Today was an adventure . I just love adventure.
Sunday started out as an ordinary day but thankfully didn’t end as such.
I was driving a meal out to a friends house , a house which I’ve never been to before. It’s a bit out of town and in a beautiful location of acres upon acres of open space. I rang the door bell and my friends husband opened the door while struggling to keep his overly eager dog from jumping on me. He smiled and said, ” Just come on in.” He turned his back towards me as he walked and held tightly onto his dogs collar. I followed him in and then IT happened.
I found myself staring into the eyes of someone I never thought I’d see again!!!
Quick.. what was the first thing that popped into your mind? Who do you think it might have been?
I’m just going to say ..no matter how great of a guess you made ( that is if you even tried to guess) you’d be wrong.
How can I be so sure? How sure am I ? So sure, I’d bet my life on it.
Is the suspense killing you? Or boring you?
Okay , okay , I’ll just continue.
I was staring directly into the face of the bear I had met on a hike! ( see my blog entitled :Oh Hi, Mr. Freakishly large black bear)
I’d know that face anywhere! And here he was still staring at me. He had obviously been to a taxidermist and been kept with an amazingly happy face and in perfect pose!
I starting laughing so hard that I had to explain my previous encounter and soon we were all laughing. My friends husband is obsessed with bears. He tracked this bear for months and had a friend from Colorado come help him finish the hunt when he acquired a license to hunt a bear. They actually tracked and killed this bear near the same area as I encountered him. Now, I’m not going to go into how I feel about bear hunting.. it would change the tone of this post . But I was able to engage with this hunter and it went something like this.
“Hey, I’m a bear whisperer ” says me.
This comment is returned with a very confused look.
“No, really”, I continue , “you don’t need your friend from Colorado ”
” If you ever want to meet a bear just take me along and you’ll see in just a few minutes one will saunter right up to me to have a nice little chat” I said trying to fill the awkward silence.
Laughter filled the air, until I just had to go one step too far.
” No, I’m serious ”
Awkward silence returns.
It was my turn to laugh, though inwardly I still think I am a bear whisperer, but realize sometimes it’s best to keep this kind of information a secret. Especially if you don’t want to end up in a straight jacket.
Anyways, I asked them to send me a picture of the bear so I could introduce you to.. poor Cinnamon.
Yes, I named him.
But seriously, look at how cute!!
Now, he may not look ” freakishly large” but one can just assume the taxidermist needed to reduce his size to fit this corner of the home and onto the attractive base.
But, I know that face .
The bear whisperer