Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Beckham is a Bear

Seriously.... He's a bear. Don't let his moments of "acting" refined fool you.

See???!!! Full on foaming at the mouth... well... kind of.... and how about that crazy look in his eyes???

I wish I had time to take pictures of the mess he made last night for us to find this morning.... It's the whole reason I believe he is TRULY a bear.... (or at least possesses some bear DNA somewhere)

You know, "they" say when you go camping in bear territory, you need to make sure to keep your food locked up so the bears don't come and raid your food. "They" also say that bears can smell food for miles and miles!! AND I was watching a documentary about Yellow Stone the other day and there was a segment about bears. The show stated that every time a system, or gadget or trap is made to keep bears away from food, another should be in the works because it's only a matter of time before the bear gets smart and learns how to avoid and/or make the system, gadget or trap work for them. They gave an example of one bear who figured out how to get food out of a trap. The trap was designed to lure the bear in with food and once the bear picked up the food, the door would close behind them, trapping the bear so the park rangers could relocate the bear. But this one bear figured out that if he stuck his foot out as he was grabbing the food, he could hold the trap door open and back out of the trap, with the food.

Not sure if Beckham is that smart yet, but if we don't lock the back door, he will jump enough times and hit the handle just right enough times to open the back door....

When I woke up this morning, a bag of sour watermelon gummies had been devoured, a plastic cup had been ripped to shreds and a paper plate was on the floor. While I was wondering if he had actually consumed some of the plastic cup, he answered my thought by projectile vomiting 1/3 of the cup along with some of the gummies and his food from last night. We try to keep everything that contains or did contain food out of his reach, but he's so tall, he can reach just about anything left on the counter. If Christen would have washed dishes last night and put away her candy, this wouldn't have happened. (It's her chore to wash dishes) Because we all know, bears can smell food from miles away and will do just about anything to get to it!

You can tell by the picture below he loves to eat things.. that ball was flat and chewed to pieces within a matter of two days...

Don't let Brandi fool you either. She will join right in and get in trouble too. She has that innocent look down pat.

So, we have a bear for a pet and his opportunistic mother. But we wouldn't trade them for anything.


Heather said...

Great pictures of his refined moments.
Sorry about the mess. We have a food sniffing Golden ourselves.

I saw your blog title on another blog and I like it, so I had to stop in. Nice to meet you. Have a great day.

Irritable Mother said...

I love that he has figured out how to open the door. My little Beagle mix just jumps at the door to make noise when we're taking too long to let her in. I don't think there's a chance she'll ever figure out how to open it. Which is probably a good thing. Cuz then I'd need to teach her how to close it, too. And once she's in? I don't think she cares about the door. *wink*

Marie said...

Your doggies are sweet. Give them a treat from me.

WhisperingWriter said...

Sweet doggies :)

Sandra said...

I can see why you wouldn't! I'm charmed just by looking at them!

Megan said...

I agree he's as smart as a bear, but he's far too adorable to be vicious!