Bear ~ 1997? - January 9, 2013

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  1. lynn and bear (ga)

    lynn and bear (ga) Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    Bear ~ 1997? - January 9, 2013

    This little Bear went to Heaven on Wednesday. He was the sweetest, funniest, gentlest, most kind-hearted, wonderful animal I have ever known.

    Many of you will not know who he is but we were regulars for a long time here in this forum. Thank you LantusLand for giving this bear 5 additional years of living like a healthy, happy little guy. I can never repay all of the people who have helped us here through the years.

    Rest in peace my sweet little Bear. You changed my life. I will never be the same. You were my everything, my happy place, my knight in shining, fuzzy gray armor.


    Some photos and videos: ... r/library/
  2. Lisa and Do Lou (GA)

    Lisa and Do Lou (GA) Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2010
    Re: Bear ~ 1997? - January 9, 2012

    I am so sorry for your loss of Bear (((((((((hugs))))))))

    Fly Free Bear rb_icon wings_cat wings_cat
  3. Doug N Libby

    Doug N Libby Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    I'm so sorry to hear you lost your beautiful Bear. May your sweet memories bring you comfort in the days to come.

    Prayers and Hugs -

    Libby (& Hershey, too!)
  4. Ann & Maggie11 (GA)

    Ann & Maggie11 (GA) Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    I'm so sorry for your loss. He is so beautiful! My heart and prayers go out to you.
  5. Michelle and Mannie (GA)

    Michelle and Mannie (GA) Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Lynn - I am so sorry for your loss of Bear. I do remember you both from days of old. I hope the memories of Bear will be of comfort to you. He will always be with you, in your heart and your minds eye. They never truly leave us. Fly free little one. You will be missed. wings_cat
  6. Grayson & Lu

    Grayson & Lu Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2012
    Hi Lynn -

    My heart breaks that you had to say good-bye to your dear Bear. He was a lucky guy to have had your love and care throughout the years. May your memories and his love comfort you.

  7. Libby and Lucy

    Libby and Lucy Senior Member Moderator

    Dec 28, 2009

    I'm so, so sorry Lynn. I've missed seeing you guys here, but I checked That Bear's spreadsheet every now and then to see how he was doing (and just because his spreadsheet is fun to read).

    Fly free, sweet Bear. I know he had lots of old LL friends waiting to meet him at the Bridge.

  8. Barb & Checkers (GA)

    Barb & Checkers (GA) Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Oh Lynn, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful, precious Bear. What a sweet face. wings_cat
  9. Melissa & Tarragon

    Melissa & Tarragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2011
    So so sorry Lynn. Fly free sweet Bear and land softly. :YMHUG:
  10. Marje and Gracie

    Marje and Gracie Senior Member Moderator

    May 30, 2010
    Our very deepest sympathy as your beloved and handsome Bear crossed the Bridge. It's evident how much you love him and how week you took care of him. Fly free and land gently, Bear.
  11. Deb & Spot

    Deb & Spot Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    I am so sorry for your loss. Fly free Bear
  12. Linda and Bear Man

    Linda and Bear Man Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009

    I am so very sorry to hear that you have lost your beloved Bear. I will never forget him. You were here as Lynn and Bear when I came to LL as Linda and Bear. You were one of the Old Timers that I remember so well from those days on the Board. Reading your condo was a highlight of every day for me. I have just looked at his beautiful photos and videos and read his SS for the last time. Tears are falling here for you and dat Bear, my second favorite Bear of all time.

    Fly free, sweet Bear. You will always be remembered. I know that there is another Bear swapping stories at the Bridge with you tonight.

    With my deepest condolences to you and Daisy,
  13. Michelle & Scrabble (GA)

    Michelle & Scrabble (GA) Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    (LYNN) So sorry for you loss. My heart breaks for you. Sending healing vines to your heart. Fly free sweet Bear!!!!!
  14. Roni and Moonie

    Roni and Moonie Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    ((((((LYNN)))))) I Am so sad to read of Bear's passing!! He was such a good boy & you were a great Bean!
    You gave him as much Love as He gave you !! I remember you from LL when the old gang was here--I know the Love you had for Bear--Our Furbabies Enrich Our Lives so much, WE are all so Lucky to have had them--
    WE are all Mourning with you! May your Memories bring you comfort, Fly Free Sweet Bear!
    Hugs & Love from us!
  15. macal

    macal Member

    Oct 22, 2012
    I am so sorry it was time for your little Bear to go. It is so hard to say goodbye to ones we love. Sending you strength and wishing you comfort. wings_cat
  16. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Senior Member Moderator

    Dec 28, 2009

    I've read Bear's SS over the years. It's a chronicle of devotion, his progress, and your sense of humor that everyone here should read. This was a well-loved kitty who clearly loves you as much as you love him. You gave him the kindest gift possible.

    Fly free little one and land softly. There are many from LL who will be there to greet you and keep you safe until you are reunited with the one you love best.

  17. CD and BigMac

    CD and BigMac Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    I'm so sorry Lynn. I remember you and Bear very well. As Libby said, there are many FDMB old-timers waiting to greet Bear and play at the bridge.

    My heart goes out to you. I know how sad you must be. (((((((Lynn)))))))
  18. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

    Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA) Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2010
    Fly free, sweet Bear, and watch over your mamabean until you meet again. You are much loved.

    In deepest sympathy,

    Ella & Rusty and Stu (GA)
  19. Anne & Zener GA

    Anne & Zener GA Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2011
    We are so very sorry to read about the passing of your beloved Bear. rb_icon And it gives us hope that a diagnosis of FD can still mean many wonderful years with our Zener.

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  20. Frosty

    Frosty Well-Known Member

    Aug 27, 2012
    I'm very sorry to hear that Bear passed.
  21. JaniceandSpike

    JaniceandSpike Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    I'm so sad to hear of Bears passing. He was one of my most favorite bears. He was a special old timer like Spike and brought so much more to all our lives. We just don't have them with us long enough. (((hugs and big tears)))
  22. Denise & Oreo (GA)

    Denise & Oreo (GA) Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    ((((Lynn)))) Another old timer here who remembers sweet Bear so well when we visited here daily. You and Bear arrived just before Oreo and me. I remember the humor that you used to handle all the confusion of FD. I envied your ability to do that. I looked forward to reading about Bear escapades everyday. It always amazed me how much he and my civvie Toby look alike. They acted a lot alike as well. Bear will be missed by many. Keep your memories of your Bear close, as I am sure he is close to you. Hugs to you, (((Lynn)))). Fly Free Bear and land gently. We love you!
  23. chriscleo

    chriscleo Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    lynn, i know those 5 extra years were precious to you as my 4 years were for me and cleo. i hope she and all our other beloved GAs were there to greet your bear at the bridge and show him the ropes.
    sadness for the pain you are feeling now. (((((Lynn)))))
  24. Anne&Muffin (GA)

    Anne&Muffin (GA) Well-Known Member

    Jul 11, 2010
    I'm so very sorry for your loss. What a gorgeous and adorable boy he was. Fly free, sweet Bear.
  25. missyandlittlegray

    missyandlittlegray Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Oh, no... I'm so sad to read this. (((Lynn)))
  26. Josie & Ripley (GA)

    Josie & Ripley (GA) Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2012
    I am so sorry about Bear. What a sweetie, and so very loved.

  27. Jill & Alex (GA)

    Jill & Alex (GA) Senior Member Moderator

    Dec 28, 2009
    ((((((((((Lynn and Daisy))))))))))

    This is sad. So very sad. My heart is breaking for you.
    Oh Lynn, it's hard to write when feeling such grief... for you & Daisy, for the loss of dat Bear, and for all who came to know and love him in Lantus Land.

    Thank you for sharing pictures and videos. I couldn't help but smile through my tears as I looked at each picture... remembering the stories that went along with each one. It was like taking a walk down Lantus Land Memory Lane.


    Where troubles melt like lemon drops.
    High above the chimney top,
    That's where you'll find me.
    Somewhere over the rainbow...

    [​IMG] Fly free sweet Bear...

    Hugs and love...
  28. Me and Bayley

    Me and Bayley Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    ((((Lynn)))) I am just so sorry for your loss. This is so sad to hear - such a beautiful boy. I love the pool pic - what a trooper :) I know how much it hurts. You took SUCH great care of Bear and he knows how much you love him always.
  29. Nina and KB

    Nina and KB Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    ((( Lynn )))

    I'm so sorry to learn that Dat Bear has gone ahead. I remember the picture of him looking out the window, it's one of my favorites.
  30. Ann & Tess GA

    Ann & Tess GA Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    Fly Free Little Bear! Your flight was swift, let your landing be soft.

    Watch over Lynn from the Bridge and send her memories of the joy you brought to her life!
  31. PeterDevonMocha

    PeterDevonMocha Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Awww, I am sorry .. It's never easy letting them go .. but take comfort in knowing Bear is healthy and playing with all the other furbabies who have gone ahead .. Fly Free Bear ...
  32. Deborah & Shasta

    Deborah & Shasta Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Bless your sweet soul, Bear. Be sure to watch over your mama bean and let her know you're around every once in a while. She'll appreciate that.

    I'm so sorry for your loss, Lynn.
  33. Libby and Lucy

    Libby and Lucy Senior Member Moderator

    Dec 28, 2009
    oh ((((((((((Lynn))))))))))) those pictures really brought back some memories. I totally heart the window picture.

    I still don't have any words, but here is a hug. :YMHUG:
  34. DD & Tinkerbell

    DD & Tinkerbell Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Tinkerbell and I fell in love with Bear the very first time we came here years ago. Oh how I have always loved that face, dat Bear's face. There was always just something about that expression on that face, that gorgeous handsome beautiful Bear face.

    I remember you in particular Lynn being one of the very first ones here to hold my hand thru learning to care for Tinkerbell when she was first dx'd back in 2008. I remember how you always posted those Tinkerbell pix & animations in our condo. I remember you babysitting me thru every step. I remember every day I would go to the Lynn & Bear condo just so I could look at that face, that beautiful handsome gorgeous Bear face.

    My heart is broken. I am so very very very sorry to learn of Bear's passing, and so very very very sorry for your pain.


    Desi & Tinkerbell, et al
  35. julie & punkin (ga)

    julie & punkin (ga) Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2011
    ((((Lynn))) i'm so sorry to hear that Bear's passed on. i remember hearing about him here and there when we first came on LL. he's a special little guy. we love our little ones and taking care of their diabetes gives a special bond. i am sorry for your loss and am sending you a virtual hug . . . :YMHUG:
  36. Emmy & Dude

    Emmy & Dude Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    ((Lynn)) I am so sorry that your Bear Man has left you - we love them so - we try so hard to keep them with us and yet, ultimately, they leave us with wonderful memories and tears.

    Hopefully Mr. Dude was waiting to greet him - with a furry paw shake and head butt - many from the board were together for him, I'm sure.

    My heart goes out to you - so sad without them - and yet, we would do it all again in a heartbeat.

    Sending you many consoling prayers and thoughts.

    Emmy & Dude (in spirit) & MIttsi too
  37. Camille and Cyclone

    Camille and Cyclone Member

    Dec 29, 2009
    I remember beautiful Bear. Many sympathies in your time of loss. Bear had a wonderful and long life.
  38. jan and Hep and sara (GA)

    jan and Hep and sara (GA) Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    I am so sorry for your loss Lynn. I'm glad you have many video's and pics of him to look back at. He was a sweet boy.
    Fly Free Sweet Bear rb_icon
  39. Bruce & Simon

    Bruce & Simon Well-Known Member

    May 28, 2011
    What a beautiful boy. We're so sorry for your loss.
  40. Shelly/Boots

    Shelly/Boots Member

    Dec 30, 2012
    aaah...he was so cute. I remember you Lynn and Bear back in the day too. I'm so sorry you lost your baby.
  41. Dyana

    Dyana Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    I'm so sorry for your loss (((((Lynn)))))). I enjoyed going through your album of pictures of your Bear.

    Know that he will be waiting for you at The Rainbow Bridge, playing with the other kitties that have gone ahead.

    Fly Free Bear
    Land softly,
    and know your mommy loves you.
  42. Jen and Oreo (GA)

    Jen and Oreo (GA) Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    (((Lynn))) my heart is breaking. I'm so sorry it was dat Bear's time to go. Another old timer is waiting at the bridge. I too love the window picture.

    Fly free handsome Bear and land softly.
  43. asoolty

    asoolty Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    I'm so sorry (((Lynn))), I've never had the chance to write for you and sweet Bear before, but I'm sure he had a great life with you and he will always be an angel surrounding you .. until you meet again <3
  44. Angela & Blackie & 3 Others

    Angela & Blackie & 3 Others Well-Known Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    Please accept my condolences for your loss. {{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}} Fly free, sweet Bear!
  45. rhiannon and shadow (GA)

    rhiannon and shadow (GA) Well-Known Member

    Jul 9, 2012

    Bear was Beautiful.
    I'm so sorry you had to say So Long.
    But you will be together again.
    Fly Free, Bear... rb_icon cat_pet_icon
  46. Pat+Raja+Shadow

    Pat+Raja+Shadow Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Lynn....I am so sorry....the way you wrote about your precious Bear shows just how special he is and how much he will be missed. I hope your wonderful memories will bring you some comfort in these sorrowful days...sending hugs and condolences to you..... (((((Lynn)))))
  47. Beth and Simon (GA)

    Beth and Simon (GA) Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Many (((((((((hugs)))))))))) Lynn. I'm so sorry to see this. We love them so much.
    Sending thoughts of peace and comfort.
  48. Michelle and Doodle

    Michelle and Doodle Member

    Dec 28, 2009

    I am so so sorry.
    Dat Bear will always be my family...
    My heart is broken with yours.

    Many Tears and much love.
  49. MelanieAndRacci

    MelanieAndRacci Well-Known Member

    May 19, 2010
    Hi Lynn,

    I also remember you and cute little Bear. I'm so sorry for your loss and so glad you have those wonderful videos to remember him by.

    HUGS & sympathy,
    Melanie & Racci
  50. Cyn and Cosmo

    Cyn and Cosmo Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Oh Lynn... tears are flowing.

    He was such a special Bear, with such an expressive face and loving soul. I remember your first few posts, and enjoyed visiting his condo back when we were both regulars. I would guess it feels like someone ripped your heart out and left an empty hole, which is how I felt. Time helps, but you'll always have a little empty space reserved just for him.

    Bear... go play with Danger and Cosmo. I know they'd snuggle with you and keep you company... show you all the best catnip patches and where to go find treats. There are so many people down here who will miss you.

    Fly free, sweet Bear/Otto.

    -Cyn, (Danger & Cosmo - GA), Katie & Ollie.
  51. Stephanie & Sherman (GA)

    Stephanie & Sherman (GA) New Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    My heart is breaking for you Lynn. You and Bear will always be wonderful memories in my life. Fly free sweet Bear, Sherman is waiting to play.
  52. Caryl & Sebastian & Alex (GA)

    Caryl & Sebastian & Alex (GA) Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    I am so sorry for your loss. I have no words except that I am truly sorry.

    Fly Free Handsome Bear

  53. Fleapunk

    Fleapunk Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    I heart dis Galoopin OttoBear so much. He had me at "I hate dis helmoot"....sunning his pancreas on the step, watching his mama bean leave for work at the window, playing "Bear Witch Project" in the corner of the condo and now he's got the best spot on the big air vent in the sky. We get so close to kiddins we never meet in real life (and their beans too). My heart has broken and fallen into so many little pieces it's all I can do to stop Punkin from swattin them all over the floor as if they were her ballies. I have so many tears and hugs, give extra hugs to Daisy for me.
    Thank you for posting the videos and pix. He will always be a most special kiddin.
  54. lynn and bear (ga)

    lynn and bear (ga) Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    I just wanted to thank you guys.

    To the Old Timers: LantoosLand was / is a magical place. The memories of all the kookiness came rushing back to me as well with the photos. The night I ground his Liv-a_Littles into dust to get him to eat after his dental and we were all up at 2am trying to clean the chicken dust out of his nostrils with nail clippers because he kept snorting it. The Gingerbird Man made from raw chicken to try to entice him away from his coco-puffs dry food. The Alieoons, the surfers, Punk and her making candycane legs, Bob Barker, President Sherman, the "WANTED" posters in search of this bear's nadir, baseball leg from sub-q's, balls of steel, Punk's skateboard, "Bear Witch Project" kitty after a dose of liquid metronidazole, his "helmoot" that he stoically had to wear after his dental, test strip X-mas ornaments, the nightly ni-ni ritual... Special thank you to Jojo and Bunny and Jill and Alex. I miss you all. Thank you all for your love and support.

    To the Current LL Posters: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave messages here, it takes a special kind of person to take the time to do that. On Bear's last day, the vet told me that he knew it wouldn't be a consolation to me at that moment but that he wanted me to know that what "that protocol you're doing" did was to allow Bear to live out a long happy life of a "normal" cat and die of something completely unrelated to his FD. The vet was amazed that all of the slew of tests they took last week came back normal, especially for his age (probably older than 16). I credit FDMB for that. So my message to you is that FD can be a very frustrating disease to manage and try to regulate, but just know that the work you are doing here in LL is important. Be proud of yourselves - keep it up and know that what you are doing really is something that is meaningful and good, and makes a huge difference.

    Thank (((you all))).
  55. Frip&Grip

    Frip&Grip Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    (((Lynn))) He was a good looking boy.. You loved him so much. cat_pet_icon

    I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy..

    Fly free, sweet Bear...
  56. Sandy and Black Kitty

    Sandy and Black Kitty Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2009
    Oh No. . .

    I can't imagine your grief.

    I'm so fortunate to have met dat handsome BearBear in person. I will never forget him.

    Fly free sweet BearBear wings_cat

    :):tears, many many tears::)
  57. Carol-Charlie

    Carol-Charlie Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    OH Damn.... ((((Lynn)))) I'm so sorry.... I'm so sorry... My first thought was our twin boys are together. Bear kept me going after Charlie left for the Bridge.... We know they're there waiting for us. But oh the ache when we look at their napping place... I now close the door to the closet (he had his bed and all his stuff gathered at the far end of the walk in.... If I accidently shut the door, I'd find him sitting staring at the door knob... no sound... I'd open and he'd walk to his bed and give out the most wonderful deep sigh. May your Bear visit often, let you hold him (they had that same soft silky fur)... Gotta stop... tears are flowing..... I'm so so sorry. May God comfort you and bring a smile with each memory!
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