Dog of the Month: Bear
"Bear's presence isn't just about his large size but his epic personality too. On the days I am lucky enough to walk Bear, I can't help but smile strolling through Brooklyn with him by my side. It feels like walking with some kind of celebrity - people love seeing him and none more than me. He not only feels like a special dog but like a friend." -- Kate
Bear loves pizza more than anything but won’t eat the crust unless there is butter on it. I have to spell out the word *pizza* around him and have to take alternate routes to avoid Domino’s locations on our walks. If he spots a Domino’s, he will lay down in front of it and won’t budge.
Bear doesn’t bark but lets me know he needs some attention by thumping his paw on the ground. He will also walk over to me and tap me if I don’t respond fast enough! When he stays with his grandparents in his *country home,* he loves to sun himself on the deck outside.
Bear loves to swim—which I found out at a neighbor’s backyard barbecue when he was only a year old. I dropped his leash for a second, and Bear ran straight for the deep end of the pool and jumped in. He had never been near water before and didn’t know how to swim; he was having a ball but starting to sink. So, fully clothed in a new dress, I jumped in the pool after him to hold him up. The neighbors still talk about it to this day!
Bear is a complete mama’s boy. We also call him Mr. Mayor, because his favorite thing to do is to pay calls to neighbors and take a turn about town. He is quite the social butterfly.
from his human
From the first moment we met the folks at TBM, Bear and I have been so grateful for the way they accept him, regardless of size and breed. TBM sees Bear’s personality and constantly endeavors to shape the walking and care-taking experience around Bear as an individual pup. TBM never makes me feel like a crazy pet parent—they completely understand how Bear is my world and they reinforce that perspective! I couldn’t imagine our lives without our special friends at TBM.