Kodiak: A Chocolate Labrador Retriever, is a chronicle detailing the wondrous bond and adventures shared between the author and his friend, over the thirteen year period they spent together. The author describes Kodiak as absolutely the most intelligent dog he's ever known, and their move to the mountains of western Montana following retirement provided the backdrop for animal and wilderness experiences not typical in pet-human relationships. This book is filled with entertaining anecdotes, fascinating wildlife encounters, and melancholy recollections sure to entertain readers of all interests and backgrounds. Kodiak was loving, head strong, and enjoyed a full life unencumbered by leash or fence. This book follows that journey from his time as a puppy in Texas, to its inevitable and ultimate conclusion many years later.