Sex: Male Weight: 26-50 lbs
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March 1st 2001
Playing or working, Being petted. Freshly shaved cats.
Getting his nosed honked.
Tug toys, frisbees, or tug toys.
Hot dogs, whatever is in the garbage.
After getting my first dog, Bailee, I was hooked on border collies and decided to get another, so after some looking I got Bean. He was a great puppy, he only peed in the house once and had an extreme zest for life. When he was about 1 I got invloved in search and rescue and soon Bean was shining as a human remains detection dog. He was labeled the star of Star 1 (our search team) by the leader of our team. Bean had an allergy to most dogs food and after about 4 months would start to throw up, so I started him and his sister, Bailee, on raw. When he was 2 he was diagonsed with hip displsyia. That fall we moved to Kansas City and started drug therapy. The following spring Bean turned 3 and started acting like a brat, he missed having a job. So after much thought Aaron and I decided to give him to his 2nd mom, my sister Robin. It wasn't that we didn't love him, it was because we loved him so much that we wanted him to be happy. He thrived at Robin's once again able to do his favorite job of remains detection, and was making a difference in others lives.
One day after a swim at a local lake he started acting strangly and slipped into a deep coma. Unable to revive him the vet gave him poor chance of survival, and if he did make it though he would most likely have brain damage and blindness. We decided to have him put down. He was 3.
The cause of his coma are unknown, all testing came back unconclusive. We are guessing it was a severe allergic reation because he was highly allergic, or if it was a freak epileptic seizure.
Either way we love him and miss him.
"Heaven's Doggy-Door "
My best friend closed his eyes last night,
as his head was in my hand.
The doctors said he was in pain,
And it was hard for him to stand
The thoughts that scurried through my head,
As I cradled him in my arms.
Were of his younger, puppy years,
And oh...his many charms.
Today there was no gentle nudge
with an intense "I love you" gaze,
Only a heart that's filled with tears
Remembering our joy-filled days.
But an Angel just appeared to me,
And he said, "You should cry no more,
GOD also loves our canine friends,
He's installed a 'doggy-door'!
Jan Cooper '95
"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit." --Helen Keller
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Bean was a great dog who celebrated life every day until the end. He was so passionate, I am a really mellow person and to see (and work with) a being that was so full of life really opened my eyes to a lot of the worlds wonders. Bean would get so frustrated that he couldn't talk, I really think a lot of the time he was cursing at us because we weren't "listening".
He was kinda a big goof growing up, always the clown. I had originally started my other border, Bailee, in search work but wasn't going to include Bean because of his hip problems. One day for fun I had him look for cadaver scent and he was hooked. It was painfully obvious that I had been missing his extreme talent and drive to please me, he was made to solve the puzzle of finding scent sources.
He made every day a joy. He was a true best friend. Too bright of a light to last.
Every day he is still loved.
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