by Eva & Simon Cort
(Jefferson City, MO)
My husband Simon and Bear Bear
My brother-in-law used to go fishing at Binder Lake, just outside of Jefferson City, MO quite often.
Two summers ago I had taken a trip with one of my little sisters to Wyoming, to take her kids to see their father. On our way back, my brother-in-law, David, sent me a text message with a picture of a rottweiler with a saying "Look what I caught while fishing at the lake..."
I was so tired from driving strait through to Wyoming and back that I didn't catch his sarcasm, and told him "funny, that isn't a fish." About 2 hours after that text, I had finally made it home and the Rottweiler was standing in my garage.
I got out of the car and sat down on the ground and Bear Bear had laid down next to me and put his head in my lap. I immediately felt a liking to him, which was a little unusual because I was so partial to the Pit Bull breed.
It wasn't that I didn't like the Rottweiler breed, I just had always had a pit bull since I was a little girl.
I had asked my brother-in-law where he had gotten the dog? He told me that he had gone fishing early that morning and saw Bear tied up to a concrete picnic bench with a piece of twine rope, left with no water, and no food. He said that he had watched Bear Bear for a couple of hours to see if anyone had come back to get him.
After about 4 hours, my brother-in-law went and untied him and put him in the truck with no problems. He was going to keep him for himself, but his Mastiff wasn't having any part of Bear being there.
With that being said, my husband started begging me to keep the dog. We had just recently buried our dog. I told my husband that I had to think about it, and at that point I was going to take a nap since I had just driven a 27 hour trip on barely no sleep.
When I woke up a couple hours later, I found Bear Bear snuggled up next to me in my bed with his head sharing my pillow... That was the end of my thinking... Bear Bear had stolen my heart.
Bear Bear has now been a part of our family for 2 years. He still has mine and my husband's hearts. He is definitely one of our kids. . .He is actually more spoiled than our children. :)
Eva & Simon Cort