Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Here are Norbert Rosing's striking images of a wild polar bear coming upon tethered sled dogs in the wilds of Canada 's Hudson Bay.  (My comments are in italic.)

 A pat on the head, or a bang on the shoulder?

 Grabbing the dog for dinner, or just a hug?
The photographer was sure that he was going to see the end of his dogs when the polar bear wandered in.

Bite?  The dog seems unafraid.

 It's hard to believe that this polar bear only needed to hug someone!

 Hey!  What's going on here?

The Polar Bear returned every night that week to play with the dogs.

 And now for the funny stuff --

This happened on a flight getting ready to depart for Detroit . Bob was sitting on the plane when a guy took the seat beside him. The guy was an emotional wreck, pale, hands shaking, moaning in fear.
"What's the matter?" Bob asked.

"I've been transferred to Detroit , there are crazy people there. They've got lots of shootings, gangs, race riots, drugs, poor public schools, and the highest crime rate in the nation."

Bob replied, "I've lived in Detroit all my life. It's not as bad as the media says. Find a nice home, go to work, mind your own business, and enroll your kids in a nice private school. It's as safe a place as anywhere in the world."

The guy relaxed and stopped shaking and said, "Oh, thank you. I've been worried to death. But if you live there and say it's OK, I'll take your word for it. By the what do you do for a living?"

"I'm a tail gunner on a Budweiser truck."


  1. Love the polar bear and the dogs that decided to bear with him.

  2. Sometimes Pips and I meet Siberian Huskies and I'll tell you, I know they are controlled, but they are also a formidable breed. They aren't aggressive but they don't stand down (and one pup keeps doubling back which is such a pain because Pips clearly doesn't want to play!)

  3. LOL It really isn't quite that bad, in most areas :-}
    Diana (about 30 minutes drive from D-town)