My Bear 5/20/2012 - 11/27/2020

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My Bear 5/20/2012 - 11/27/2020

Postby Dennis » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:47 pm

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This beautiful lost little girl found us on May 20, 2012 at Napoleon Park located on the Missouri River. She was lost, starving, wearing a hunter orange collar that was so tight around her neck that I could barely fit a finger inside and covered in tick heads buried deep in her skin; the ticks had long dropped off leaving just the head. We brought her home, feed her and I spent a couple nights pulling the tick head off of her.

I checked for lost dog signs in the area where we found her, scanned all the online sources for a lost dog and found none (not that I really wanted to return her to a neglectful owner anyway, but I did look). I suspect, she was abandoned by a hunter because I believe she was gun shy; just my guess from her reaction to shooting and fireworks in the area over the years.

We bonded and she was my constant companion for the last eight years. This summer she started having seizures, which I later found was common in Labs/lab mixes. They increased in severity (even with medication) until I had to have her put to sleep to save her from the pain.

I miss her dearly and it will take a long time to heal this broken heart. :big crying:

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Re: My Bear 5/20/2012 - 11/27/2020

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:53 pm

So sorry for your loss, Dennis.
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Re: My Bear 5/20/2012 - 11/27/2020

Postby dgrapes59 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:01 pm

Sorry for the loss of your family member, Dennis.
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Re: My Bear 5/20/2012 - 11/27/2020

Postby Bob McCarty » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:26 pm

I know how hard it is to lose a pet. Hopefully, a new dog will help ease the pain when you're ready to get one.
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Re: My Bear 5/20/2012 - 11/27/2020

Postby tst » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:38 pm

sorry about the pooch, they are mans best friend

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Re: My Bear 5/20/2012 - 11/27/2020

Postby Indy4570 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:48 pm

so sorry, sometimes we cant imagine how much our fur kids become a part of us. My sincere condolences on your loss
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Re: My Bear 5/20/2012 - 11/27/2020

Postby Barnyard » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:36 pm

Dennis, as the owner of five Border Collies, I am very aware of the attachment we have to our pets. They are members of our family and will always be treated as such. Rosanne and I grieve with you & Sharlan during this troublesome time.
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Re: My Bear 5/20/2012 - 11/27/2020

Postby outdoors4evr » Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:22 am

I'm sorry for your loss. Rescue pups really clutch your heart.
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Re: My Bear 5/20/2012 - 11/27/2020

Postby Cecil » Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:26 am

Our last 2 dogs have been rescues. The current one had a sister and I always wonder how she is doing. We had to have our last dog put down after she got cancer. It was probably one of the worst times I can remember. I know what you are feeling. Please accept my condolences.

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Re: My Bear 5/20/2012 - 11/27/2020

Postby CharlieK » Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:38 am

thanks for posting Dennis--sooooo sad..
get er done; life is good

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Re: My Bear 5/20/2012 - 11/27/2020

Postby Gary Dotson » Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:14 am

We are very sorry for your loss, Dennis! Losing your best buddy is tough.

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Re: My Bear 5/20/2012 - 11/27/2020

Postby Jeff Silvey » Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:06 am

Sorry Dennis for the loss.
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Re: My Bear 5/20/2012 - 11/27/2020

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:06 pm

Sorry to hear of your loss,Dennis.

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Re: My Bear 5/20/2012 - 11/27/2020

Postby Stanton » Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:46 pm

Saddened to read of your loss. Looks like you were in Napoleon Park at the right time eight years ago. I'm sure Bear couldn't have had a better home than with you. The Gragg Cat Ranch is called that for a reason; most of our pet cats are strays or dumps and they become very dear to us.

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