grizzly bear
“Yes, you want to be me!”
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My sister and I were waiting for a herd of deer to cross the road. Seriously, it was a herd of about twenty deer. Watching them meander from one side to the other, well, I got to wondering why the large population around town doesn’t attract more predators into town.

It wasn’t just a random thought. I’m seriously afraid of bears. Like used-to-have-nightmares-and-sometimes-still-do afraid of bears. Then I went, d’oh. Winter. Bears are all hibernating. So I tell my sister this slightly crazy thought pattern and she says, “Sometimes I wish I were a bear and could sleep the winter away.”

So of course, we had to think about more ways it would be great to be a bear:

  1. Sleep through the winter (this one has lots of side benefits that include no shoveling, no sliding no falling…)

  2. HAVE to stuff your face with food all through the fall to prepare for that sleep. Think about that. No guilt eating.

  3. No one asks you if plan to lose weight or what’s your plan to stay heart healthy. If they do, you just “love tap” then with a big old paw and watch them fly through the air.

  4. No one questions much of anything you do. See above.

  5. If you live in a national park, you will get darted and tagged BUT…sedatives. A periodic FREE nap.

  6. Pretty much top of the food chain around here. Only predator is man and if he gets in your way, see above.

  7. There’s even a song for bears (though nothing about their carnivore side).

So what do you think? Ever want to be a bear? Or another animal? What’s the attraction to be your critter? I love comments so much that I pick a favorite to receive my monthly AnaBanana gift basket ($25 value).  Recipient is announced the first blog post of the new month.

Perilously yours,


P.S. I was trying to think if I’ve used a critter in my books, but the closest I’ve come to “scary” is in Kicking Ashe and that is bugs, though they are carnivores. It’s also available in Project Enterprise Bundle 2 for a great sale price!

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Reasons to be a Bear?
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12 thoughts on “Reasons to be a Bear?

  • January 26, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    some fun reasons

    • January 26, 2016 at 10:17 pm

      I should probably do one on why NOT to be a bear (eat bugs!). haha

  • January 19, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    I’m skeered of bears, and crocodiles. And quicksand. But quicksand doesn’t do much! LOL The last few weeks we’ve had a lot of deer in the yard. they are down from the hills due to fires in the summer. We’ve had about 12 elk collisions so far this year. I would not want to be a deer but I’m not sure I could shoot Bambi either.

    A bear or a crocodile however….

    • January 20, 2016 at 9:00 am

      At least the quicksand doesn’t come looking for you. You have to go to it! So I probably shouldn’t be a bear, because you’d shoot me. haha Okay, maybe next blog will be reasons NOT to be a bear. haha

  • January 18, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Dragon. I want to be a dragon. You get to eat princesses.

    But bears are pretty cool. So are tigers. And elephants. And dolphins.
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    • January 19, 2016 at 9:51 am

      LOL Yeah, the bear diet might be a problem for me. I want to be a critter that eats what I eat, I think. Not sure if a princess would taste that good. haha

  • January 18, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    As I have a Dragon on my national flag I’d be a Dragon. I wouldn’t be cold and I’d have some lovely jewellery as Dragon like shiny things.

    • January 18, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      That’s pretty cool. Dragon life would be pretty good for sure.

    • January 18, 2016 at 9:42 am

      I think the biggest attraction is eating and sleeping. haha

  • January 18, 2016 at 5:44 am

    LOL! Very good reasons to be a bear. One reason not to be a bear: everyone is afraid of you, so no friends. Unless you can also sing.

    • January 18, 2016 at 9:40 am

      You speak the truth. And no reading! That would be sad. I would definitely need to be a literate bear with good manners so people would like me. haha (can’t sing, so that’s all I got!)

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