Bear (1993-1997)

Chinese Shar-Pei
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Home:Laytonville, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Bear (1993-1997)

Bearmanies, Fat Boy, Bear-bear, Baby Bear

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

December 15th 1995

Napping with me, exploring, night roaming

Hot weather, missing me

Favorite Toy:
Tug rope

Favorite Food:
Beef jerky, cheese, treats

Favorite Walk:
Around the house checking the rosebushes (and sleeping under them)

Best Tricks:
Looking up with those big warm brown eyes

Arrival Story:
I wanted a Shar-Pei for many years before I found Bear. His newspaper ad just caught my eye for some reason, and soon afterward the miracle happened: he was delivered all the way from Grass Valley, a chubby black puppy called FatBoy because he was such a square, solid little guy. He followed me everywhere and slept with his head on my knee. Bear was a mellow, friendly, happy-go-lucky boy from the instant he came - and only got sweeter with time.

As he grew he developed the stolid, serene, loyal Shar-Pei dignity to go with his boxy little body, which soon looked a lot like a little black bull. (We even dressed you up as Bodacious one Halloween, complete with stuffed horns and bucking rig!) Bear was always playful. Later, when I decided to breed him so as to always have one of his descendants, he took wife and puppies in stride with his usual good grace. He was so special that I asked a Chinese scholar in San Francisco to name him! He kindly drew a beautiful three-character calligraphy for the auspicious name Fu Luk Hsiu, so Bear became 'East-West's Fu Luk Hsiu Bear'. Bear's life was short but rich. He loved to travel and lived with me in some amazingly beautiful places, including the high valleys of the Sonoran Desert and country homes where he could roam the prairie he loved. He sired a litter of beautiful puppies, faithfully kept me company, and was the perfect gentleman to all comers - mellow and friendly. His life ended in a mystery - without warning he just dropped dead at age 4 outdoors at home. Stroke? heartworm? snake? I will never know; my only consolation is that we'll someday meet again. Bear, the day doesn't go by that I don't miss you, buddy!

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July 1st 2007 More than 7 years!

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Bear's Diary

My New Friend!

November 6th 2007 5:10 pm
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Wow - here it's only my first day writing and already another doggie wants to be my Pup Pal!

I just got a lovely heart rosette from my new friend Nikita Sophia (what a great name; reminds me of that hunka-Pei Ruffles-Dolce Piccolo). She is so beautiful ... I love her golden face and all her expressions. Hope she comes by to play often with me! I want to see her page too.

What a happy day... Off for a snooze with my pals - sending love to Mom.


My First Entry

November 6th 2007 3:16 pm
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Wll dear Pei friends, I was so happy my pals came over to play! Max and a few other great buddies even TAGGED me. Fun! I hope they stop by to play with me often!

I want to share my Fun Facts with everyone. So here they are:

1. I love to roam at night.

2. I love to relax on my small carpet and watch the front door.

3. I'm very friendly to the Pei girls even when they get crabby.

4. I'm a real gentleman to new people and always come up to say hi.

5. When I was a puppy, Mom was writing a book and I slept with my head on her knee most of the day (when we weren't playing in the yard).

6. I loved wrestling with my big brother Barney when I was little.

7. I loved my Mom so much and traveled everywhere with her.

OK dear friends now it's your turn! I want to know you all better!

Big Pei hugs,

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