Saturday, July 14, 2012

My Monday Thru Friday In A Nurshell

Monday started out pretty nice,getting to
have lunch with CJ and Tom on a
beautiful sunny day.
Then Tuesday happened and along came a
HUGE black bear. Teddy barked and 
barked. That little dog was going to protect
me. Fortunately we were able to get into
the house. (I  am not to good at painting bears
and I really didn't think he would stay still
 for me to draw him.LOL)
So on to Wednesday.
After Teddy's run in with the bear I felt he 
deserved a spa day.
My little hero!
On Thursday Washington Fish and Wildlife came to
access the HUGE bear problem. They want to give it
2 weeks to see if it comes back. If it does they will 
try a catch and a hard release on him. That is where
Mishka the Karelian Bear Dog comes in. Mishka is a \
beautiful dog who belonged to Rocky Spencer, who was tragically 
killed in a helicopter accident in 2007. He was a dear friend and is missed.
Mishka now lives with Bruce Richards who works for the fish and game
dept. Mishka is a bear dog and his training is the best. You can 
read what they do on the wdfw.wa.gov site. Just google bear dog.
It was good to see Mishka again. 
Friday I had lunch with the posse. We ate a 
Pallino Pasteria and yes this time I broke
my diet. "me bad" But it was sooooooo good!
Today Saturday I am cleaning house all day. :-(
And watching for bear!
Happy weekend.

10 comments:

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I just love your drawings. Looks like you had a great week. Teddy definitely deserved a spa day :) and Mishka is a very handsome pooch doing a very important job. So amazing! Wishing you a wonderful day. Tammy

Pondside said...

Bears - we have them too, but they largely give Pondside a miss. I worry about meeting one when I walk Rory in the woods.

Shairon said...

Oh, that's scary Sharon! Brave little Teddy, bless! So glad you made it to safety. Do take lots of care, won't you? I hope they manage to catch the bear and release him somewhere well away from private property. I love your sketches of the week's events. Your Teddy has just become my Teddy's hero, lol! xx

Snap said...

Your watercolors are wonderful. Back to the Black Dog, I see! Teddy definitely deserved a spa day and interesting info on the bear dog. Lunch with friends is always good. oxox

Zuzu said...

Oh my. I am soooo glad that Teddy was with you and that you are both safe. I've seen signs of bear on our property, but Hubby has only seen them twice in 9 years, and both times they took off running when he called me over to look at it (from inside the house).

I LOVE your watercolors, Sharon. This is such a fun treat to see your week recorded in art!!! :)

Hugs,
Zuzu

Pearl said...

Well that was one hell of a week to say the least. I never knew there were such dogs before. Glad you and Teddy are surrounded by supportful people. Gotta stay safe and not get eaten by bears before I ever meet you. Love your water colors as always. Kiss Teddy for me, Hugs. Pearl

Lorraine said...

The bears seem very active this year! A lovely depiction of your week with art.

baukje said...

He is rather REAL your black bear painting. take good care.

Debbie Nolan said...

Sharon it sounds like you had a rather exciting week - you definitely deserved to be bad and break away from your diet. Hope you had some chocolate! LOL xo Debbie

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh my goodness Sharon - that bear would have been rather scarey! I remember them being their in the past too. Do you have a bear "attraction". Love how you journalled it during the week!
Thank you for you lovely comment on my Where Bloggers Create post.
Take good care,
Suzy x