All Dogs Go To Heaven
Sorry for the silence yesterday guys. It was a very difficult day for me as we lost our dog Bear to lymphoma. It's even difficult for me to write this, but I thought I would share as a way to keep Bear's memory alive and share the amazing dog he was. For those that are pet owners, you know how much they become part of your family. Bear was a Rottweiler and although he was big in size, he was one big friendly giant. He seriously thought of himself as a lapdog and would jump on my lap every opportunity he had. I've had dogs my entire life, but he definitely was the sweetest dog I've ever owned. Our son absolutely loved him and Bear was always so gentle and loving with him.
We bought him when he was just a puppy and he was only 5 years old when he passed away. Too young, which is why I guess it has made this hard. It started off with him not wanting to eat, which is when we realized something was wrong. He loved food so much and would scarf it down. He didn't even touch a brand new bone we bought him. He wasn't quite like himself, and when we took him to the vet they noticed his lymph notes were enlarged and after testing they found out it was lymphoma.
I take consolation in knowing he is not suffering anymore, but the house definitely feels a lot more quiet today. I know God does everything for a reason, and I've learned to not take anything or anyone for granted. I'm very blessed that my family is healthy and so am I.
We will miss you Bear, thank you for your unconditional love.
Do you have any tips for coping with a pet loss? I'd love to hear it.