Monday, January 27, 2014

Bear Feature

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It has been cold outside, and although Bear finds the interior of our house more than boring, that is where we have been doing the majority of our visiting during this nip off your nose weather.

It is very hard to get this gorgeous animal to sit still long enough outdoors to get a set of nice snapshots of him.  Especially close-ups, because if you are at his level outdoors, that means it is serious playtime.  You are going to get licked and pawed and maybe even turned over if you allow it.

He is 120 pounds big, and in my tiny house, Bear has learned that he has to be calm.  He is a 2 year old, and calm equals dull or an opportunity for a nap.  For me, it means I can sit next to him, lay my head on his chest, pet him calmly, or grab the camera and play around.

The next picture is a typical "I hope you realize I'm just barely 'putting up with you'" look from my dog.  This is my favorite part of this dog's attitude.  Yes, he gets rambunctious, and out of control playful, but he is truly the lie-at-your-feet type of dog, that will only move if you do.  He doesn't play fetch, he completely understands and listens when you say no, and he is just an all around wonderful dog to have around.


  1. Oooh, Bear is beautiful!... doggie kisses to you sweet pup!... thanks for your visit Andrea... those are actually my Princess Anne Roses in that photo you liked, not Peonies... although they do kind of look like Peonies too!... xoxo Julie Marie

  2. Our two Dobermans use to be indoors until they had a fight and broke the glass sliding door. Now they live outside and have their very own child's cubby house to sleep in at night. They are quite happy with the arrangement, they are just too big to have indoors. Gaia comes in during thunderstorms but he is very well behaved, unlike Brenin who is like a "bull in a china shop" and causes havoc!!

  3. He is gorgeous! Bear, you make my 86 pound Max look quite tiny. I love your nose and would love to pet your beautiful face.

  4. Give Bear a big hug from me That last photo is just too special
    another bitter cold day here too but tomorrow a little warm up

  5. bear is adorable & sounds like our Archer ( just a bigger version) :-) ♥♥
    I feel so sorry for them not being able to go out for their normal long walks ... today is freezing!!!!!
    Archer has found a sun stream on the rug and happily snoring at the moment.
    Have a great day Andrea & Bear.

  6. Beautiful. I'm "dog sitting" these days.
    A lovely Jack Russell named Zoe.
    She too longs for warmer weather and a return to our LONG walks outside.

    These days, she spends a lot of time curled up beside me as I work.
    But walkies are NICER.

    Stay cozy ~p

  7. He is indeed a beautiful dog and I am chuckling to myself at the picture of him with his eyes closed. I could never get close to my dog with a camera and have her eyes still closed ... Only from a distance if she is sound asleep. Fun pictures and I can feel the love. Dogs are the epitome of freindship and companionship ... how could we live our lives without them. It will never happen at my house. Love this post.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  8. He's PERFECT - SOOOOOOOOOO beautiful!

  9. Oh isn't he a cutie! Love his big soulful eyes.

  10. Awww... He is precious! Your photos make me want to reach out and pet him :) Have a lovely evening - hugs!

  11. That is one BIG dog... and by big dog, I mean it must poop big LOL..... okokok, I'm a cat person lol.. I admit it *wink* I do have a dog though-- a tick hound, its about half the weight of your big dog, and boy am I glad lol.... (smaller poop) lol...
    big hugs,

  12. He is gorgeous, I adore big dogs that you have to step over to get about.

  13. Bear is beautiful!! 120 pds. is one large pooch!! He does look like a dear soul!!


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