Bear and Ida by Debbie, Joe, Marc & Alexis / Mommy

Bear was 8 weeks old when we took him home he was the cutest puppy. He looked just like a cub. A few months later we got Ida. She was 2 years old when we got her. I knew as soon as I saw her she was going to be mine. She was so happy. Here it is almost 12 years later. 2 weeks ago Ida got sick we took her to the vet and found out that she had a bad infection. The doctor gave her some meds and she seemed to be getting better then on Nov 30, 2007 she died. It was so hard.
I lost one of my best friends.

My poor Bear was so upset. The first night without Ida he just cried. As the hours went on he seemed to be ok he was playing with me and the kids. At bedtime he slept at the foot of my bed. On Dec 3, 2007 I wasn’t feeling too good; it just felt like there was a knot in my gut. I got up a few times to let Bear outside and to make myself some soup. Bear was right there. Anytime there was food bear was there. He looked at me with his big brown eyes I knew he wanted my soup. I gave in and gave it to him.

We played for a little bit and then layed down; he layed by my feet on the bed. I don’t think 5 minutes went by. Bear had passed away. I guess Ida didn’t want to be alone. Losing two dogs 3 days apart, I couldn’t take it. They were such a big part of my life. and I am going to miss them both.



Bear and Ida
Debbie, Joe, Marc & Alexis