Bea (short for Beatrix) -RIP -


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Sex: Female   Weight: 100+ lbs

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   Leave a bone for Bea (short for Beatrix) -RIP -

Nicknames:
Beeswax, Miss Beazy, Bealicious, Beefer

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Sun Sign:
Badges:
Rainbow Bridge
Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
October 17th 2009

Birthday:
January 1st 2003

Likes:
Getting Affection

Pet-Peeves:
Being Left Alone

Favorite Food:
Oranges

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere with Jeff

Best Tricks:
Looking Adorable

Arrival Story:
Bea was purchased by a man who was single. He found himself a girlfriend and she didn't like Bea, so the man put Bea out on his porch and there she remained until a neighbor asked him about why he treated his dog so badly. She ended up helping him get Bea into rescue. The man just handed her over. Bea then passed through two homes that didn't work out. Bea's biggest issue is she has had little socialization. She hasn't met very many people or animals. She's great with the people she knows, but is unpredictable in new situations. She needs to have a forever home where she will do rigorous training and socialization. The sooner she has someone who will love her forever and never leave her, she will blossom. She's already flowering here and I can only imagine how wonderful she can be. She's amazingly smart and picks up on things quickly.

Bio:
Bea has been adapting well to our little family. She's getting great with new people at the door and guests are all ok. She still loves to be loved more than anyone else if at all possible. We try to keep it even. She's the smartest dog I've ever had and that's saying lots. She knows exactly when to 'get away' with something and when she needs to listen. I wonder how well I'm being 'trained' by Bea. This girl has come a long way. She's getting used to people coming over to our house. She's learned to sit and down. We're still working on stay, but her trainer needs to figure out how to train three dogs at the same time! She loves, loves to be the center of attention. She loves all the affection she can get. She's very good on walks, but is still not good with new dogs. Oct. 17 2009, Bea has been given to us. She's been with us too long and it would be to much of a disruption to move her. I was a bit worried, but it seems like it was inevitable considering some of her behavioral problems. She's made great progress but not enough, quickly enough. Besides that she and my partner have a serious 'thing goin' on.' Welcome - to your forever home Bea.

Forums Motto:
Sleep is for loosers! Pet me!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
January 22nd 2008 More than 6 years!

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Bea - updates


Bea died on Friday, March 25

July 23rd 2011 1:05 pm
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We are still heartbroken and crying.

It all started with vaccines in the Fall. One month later she swelled up - we got the swelling down and she developed a limp. It was auto-immune related. She was losing mobility and we couldn't find anything except a very aggressive arthritis in her knee.

We were successfully treating her autoimmune issues when she suddenly turned up with a very terminal cancer (hemangio sarcoma). By the time we found it she was too weak for any surgery or anything. We lost her within the week.


We had just come back from a really good vet appt. Things were looking up - She was responding to the herbs, homeopathy and the acupuncture. We were feeling so hopeful and making plans for the summer when she was better. That was Thursday. On Sunday, she refused to eat - i made her eat because she needed food with many of her meds. She threw it all up and then i noticed her stomach was very distended. We took her to the emergency vet here in town on Monday morning and waited. After x-ray and exam they said she either had a bad bleeding cancer somewhere in her gut or very bad stomach ulcers. To confirm the cancer we could've spent a bunch of money and gotten her a sonogram, but we took the treatment for the ulcer. The Dr. said if she didn't improve in two days it was cancer. She weakened each day. I cooked and prepared all sorts of soft, high protein, high calorie foods, it was a canine hospice unit here.

On Wednesday i knew she was going to leave us - Jeff was in denial. I made him stay home to help on Thursday and that's when he realized it too. She asked to leave and we helped her go on Friday evening. We gave her back to the earth.

The vet who helped us put her to sleep recognized the symptoms of the cancer and I felt it (the vet had a dog pass from the same tumor on the pancreas). Bea had a big bleeding tumor. it would bleed out and then her body would reabsorb it and then bleeding out again.

So many things i would change...

There is one evening that was good - i was doing the dishes and singing a song I'd been singing to Bea - it had a refrain:

"Miss Beazy, Miss Beazy"
"I love you, Miss Beazy"
"Miss Beazy, I love You"
"love you, love you, love you."

Then I'd sing about how we all loved each other - how Bea loved each of us and how each of us loved Bea. She smiled through the whole evening. That was one of her last good evenings - her gums were not as white and she was feeling pretty good.

She knew she was loved and we felt her love.

I miss my big girl who knew how to hold space.

 

She's ours!

October 17th 2009 7:22 pm
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About a week ago we got an e-mail from Mary at St. Bernard Rescue. Bea has been given to us. She's been with us too long and it would be to much of a disruption to move her. I was a bit worried, but it seems like it was inevitable considering some of her behavioral problems.

She's made great progress but not enough, quickly enough. Besides that she and my partner have a serious 'thing goin' on.'

Welcome - to your forever home Bea.

 

Bea is getting to be such a fine dog!

February 9th 2009 3:01 pm
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This girl has come a long way. She's getting used to people coming over to our house. She's learned to sit and down. We're still working on stay, but her trainer needs to figure out how to train three dogs at the same time! She loves, loves to be the center of attention. She loves all the affection she can get. She's very good on walks, but is still not good with new dogs. We'll need to work on that next.

Her favorite winter activity is rolling in the Snow!

 
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