Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A Brown Bear Is Loose In Ottawa

I saw this rather large but very gentle dog waiting patiently at a restaurant downtown one day in December. Of course I had to say hello.


  1. Awwwww....beautiful and gentle dog! :)

  2. What a fabulous gud dug !

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

  3. The dog is one of the best friends of man.


  4. Oh you gotta luv a dog particularly this fellow, I posted the opposite size today!

  5. He/she liked to pose for you! A sweet dog.

  6. Look at that gorgeous gentle face patiently waiting :)

  7. What a beauty! I would have stopped for a chat too!

  8. He's too big for our house, but what a good looking dog!

  9. I would have done the same thing: a kind "Hello" followed by photos.

  10. He is a beauty. Look at that face! So intelligent and kind. Reminds me a bit of our late Golden Retriever.

  11. @Tex: definitely!

    @Linda: I knew this hound would be getting this kind of reaction!

    @Linda: very much.

    @Parsnip: I anticipated you'd think that!

    @Tamera: there's a term I've never heard before!

    @Tomas: oh yes.

    @Orvokki: it really was. I think he or she was a mix of breeds.

    @Geoff: yours was quite a small one!

    @Marleen: some dogs refuse to pose.

    @Nancy: very much so!

  12. He's a very mellow fellow with great dark markings. Any idea what breed he might be?

  13. @Janis: yes!

    @Marianne: I didn't look at the collar tag... a name might have said if it was a boy or girl.

    @Karl: they really can be.

    @Deb: I thought you'd like this

    @Grace: a very good dog!

    @Sharon: I couldn't resist.

    @Jan: he'd be too big for many a house!

    @Kate: I like saying hello to dogs.

    @Lowell: I can see some retriever in him.

  14. hello, hairy, Mr. William's friend. nice to meet ya. any friend of William's is a friend of mine. if he says you are a-okay ... i am sold. right on. 'nough said. peace out. ( :

  15. They are never happy to be left outside!

  16. I would say Hello too. I hope he got a 'doggie bag' for his wait. :)

  17. He is a bear of a dog but such a pretty bear!

  18. The kind of bear I can like...

  19. oh he's just adorable...i would have had to pet him too!

  20. A gentle giant. Such a beautiful dog.

  21. @Red: I think there's some retriever, but the shagginess and size makes me think he or she might have a Newfoundlander in there too.

    @Beth: nicely said!

    @RedPat: no, they're not. I'll often stop by one outside a store and say hello, and that their human shouldn't be too long.

    @Pamela: hopefully!

    @Anita: very much so!

    @VP: oh, there's something to be said for regular bears.

    @Ciel: I knew this pup would get a lot of attention!

    @Tanya: I couldn't resist!

    @Gemma: big dogs like this usually are well natured.

  22. A beautiful dog, and I love your photos of him. Happy New Year, just in case I haven't said that yet :)

  23. So handsome and such a sweet face!

  24. Magnificent beast. I hope he connects with the person that loves him/her. Honest, there is an easy way to tell.

  25. Hmmm...looks more like a grizzly to me...
    Your third shot is my favorite. What a sweet looking critter.

  26. Actually, Bear would be a good name for this big, hairy pooch!

  27. My belated dog had same fur wavy like this one but this dog has a dark face. Mine had same color as her fur. Mine was a tad smaller.

    Beautiful dog this is. Thanks for sharing.

  28. What a cutie - I wouldn't have been able to resist saying hello either!

  29. Lucky owner to have such a lovely, patient best friend. ;)

  30. @Janey: definitely!

    @Revrunner: indeed!

    @Denise: thanks!

    @Lois: quite a dog!

    @Mari: he or she was adorable.

    @Eve: if so, a big one!

    @Kay: it was one huge dog!

    @Debs: quite soulful!

    @Gunn: I agree!

    @Norma: it would!

    @Carolann: you're welcome.

    @Aimee: how could I resist?

    @EG: indeed!

    @Lorelei: very cuddly!