUE for that special day.”
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