Friends - I'm in trouble - and I need your help

  • Dont let a day go buy where you dont go see him
    Have faith and exercise it. I’ll keep him in my prayers
    Kris Smith AKA “Surprise Attack”

  • 2018 '16 '13 '12

    Glad to hear things are going well. Looks ike bear still has a hell of a fight ahead of him though.

    Count me in for the post-op treatment.

    I’m sure today, the anniversary of D-Day, is the beginning of an assured victory for Mr Bear. So while he continues to fight. So will I. Today I’m working for Mr. Bear! Donating today’s wage to the campaign.

  • 2018 2017 '16 '15 Customizer

    Excellent and Amen! Congratulations to you and Mr. Bear!

  • Customizer

    Glad to hear the news man!

  • 2017 '16 '15 '14 '13 '12

    I think this picture says it all.


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    Thank you guys for all of your support. This was impossible without every single one of you.

    That first picture is just a start… there’s a second picture coming (as soon as I have a few minutes) with the “reinforcements” who helped came to save the day, and get us to the top of the hill ;).

    I’m also working on a short video, (that could take a little bit more time,) just for the crew; and for new Mascot!!!

    The Bear General!

  • PM. me your address Gar.

  • Glad to hear everything went well.  Love the Bear General as well.

  • Congratulations Gargantua. I’m rooting for Mr. Bear all the way.

  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    Hey guys, just a quick update.

    I’m staying at the (low) Quality Inn down the street from the WSU Veterinary Hospital tonight, and Bear has been released to spend the day with me today, and tomorrow, (To reduce stress/anxiety) and on a whole is doing great.

    The incision along his skull is 6 inches long, and the tumor they removed was the size of a baseball.  Keep in mind, his head is considerably smaller than yours… :S

    Following that  - Bear is staying with one of the medical students who has generously offered to house him for the next 4 to 5 weeks, whilst he gets radiation treatments.

    I didn’t know this at the time, but the WSU teaching hospital here is one of the top veterinary destinations in the world.  People fly their race horses for treatment here from Europe, and they have experts in all kinds of fields.  This is one of the most impressive places I have ever seen in my life - and to boot, because it’s a teaching hospital, prices are significantly reduced, and more effort is willing to be made.

    I was wholly unaware of this going in… but had I gone to any other neurologist in a 2,500 mile radius, the most likely response I would have received was that it was too-late for Bear, and that they wouldn’t operate.

    WSU has a reputation for doing whatever it takes if they believe their is a chance… this has paid off huge for Mr. Bear.  Keep this in mind for your friends and families animals later.  Huge difference maker.

    Mr. Bears case has also been so successful so far, and the staff at WSU has been so impressed by YOU HERE AT A&A.ORG! and the fundrazr, that they want to post Bear’s story on their website.  I’m going to give them permission, and obviously tell them to “protect the names of the innocent”.

    Thank you guys for make this even possible… I don’t know what else to say, other than you’ve saved Mr. Bear’s life. And that you’re a bunch of hero’s!

  • 2017 '16 '15 '14 '13 '12

    Here, here!

    Wonderful news Garg.

  • '10

    Nice to hear about the current status of Bear. I get all misty when I read all your posts. Here is the photo of my little pal that I promised you. Twelve years old.


  • Glad To hear the good news Garg!

  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10


    Nice to hear about the current status of Bear. I get all misty when I read all your posts. Here is the photo of my little pal that I promised you. Twelve years old.

    Very handsome dog!

  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    Mr. Bear thanks you all!

    Rambo - Copy.jpg

  • 2018 2017 '16 '15 Customizer

    Poor dude… hope he’s feeling better.

  • Just saw this now; do you still need some moneyz?

  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    Mr. Bear’s radiation treatment ($3000) starts in another 10 days… In the meantime he’s staying with one of the veterinary students (See pic! It’s a nice place!). These treatments aren’t even available in my province, are state of the art, and at significantly reduced cost.

    Watch out friends - at my next face to face game, Bear is rolling my dice. To put how miraculous this has all been into perspective, it’s as if Mr. Bear just shot down 11 of 12 attacking aircraft with AA-Guns on a sea-lion defence. And now he just has to mop up the Pacific.

    That said yes - we still need all the help we can get.

    From start to finish this whole process is going to cost $10,000. :S ($5500 is already paid).

    Fortunately because of overwhelming donations, and the cooperation of the hospital, I’ve been able to pay for both the surgery and radiation upfront requirements (%50). Now I’m focused on being able to pay for the other half in 5 weeks, when I go to pick him up from the Student.

    I believe that if I can fundraise another $1,000, that I’ll be able to make it.

    Thank you guys for being so supportive in all this. I have a little something special planned for you all that I’ve been working on.


  • Alright then, have $5 dollars one me! (sorry, I’m kinda lower income coughdirtpoorcough, maybe next payday).

  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10


    Thank you very much!  Every dollar is important, and counts for the win!

  • '10

    Hope he is doing well.  I am happy to support this as I love my Dog and know how important they are to us all.

    Sorry I didn’t hear about this earlier.  Thanks to Djenson for posting on FB so I could get in.

    All the best,


  • I wondered why my bank statement said $19.82 when I had donated $20.

    It finally dawned on me…you live in America’s hat.  And that means that the Loon has dropped in value (or the dollar has increased since I last heard) and USA is back on top.

    USA! USA! USA!


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    Mr. Bear’s first day in Oncology was yesterday.

    Localized Radiation for the next 3 weeks, then I get him back, and he’s good!

    His recovery has also been speedy gentlemen, I’ve posted comments from the Vet he’s staying with below

    "Hey Joel,
    Mr. Bear is doing absolutely great.  He’s gotten all his energy back and he’s been having tons of fun sunbathing and playing at the park.  He really is a great dog.

    It’s looking like he’ll start his radiation therapy on Tuesday morning.  He’ll go in with me in the morning, have his treatment sometime in the morning, and then unfortunately for him, he’ll be stuck there until my husband is done with work and comes to rescue him. I’m sure he won’t be crazy about hanging out in the runs, but it should only be a few hours per day.  The following week, I go onto over night duty, so he’ll go up to the hospital with my husband in the morning, and then I’ll take him home when I’m off.  He’ll like that cause he won’t have to spend time in the runs for those weeks.
    I hope you were able to open the pics from a few days ago, that was his first big walk to the park.  It took a few days before he seemed strong enough to walk too far, but now he’s unstoppable!
    Best, "


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    None of this would have been possible with your support guys…

    Don’t know what to say - other than thank you again for standing to be counted as my friends.  I owe each of you dearly.

  • 2017 '16 '15 '14 '13 '12

    That’s awesome news man!

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