Sunday, April 15, 2007

Bear (the dog)

Hello, I'm Bear. Bear the dog, that is. Not a real bear but I guess I could see how you'd come to that conclusion. I'm brown like a bear and I'm fuzzy like a bear but I think I'm more of a TEDDY bear than a GRIZZLY bear. (I said the word bear a lot there, I don't know if that's proper blog etiquette) OK, nevermind. Tucker said since we have Freedom of Speech we can say anything we want how we want. Dot is mumbling something about Freedom of Speech not meaning we can use run-on sentences but I'm not sure what that is.

ANYWAY. (they are bossy and talk a lot I'm figuring out) I'm here because I'm tired of watching the other dogs blog and talk to their friends, I feel left out. Plus Mom needed a distraction so she's helping me type till I get the hang of it. I've never used a computer before, I don't think I've actually ever seen one before coming here. The humans touch it a lot and sometimes I'm jealous, wouldn't they rather be touching fuzzy me?

I think I'm a very lucky dog, I have three Fairy-Dog-Parents. The couple that rescued me that day are Mike and Sharon and they really saved me from who-only-knows-what. Aunt Janice helped me find my way to my foster house. If it weren't for all of them caring and not just looking the other way, well, I don't want to think about it. I've kind of blocked out most of my past but Mom (actually my foster Mom but I don't want to say foster because I really want to stay here so I'm just saying Mom from now on) has figured out a few things about my previous life.
  • The people I was with before didn't take very good care of me. My collar had at least at one point in my life dug into my neck and I have lots of scarring. I ate yuck-o food and didn't get the pills I needed because now I have worms in my heart.

  • It really worries me when you make a fast movement towards my head. I kind of sink down and away so I don't get hit there. It makes me really nervous and scared.

  • I don't like storms. The storm we just had was extra bad they tell me but I just don't like them period. I like to shove my face in my Mom's body so I can't hear or see anything. Tucker really understands this problem too so nobody makes fun of me.

It's been really different living here, I'm now part of a "pack" and I think I really like it. I have two foster brothers, Tucker and Thrawn. Thrawn is very big and very hairy and I think he likes me but I'm not totally sure. I let him step all over me and sometimes fall on me so maybe he'll like me more. The humans follow him around a lot and he gets lots of pills. I like pill time because we all get a treat when he takes them. Tucker I reeeeeally want to love me because he seems like a lot of fun. We get along pretty good I think because a lot of time we'll run out together and bark at squirrels and other invaders. We've even shared the people bed and he didn't eat me. Sometimes he gets grumpy but that's ok. He still misses his brother lots and I'm not trying to take his place but I sure would like to have a real brother too.

I also have two foster sisters and let me tell you, they're totally moody. Samantha is really close to the ground and I have to lie down to even sniff her. We have wrestled a couple times and it was pretty fun, then other times I have tried to play and she's screamed like a broken squeak-toy. I don't get it at all. I'll just keep trying and will try very hard not to get my feelings hurt. My other foster sister is Dot and she's funny looking I think, like a cow. She has a great big smile but sometimes I wonder if it's the smile of a evil loon because she'll be smiling away then yell at me when I walk by. I never know what to expect, nice Dot or evil Dot. She got in BIG trouble and had to go in timeout for being mean to me and I'm afraid she's harboring inner resentment that will later manifest itself by kicking my rear. (she just said that was a run-on) I think she weighs more than me but she said it's cause she has a thyroid problem and not to make fun of her. I won't cause it's not polite and besides that she can be very scary.

I guess I have to start going to the Doctor soon to get rid of the worms in my heart. I don't even know how they got there and I don't feel them wriggling around but Mom says they have to go. I hope it doesn't hurt but I'll be brave. Mostly I'm sad cause I can't play while the worms are going away but hopefully I can just hang out with the pack a lot. Once they are gone I get to go swimming with Tucker if I want. Mom doesn't know if I like to swim or not so I guess we'll just go to Aunt Sandi's and find out. I didn't want to get my feet in the dirty water on the street the other day so she was questioning my Lab-ness I think. You'd think she'd never heard of parasites and germs, geesh. Who knows what was in that muck?

Sam is saying I talk a lot and it's her computer time. I think she's looking for a love gift for Wally, she talks about him ALL the time. I don't get girls at all. I hope nobody fell asleep during my first blog post and thanks for everyone saying I'm cute. I guess I should have talked about myself more but I like to leave some mystery for the ladies. I couldn't help but notice a couple of seriously hot babes that hang around this blog sometimes. I'm too much of a Southern Gentledog to mention names but wowza.

Lovin' life - Bear (the dog, not a real bear)


Lisa said...

"He still misses his brother lots and I'm not trying to take his place but I sure would like to have a real brother too." Bear, you made me cry. You and Tucker are good for each other.

mare said...

Welcome Bear -

You found a great home and a pack that needs you as much as you need them, I think. I don't think you are just visiting, Handsome.

Luckie the Dachie said...

Hey Bear,
What a lovely post! It certainly made us understand you better now. I'm glad you are enjoying your time with the rest of the pack.

Fu Fu said...

Hey Bear, you sure are a cute doggie and you look like a bear too. :) I hope to see more of your blog post.

~ fufu

Peanut said...

Oh you have to stay there Bear. They need you and you need them. Welcome to blogging we are glad to have you.

Huskee Boy said...

Hey Bear,
Welcome to the blogging world! You have found a great home and your mom has the biggest heart, so you are in good hands buddy!
(Hope that Thrawn is doing ok..)

Dachsies Rule said...

Hi Bear! We are glad your found the Pack. They probably won't admit it, but they all need you as much as you need them. We think you are probably staying for a long time. It sounds like the human woman really likes you and we know what happens next ... that's why we are all here with our mom!
Take care of everydog and we hope you post again ... and we don't mind run-on sentences.

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

IndyPindy said...

Oh, I'm sorry you have had a hard time so far, but I'm so glad this nice lady found you now. You seem like such a sweet boy. I hope your worms go away real soon.

Tell the lady to come check out my blog, there is a new email group she might want to join, it's all about dog health. It doesn't matter what kind of dog or what kind of health problem they have.

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Ooohhhh, a dog of mystery. Maybe you're an international dog of mystery. That would be very impressive to the ladies.


Ferndoggle said...

Good to meet you Bear! You'll love your new blogging buddies. We're all very glad you have someone wonderful to take such good care of you.

Sherman, Penny & Lola

Ruby Bleu said...

Hi Bear...
You sure are handsome. I'm glad you got some computer time. Hopefully everyone will share. I hope staying with the pack will be your forever home.

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Tadpole said...

Oh Bear I'm so glad you got some time on the computer! I'm sure it will take some time to get to know all the abnormalities of your siblings (hee!) but soon you'll will be comfortable and know when to stay away from the Evil Loon Dot. :-) Welcome, and hope to hear more from you soon!

Balboa said...

Bear, I'm sorry you had a bad life before you were part of the pack. What a difference a loving family can make. I am so glad you feel safe and soon those bad little worms will be gone and you will be even more happy.

Frenchie Kisses and hugs,

Suki said...

The fact that you flinch as if you've been hit before just breaks my little puggy puppy heart. Nodoggy deserves that. I'm so glad you're being taken care of, now. You must be so happy.

Take it easy and get over those heartworms fast!

Puggy kisses

MaPaw said...

Hi Bear! Tell Dot it is your poetic license to use run-on sentences to convey mood. Anyway, I am so glad you have found a happy pack. It is really hard to get over heartworm, so we all will be thinking of you and hoping for a quick recovery.

Aunt Jan said...

Yeah for Bear! Great blogging for the first time! You made me giggle and cry at the same time...I am so proud of you, Bear. Your mom is such a special lady, and the pack is "one of a kind!" Enjoy your adventure! Every day is a gift.
Love & Hugs,
Aunt Jan

Aunt Jan said...

Yeah for Bear! Great blogging for the first time! You made me giggle and cry at the same time...I am so proud of you, Bear. Your mom is such a special lady, and the pack is "one of a kind!" Enjoy your adventure! Every day is a gift.
Love & Hugs,
Aunt Jan

Dakota said...

Hi Bear. You sure look a lot like the big dog that was here when I first came here. His name was Sherlock, and he was an awful good guy. He's at the bridge now and I know that he is reading your blog and approving.

Husky woos,

wally said...

Hi Bear! We have loads in common--former embedded collar, nasty former owners, and wonderful new homes (I was lucky not to have the worms in my heart!). I think we could be great pals. And I'm not just saying that to try to get closer to Sam.


ps. Give Sam a kiss for me. But don't enjoy it too much. She's your new SISTER!

Lady Kaos said...

WONDEFUL first post Bear!!!! I told the pack labs are tons of fun to play with, you definately are a great lab! Don't ever question your lab-ness. I love water, but it took be a little while to figure out how to swim. Once you get the hang of it, it tons of fun, but I know a couple labs that afraid of water because they had bad experiences with water so if you don't like the water, that's okay, too. Mom says she thinks you're a very handsome lab.
PS I think you're a handsome lab, too.