Jake, The Protector

In Uncategorized on April 11, 2008 at 10:55 am

Bear and Fish

Originally uploaded by RecycledAiir

On our daily walk, Jake and I cut through the park next to the Borough Hall. Within the park is a lovely statue of a black bear holding a trout.

Once Jake caught site of the bear, he began to growl and hunch down (attack mode). At first I wasn’t sure what Jake was growling for; I was busy searching around for what was bothering him. Not finding any danger, I commanded Jake to cease with his growling and continued on through the park, advancing towards the statue. Jake stopped in his tracks and started growling again. Looking back at him, I realized he was growling at the bear statue.

Of course, I giggled at him. Determined not to have a dog scared of inanimate objects, I advanced to the bear without Jake. I knocked on the statue, proving to Jake that the bear was hollow and not real. Jake advanced cautiously, but soon agreed with me; it didn’t smell like a bear.

Though I tried to get a picture of Jake with the bear, Jake proved unwilling. It still looked like a bear. One can never be too sure. Apparently, when meeting a bear, you are supposed to growl at it, letting him know you are voracious hunter. Then, you walk briskly away.

I’ve never felt so safe in my life.

PS. This picture was taken by a fellow Flickr user.

  1. Very cute. When I walk Mr Puffy if there is anything scary I find that all of a sudden he will be trotting along – behind me – LOL

  2. LOL, I nearly feel over laughing at this post. Good to know you are well protected.

  3. Good thing that Jake looks out for you! After all, one can never be too careful around seemingly innocent looking bears!


  4. What a hilarious story! Jake sounds like a good dog. =)

  5. Retrievers are just so vicious ya know. Bears and all other beasts beware!

  6. Jake is a wonderful dog. Gotta love the boy!

  7. Way to go, Jake! Cassie is impressed.

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