Kodiak & Flicka were golden retriever littermates who were lucky enough to be adopted together. They made the flight to their new home in carry-on bags and were a big hit with the other passengers.
They were delightful pups and quickly grew up, but their close brother/sister bond never changed
Kodiak was the bigger, handsome fellow with a gorgeous plume tail, a love for fun and attention.
Flicka was the more delicate girl; she was the smart one, but had to deal with some health issues including seizures and drugs to treat them for several years.
Kodiak and Flicka were lucky enough to have a home in the city near a lake where they could go for walks two and three times a day. On top of that they had a weekend place on a lake where they could run loose and go swimming and lounge in the sun.
As they grew older, they got white on their faces, but never lost their zest for life. Flicka broke many hearts when she died of cancer, but Kodiak carries on. He's now teaching the ropes to the new pup in the family.
Friends of Flicka was started in memory of Flicka and includes a special award named for Kodiak that is given to extra special volunteers.
It seems so right to improve the lives of other animals in recognition of these dogs who lived such good lives and brought such joy to those who knew them.