Chow Chow
Picture of Bear, a male Chow Chow

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Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Bear

poochie-woochie, doggy-woggy, old man, Mr. D.O.G., Bear Baby

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-pound dog-dog rescue

Just Chillin', Visiting his friends at San Bruno Dog Obedience School, Playing with Geoffrey (the neighbor cat), going bye-bye, riding shot gun, tummy rubs, getting his ears cleaned

Having to chew his food- he'd eat jello if he could, having to do anything- Bear is at his best loungin' around and watching the world go round

Favorite Toy:
The Taco Bell doggies, Nyna when she doesn't pull on my tail, Tone-Tone when he visits, and of course my Mommy! Mom always plays nice and pretends she's my predator (she forgets I prey on her feet!)

Favorite Food:
Scout's Liver Treats, cheese please, ok, and don't tell my Mommy but I like the raw chicken ribs she gives me, I only make her shove them into my mouth to give her a hard time!

Favorite Walk:
Olive Tree Grove in Davis...shhh, really it's anywhere with a tree!

Best Tricks:
hee hee, I taught my Mommy the difference between SPEAK and TALK, oh yeah and I taught her sneeze too! I'm good at giving Mommy hugs on command and telling her when I need to go out.

Arrival Story:
I was only a year and a half old when I was abandoned twice in SF and the second time could not be returned to my owners. I was fortunate enough to have seen my Mommy at Animal Care and Control (SF) and made her fall in love with me instantly. All I had to do was stand there wagging my tail, and convince my new Grammy that I was really not as bad as what she had heard about chows. Mommy says I have been happily ruling her life ever since!

OK, don't tell Mommy and Grammy I'm telling you this, but when I first went home with them they were really silly! I am Mommy's first dog and she really didn't know what to do with me. So when they tried to confine me I barked and pleaded to be let out. I'm a Houdini Dog as well and could sneak out of confinement! Ah, I tell you, it really wasn't that hard to get my way (if any of you need advice just ask!). I soon was free to lay anywhere in the house, my Uncle Tone-Tone says that wherever I lie down is my bed...and not to disturb me! A note from my Mommy: Bear has a sister Mattie (who is now at Rainbow Bridge) and Aunties Nyna (the forever pup) and Jordi (the wannabe princess) who he likes to visit often to eat their food. Don't judge a book by it's cover. Bear may have chow tendencies but thanks to San Bruno Dog Obedience School he and his Mommy have learned well. Bear is proud to say that he is a "Canine Good Citizen" and all he wants out of life is a good rub.

Forums Motto:
KING...'nuff said.

The Groups I'm In:
10 YEARS OR OVER??? DOGS or CATS, LIVING with cancer, Living with Seizures, Mass Fluff

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Does anyone have a dog with Cushing Disiease?

Good Bye:
Bear is now with his buddy Nyna at the Rainbow Bridge and will be loved by us always.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 14th 2004 More than 12 years!

I Was In The:
2004-2005 Holiday
Picture Party

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Sleeping Bear

Good Bye Bear Baby

April 13th 2009 6:50 pm
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It saddens me dearly to write this entry. A difficult decision was made. In the past week Bear's health really started to decline. I decided today that it was enough. I didn't want him to suffer anymore. I spent half the day with him while he slept outside (it's Bear weather outside) and when he was awake I gave him some cooked chicken.
Late this afternoon I took him to our regular vet who so quickly and peacefully put Bear to rest. Bear rested in my arms as he made his travels to the Rainbow Bridge to meet up with his buddy Nyna. Bear was a trooper all the way until the end. He still had a smile on his face today- although it was clear his body was not. I am honored to have had such a wonderful dog in my life. I was 18 years old when he entered my life almost 15 years ago. Bear will forever be "Sweet Sixteen" and the king in my life.
Thank you to those of you who left messages of support during Bear's many illnesses- for each message we received he got an extra hug and kiss.
I cherish every memory I have of him and I hope to post some new pictures soon.
In honor of my Bear Baby...


My 16th Birfday!!!

March 10th 2009 11:19 am
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Hi All!

I made it to Sweet Sixteen! And sweet it is! I got to eat cookies for breakfast and then my mommy pampered me all day! Ok really- she drugged me so she could cut my nails and groom my fur. I'm such a brat otherwise- I don't want anyone touching my nails. I am glad she did it though. Now my nails don't get caught in my fur.

Well, life is good here. Nothing better than being the King of the house! My eye sight is going but the sniffer works great! I can always tell when mommy is nearby. I sure do love my life... but I miss our puppina Nyna. I know I'll see her soon.

Chow for now!


good-bye Nyna

August 4th 2008 12:39 pm
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Well, life has had its ups and downs lately. I tend to be slower in the mornings but still enjoying my afternoon naps... and of course I love waking da gwammy up at night to take me out or just to say hi!
Nyna (see my page under pals) started losing function of her hind legs at the beginning of the year. She even had acupuntcure to make it better- it didn't work in the end. After about six months of this da gwammy made the decision. Lemme tell you, this Nyna was always a puppy. Oh, I remember when my mommy and gwammy brought her home. I said "on no, here we go again." She would yank on my furry tail and drag me around on the hardwood floors. I'd yell at her every now and then- but I liked to play with her. When she got older we played my way- rough! In my youth I really enjoyed playing with her. I haven't played so much lately and neither had she. But still- we found our own way to connect. Even up until her last days she'd barge through when I stood in her way. Oh that Nyna- she'll forever be the puppy in my heart.
Good-bye Nyna- I'll see you soon at the Rainbow Bridge. Love you forever.

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