Family resemblance

black bear, Ursus americanus, resting on an old growth log in the rainforest, Olympic National Park, Olympic Peninsula, Washington

My little dog Toad is the best. She really is. She is so ridiculous and happy and cute, and she’s always excited to see me, even if I’ve been in an ugly mood all day or my hair is looking like a sea anemone or I’m having an existential crisis. No matter what, she’s hopping in the air as high as her three legs will boost her and smiling a huge dog smile and breathing that horrible dragon breath all over everything.

And these are her relatives:



  1. The Bug on March 14, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    I feel like there should be a warning at the beginning of posts like this – I almost spewed soup all over my keyboard :)

  2. Michael Rhyne on March 14, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    Awwww…she’s such a precious pig-monkey-bear-goat critter!

  3. BECCA on March 14, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    she’s a baa-roar!

  4. Emily Croston on March 15, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    I think she looks most like a bear. :)

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