I’m all confused
as usual. See I was out in the woods for a walk with Jean today and as we were making our way out of a shadowy bit a woman and a man were coming towards us. The woman was walking in front and so was I.
She was really well dressed compared to Jean who always wears the messiest clothes out on our walks. (I hope she doesn’t read this cos I don’t think she realises exactly how messy they are.) Anyway, the woman in the posh red outfit froze on the spot like she’d seen a ghost or worse than a ghost. I was so taken aback I skithered to a halt as well and just stared at her.
We were stuck in this stand-off for an age. There was absolute terror in her eyes and her face went so white I thought she was going drop down and, to tell the truth, the man didn’t look any great shakes either.
E V E N T U A L L Y, the woman said she was from British Columbia and that she thought I was a black bear cos British Columbia’s woods are full of black bears.
I mean can you believe it? Someone thinking a puppy with spaniel ears could be a black bear? I had to doogle British Columbia and Black Bears when I could get my paws on the computer. Here’s a photo that I found:
This guy scared the livin’ daylights out of me and then I read all about the bears in British Columbia here. Jeepers creepers, what I need to know now is how anyone could ever live there and how could a puppy like me go for walks in the woods if the place is crawling with monsters like these.
I’ve a feeling that the woman probably saw me as looking like this photo I found that Jean had marked as ‘Dud Stan.’
Oh and Belated Happy Canada Day to anybody from Canada who reads this. Doogle is a mine of information!!
All this has made me think of how we carry our fears around in us and turn situations all inside out and upside down.
I hope the lady in red has recovered and realises that Ireland is bear-free.
P.S. I’m all upset cos Stan Wawrinka that I was called after lost in Wimbledon. See, he won the Australian Open the weekend before Jean got me so we follow him all the time.