Healing Teddy Bear Moments
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Friday, October 25, 2019
By ISOsplash

“Healing Teddy Bear Moments”

There is a one-of-a-kind unwind that has to do with a beautiful creature trusting you now going on 17.5 years and still wanting to be by your side. Once cradled as a tiny furry companion, Bosley still looks at me with an expression that truly communicates knowing one’s patriarch to be the familiar anchor that cares for him through and through. Having the honor to establish a forever home for him and his brother, Birkoff, is filled with memories including but not limited to fetching • trips to the vet receiving endless compliments from strangers • road trips & running errands while turning heads as their faces blow just outside the window • lake/beach swimming experiences • lots of hangouts • encouraging play in every season • pondering as to why they must chew and often snack on tree bark • the infamous bathing and, on occasion, luxury groomer pamperings • loving on the Dyson animal vacuum • and appreciating a washed pet bed purged of the super shed. Most of all for me, it’s the joy I feel reflecting on the numerous animal assisted therapy activities volunteering with Bosley at senior homes and with special needs kids and adults. He truly has become and forever will be my boy, and I’m so lucky that in an involuntary, instinctive manner, he naturally has become part of my healing process through this battle I can’t help but feel I’m going to be winning sooner than later. Healing teddy bear moments serve a small yet significant part of how the world is a better place with living examples of encouragement such as Mr. Bosley Bear :)

r.i.p. Bosley I love you 
6/2/2002 - 10/25/2019

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