Monday, July 07, 2008


DG wants to see a bear in the wild. He has tried in Alaska, he even tried to talk one of the locals in Anchorage into taking him out to the local dump at snack time. But she was afraid of becoming the snack, apparently she had the windows broken out of her car in a parking lot behind the Anchorage Police department a couple of months earlier when she left her lunch on the seat one warm spring day. There is a line in a promo for a TV programing that says "that warm fuzzy bear can rip your head off and eat you when it wants to." For now I am content to visit indoor bears, like this cute little trio in the National Portrait Gallery in DC.

Lions and Tiger and Bears, oh my!


  1. I likes bears too. The only wild ones I've seen though, have been after they were shot.

    So sad.

  2. TR and his bear...I see a new TV show in the works here.

  3. And I think that should read:

    Woodchuck and Squirrels and Bears...oh my!

  4. I've been to Anchorage, in the winter, and those fellows are not Winnie the Pooh. Never talk to a bear that already has a toothpick in his mouth and a pack of Marlboro Reds rolled up in his fur.

  5. There are bears at the National Zoo . . . pandas and even sloth bears (my personal favorite). And they're at a safer distance than in Alaska.

    My hubby and I went there on our honeymoon and we were hiking and were terrified the whole time of running into a bear in the tundra where there was nowhere for us to hide. We didn't see one, though - and we were sort of bummed and glad at the same time.