Monday, August 4, 2008

The best way to enjoy Kananaskis country? Bring your own bear

As usual, the revolving door that is our guest room has been busy this summer. Friends were just here from Winnipeg and to make sure they had fun we took them up to Kananaskis country for a few days. Of course, we kennel our dog (Sullivan aka Sully) like anyone else, but we also bring him with us when it makes sense, and this was one of those times. In case you can't read it, the yellow sign below says Warning: Bear in Area.



The Delta at Kananaskis Village takes dogs and every time we go ours creates his own little stir. Some people stare, others back away. Many ask if they can take a picture. Size aside (165 lbs) few consider him menacing though, probably because he usually carries a stuffed yellow toy in his mouth.


All that said, it really was a peaceful couple of days and here are a few snapshots to prove it. (If you love the mountains and you've never been through Kananaskis in the Rockies, check it out sometime. It's one of those "must see and do" places to go.)

17 comments:

Nadine said...

I love your bear!!!
Every time I see a picture of him on your blog I melt.

Travis Erwin said...

I love big dogs.

Victoria said...

What fab photographs.
Good to see you take time
to relax this summer.

Trish Ryan said...

Aww...he looks so wonderful! And I love that he carries the yellow toy.

Looks like a WONDERFUL vacation.

laughingwolf said...

beauty... lived in alberta and bc, so this brings back happy memories :)

Chumplet said...

Great pictures, Holly! Newfies are great dogs. I love that he keeps a special toy.

I saw your book at Chapters today... facing FRONT!

Adam said...

I'd watch your dog
for yah anytime.
Nice photos!

wordman17 said...

I was in Kananaskis 3 yrs ago
with my brother. We camped though
(no funds for hotel) but it really was spectacular. And oh so quiet too, not like up around Banff.

kyla-dale said...

Love those Rockies! All of 'em.
P.S. Great dog/bear

Ramona said...

I've been away so I'm just now getting caught up on your blog posts Miss Holly!

I heart the dog and the photos. How's my next favorite novel coming along?

The Anti-Wife said...

Great pictures. What beautiful scenery you have.

Dawn Anon said...

Beautiful!!! (dog and photos)
Thank you so much for sharing.

Mystery Robin said...

Sully with the toy is too cute!!!

ORION said...

You have NO idea how wet that toy gets...and it's really a new experience to wake up by having it shoved in your face...
Sully ROCKS!

Amy MacKinnon said...

The fact that he carries around tha teddy bear makes me melt. Next to my Babe the bulldog, he is the cutest pup around.

Barbara Martin said...

Imagine Sully riding in his very own canoe with his name on it.

Very nice photos, and Kananaskis country is a great place to visit.

Gen said...

Gosh...for a brief moment there I thought your dog was a bear!!!

Great "Jedi Mind Trick" Sully ;)