We adopted Bear at the local Humane Society. We fell in love with her as soon as we saw her. She was a stray, and had just been brought in off of the street, so she wasn’t adoptable yet, But we kept calling and coming back every couple of days to make sure they knew we wanted her and to be sure they didn’t let her go to anyone else!!! She is so tiny – just 8 lbs when we got her. with scars all over her tail and bottom. And her right eye is damaged beyond use and the ocular bone is crushed. She had such bad tooth decay (stage 3) that she had to have 9 teeth pulled ($1000 later – ouch). But she’s home now!!! She’s a cuddly little lap dog – almost a cat… She loves to snuggle and give tongue baths. She’s gained a pound and her teeth are clean and her mouth doesn’t hurt anymore and no one is going to give her any more scars or damaged eyes or broken bones!!! She deserves better – how could anyone not love her?! (Please adopt a shelter dog – don’t go to a pet store!!!)

Teddy Bear:
She’s a cuddly little lap dog – almost a cat… She loves to snuggle and give tongue baths. She’ll climb in bed with us and burrow under the blankets, then curl up in a ball in my arms or behind our legs. She thinks she’s a puppy – even though she’s about 10 – she’ll play fetch for hours if you let her ! And to catch balls in the air, she jumps on the bed like it’s a trampoline – “Air Bear” !

Bear passed away peacefully (after a battle with pancreatitis and kidney failure) on Wednesday, September 16, 2009. She is deeply missed!

We would very much love a painting to mount above her ashes (urn)! Thank you for considering us!