True friends are placed together for the purpose of accomplishing great achievements that help others. Ellen J. Barrier

Thanks to my Aunt Christie who babysits me so that I can play with my brother, Cooper. She and my mom work together to do great things and I think she is the BOMBDIGGITY! I love and appreciate my furry and human family! Woof!

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All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. – Charles M. Schulz

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Chocolate is my favorite COLOR but humans seem to think it is delicious too! It was such a fun night greeting all of the trick or treaters and getting loved on by tons of kids. I may not have had chocolate, but I had my share of treats and played several tricks on my much smaller shihtzu brothers. Happy HOWLLLLLLLLOWEEN!

“The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.” ― Johnny Depp

“The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.”  ― Johnny Depp

Mom and Pop babysat me and Brylee tonight. We both napped. Most of the time, she makes more noise that I do. I go outside to do my business–she goes right in her pants–ewwww! However, I think she is pretty great and look forward to growing up together as pals.

Money will buy you a pretty good dog but it won’t buy you the wag of his tail ~Kinky Friedman

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Today I am trotting a little better and my tail is wagging a bit higher. I even went up the deck stair’s at Dr. Bogue’s. I like my new buddy, Albert and have a bit more giddy up to play. Everyone’s fingers are crossed that I am on the way to complete recovery. Thanks for the notes and the love makes my tail wag tall! Woof!

“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” ~ Vince Lombardi

ImageToday seems a bit brighter, although I have a ways to go to being back to my regular puppy-self.  My tail doesn’t seem to want to stand up–but I am wagging it.  My back legs are a bit wonky and I seem to be struggling with a few neurological issues.  What is it exactly?  We still have zero idea, but we are staying the course and treating the treatable things and I seem to be improving each and every day.  I am spending my days at the clinic and my evenings at Dr. Bogue’s house through the weekend.  I get to hang out with her cool dog, Albert, who tolerates me (although, he hasn’t seen me at full speed yet– woof!).  I am being watched closely and loved much and surrounded by my favorite toys –not much more a pup can ask for.  Practicing patience and eating lots of treats in the meantime.

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Me and my toys at Dr. Bogue’s house – I like toys again!

The sign on my kennel at the vet says “This may be the best puppy ever” and although I am modest, I must agree with Dr. Bogue–I am pretty great!   I have been knocked down pretty hard this week, but I have real heart and am fighting back to greatness every single day!

Puppy kisses to all and thanks for all of the notes and love!

Here is a video of Bear at the vet this morning…

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world. ~Helen Keller

ImageToday I’m continuing to learn to be brave and patient.  I have been poked, prodded and tested yet they still are not sure what is wrong with me.  I AM better…taking things one day at a time.  I saw Mom this morning and gave her puppy kisses and we went for a short walk.  I’m definitely not back to normal, and plan to be at the hospital through the weekend now, but there is improvement.  Bottom line:  I am one sick fella and just need to be patient with myself and the folks that are trying to help me.  There is a good lesson in that…

Upside?  I have a FANTASTIC vet and staff caring for me!  Dr. Bogue is wrapped around my paw. She even took me home to love on me last night so that I wasn’t kenneled and alone at the hospital.  She said she didn’t want me to have a bad vet experiene so young.  Ahhhhh another sucker for my cuteness!

PS–the cone is just so that I won’t mess with my IV port.