If you follow me on twitter you may have already seen this tweet—
—and you know it’s Bear’s birthday. I would love to share a bit about the beary special brown Bear and how my SO and I got him. I have always loved Labradors, especially since my family had a black one when I was growing up. I’ve had my own dog since I was in my early teens because my parents adopted a black Lab/Great Dane for me. Then sometime after he passed they adopted one of my current dogs, Ringo.
Though Ringo gets mad at Bear because he’s a little unruly at times, they’re best buds. They love to play rough and Bear always cleans Ringo’s ears and face.
Enough of my rambling. My partner and I wanted Ringo to have a companion to play with. When we went to a breeder to look at German Shepherds for a family member, I saw a mother and her five chocolate puppies. Seeing them pulled on my heart. There were four females and one male—I wanted a male. It almost felt like it was meant to be.
Bear was only about eight weeks old at the time and was so adorable. Of course I wanted him, but my SO and I were going through some hard times and I wasn’t so sure if it would be a good idea to get another dog. After I held him and saw how adorable he was, I just had to have him. So, my SO and I talked about it and decided to get him. He laid in my lap the entire car ride home. It wasn’t exactly the best experience due to the German Shepherd puppy we got for our family member getting car sick.
I’m so glad we got him. It was so worth it. Bear has brought a lot of joy to us and helped me through some hard times. He is such a fun and sweet dog—the chocolate labrador I always wanted. Now that was almost 3 years ago.
I would like to share a bit about Bear and what makes him special. He enjoys tug-a-war, fetch, playing with plastic bottles, digging in his kiddie pool, and munching on bones. Being on his back is how he spends a lot of his day, and meeting other dogs and people enlivens him even more so. His tail is almost always wagging, and the things most of us would find boring make him happy.
Thank you for reading about my story.
What kind of pet(s) do you have and how have they affected your life? Please feel free to comment. I would love to hear about your pets. 🙂