Beanie Banks, cherished Weimaraner of Elizabeth Oei, died Friday, Sept. 11 following a diagnosis earlier this year of nasal adenocarcinoma.
He was 13.
Beanie was predeceased by brother Cosmo.
Born Aug. 19, 2007, he came to Oei through New York State Weimaraner Rescue at age six months. Insecure and shy, he bonded tightly with his brother Big Momo.
A certified Delta Therapy Dog and Canine Good Citizen, he was the unofficial mascot of New Canaan Emergency Medical Services, joining Oei for every shift she was on duty. Wordlessly, Beanie provided support to New Canaan Police on days of high stress amid extreme trauma, offering a head on a lap or nose on a hand.
He was a Zumbach’s regular.
Beanie had a small supporting role with Vince Vaughn in the movie “Brawl in Cell Block 99,” and can be seen within the first 15 minutes of the film.
A born gourmand, Beanie lived his entire life unaware that he was not human.
He suffered greatly after losing his brother in November 2018, and never completely recovered.
He left the way he lived—quietly, dignified, surrounded by family and love and handsome as ever.
Beanie is with Cosmo now, chasing bunnies and squirrels.