Bear
3/5/2004 - 4/11/2018Don and I said goodbye to our beloved black Labrador Bear on Wednesday evening in our home, with the assistance of kind and gentle veterinarian Dr. Regan Harp from Lap of Love, and encircled with the offerings of love, prayers and healing vibrations from friends and family who had tuned their hearts to ours from their own homes. In lab years, Bear was 103 years old. Bear, it was our privilege to love you, care for you, learn so very much from you and to share deep connection and companionship with you during your fourteen years with us. You were my shadow, utterly devoted to me above all others, and I will miss you terribly.
How you loved your brother from another mother (and father) Buddy, with whom you played, ran, curled up for naps, and got into all kinds of hilarious mischief during the first 12 years of your life. In looking back through photos of the two of you, it is clear that you were the one with the dry sense of humor who was always cracking Buddy up with your jokes. I imagine that you are making him laugh again now. In one of these photos, Buddy is in the backyard in the autumn mist, turning to look back. I imagine that he is looking back for you, saying, ‘Come on Bear, let’s run together again!”
Beautiful, beloved Bear. You are now free from the pain your earthly body was suffering. How we miss you. We are so grateful for the time you spent with us. I will meet you again in my dreams, and in another time and space. Thank you, dear friend
Tina WhitfieldMurfreesboro, TennesseeApril 14, 2018
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