Monday, October 14, 2019

Glogirly and the Three Bears - Two Years Later

Today's blog post is from two years ago...the day our big and furry "neighbors" paid us a surprise visit. We haven't seen them since, which in some ways may be a good thing! Enjoy the photos of our neighborhood WILDlife!

WAFFLES:  Uh, Boss? I think we've got some new neighbors. 

KATIE:  What do you mean? I don't see any new neighbors.

WAFFLES:   I think you better come over here, Boss. They look kind of like Glogirly's teddy bear, except bigger. Like WAY bigger.

The Three Bears
The internet exploded when we posted these photos  late one evening two years ago. Glogirly was minding her own business, Netflixing on the living room sofa, when she heard Waffles chattering over by the kitchen window. She craned her neck up and looked over the back of the sofa, ready to tell him to stop opening up the cupboard doors again, when she saw THREE bears RIGHT outside the dining room window. And when we say right outside the window, we mean it. They were less than 6 feet from the glass.

A momma black bear and her two cubs were chomping away on what used to be bountiful, wild raspberry bushes. One of the cubs was attempting to swing from the empty hummingbird feeder. 

Always ready for Katie and Waffles to do something cute, Glogirly had her camera within reach and was ready. In between hyperventilating, and numerous "OMGs," she managed to snap off a few photos. Don't worry, they were all taken from the indoor safety of the dining room and kitchen windows. 

It was quite a sight! None of us have ever seen anything like this before. After they left, everyone was a little unnerved. There was lots of pacing and looking out the windows. 

Later in the evening, in an unprecedented display of, well... sheer madness– Katie and Waffles both slept right by Glogirly's side ALL night. 


  1. Whoa! Um, yeah, one visit from that family was enough!

  2. Was Waffles inviting them in for dinner?

  3. What a fantastic scene they made, right outside your windows! You must have been so thrilled. I'm sure you explained to Katie and Waffles, "See?! This is why you're indoor-only cats!!"

  4. I'm sure that Waffles would be a good protector if a bear came around. Uh huh...

  5. Yikes! But sooooo cute and cuddly looking!

  6. I'm sure you were glad you had raspberry bushes to satisfy their sweet teeth! They've been known to break in and raid refrigerators :-(

  7. Bears are some very big critters, and it's best to watch them from afar! Those paws are HUGE, and they are faster than we think they are!

  8. Those are 3 BIG bears!!!! I remember this post. Amazing, fascinating, beautiful, scary, awesome, etc...etc...


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