Likes: He Loved having his picture taken,being wrapped in a blanket, all snuggly, and to be rocked, shopping, "mommy and puppy time"
Pet-Peeves: Hated being left alone
Favorite Toy: His very first toy a stuffed cow, but anything that squeeked, or rolled was great too, he especially like the cats chase the ball tube
Favorite Food: Anything he could sneak, frenchfries, were the best!
Favorite Walk: In the yard running around the fence where his sister Tessa played
Best Tricks: He'd coming running, and prance in front of me, like "here Iam, here Iam" when I'd say,"Mommy can't find you!" Or trying to wake me up by backing up to the closet door and bump it with his butt, then run to the bed to see if I heard him,
Arrival Story: TedEbear was born in my backyard 3 weeks after his mama moved to Iowa from Tennessee, he was one of 7 pups, and the last to get a home, so I decided to keep him.
He was so adorable, but very tiny, so I knew something was wrong, but I wanted to give him the best life to be had.
Bio: TedEbear was a dwarf cause by HYPOTHYROIDISM. At about 3 months of age he started to have violent seizures, sometimes they would be 5 minutes in length other times 20 minutes. He could go weeks without one, or have 8 or more in a day. Most of the time he was cold, so I bought a heated for in my bedroom..or should I say HIS bedroom... This was the start of our "Mommy & Puppy" time, wrapping him in a blanket and rocking him while I watched tv. By 9 months things were pretty well straightened out, with meds, but as he'd start to grow, changes had to be made when he had seizures again.
He was about 2 when his fur started falling out, and he would be pretty naked in spots, so we went shopping to buy sweaters, he enjoyed people making a fuss over how cute he was.
At this point he still had not lost his baby teeth either, but in a way that was good, cause he happened to bite me a few times when he was having seizures, and its good that his teeth were still tiny. But I do have a few scars to always remember him by.
He was almost 2 when we decided it was safe to have him neutered, and in doing a chest x-ray, Kim, our vet, noticed his heart was larger than it should be. Then 6 months later when he had to have another x-ray, it showed his heart had doubled in size, so I knew life for him was not going to be too long
He was my constant companion for 3 1/2 years, still tiny, so he got to be carried a lot, one of his biggest joys! The most he weighed was 9#. This past April (2006) I has 2 heartattacks, and when I came home from the hospital, he was acting terribly "needy". He was very cold all the time, so we spent a lot of time in the rocker, wrapped in a blanket, and at night he got to sleep in my bed, that was when I noticed his breathing was slowing down a lot. I was 5 days from going back to work, the afternoon of May 25th 2006, we were watching tv all snuggled in a blanket in the rocker, when he took his last breath. We went to the local HobbyLobby store and bought a little pine chest, I wrapped him in his blanket, and tucked him inside with 2 of his favorite toys.
Enjoy your stay at THE RAINBOW BRIDGE, my baby, till I come to get you, and we'll never be apart.
Mommy says Thank You all ever so much! She had a nice day at work, and a better evening snugglin with her new baby kitty Samson. He is about 6 weeks we think the people said. And I had a really hard time trying to find one for them to see. Mommys son (and family) lives with her. Their first family kitty was CoCo, a Siamese Calico mix, that Mommy really loved and she had such beeeautiful eyes..so they agreed...if they could get one, Siamese it would be.So then off to check craigslist, and heehee by then I found one...sooo...they seen the ad, called, and when they all got home from vacation they went to check on the lil one. Deciding on the male, since Angel probably wants to be the only gurlkitty in the family. So they presented him to Mommy for her birthday gift. It took a few days but Mommy had memories of Tigger and Tiger. And her Flame Point Siamese Sam, all kitties here at the Bridge with me. And she thought...wellll....A Tigger/Tiger we should have a Sam/Samson!! So thats part of how the little guys name was decided. Being such a lil peanut, he sure acted tough to the other family kitties, so that made it all the more appropriate. Thank You Margo and KJ and Pam and Tootie. I try so hard to help Mommy with her poems, and we think they turn out pretty good, and truly come from the heart. When her eye is better we think she should put together another book to be published, with all the new poems we've written. Sometimes I send information to her so fast she can't write fast enough...Me being a bit naughty..teehee. Some times we go months with out a word, then When I feel someone needs to talk to their Mommy on earth, We connect and a poem is made. They're are a few new Angels I have helped lately, and Mommy then either sends a pawmail, picture, or sends it to them in a pressie. Golllllly! Where does the time go??? thanks again, for the bday wishes and all the precious comments for Mommy, it sure makes her feel good knowing all the furs and their Mommas we help.. huggssssssssss from TedEbear here,speaking for Mommy.
Charlie, Abbie, Teddy, Maggie, Sam, Prince, Toto
Tomorrow (April 7) is Mommys birthday. Another year has passed without me, and she lost my furiend growing up, Tiger. It's not been a good past years with medical problems for her, but she is healing day by day.
We wrote this poem earlier for a doggyfuriend. But with a few additions and adjustments...and the birthday poem for Mommy is born....