Gumbie met the rest of his new family while in OK, including the canine residents, Lilly and Max. Doug reports that everyone got along well.
Gumbie and Lilly in OK
Buddy and I had some excitement last night. I took Buddy out to do his evening "business" around 10:15. About 10 minutes later I heard a commotion on the deck and assumed it was the raccoons raiding the bird feeders. Then I heard something louder and heavier than a raccoon. I turned on the outside lights and there was a huge, beautiful black bear standing on its hind legs with a paw in the feeder. Instead of running when I turned on the light, it got down on all fours and started walking toward the bedroom door, as if it thought I had a treat for it! At that point Buddy went crazy barking and the bear ambled off, no hurry!
Although I was initially terrified, I was also very excited to have the opportunity to see this beautiful creature. I just hope I don't see it again until Hubby gets home.
(Thanks for the call from ND to check on me, Vicki.)