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I’m Still Around!

Hi Everyone!

So much has been going on and mommy needs to update my blog to get more storage space since she LOVES posting tons of photos. She’s going to give you LOTS of updates about all that I have been up to from the Rainbow Bridge as soon as school is out for the summer… and guess what?! I helped mommy get an awesome new job as a professor (it’s her dream job)! Her and daddy spent so much money to help me and I wanted to make sure mommy, daddy and my brothers have everything they need. Mommy’s new job means she is off in the summers to be with my brothers and no more worries about finances!

So I thought I’d just let you know about my latest angel sign. Last night mommy was watching a vet show and the doggy on the show also had bone cancer and had to have his leg amputated and then it wasn’t long before he was at the Rainbow Bridge with me. Because of the show Mommy was really thinking about me more than usual (which is already almost every minute of the day) when she woke up today. She decided to sleep in a little and then headed to work.

Since she was missing me she played our special song from my boatride the night before I crossed over. While she was playing the song on her phone in the car today she thought to herself (or more like I made the thought pop into mommy’s head lol) what if she turned on the radio and our song was playing at that same moment (I’ve only made the song play twice since I crossed and I always do it when she has changed her schedule and wouldn’t normally be in the car listening to the radio so that she knows FOR SURE that it’s me (I’m a smart boy and I know my mommy).

So anyhow, mommy is thinking, “I wonder if I turn up the radio if me and Zuzu’s song is playing. Then I’d know he is with me because he’s only made it play twice.”

So mommy turns her phone down and turns up the radio… common you should know the rest by now if you’ve been reading my blog… OF COURSE I had the song playing at the EXACT SAME TIME, so as soon as mommy turned her phone down the radio picked up playing the song at the exact same spot. Mommy was in shock, she had to check that it was actually the radio playing and not her phone still. She burst into tears because it let her know that I was with her at the exact moment- as soon as she played the song on her phone, I made it play on the radio.

I was there in that car. Mommy forget’s sometimes that I can go EVERYWHERE now. I keep telling her that I’m ALWAYS with her. I hear her talk to me everyday and I know that more than anything she just wants to hug me and smoosh my big face and give me kisses so I had to come through SUPER powerful for mommy today so she wouldn’t have any doubt at all.

Ps. Don’t tell mommy, but by the time she updates my blog again… she will have another angel story- I’ll never stop finding ways to come through. Mommy’s friend told her that she was my guardian angel on earth and now I’m hers. That’s exactly right. Love you mommy! XOXO

Super Pup Project

Another update! Mommy and her friends decided to give other terminally ill and senior dogs Super Pup photo shoots! Shogun’s gift of Super Zeus Day is going to keep rolling on to others. Mommy started a Facebook page and Instagram account (superpupproject) so people can follow the project and also get involved by donating capes, sharing their own photos of their dogs in capes along with their stories, and spreading the word.

So far two other doggies have had Super Pup photo shoots. Sounder and Cody. Both are senior pups with the same type of cancer and are miracles! Mommy’s friend Sonya and her husband officially adopted Sounder and mommy says his spirit reminds her of mine. She took his water front photos and is his godmommy!

The other pup is Cody who’s dad became homeless and selflessly gave him to a rescue group so that he could get the treatment and love he needs. I bet his daddy misses him so much. Mommy’s friends are going to try and get in contact with him to share his photos so his dad can see he is happy.

Well that’s all for now!

So much has happened!

So much has happened since my mommy last posted! I was in another article! I’m so glad that everyone gets to know how special my mommy and my relationship is. Mommy always says I’m a soulmate. We just love each other so much. Even though we can’t hug each other on earth I still come in her dreams so she can hug me again. She loves when that happens. 

The thing I ❤️ most about mommy is that she is still helping other shelter pups. I saw that there was this boy named Kublai who was really scared like me and he’d also been returned by an adopter and just was having a tough time. Well as soon as mommy met him she could see he was just terrified as it was Clear the Shelters and there were lots of people. He hid in the back of his kennel so mommy got him a teddy bear and blankets and sat with him and talked to him, gave him kisses and snuggled him until he stopped shaking. She showed families how sweet he was (I totally set this up from beyond 😉).

Then when mommy saw his shelter info card she spotted the identical tweety bird that was in my info card photo and knew that I was trying to get a message to her. At first she thought I might have been telling her to adopt him, but I know that mommy and daddy can’t do that right now financially and my brothers are still adjusting to me being at the rainbow bridge.

So she made it her mission to get him the family he deserves. Mommy took lots of photos and videos and shared him on her rescue Facebook page: adropinthedogbowl.

And then one of the families mommy had introduced him to found her rescue page and told her they had adopted him! They had recently lost their own pup Blaze who looked IDENTICAL to him (Blaze also helped with this adoption- he wanted his family to be happy and for Kublai to have his spot and all the love he had). Mommy told them all about me and how I had led her to help him. She asked them if they had given Kublai a new name… boy was she shocked when she got the response-lol. I wanted to make sure mommy knew it was me. They named him Jasper. Jasper is my big brother’s name who made mommy fall in love with dogs and get into rescue.

I wanted to honor my big brother because without him I wouldn’t have had such a great family. Mommy told Kublai/Jasper’s mom she couldn’t believe it and explained that my brother is Jasper. His mommy said that no one else wanted to rename him but she did. She looked up 5 names and the name Jasper just kept coming to her (hmm wonder how that happened lol). She also couldn’t believe it! Who says we are gone- we are never gone- we are always around 😇 I’m giving mommy spirit chills right now as she writes- her sign that something is real/true. And just to top it off Kublai/Jasper’s mom mentioned that he likes to hug. My mom almost dropped her phone when she read that. She had wondered if he hugged like me- something that is not necessarily something all big dogs do 😉- YUP mommy it’s me- I knew that nobody but me knew you were wondering about that.  Xoxoxo

My Story Goes World Wide!

So um, a lot has happened since mommy last blogged. My daddy came home from working all summer and my brothers were sooo happy to have the family together! Daddy didn’t see it, but when he came home I ran down the hallway, spun in a circle and jumped up and hugged him- angels can still do these things you know. The day before daddy came home mommy and Jasper went to my memorial because my permanent memorial stone arrived. They went with one of mommy’s friends- Natasha. She is really nice and she saw me on my last earth day and gave me pets. They cleaned all around my memorial and Jasper laid with me in it- he really seems to like visiting me there (I’m with him everywhere, but he remembers seeing me again for the last time there). Captain doesn’t really seem to find it as peaceful to go, so mommy let him stay home.

Mommy bought my brothers identical super hero capes like mine and her friend Virgil who took all the nice photos of me did a memorial photo shoot with my brothers at a mansion. The photos are really beautiful. They sure love me A LOT! I was right there with them when they were taking the photos and they are Zuzu approved. Mommy’s friend Sonya had to come help because my brother Captain is pretty wild. They had long leashes on my brothers that were photoshopped out and mommy thought there was NO WAY they got the shot, but they did!

For my one month angel anniversary mommy took Cap on the same cruise we went on the day before I became an angel. He wore the super hero cape there too and he went right over to the same spot I sat when I rode the boat! Cap really liked it and everyone loved him just like they loved me! I was happy he got to share the experience. Mommy took Jasper to see my favorite baker and go for a hike at the park earlier that day- I’m so happy my brothers are getting lots of mommy time.


And you are never going to believe this! An article was written about me and people from all over the world have read it and commented! Mommy says it’s important to keep sharing my story- to let people know that adult dogs, shelter pups, tripawds, doggies with cancer… all deserve lots and lots of love and we will love you lots and lots in return.

Well more to come soon, mommy has been having kind of a hard time lately- she gets sad a lot and tries not to cry- but I see her let some tears slip down her cheek every once in awhile and hold my teddy bear or sit on my bed- she talks to me and I’m right there; I hear every word.  Mommy, I’m ALWAYS right there- I won’t leave you- never ever ever. You don’t have to be strong all the time, but try not to stay sad for too long. I like seeing you laugh and play with my brothers and tell silly stories about me. I love you mommy! XOXO Zubear.


My Memorial

My memorial was on June 21st. It was a bit rough for mommy because it was supposed to be the week before, but the casket that arrived was too small. Daddy is working abroad, so mommy, my brothers and my best friend next door came and brought all my special things (my superhero cape, pillow, blanket, letter, bone…). Mommy kissed me and my brothers sniffed me. Then my memorial was supposed to be the following Tuesday, but something got delayed with the shipping of the new casket, so it got moved to Wednesday. Mommy was getting so exhausted. She said she just wanted to lay her baby to rest!

Mommy went to the store and bought lots of nice stuff to make my memorial really special. She was looking for solar lights and all the sudden spotted two purple solar flower lights! Purple is mommy and daddy’s favorite color and she said I had to have a night light because I had one at home and having solar flower lights would mean I’d have flowers that would never die. She couldn’t find a price and just hoped they wouldn’t be too expensive. When she got to the car and looked at the receipt she couldn’t believe her eyes… she’d been charged $0.01 per light. She said she KNEW someone was watching out for her. She sent the photos to grandma and later that night grandma called mommy and said she was sure I knew she’d bought the lights. She told mommy to look back at one of my old videos from my hydrotheraphy sessions- that she thought she saw the exact same flowers in the background… mommy finally found the video clip and paused it and realized the flowers that looked very similar to my solar lights were actually faux orchids (which my therapist had moved out of the therapy room a few weeks later- they were no longer in there)- orchids are mommy’s favorite flowers- she realized instantly that just like she got me flowers- I was sending her some too.

The day finally came when mommy could come lay my human body to rest. She came again with my best friend and brothers. Jasper sniffed around me and seemed okay with knowing I’m in heaven- he’s an old soul as mommy says. Cap jumped up and shoved his whole nose in my face and sniffed and sniffed I was laughing in heaven- that’s my brother. But I know he was kind of sad and I hope he knows I’m still with him. After that mommy fixed my ear that Cap flipped over and she patted and kissed me. She took the special prayer blanket and gave me another one. She made sure I had something from everyone- a toy daddy wanted me to have from my therapist, Jasper’s old collar, Cap’s blanket, and a letter from her. Then they put my earth body in the ground and made the most beautiful memorial. Mommy even made me a temporary memorial marker until my laser engraved one arrives.

She also made this beautiful spot at home called ZuBear Garden and she’s going to bring my temporary marker home and put it there when my permanent memorial marker comes.

Mommy still leaves on my night light and sometimes still sleeps on my bed in my room. My brothers will come lay next to her, but usually won’t lay on my bed- we shared all of our other beds, but the bed in our doggy room they always left just for me- that’s why they called it my room. She still loves to smell my blanket and talks to me a lot. I hear everything and I try to show her I’m right there with her even if she can’t see me. I’m sure she will share more of my signs soon.

I want her to know I’m really proud of her because last night she went back to the shelter for the first time in sooo long (she was always worried about missing time with me or bringing home germs because I was on chemo) and she and her friend who took my Superhero Zeus Day photos and some other friends took photos of the shelter pups who need homes. One dog Bojo, even sat in her lap the way I did.

She said she knew I’d want her to go there and give them love and she is right. My mommy is the best mommy ever- because she loves the dogs other people are mean to and give up on and give away. Not all people are bad that give away their dogs, but some have bad spirits- like the ones who hurt the pretty girl Desire that was at the photoshoot.

She had stepped in poo poo and was terrified to come out of her kennel- then mommy’s volunteer friend brought her a few steps and mommy knelt down and let her sniff her hand and got a cold wet towel. When they got outside where it was hot mommy laid the towel on the ground and Desire stepped on it and mommy could see her ears had been chopped and she had bites all over her whole body- she was probably a bait dog for fighters. As mommy softly cleaned her paws and legs she leaned in and kissed mommy in the face. That was me mommy- that was me. I am the hope and resilience in their eyes. I am them. My love is in their kisses, cuddles and hugs.

Mommy, you always told me how brave I was, but you were brave too. You never let anything take away my happiness. You made sure I had the best life in the world. I know it’s a little hard for you when you blog, because that’s when you hear me speak to you most clearly. That’s when I write through you to get messages to you. And guess what mommy, I even know about that special mug you had made of me that you keep at work and I love YOU to the moon and back.

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