Monday, August 26, 2013

Love always, Mom



Dear Bear,
You were my constant companion. You were always by my side. Your eyes never left me. And I know your heart loved me deeply during every moment of your life since the day you became my Bear. I can never be grateful enough for having you in my life.  Everyone said you were so lucky to be in our family. Oh no. We were so lucky to have you. You brought amazing joy to every day. I could never look at you without a smile and a heart filled with love.
I miss your beautiful smile with and without your tennis ball. I miss stroking your head and your amazingly soft fluffy fur. I miss your loving kisses. I miss seeing your face light up and your tail wag high when you heard the word beach. Even when the sun didn't shine, you lit up the beach with your Golden joy.  I miss watching you roll in the grass with total delight. I miss you prancing proudly with my shoe in your mouth to greet me when I returned home.  I miss hearing that deep bark asking me to “please Mom! Throw my ball!”. I miss throwing the ball to you and seeing your happy face, ball in mouth as you retrieved. I miss you snuggling beside me as close as your body could be to mine. I miss so much holding you and hugging you tight. I miss your paw on my shoulder as we rested together. I miss your paw asking me for pets.  I miss your roll over for belly rubs.
You would always be there to comfort me when I was sad. Now no one is here to gently lick my tears.
We were so incredibly connected. I felt we knew each other’s thoughts, without every saying a word.
I love you Bear with all my heart.  I could not love you any more or any deeper. And I will never ever  stop loving you, my wonderful, beautiful Bear.
Love always,
Mom 

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  2. That's a beautiful letter. There is not too much to that. I too love those things you were able to share with us and describe so perfectly.

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  3. So sorry for your loss.

    I know how big of a hole that kind of love can leave in your heart.

    Sending hugs....

    Ruthie & Bella

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  4. beautiful...i will miss you my friend :O) love, Playboy xoxox

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  5. OMG I am so sorry to hear of Bear's passing. I haven't been able to keep up with Bear's posting so much in the last several months, but I have always loved to read them, and looked forward to them. His passing is such a loss, for you, your family and all of the rest of us who came to him and love him through your posts. Bear, I will miss you and your wonderful adventures. There will never be any doggie like you! Rest in peace sweet boy. <3

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  6. We are in tears here after learning that dear Bear went OTRB. We haven't been on twitter much lately or reading his wonderful bloggy, so we were shocked. Pixel, Otis, #AngelJinny and all of us send our love and comfort. #AngelJinny & the #AngelGang are romping with him now.
    We love you sweet Bear!

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  7. an animals love is true and pure and unconditional, and they teach us to have the same lovein this world. run free dear bear you have left behind true love and wonderful memories xxxxxxx

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  8. I'm Angus Fala's human sister, and I've been reading this blog since you moved to Memphis. I don't comment often, but I am so sorry to hear about your loss. It is so hard to lose a family member. Lots of good thoughts from the Fala clan!

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  9. I always read your posts with a big smile on my face but today tears are rolling. I'm so sorry, Bear will always be on our hearts. My cat Rutha passed away last year after 15 years by my side and I still miss her.
    Love you always Bear!
    Licks from Pink & Laís (from Brazil)

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  10. Sweet Bear, I haven't known you for long but I feel as tho we've been friends forever. I can't describe the pure delight I've experienced reading your letters. Even the latest blogs were uplifting. You had remarkable parents & they had a remarkable boy. YOU BEAR!

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  11. Leaky eyes here - my heart is breaking for you because Bear was indeed a special dog. Golden's are just that - special. Bear was extra special tho because he was yours and because you shared him with the blog world and Twitter. I think that most of us who followed his blog and on Twitter loved him - you just couldn't help but love Bear. He had a wonderful life with you and knew he was loved very much. He will always be in my heart and I'll do a tribute to him in a few days - maybe on the weekend or Friday.

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  12. A note from Harper Lee's mommy: Dear Bear's Mom, My heart breaks for you. I so understand the bond that you and Bear shared, and I have held Harper Lee and cried buckets since I saw your sad, sad tweet Saturday. Bear was special, and I cannot thank you enough for sharing your beautiful boy. Harper Lee hasn't made it to the beach yet, but when she finally does I will see Bear right there beside her. I know it's not the same as a BearHUG, but I hope that you feel everyone's arms round you. Much love to you, Bear's dad, and Bear's sweet sisters.

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  13. Sweet Bear - the world will miss you. I always start my day with your blog and it always brings such a smile to my face. Today, I too was in tears. I also a volunteer with RFSC and have adopted many dogs and lost many over the years. It is always so very difficult to lose a golden. Bear was a special dog. Thank you to Bear's mom for sharing him with the world.

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  14. Bear's Mom,

    As I read your post in tears, I so wish there was something I could say or do to help ease the pain you are feeling. I can't imagine our anipal world without Bear in it. He will be so missed all over the world. I (and my Tikka and China) loved coming to read Bear's adventures,and those of his sisters and BunnyBell, meeting his beach friends and seeing his costumes over the years. I'm so grateful you decided to share him with the world. My heart goes out to you and your whole family. If I could, I'd give you a giant BearHUG. Much Love.. Tikka's mom

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  15. We are so sad and sorry that Bear had to cross the rainbow bridge so early! We hope that the pain over his passing will be less and less as days passed and only beautiful memories of him remained, the memories will be forever in your heart. We will miss BearHUGS and reading about Bear's adventures so very much.
    Ronnie the red tabby and his human.

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  16. I am so so sad and sorry about BearBear. My AdmiralHestorb was there to help greet him. I am so sad for him and for you, his Mom. Rest in Peace sweet BearBear.

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  17. We are so sorry for your loss. The love of a great dog is a wonderful thing and such a joy to be a part of. Thank you for sharing your family with ours. Your adventures have brought many smiles and much laughter to ours. Bear will be missed by so many. Please know you will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Lots of Love. Bear and Emmy from Seal Beach.

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  18. Will miss Bear greatly and his photos. Our thoughts are with you now. Twitter is an emptier place without the beautiful Bear.

    Ollie dog @thenose_newbury

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  19. Oh, Bear's momma...we are so sad for you! What a beautiful letter to sweet Bear. How wonderful it is the bond between humans and their furry children! We're very sorry for your loss and wish we knew what to say to make it better. Much love to you all! Rest in peace, Bear.

    Toby and Momma @peemail

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  20. How lovely but so terribly sad too. Looking back at so many of his photos I have saved you can see always what a happy, happy chap he was and what a wonderful life you gave him. We loved sharing his daily adventures with his siblings too.
    I hope his sisters are both doing OK without him XX

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  21. I only came upon you and your sweet boy after he went over the bridge. Your letter is so personal to me....it's like I wrote it for my Sam. Goldens move right into your heart and never ever leave. Sammy was happy to have a new friend join him I'm sure, and I know they will be fast friends :) God bless you....I know from personal experience you never stop missing them, but eventually you think of them and smile rather than cry. I hope that day comes soon for you.
    Sam & Trinity's mom

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  22. So sorry you have lost your dear Bear. Xx

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  23. I am so very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful tribute to him. You were lucky to have each other.

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  24. Sweet dreams Bear, you will always be loved!!

    Bouk

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  25. I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful boy!

    Thank you so much for Bear's Blog. It brought many smiles and laughs. Having a yellow lab in the family, it was easy to relate to pizza and swimming. While you so incredibly shared his personality through words, his kindness of heart shined on all of us through his pictures.

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  26. Bear had a wonderful life. I knew this day was going to come, but it doesn't make it any easier. He was the best and I know how much he will be missed. There are no words to say how sorry I am.

    Bear--I hope you are having the best pizza party ever with all those who have gone before you!

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  27. Wht a beautiful letter xxxx so heartbreaking but wonderful to have had such a lovely life togeva! xxxx

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  28. I was so sad to hear about Bear. His posts always brought a smile to my face, and he will forever be missed and loved <3

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  29. Hello. My first time here. So sad that i wasn't able to meet bear before he crossed over. So sorry for your loss. Purrs....

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  30. We just read over at Mario's Mewsing about the loss of your dear Bear. Your letter was so beautifully poignantly written. You are missing your sweetie so very much. We are all so very sorry for your loss and can empathize as we lost our beloved Abby on August 12th. We know the heaviness in the heart and the sadness and sorrow that is overwhelming. The disbelief and guilt, it just is so much to comprehend and it's too much. For ourselves we have found that it's best to express our feelings and have shared with the world the past 5 weeks of sheer terror and sadness helping to heal our hearts and souls. It is going to be a long process, but we hope the same for you as your travel your journey. We all have a journey and we truly believe that a loss like this doesn't stop a relationship with our beloved, it continues although it takes a on a new form. One of memory. Always remember.

    xoxoxo

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  31. I still cry when I visit your blog Bear. You are so missed by all.

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  32. Oh my gosh, we only just learned tonight that Bear had passed away. So sorry and ... stunned. Guess we hadn't been keeping up. Just loved seeing him on twitter and occasionally here, with his beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing him with us, and we'll be following Rosy.
    Love,
    Kristin and Cokie

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  33. Do Annie and/or Rosy have a blog that we can follow? I miss Bear and still read through his old blog posts. Love to you all !!

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    1. Yes! www.bearhugsforever.com inspired by Bear. xo

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    2. So happy to read this!!!! I will read your blog every day, Rosy, just like I did sweet Bear's!!!!!

      Love Always,
      Brenda

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  34. Dear Bear's mom ~ please accept my deepest most sincere sympathy on the sad news of your beloved Bear's passing unto Rainbow Bridge. I was so in love with him (and his sisters too) and delighted in seeing the various creative costumes they all wore and the antics they got into. I share your pain firsthand and all too well. Our first golden, Sara Jo, was our first rescue and we had such a connection with her it was frightening. Upon her passing at approximately 14, we purchased two 10-week old baby golden sisters and while no one could replace our Sara, they filled the hole left in our hearts and found new ways to make us fall in love all over again. At age 5, one of the girls passed in her sleep, vet said likely some abdominal cancer although both dogs had just been given complete physicals a couple of months prior and received clean bills of health. This sudden turn of events left her sister so devastated we couldn't run fast enough to get her a baby golden playmate ~ much to our dismay it didn't put the spark back into her and 6 weeks later, she too passed from an aggressive form of cancer that had riddled her beautiful golden body. With one golden baby all alone and no sibling for her, we adopted another golden and our family is again complete. Roxy Jo will be 3 in December, and her adopted sister Sammie Jo just turned 4 this past August. The pain we experienced was truly like no other, and reading your beautiful letter to your beautiful Bear fully captured all the wondrous beauty we felt for our girls and feel with the girls we have now. In time you will heal, and you still have your two other babies that look forward to those lovely costumes and beautiful outings! Bless you and thank you for enriching my life thru your Love Always, Bear blog. RIP beautiful Bear!

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  35. To my furiend Bear, his Mom, and his Dad --
    Thank you for filling our hearts with Bear joy and doggy stories of his adventures.
    We will always be grateful for having the oppurtunity to read Love Always, Bear.
    Bear's love light will shine on furever !

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  36. I am over the top sorry and sad to read this. It took me awhile to get here, and now I tearfully say how sorry I am for your loss. What a beauty your bear was, is.

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