!! OMG, RIP: Gus Kenworthy’s new rescue puppy Beemo passes away !!

Two days ago my beautiful baby Beemo passed away. It was completely unexpected and Matt and I are beside ourselves trying to cope with her loss. For a week or so we’d been worrying because she was showing less and less interest in her food. There were several trips to the vet and on our final visit this past Thursday I asked them do a full body scan in case there was an underlying issue they had missed. Beemo went into a panic attack during the x-rays and her breathing became rapid and shallow. The scan revealed that her lungs were deteriorated and that her heart was too big for her body – a birth defect we had no way of knowing about. Unable to treat her there, I rushed her to the emergency vet where a breathing tube was put down her throat. They hoped that with a respirator breathing for her they could get her vitals back to a normal level so she could be treated but they were never able to do so. The past two days have been a blur. It all happened so fast that it’s still hard to believe it. The ER doc told us that even if we’d somehow spotted the issue earlier it wouldn’t have made a difference in the end. He said that she’d been living on “borrowed time” from the get go. Beemo was truly the best thing that ever happened to me and I feel so fortunate for our borrowed time together. I’ve never loved anything or anyone in the way that I loved that dog and she is and will always be deeply missed. She was so smart and playful. She brought so much happiness to so many people every single day. I’ll always remember being out on a walk with her and every other second she would get stopped by someone wanting to pet her, kneel down and kiss her, hold her in their arms or take a photo and on many occasions a crowd of people would have formed around her. That was her power: she made people smile. She was the kindest, most gentle soul I’ve ever known. She loved people. She loved birds and the snow. She loved me and Matt. But most of all she loved meeting other dogs. If any of you have pets up in doggy heaven please tell them to go find Bee because she could really use a good play date right now. RIP sweet creature – your daddy loves you more than you could ever even know!

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Kenworthy penned a heartbreaking announcement and message stating his rescue puppy Beemo has passed away!

Kenworthy and his boyfriend Matt rescued Beemo from a dog meat farm in South Korea during the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang. Since then, he’s been regularly sharing pics and stories about the adorable pup with his 1 million Instagram followers. RIP Beemo!

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6 Comments on "OMG, RIP: Gus Kenworthy’s new rescue puppy Beemo passes away"

  1. I can feel the pain and sorrow you are feeling as I had two wonderful ‘girls’ pass away within six months of each other! One was a stray which came on our property, half-starved almost to the point of death, and the other a white Shepard (from birth). The stray developed a fungus which compromised her lungs and spread so fast they were unable to save her. Our Shepard had a cancerous tumor which burst and she bled to death (internally). This double whammy almost sent me into a depression. What saved me was remembering the love they gave us and this love was the succor to my soul. Time heals, but memories keep them in my heart!

  2. mitch forman | May 29, 2018 at 9:06 pm | Reply

    Gus, think how grateful you deserve to be for giving that poor innocent soul some days of love and comfort just before the end of her life. She would never have known it otherwise. You & Matt did a great thing saving a pup from the cruelest Korean dog-meat trade. Nothing better can ever be done.

  3. Michael Mann | May 29, 2018 at 6:51 pm | Reply

    So very sorry for your loss Gus and Brad

  4. Michael McGann | May 29, 2018 at 5:08 pm | Reply

    Gus and Matt, I’m so sorry for your loss of your fur-baby.

  5. Old news & who cares…?

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