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RIP To Pete The Dog Who Fought Off A Black Bear So His Owner And Their Other Dogs Could Get Away

mmspets- Below is an account from my husband of yesterdays pack walk. “Today we lost our brave, old man Pete. The dogs surprised a black bear just off the trail while we were hiking this morning. It must not have heard or smelled us with the pouring rain. It felt threatened and turned around. Pete stepped up and held off the bear until I could get the other dogs to safety. Once I was sure they were safe, I went back and scared the bear off, but Pete was gravely injured. I was able to get him back down to the main trail and, thanks to Cathi and Kate, we were able to get him in a car and to the hospital pretty quickly. He held on like a real trooper the whole time, and he was never alone in his pain. The x-rays revealed some pretty bad spinal damage that would mean he could never walk again, if he survived all the surgeries (not a certain thing at his age). We decided it was best to let him go this afternoon. Run free Pete, you no longer have all those aches and pains of old age. You had a great 18 months with us running the days away like you loved.” Please light a candle for Pete and remember that fostering and rescuing a dog can sometimes save you. Senior dogs have so much to give. Love you Petey. Save me some cheese for when we see each other again.

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Mannnnnnn that’s sad as fuuuuuuuuuuck. God damn. Ripped my heart right outta my chest. I just wanted to give a quick shoutout to Pete the dog. Pete the hero. Pete the lifesaver. I saw this story going viral yesterday but I was flying down a mountain on an inner tube so I couldn’t blog it. What a brave pup. Imagine the balls on Pete for being like, “Alright well there’s a black bear so I’m gonna fight that mother fucker. Let’s roll bub” and fighting the bear off until his owner and their other dogs were able to escape to safety. Good boy. The best boy, really. Fuck that black bear though. Hey man, just chill out. What an awful look for all the black bears out there. It’s one thing to kill a human being. We’re na okay species but we’re far from perfect. We have a lot of flaws. Too many to name. We’ve done some things that make us viable candidates to be killed. But killing a dog? Fuck off. Not cool at all. RIP Pete.