Bear Crosses Rainbow Bridge
Bear died on Superbowl Sunday, at home with his foster mom and dad, Jean and Al, and their golden Millie. They report he passed peacefully at home and did not appear to suffer. Bear was diagnosed with cancer after being given up by his owner who had serverely neglected him. While the vet game him only 2 – 3 months to live early last fall, he surprised most by being his happy-go-lucky self and not acting sick at all until this past weekend when he would no longer eat or drink. For a dog that had turned 10 while in rescue he apparently did not suffer from achey joints, but his cancer caused incredible itchiness which we did everything we could think of to alleviate. He went to the dog park most days of the week where he managed to get every human there to pet him. He enjoyed wandering off lead at the marina and chomping on rawhides or raw bones while his foster dad had his evening cigar.
We are all so very thankful to Al and Jean for loving and caring for him. He was a great dog and will be missed.