Bear

Goodbye Bear

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Yesterday we said goodbye to our best friend, Bear.

 

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We are so grateful to God for the opportunity to have taken care of one of His most amazing creatures. Bear was among the most loving, gentle, and calm dogs. Everyone loved him! From him we learned so much more about unconditional love and the need for companionship. We thank God for all the fun we had with him and how he was always there to be a friend, more than anything.  There are countless people we have come to know and become good friends with through his presence with us. Thank you everyone for loving Bear and being part of our lives!

The last month in particular has been difficult. After a number of Vet visits to deal with a build up of fluid, Bear was diagnosed with a tumor in his thorax which was causing the fluid build up. Test results came back saying that it was cancer. He was 11 and a half years old and had a really good life.

Below are some of our favourite photos of Bear. We are missing photos of some of his friends. Goodbye to his Lakewood friends, Charlie, Jazz, George, Pepper, Mac and Nugget. Goodbye to his Mexico friends, Canela, Jasper, Ruby, Kori, and Dakota. The individual photos below are also in this PPT – Bear

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Outside his favourite coffee shop.
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Bear looking for some good grass to snack on.
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He loved the Canadian snow!
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With his friend Jazz
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Loved sitting out in the snow

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Seriously, you put a hat on me?!
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Even the non-animal animals thought he was great!
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Bear just loved being at Cindy’s place.
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Favourite Lakewood play area
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Bear’s best friend Nugget
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They loved going to the Beach!
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And drying off was so much fun!
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Bear’s friend Mac from our next door neighbour in Lakewood.
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Bear loved being outside with the freedom to roam the forest around home.
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One of our most favourite photos of all time.
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You’d think Bear and Ruby were more than just friends!
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Heading home from a morning walk in the park
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Bear’s friend Ruby
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Bear’s friend Kori
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Kori liked fresh grass too!
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His favourite activity was playing with the laser light!

 

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Final Goodbye
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Final Goodbye
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Some of his final moments.
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We love you Bear!