adopted from Susan McCoy in the late nineteen eighties by Mort, Jean, ad
Jack Berenstein in Thousand Oaks. He was the King of the house and he
was a wonderful and loving companion. In 1991 Jack got engaged to
Melissa and moved down the street.
Melissa visited Bear daily. Jack and Melissa married in 1992 and Jean
passed away in April of 1993 from cancer. Bear was beyond devastated.
never left her bedside during her illness. He was always worried about her.
Mort suffered a major stroke in November of 1994 and had to go to a nursing
home. Bear was so sad and lonely. Jack and Melissa had bought an adorable
Keeshond named Zackery in 1993. They made the decision to rescue bear
and remind him that he still had lots of life left in him. Jack and
Melissa welcomed a daughter named Miranda in August of 1997. Bear and
Zackery were the best of buddies. They had a wonderful life together
until bear passed away in May of 1999. Zackery was adjusted to being
the only dog once again but always seemed to miss his Bear Bear. Then
in January of 2000 Jack and Melissa got the call from Susan about a Kees in
long beach that was in need of rescue. His owner had died and speedy
was left in care of a neighbor. So out to long beach with Zackery we
went to meet Mr. Speedy. Speedy and Zack got along great and both dogs
loved Miranda so the decision was made to bring speedy home. In April
of 2002 Zackery died of cancer. He was only nine years old.
Jack, Melissa, and Miranda were so said to have lost the dog they had since
he was a puppy. Miranda felt it was necessary to get a new dog but
speedy was adjusting well to being the only dog. In April of 2003
Melissa took speedy to Susanís house for his grooming. There she and
Miranda met Hannah and completely fell in love with her. She is a
complete and total love dog. When Melissa told Jack the story of Hannah,
they decided it was time for a new addition to the family. Hannah will
be three on May 17th and speedy will be six on May 15th.
We feel so
blessed to have been able to rescue these three wonderful Keeshonds.
They have added too much to our lives. They are loyal and constant
companions and are wonderful family pets. We are thankful to Susan for
all the work that she does to make it possible to find such incredible dogs.