Cookies and Walks Forever.
Codi was given the nickname "Flatface" the moment he was first spotted by his family. Me (Mandy) and my sister Audrey (I was 8 and she was 10 at the time) saw a small, fury, white puppy with his face squished against the glass cage, looking out at everyone. When asked to see him, his face and fur stayed just as flat. It was a very memorable moment. We used to visit the pet shop often as kids to see or play with the animals, but this time was different. We sat and played with him for hours. I remember that he kept playing with and eating my hair. My Step Dad and Brother were then called to come meet him. We all fell pretty in love with him, and the rest is history as they say.
I still have a very vivid memory of the first night with him at our house. Me and Audrey were fighting over which room he would sleep in, so we all ended up bunking together with Codi. Little did we know we would be woken up by his cries to go pee at 5am.
Codi lived until almost 17 (he died a month before his birthday). He always had good health and amazing energy (but he would never bark!). He would go absolutely nuts anytime you would come home from school/work, and we couldn’t event say the word "cookie" or "walk" out loud (we would literally spell it out to each other if we wanted to say it), without him running around the room. This continued on into his old age.
Some of my personal favourite times with him, was as a student. I had the habit of setting up shop at the kitchen table, and I would either put him on the seat next to me, or he would lie on my lap for hours as I did my work. He would often end up with some multi-coloured hair due to procrastination and (non-toxic) highlighters.
We are all so lucky and grateful to have had such an amazing companion, little brother and son throughout such a significant part of our lives. We'll never forget our little stinkball <3
|Name||Codi "flatface" Trafikant|
|Date of Birth||January 30th, 1998|
|Date of Death||December 16th, 2014|
|Home Town||Montreal, QC, CA|
|Interests||Sleeping, Eating, Playing, More Sleeping|
|1998||Brought to my new home|
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Steve and I flew and lived together while we served in the United States Navy. Our service included combat during Operation Praying Mantis in Iran territorial waters aboard the USS Enterprise. Steve was one of the finest pilots I have ever flown with because he was intense when needed but always calm, and he was respected because of this. I also respected Steve because he had humility, he was a superb athlete and tremendous skier, he had a zest for excitement, he was a successful officer who cared for sailors he served, he was a thought-provoking writer, and he was a genuine friend. “Lindy” was real. When “liberty call” blared throughout the USS Enterprise, and liberty boats launched for shore, there was no question fun was at hand. On more than one occasion, we joined our boundless energies and went out on a tear – a real adventure. At a small family restaurant in Thailand, when asked what he wanted to eat, “Lindy” responded: “What’s the hottest thing you have?” He then proceeded to eat every bite. At sea, we flew attack jets fast and very low. On a section flight I asked to “fly-by” the French aircraft carrier Clemenceau. The request was granted, and we split into combat spread formation at full power. I zoomed just ahead and slightly below the top of the bridge. “Lindy” was on the other side of the bridge – lower. We snow-skied downhill on fresh snow between the switchbacks of a winding road at a ski resort – in boxer briefs and nothing else. (continued...) Steve and I flew and lived together while we served in the United States Navy. Our service included combat during Operation Praying Mantis in Iran territorial waters aboard the USS Enterprise. Steve was one of the finest pilots I have ever flown with because he was intense when needed but always calm, and he was respected because of this. I also respected Steve because he had humility, he was a superb athlete and tremendous skier, he had a zest for excitement, he was a successful officer who cared for sailors