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'Leah & Bear', Canada

About Bear

Bear my 10 year old German Shepard. Very loyal and sweet.

When did you lose Bear

December 5th, 2009

At which stage of pet loss grief do you feel you are currently at?

Denial

Leah and Bear's Story so far

My dad bought Bear for my younger brother's birthday. I was about 7-8 years old. Bear loved us all though he loved my dad the most.

About a year ago, we noticed that Bear back legs were starting to give him trouble. It got to a point where Bear sometimes could not get up the stairs. We took him to the vet thinking that it's probably hip dysplasia, but when the vet saw him she said its probably degenerative myelopathy. She told us that there was no cure and he would only have a few more months.

Last month his legs were getting so bad that he needed us to help him go up and down the stairs. My dad finally made the decision to put him down.

The whole family stayed during the procedure. He was sent off very lovingly.

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2 Years Later

Feb 28, 2012

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A little over 2 years ago my beautiful friend passed away. I still think about him often and sometimes have dreams with him coming to say hi. I cherish …

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The First Week

Dec 10, 2009

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When I told my friends on Monday, they were in shock. They never even bothered to meet him or anything. So many times I would invite them over and they'd …

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The Next Day

Dec 6, 2009

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When I woke up this morning I looked over to the table beside my bed and saw the candle that I had lit for Bear a little more than 24 hours ago, still …

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