To My Beloved German Shepherd, Bear, RIP

by Kirk Cole

Bear was the most amazing dog. He was my sons playmate and daughters horse. He was with me for two different babies and was a true gentle giant. He was my best friend and never left my side. He was there for me through some of the toughest times in my life.

Unfortunately, Bear got sick in Nov 2010. After 3 vets and tremendous weight loss, from 110 lbs to 60 lbs, we discovered that his kidneys were failing. This began a long battle and for a short time through Xmas we thought we had won it. It was not to be. We lost Bear on Jan 23rd, 2010. He was only 5 1/2.

Rest in peace "Bear Bear". I love and miss you buddy.

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Kirk, I am so very sorry for your loss - it is a shame you didn’t get the chance to have more time together with your wonderful Bear. Thank you so much for sharing your story about your German Shepherd dog, Bear, with all of us here too. It is so terribly hard to lose a wonderful pet but your memories of Bear will help you through it all and as you have shown us all by sharing your memories here, your memories will stay with you forever.

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Apr 18, 2011
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by: Kirk

Thank you for your comments and I am sorry for your loss too. It has been hard and I will keep you in my prayers. This is actually the first time I have been able to come back to the site and look at it since he died. Thank you again for your kind words and thoughts. If your Bear does see mine, he will have plenty of company from just my animal family alone. =)

Apr 04, 2011
by: Anonymous

I too lost my Baby Bear last week to a tumor. He lost weight and was blind 6 months after being diagnosed with a tumor. My baby bear was only 2 1/2 yrs. old. Bless you all in your loss of Bear and my prayers are with you. "Bear if you see my baby bear - tell him I love him."

Feb 01, 2011
by: Anonymous

My deepest sympathies as you must have a GSD to know or any dog matter of fact to understand

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