Monday, January 20, 2014

Goodbye Mr. Bean

Years ago a Pyr with mange came into rescue which is not uncommon. He was a handsome young man and they named him Mr. Bean also known as Beanie. The mange cleared but he developed a lameness issue and it was thought that he perhaps had (DM) which is a progressive disorder. I wrote about Mr. Bean on Myatuk's webpage to ask for help.

Over the years the lameness got worse and Mr. Bean ended up in wheels. Walking Beanie in his wheels was always an adventure because if you didn't pay attention he would take off after deer and go crashing into the woods. It was not uncommon for him to up-end himself blasting over downed trees and stumps.

I loved Bean because like Tonka he personified that "never give up" spirit and in his wheels he was a thing of joy to behold. He was also a big love laying on his blanket in the yard wanting to be fussed over and talked to. He tended to be picky about who he liked but he and I always got along fine.
It was because of Bean that I knew Tonka would be OK when the time came that he finally ended up in wheels. It was also because of him that I had already done some research about lameness before that became an issue with my boy. I owe Mr. Bean for some of my sanity and calmness in dealing with the past 2 years.

On Saturday January 17, 2014 the Journey of Mr. Bean ended here on earth. I imagine he and Tonka are running and playing like two overgrown pups and chasing deer and each other thru the woods with no obstacles in the way.
Rest In Peace Mr. Bean I will see you and my boy at the bridge.


The Zoo Crew and their staff said...

Beanie was an ornery goofy boy. Chasing deer was his sport of choice. He did it well. I think his other sport was watching humans chase him while he chased deer!
I too believe he and Tonka are running free and having a Pyrfect time. I see the rainbow bridge having a big stack of wheels on one side and fun loving animals on the other.

Robbin said...

What a blessing Mr. Bean was to those of us who had the chance to peek in on his adventures from time to time! He especially touched our hearts in this household, as we too have a Pyr in a wheelchair, named Chief. Chief & the rest of us Sneddons send love & light to Mr. Bean, & to his friend Tonka, & to all the wonderful folks who helped Mr. Bean during his earthly journey.