|You know what they say “Love a bear and he will follow you anywhere.” Well, CH Windy Cove Sugar Bear follows me everywheresince the first day I met him and to this day he’s been my best friend. He was born January 14, 1993 and is now 11 year old. At our first meeting he was a fuzzy 6-month old pup just looking for fun. What a silly, zany dog he’s been all his life. “Bear” is rarely seen at home without his big fuzzy green spider. It is either dangling from his mouth as he bounces and prances or being used as a pillow while he catches a nap, He knows all of his obedience exercises and agility obstaclesbut he chooses to do them when he’s not competing. After all there are girl dogs to flirt with and new people to meet and greet at competitionsno time for serious stuff like “stays”.
He finished his championship is September of 1994, with majors from Breeder/Judge Paul Ross, Judge Robert G. McKeon and Judge Eugene Blake. He had fun and success while being shown as a special. He completed his Canine Good Citizenship requirements and enjoyed being a registered therapy dog for a couple of years. He’s been retired form the show ring for several years now but he still wants to go whenever he sees the suitcases and the loading of the car. He usually settles for a trip to obedience class or Grandpa Frank’s house for breakfast. Bear thinks biscuits and gravy are Grandpa Frank’s specialty.
He’s all the things an elkhound is suppose to be: Bold and energetiche still plays with me and his other elkhound companions everyday. The pups are amazed at how fast this old dog can move when you’ve irritated him or when he decides to start a game of tag. A guardian of his family and homehe keeps all birds, squirrels and cats out of our yard with great passion and lots of very loud barkingmy police and FBI friends assure me that he’s the best burglary deterrent available. Silver and blackgray and fuzzyhe gladly leaves some fur for you. Friendly and intelligenthe’s sure everyone wants to pet him, play with him and share their food with him. He’s a bit independent of characterhe always does it the “Bear” way. He’s helpfulhe cleans dirty faces, hands, and plates; he’s dried his fair share of tears; he’s watched hours of old movies and shared lots of popcorn; and he is a constant source of smiles and laughs. Thank you Joe and Marie Peterson!My Windy Cove Sugar Bear is truly a blessing in my life. He is my best friendmy “All American Bear!”