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Tess, the early morning warning system!

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Monday, September 04, 2017

This is Tess---the post Blasto German (as in dog)--which cost us $7000 to keep her alive--- the female Shepherd who is recovering from a torn ACL ligament, which cost us $6000---
And the one who we shake our heads at and say, "We must be crazy to spend that sort of money on a dog!"

You know , yesterday , she barked from 6am to 10am, continuously--
I tried to walk her but----she would not go beyond the house---and was barking and jumping at the end of her leash, towards the bush--
I came home!

Well, there was a Bear with 2 cubs, out there.
By dinner time, we had had a call from a neighbour warning us to be careful, as the Mother bear had tried to break into a cottage very close to here---
Tess, with her early warning detection system, had smelled her and sure did not want me out on that back road!
Dogs sure are helpful when you live in the wilds of the North---

I tell himself that perhaps we need more of these canines---
He nearly had a fit!
Lord love a Duck!----
Because of Tess, I am not "Bear Stew"--I am still hoping to fit into the wedding outfit----
I can still blog---

Tess is posting this sign at the edge of the bush---

Son#3 the Policeman, just arrived out here--said a bear will never attack a Human if you have your dog on a leash-----but (that big "butt")=-if you take the dog off the leash, the bear considers the dog (who will chase the bear) a threat---and will kill the dog---
Interesting "Bear knowledge"-----
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    Good to know! Interesting bear fact.
    1002 days ago
    Very interesting fact from your son. I'm glad Tess is taking care of you.
    1002 days ago
    So glad you are safe! Good for Tess, she has earned her keep. Take care on your walks and enjoy being outside before it gets to cold!

    Our dog Max is not a barker so when he starts barking I know something is not right! That is one of the advantages of having our dogs.

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    1002 days ago
    Bless sour wonderful dogs. As noted by others, Tess just provide (again?) why she was worth every penny you spent to save her. Mama bears are the epitome of ferociousness. Glad to hear you are safe. One thing, though. If Tess posted that sign, she was wrong. Eating you would not poison the bear but it might have created a major case of indigestion for her as you scratched at her from the inside. After all, you are a Mama Bear in your own right!

    1002 days ago
    A hungry momma bear with cubs to feed is not likely to be at all reasonable. I am relieved that Tess kept you from a face to face meeting. The bear would certainly have seen Tess as a foe. Sounds like you don't need more dogs to care for since Tess is doing such a good job.

    Keep working to make that dress fit well and have a great week. emoticon
    1002 days ago
    I wouldn't want to be the one to test that information, that's for sure!!!
    1002 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    Bears are nothing to fool around with, especially if they have cubs. Tess totally kept you safe and was your warning system. They know things we would never detect until it's too late for us. She was your guardian angel yesterday. emoticon
    1002 days ago

    emoticon To our hero Tess!
    1002 days ago
    Hurrah for Tess. She's a keeper
    1002 days ago
    emoticon Tess!
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  • GLORYB83
    Bless Tess for warning you and Bless you Lynda for listening to her! We don't want you ending up in a bear's tummy!

    Are the leaves turning colour where you are? I noticed on our drive to Ancaster Saturday there are a few dull red ones on some trees. Seems early but it's been cool here and that fools everyone into thinking it's Autumn. My favourite season but it's still too soon.
    1002 days ago
    Lynda, thank God you have Tess to warn you! Dogs are smart!
    1002 days ago
    Good girl, Tess! She's earned her $7,000 surgery - and then some!
    1002 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
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  • LIZZIE138
    Tess deserves a big hug and a big treat! 🥓
    1002 days ago
  • no profile photo GREYTDOLPHIN
    Tess is a very smart dog. So glad that you were smart, too, and heeded her warning. Dogs have that ability to sniff out danger---and sniff out bad people. My Norwegian elkhound from long ago, Buschy, had that ability. She backed 3 people up who were in my home, one my BIL who I later found was abusive to my sister, a home health person who I found out was stealing big time from my elderly aunts, and a "friend" of one of my sons, who I found o ut was a drug dealer. Everyone else was welcome in my home---except the bad people that Buschy detected. She was a good old dog and looked like a wolf. When she bared her fangs, people paid attention.
    1002 days ago
    Good for Tess for alerting you to the dangers of the woods! Stay safe.
    1002 days ago
    Bear stew, ha ha (heard that one before). I guess Tess is worth more then a few loonies!
    1002 days ago
    Oh wow, Lean Jean! It sounds as if Tess is worth all the money you spent, worth her weight in gold. She kept you from tangling with a Mama Bear.

    We have bears around here. When I was working on a dairy farm in the farm store a black bear came around because there are these two pear trees by the parking lot. I was anxious about the bear harming our customers, but the bear was more interested in the pears, and there weren't that many customers anyway. But when it was time for me to go home it was dark, and I was to come out the back way. There was a cow bell in the store, and I made a big noise before going out in the dark. And the next day I brought my strong flashlight to work.

    No problem, though. I never saw the bear again.
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    1002 days ago
    Stay safe my friend.
    1002 days ago
    Pets bring so much in each of our lives.
    1002 days ago
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