Last year we were offered Bear, a puppy with a heart condition. He was sure to would heal someone’s broken heart and my daughter, Elizabeth, had just come home after her first BIG breakup. Bear did his job well. He went to work with her every day and absorbed lots of loving attention. Then she was accepted at the university she wanted to attend and left home in January. Without Bear. Of course, we kept him because we’re suckers and in spite of our concerns that we wouldn’t be able to take the best care of him.
We have tried, hard, but just do not have the love that he needs and she can’t take him to school with her.
He is huge, black, beautiful and very sweet. He is great with other dogs and okay with cats but he is not so great with ducks. Martina, my 7 year old, occasionally ‘rides’ him.
Bear’s life expectancy is shorter than normal due to sub-aeortic stenosis and also because of his condition is not a very energetic doggie. If you need someone to jog with, he’s probably not your guy but if you’re looking for a foot warmer or something to lay in the crack under your door to keep the drafts out, he may be just perfect.
I don’t want to forget the healing heart part, either. He came to do a job and he is good at it. I’ve spoken with him and he’s calling for his new home where he can share his gift. Let me know if you hear him.
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