I have observed that she is far more sensitive to my moods and tone than ever before. I'm not sure whether the reason is her new epilepsy medicine or the woman who hit her. Either way, I am trying very hard to always have an upbeat tone with her (even when I have a migraine - which is not easy!).
We have a new bear in the area, a young male who is almost completely blond! I immediately named him "Blondie".
When I saw the footage of Blondie for the first time, I was overwhelmed with gratitude that we share our neck of the woods with such cool animals.
Without further ado, here is some footage of Blondie marking trees. For comparison, I also included Bandit, a slightly bigger male than Blondie, and our two dominant males.
You can watch the short video here or at Youtube.
When you see the size of the dominant male bears compared to the youngsters, you know that the youngsters are doing everything that they can to avoid a confrontation with either of the big guys.
I am thankful beyond words to live in this incredible place!