I Said Goodbye to My Best Friend

And I’ve honestly never been so relieved

“Oso” means bear in Spanish and that’s exactly what he was, a big ole white teddy bear, a gentle giant. He was absolutely the kindest, gentlest soul, despite his size. At his heaviest, he was around 115 pounds. Oso was a German Shepherd, which is my husband’s favorite breed. When my friend Wendy called that day 11 years ago, to ask if we…