Bears Mission; Loving a Senior Dog

Today would have been Bears 17th birthday! And it will always be a day to celebrate as she brought the very best of everything when she trotted¬†into our lives. Bear was born and raised in Colorado with a short stint of time spent in California. Bear was a town dog, she freely roamed the old mining town knowing which places would happily give her something to eat. Her first two owners passed away and from what I understand they hadn’t been too¬†attentive to the needs of a dog. Her given name was Jaeger short for Jaegermeister later renamed Black-tongue by…

The Circles of Life

1 month before Bear past she was attacked by another dog and lost most of her right ear. It took two men to get the other dog off of Bear and because it was incredibly traumatic those 5 or so minutes felt like a lifetime. I took a LOT of guilt home with me that day and carried it around for quite some time. I felt as though I had failed Bear, a dog that had given me her trust after 14 years of abuse and neglect. My duty was to protect her and here she was injured and terrified…