Eulogy for Hero Beilman, beloved dog, companion

From the beginning this was a scam. Looking back, we got scammed big time. Firstly, the shelter staff convinced me that I was just going to take this 4-week-old adorable puppy home for a night or two to “get him out of the shelter” because he was too young to survive. So, in 10 seconds flat, they gathered up everything I needed to care for a puppy. Keep in mind, I hadn’t had a dog in 30 years and we had two cats at home.

As I was driving home, nervous about what Lewis was going to do, the tiny mutt (Lewis nicknamed him Muttbrain) started crying in his carrier. That scam by Hero himself resulted in me putting him on my lap. And so it began. He was immediately quiet as a church mouse.

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