Today after more than 13 years we had to say goodbye to the 3rd of the original 3blackdogs. Skansen’s JA Bauer was a big, lovable brute that never seemed to grow up. He was always the low man on the totem pole but took it all in stride. A bit goofy, he often invited the disdain of both man and other beasts, but I don’t think he really had a mean bone in his body. His misbehavior around strangers was born of nervousness more than anything else, and he was a devoted friend to those few that knew him well. Like those that have preceded hm, he will be dearly missed.
Jan 19 2010