We learned today that Bear was hit by a vehicle and passed on.
The folks we gave Bear to, which we had visited and had dinner with, informed us that Bear is no longer with us.
His family went on vacation for a week and left Bear with a house sitter. Somehow, he got out of the house/yard and was hit by a vehicle, killing him instantly.
All parties are greatly saddened as he was yet a puppy being only 3. We will all miss you Bear.