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Sunday, May 6, 2012

The forecast

Bears, bears, bears. I had a bonanza of bear photos today, at six different sites. This is a bear who walked a long way to become an internet star. I show him here at only one site but I have about a hundred photos of him on his wandering path. More photos will be coming in the next few days. I love bears!
The next one is a very interesting posture. I don't think that he/she is marking. Rather, I think that the bear is sniffing something based on his body language.
I moved that camera slightly so that it wouldn't be pointed straight into the sun in the morning. I'm hoping for more bear visits!

Our gorgeous spring weather is fading to a memory. Snow is in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow. A visit to K's oncologist is in the forecast too. She's bowing down in hopes for a good report but I'm afraid that none of us feels optimistic because of the lump on her leg bone.
It's funny how what we hope for changes with the circumstances. For K, my hopes keep getting more finite. At the start of this cancer journey, I dreamed of two more years with her if we were very lucky. Now, I dream of each individual day... We've had a string of fabulous days together, and I'm going to strive not to allow tomorrow's news to upset me too much to enjoy the coming days with her, one-by-one, however many or few they may be.
Seize the day to outrun your little brother!


  1. K looks so very cute in her "play bow" position!

    What am I saying? They are all cute, including the bears and R!

    Were you able to find out if the Den that we paid so much attention to last year, had a bear family again this year?

    Cheers and hugs, and prayers for K for her upcomeing vet visit!

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

  2. Paws crossed over here that the news tomorrow is better than expected.

  3. I really feel for you. I had the same feelings when Nova had cancer. But we still had 18 months and I will never regret the operations we did, with the vets approval.
    But K is a strong dog , she has a great family and great landscape to romp and feel joy. Hugs, again , very warm from us and the dachshunds

  4. Look at those bears... they're scary - do you ever worry about meeting one while you're out?

    Good luck tomorrow. We have to let them have the best lives we can, and I think that K has had buckets of that, with some more to come. :)

  5. We will be thinking about you and K.

    If nothing else, just for today. It is all we really have. :)

  6. I love the black bears too and I really enjoy your photographs of them in their habitat.

    Best wishes for tomorrow. All of you will be on my mind.

  7. Oh the power of the bear.
    Bear folklore:

    Bears are very important and respected First Nations and Native American cultures as well. In many stories humans are transformed into bears or are disguised as bears. They are also known as the keepers of dreams (likely because they hibernate) and the keepers of medicine.

    So if I was a folklorist, I would say the many bears you are seeing of late are the "Keepers of your dreams" A special gift to you and K

  8. Such a funny bear! Good luck tomorrow, I'll keep my paws crossed
    Dachshund Nola

  9. We won't give up hope yet. The pups have all paws crossed and you are both in my thoughts and prayers. Good luck tomorrow. Whatever the word may be, we are here for you.

  10. We'll be thinking of you and K tomorrow....

  11. All paws crossed here for good news at the vet. I now this is going to be a rough time for you. Please know that we are all here for you...and for K. xoxo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

  12. While you are always apart of me and MOM's prayers we will hold you in a special place in our heart tomorrow.

  13. The bear sure is a big one...beautiful to see. You keep enjoying every day K
    Benny & Lily

  14. Ann..from THE OUTER BANKS of NC said..Big bear hugs are coming your way..but most of all.. prayers for a good report for K tomorrow ...It is so beautiful for any ones heart > to see the love you have for K and R.....God is Good....all the time.

  15. I'll be hoping for you to get some good news tomorrow, too. I know it feels like a lot to hope for right now. I think you have the right idea about enjoying every day as it comes!

  16. We cannot believe these incredible bear photos!

    Each and every day we all circle around you.... strength for you and K.

  17. Praying for MANY more happy days for you and K!


    Nancy & HERO

  18. The bear shots are incredible. Look forward to lots more.
    All our paws are crossed for K today and we are sending every and all our positive thoughts.
    Stay strong KB.

    Extra Special Nose pokes
    The Thugletsx

  19. Thinking of you and K today. Hoping the news gives you hope for more special days together.

    Love from Eileen and Annie xx

  20. We will be thinking of you and K and hoping for the best.

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  21. Yea, I is thinkin' I wouldn't wanna tango withs dat bear...even though I do be an awesome hunter...ain't gonna happen.
    But I do loves to sees da bears and see how they do things.

    I is on pins and needles waitin' on da report.


  22. Love the bears!

    Praying and sending you strength across the miles.

    Lily Belle

  23. We'll be thinking of you today and hoping that the news is better than you expect.

  24. One day at a time, one moment at a time, one breath at a time!

  25. Thinking of you and K.

  26. You and K are in my thoughts and prayers as you learn the latest, but I'm also thankful you are able to enjoy every moment you have together.


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