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This is my new home. Let me show you around, and you will see all the hard work that a little dog must do. During this time I’m getting my new people family ready for Serena’s arrival. It’s enough to exhaust my patience!

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Here’s my big brother James. He was a kid not long ago, so he understands me better than other big folks.

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Oh no! I have to go to the Vet! She’s very nice, but she gave me bad news. I cannot play with other dogs for a month in case of dog diseases that young puppy dogs can catch.

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So Papa Bear put me in a fruit basket to go on walks. There is a 2.5-pound weight at the bottom of the basket to keep me from tipping it over.

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Here we are starting on a walk. Sometimes we go walking with other people. When they get in front of me and spoil the view, I bark at them. Get out of the way!

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Now the weather is getting hot, and I take losts of naps to get recharged.

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It got so hot that we drove to Lowe’s and bought an air conditioner!

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Now this is the worst! A dog should be able to play in the dirt and make a mess, not take a bath and get brushed. How embarrassing!

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You know, I have ways of getting even. Don’t test my patience!

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Okay, so the big bears have been married for 35 years. Now get back to work and fix up my dog pen!

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That’s better. You work while I take a nap.

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Mama Bear teaches a 2nd Grade class at school every day. Everybody likes to hug me and I kiss them back.

Finding a home

Jun 1, 2008

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Mama Bear went to choose a new puppy, a labradoodle. She named her “Serena.” Mama once had a dog named “Stella” and she still misses her, so Papa gave Serena to her.

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This is where I came into the story. My Dad “Rocky” brought me out to visit Papa Bear. I played with my ball. I played hide-and-seek behind a tree and under a chair. I decided to go home with Papa Bear. He didn’t know what to do, but I had a plan. I got Mama Bear to give me to Papa Bear.

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Surprise! Surprise! We’re going to be double trouble!

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They named me “Little Rocky” after my Dad. I weighed only 4 pounds. It was a very busy day and I got tuckered. After a nap, I went home right away with Papa Bear. Serena stayed with the other puppies until she grew old enough to come home. She is younger than me and I will never let her forget it!