Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Bear Caught On Game Camera

Emma's purple room lies dormant while she is away at college, yet I couldn't help notice rumpled bed covers and black dog hair appearing in her room recently.
What could be the source of this comforter calamity?
Could we have a poultrygeist?
No, couldn't be that... it was hair that was appearing in the empty room, not feathers.
I was in deep pondering mode when it occurred to me that I had a way to answer this dilemma.
The game camera.
It works outdoors, surely it would work inside.
So, I carefully set up the camera in a pile of Emma's clothes, which she left piled haphazardly on the floor.

The three purplish photos above show what the game camera recorded. Apparently MSMA (Mixed Species Martial Arts) has been going on upstairs when no one is around.
The lower right picture is of Bear begging Belgian waffles from me.
It's just there to round out the collage, although I may have unwittingly helped fuel one of the two fighters by sharing with Bear.

When I confronted Bear with the photos of the nefarious activity, he immediately went into his, "Have you noticed how cute I am lately?" mode ...which I completely fell for.



Arkansas Patti said...

Looks like Bear had Jr. pinned 2 out of 3 falls. Wonder dog rules.

Smilin-buddha said...

Very Cute Dog

threecollie said...

There is nothing like Florida wildlife!

Sayre said...

That dog is just too cute! Looks like your son is getting the dog he always wanted!

ChrisC and JonJ said...

I swear there is nothing like the eyes of a Lab.We had one for 15 years and she would get that exact same look as Bear.And til the day she died,she was convinced she was still a puppy(and could sit in your lap),and thought she smelled great great when she came out from swimming in our lake.Love black Labs!!!!

Anonymous said...


You've got two fine looking boys there!! At least one of them will eventually grow up!!!!


PS Did you get my email?

Pablo said...

Methinks those aren't real game camera shots? How is it the game camera changed position?

Sure love that purple. Yours is a house of wonders.

amarkonmywall said...

What is it that is so attractive to these two boys about Emma's room?

If I wrote about my cat as much as you write about Bear, well, 'nuf said. ;-) And yes, he's very cute. And the boy is good looking.

caroline said...

I guess "game" camera!

Black dog hair and black cat hair appear in unauthorized places at our house too...phantoms abound.

Miz S said...

Good Golly, Junior looks JUST like you in that lower left picture. (Notice that I toned down my language in deference to your family-oriented blog.)

Julie Zickefoose said...

Is Bear still packing jewels?

Floridacracker said...

You are soooo right with that statement.

He's eat up with the cuteness.

You just never know what will turn up next.

I think you are right. Me too.

Agreed. Nothing like them. I like most dogs, but Labs ... there's just something amazing in them.

But which one?! I did and sorry for a slow response. I will get on it.

I guess the new automaton roving game cams haven't made it as far west as Missouri yet.

But... what could you say about a cat?
I think the allure of the purple room is it's calming effect, although the pictures seem to discredit my theory.

Yes, it's all mysterious. You'd think these animals would be bald by now.

Miz S,
Yes, and you are to be commended for the effort ... and I know it was a supreme effort, but you did well.
He does? I love hearing that, because all I ever hear is how much he looks like his Momma.

He is and he's loaded for Bear.
Actually, we are easing Junior into the idea that it is time for dejeweling.
You can imagine how a teen age boy finds this idea alarming.

Anonymous said...

How could you not fall for that mode--he is indeed as cute as can be. He should be able to get away with anything!

Dani said...

Mary cracks me up! lol

elpbulls said...

I like to think they like my room so much because of how much they miss me! :) Love you!!

Floridacracker said...

He feels the same way.

Love you kiddo. Don't worry, I chased them both out of your room.

Deer Tracking Cameras said...

What a cute dug. Looks just like mine.

Floridacracker said...

Deer Tracker,
Then we are both lucky!