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Bear, October 3, 2000-July 22, 2014

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#1 arf2184


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Posted 22 July 2014 - 11:49 PM

Today I said goodbye to my boy who has been with me for all of his life and half of mine. I'm going to miss seeing that smile everyday.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 04:19 AM

I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. 

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 05:39 AM

I am sorry that you have lost your beloved companion. 

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 07:42 AM

Condolences. The loss of a lifetime pet is hard. Be well.
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Posted 23 July 2014 - 08:53 AM

We never have enough time with them, do we?  I'm so sorry that yours wasn't long enough.


RIP, sweet Bear.



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 09:09 AM

So sorry for your loss, they teach us so much and give us unconditional love, losing them is like losing a family member and your best friend all in one.   So glad he had such a good friend and home with you to live out his life.  

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 01:37 PM

I am so sorry for the loss of your boy. Run free Bear.


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 01:44 PM

I am very sorry.  Bear's picture shows a dog with an eager, sincere face.  I bet he was an amazing and loyal friend.  I hope your fond memories will help you get through the pain of his loss.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 02:54 PM

So sorry for you. That's the tragedy of having a dog. They don't live anywhere near long enough.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 02:56 PM

My condolences. He looked like such a lovely boy.


RIP Bear.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 03:50 PM

I am so sorry. It just never is long enough.
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Posted 23 July 2014 - 04:46 PM

What a beautiful, smiley boy. I'm very sorry.

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 09:16 AM

I'm sorry. It's tough--they give us so much and leave us so soon. I'm sure he's left you with many wonderful memories, and you will cherish those.



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Posted 25 July 2014 - 01:46 PM

Very sorry for your loss of such a fine dog.  



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Posted 27 July 2014 - 08:10 AM

I so sorry to hear about Bear. He looked like a happy go lucky pup...14 years isn't long enough.

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 05:43 PM

So sorry for your loss, time passes to quickly.

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 08:27 PM

I'm so very sorry for your loss. 


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Posted 27 July 2014 - 08:46 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. Run free, Bear.

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 08:51 PM

Sorry that you lost Bear. It's so hard when they steal our heart to have to let them go
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Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:46 PM

so sorry to hear of Bear's passing. I know he leaves a hole in your heart and your life, and hope that memories will ease that pain.


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