I think maybe the crew from Missouri might be among those that are leaving. You may recall that is the crew that was going to be with us for a couple of weeks but then the nights got so cold and the DNR was able to find warm rooms for them. I had sent the crew an email via Ada at the DNR office and asked them when it was going to be there last night here, that when they went past our place, heading back into town to honk like crazy. They honked on the way TO their jobs this a.m. and again on their way back into town a couple hours ago. We were hoping we'd have the privelage of having them here again, but it doesn't lookl ike that will happen.
I've been getting emails wanting to know how the bear ranch is doing and the bears are doing just fine! From what Dean and Jewel have said, it appears their bears didn't even realize there has been a problem. And with that in mind, I want to dedicate this to my lady readers (and no, I didn't write it)..
GONNA BE A BEAR
In this lifetime I'm a woman. In my next life, I'd like to come back as a bear. When you're a bear, you get to hibermate. You do nothing but sleep for six months. I could deal with that.
Before you hibernate you're suppsed to eat yourself stupid. I could deal with that too.
When you're a girl bear, you birth your children (who are the size of walnuts) while you're sleeping and wake to partially grown, cute, cuddly, cubs. I could definitely deal with that.
If you are a mama bear, everyone knows you mean business. You swat anyone who bothers your cubs. If your cubs get out of hand, you swat them too. I could deal with that.
If you're a bear, your mate EXPECTS you to wake up growling. He EXPECTS that you will have hairy legs and excess body fat.
Yup, gonna be a bear!
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