This is a dog.
How do you transform a Bear into a Dog? By giving her a hair cut. Which is what happened yesterday.
Of course, that sort of thing won't happen to this Bear. (Some "friends" might try to tell you otherwise; don't believe them.)
One other confounding factor.
When Miss Sadie goes for a walk, she doesn't just stick to the path. Oh, no! She loves to get out and play in the snow, right up to her belly. And when she does that, she doesn't just run; she leaps like a deer. (Sorry I don't have video.)
Today's question: If Miss Sadie a Bear, a Dog, or a Deer? You can leave your vote in the "added thoughts" section at the bottom.
One thing is clear, however. No matter how the vote goes, Miss Sadie is a "dear."
By the way, having less hair hasn't stopped Sadie for a minute. After breakfast, she went for her regular two kilometre walk, as happily as ever. And when she got home, did she want to come inside, and warm up? Of course not! She insisted on playing "fetch" with her toy "cat" in the back yard, as usual. And after that, she had a great tear around the yard, and up the path beside the house. When she finally came in, did she come downstairs and lie in front of the gas heater? No way! She insisted on lying upon the sofa in our unheated back porch.
Which reminds me; I should go check on her before I head out to Morning Worship.