Our friend Benny is fighting cancer, and he wanted to have a Day of Hugs in Blogville. Due to our love of bears here, I called it "Bear Hug" Day.
First, the "Bear" part of the title.
I put a trail camera in a brand new place, and voila, a bear appeared within days (that's fast in the world of trail cameras)!
I know this bear from past years. He's a male who arrives every fall. I've called him "Scarface" in the past.
I guess that he knows about my blog because he adopted the bear version of "The Tree" pose, and he held it for about 10 seconds to make sure his photo was posted. He wasn't scratching himself. Rather, he just stood there on three legs like a very silly bear.
Now for the "Hug" part of the title. I had the honor of both dogs with me for my bike ride this morning.
Then, I started the comedy of trying to get a photo of both dogs and me hugging. First, I discovered that my remote trigger for the camera wasn't working. So, I had to start the camera countdown, and run around the camera to join the dogs before it clicked the photo.
R thought the whole photo thing was silly. On this try, he'd evacuated the area before I arrived in position. Shyla looked a little confused. I couldn't help but laugh at the absurdity of it all.