He was born in my lap, and we were together nearly 24/7 for almost 13 years. I have seizures, and he saved my life on my very 1st one. We lived on the streets for 5 years, supporting each other. Having him in my life gave me the opportunity to feel what a mother feels for a child. But he was so much more. My world, my everything. When I had to put him down due to cancer my world stopped.
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CommentsI am so sorry for your loss of Bear...I know kind of what you describe feeling from his loss in your life. I lost my kid(German Shepherd), "Polo", at 9 and a half years old and the immense pain and grief was debilitating. But time marches on and we must live with the loss. I find myself not able to get attached or love the way I did Polo with a new dog. Not sure why, well other than self preservation from experiencing the terrible pain when they have to leave us. Yet, as Garth Brooks says in one of his songs, " Could of missed the pain, but I'd of haved to miss the dance". And so it is...good luck to you and hugs for healing sent your way!@Thank you so much for the kind words. I'm sorry to hear that you lost Polo. I just went through the 2nd anniversary of his passing, and though it was very hard to function on that day, I managed. Believe it or not, the one thing that helped me the most was the love of my new baby girl, Ladiebug.I made a promise to Bear before I lost him that I would always adopt lg senior dogs. No one wants to give either a lg dog or an old dog a chance. So in keeping with my promise I adopted a senior Blk Lab mix on my 50th birthday, April of 2017. She is so much like Bear at times. She was found as a stray, had been abused, and going blind to boot. I have formed a special bond with her, having watched her heal and come out of her shell with the help of my love. Yet like you said, it isn't like Bear. But if not for her I know in my heart that I would still hurt so bad. She has stayed glued to my side during both anniversaries so far. Even crying her own real tears as I sat with my arms around her neck, face buried in her fur, crying. She will never be Bear, but I wouldn't want another Bear. Nope he was a once in a lifetime kind of love, but I'm learning she is too, just different. I appreciate the analogy you made using Garth Brooks. I've listened to that song and thought of Bear more than once. I hope that your heart heals a little more everyday, you deserve it. Thank you again. This is my Ladiebug.
BornNov 21, 2003
DiedAug 26, 2016
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