Mr. Ted E. Bear, my family's beloved shih tzu, whom we inherited from my grandmother, hasn't been doing too well. On Saturday the decision was made that it was time, as he was no longer eating and couldn't do much on his own anymore. (We thought we could wait him out but it was just too painful, for everone.) Later that day, at the vet's, he went peacefully. I'm sure he and Hershey and grandma are busy catching up and snuggling.
He lived a long full life and we're so happy he made it through one more Christmas with us. He would have been fourteen in March.
You were a crazy pup, Mr. Bear, with your "talking", acting like a cat and love of being held like a baby, but that meant you fit in with the family perfectly and we'll miss you so, so much.
Here's my tribute to Teddy, the best way I know how - in photos.
And to explain Ted's style of talking, this video Mr. Same Same and I made last year:
Rest peacefully, Mr. Bear.