Tuesday 14 June 2011
Well, the snow is melted (mostly) and two of the grizzlies have been "euthanized" so we braved the trail yesterday despite the signs still being up. I went on a nice run in the opposite direction of where the bears were causing trouble and took the sacrificial dog with me, of course. She is always happy to oblige and I am fairly sure she will do her best to distract any large, furry, land mammal were we to encounter one on the trail. I am assuming she will be mesmerized by the sight and smell and will lose complete control and never even notice me hightailing it in the opposite direction. This fact is sometimes her saving grace for the many, many times she misbehaves and acts like annoying french street mime on crank....yes she is a purebred and rare, 'Meth Lab', one of the very few of this new and fascinating breed, not yet officially recognized, but nevertheless, gaining in popularity. An athletic and fearless dog with a loud, intimidating howl (used to alert us to any thing ordinary and mundane) and an uncanny ability to elude capture in a joyous display of swiftness and tight turns. Yes, my dog (aka 'MyCrossToBear') is nothing if not a delightful addition to my insanity.