...of our sweet BEAR !
Bear was our family pet for the last 81/2 years. He was the BEST dog that a family with boys could ask for. He loved them so..would let them climb on him, pull on his tail, wrestle, play ball, bark to be included & so much more. Every night he would push the boys door open with his nose and go and lay down with them. It became so much of a routine that the boys would ask for him to come and be with them even before they were asleep. He was their protector and friend.
We welcomed Bear with open arms into our family when we were a much smaller family. Just the 3 of us..Mike, Darren and I. We had just moved into our new home and what does a new home need...a puppy of course ! We went to the SPCA and there was the cutest litter of pups we ever saw. He was there with all his brothers and sisters, all curled up next to each other, they were the cutest site to see. When Mike picked up Bear he began licking at us all right away. That was it..we were hooked. He was ours for keeps!
He became sick last week rather suddenly with a terrible disease known as IMHA. It was a shock to all of us and he seemed just fine. We are dealing with life without our loved one and it's taking the boys a little longer to understand why he had to go to heaven last week. So we focus on the fun memories and good times we had with him. We all LOVE you BDog and you will be with us always !