This is Bear. He was there to welcome Sprite at the Rainbow bridge. I adopted Bear from the SPCA in March of 2003 at the tender age of 3 1/2 mo. He was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure about 1 month before his first birthday. We had 3 more great years together. I believe Bear was a German Shepherd/Bernese Mountain Dog mix.
I had to give him is angel wings on May 5, 2007. Bear was a great healer of souls. He is now at the bridge playing with a little boy he never “met” on earth but one that he shared a bond with for they both had a daily fight for life. They emailed each other discussing various thing/sicknesses, hardships, accomplishments and joys. Jacob, in Canada, lost his fight on August 31, 2007, one day before his 10th birthday. The day before Jacobs passing I received a note from him telling me that “Bear had helped him walk” – It was a life long dream of his to walk on his own. He told me he would work even harder to walk after Bear passed because he would be walking for Bear too because he and Bear were “still Partners” and he did just that.

Thank you for sharing yoru Sprite with us and thank you for adding this section to your site.

You are an awesome American!

Lisa from TX