A new Pipaluk!!

I just have to post this link.

For those of you who don’t know, I was named after a polar bear.

This one so looks like me, white, furry, cuddly.

I bet he chases cats too.

ETA: It seems Misery wants to invade my space. She has something to bark say. PippaYawn.

I wanted to say that I don’t condone performing animals. There is a fine line between dancing dogs, dancing bears, dancing elephants, abuse and cruelty to make animals perform ridiculous tricks that isn’t part of their natural life.

What fascinated me about this video were a number of things:

The grace and beauty of the lumbering animal who jumps into the water and is suddenly so elegant, (that reminded me of Pippa too because he is normally slow and sleepy but can suddenly become so agile – usually on sight of a cat).

The incredible closeness of the pair of them, the way the bear puts his paws around the man – without killing him!!

And my last point – here we have what are commonly known as the world’s biggest killers for sport and fun. Man and polar bear. If the bear took a fit in his head, I don’t think the man would last too long, but the irony of the situation really struck me.

So strange.

From the Huffington Post:

Dumas and his wife, Dawn, own “Beyond Just Bears,” a company that trains animals for scenes in movies, television shows and advertisements. The pair have a combined 50 years experience working with animals on set.

Agee, which is touted as the only trained polar bear in North America, has starred in various commercials and even had a role in the movie “Alaska.”

According to the company’s website, “Beyond Just Bears” has worked with a variety of wild animals, including cougars, wolves and deer.

Nevertheless, the use of animals in the entertainment industry has come under scrutiny after multiple reported incidents of alleged animal abuse and deaths on movie and television sets.

Which is one reason I don’t agree with it. Wild animals belong in their own space. Not in our houses, or swimming pools.

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28 comments on “A new Pipaluk!!

  1. Chancy and Mumsy says:

    That was amazing sweet Pippa. We didn’t know you were named after a polar bear. We think polar bears are beautiful. They are great swimmers too, huh? We wouldn’t be at all surprised if they chase cats too. πŸ™‚

  2. Chancy and Mumsy says:

    Oh, no!!! We forgot your hugs and nose kisses

  3. pix & kardz says:

    what a brilliant video, Pippa! thank you for sharing! i tried to overlook the line about chasing cats. πŸ™‚

  4. Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning says:

    That was so much fun to watch, Pippa. That bear has a great shake too. Thanks for sharing.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

    • pippadogblog says:

      Woooo!! Yes, that was a great shake. I try to do that too, all over the furniture or people or anything really. I’m sure you do too. Four shakers in one house would be very impressive.

  5. Lorenza says:

    I loved the video!
    They sure have lots of fun together!
    Aaand…. good question about chasing cats!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

    • pippadogblog says:

      We loved it too because the bear was so beautiful, but not sure they belong in swimming pools.

      I am sure it would chase cats. Of course.

      Besos to you too.

  6. EllaDee says:

    Pippa, I hope you like polar bear riddles. What do polar bears eat for lunch?
    (Ice berg-ers!) πŸ™‚

    • pippadogblog says:

      Tee hee. πŸ˜€ I wouldn’t have guessed though.

      Misery wants to know if they are lettuce based? (iceberg lettuces which apparently she considers to be extremely tasteless and not worth buying)

  7. Ha! Love your blog Pippa! Very thoughtful and funny. Will definitely be following.

  8. Vicky says:

    Beautiful! but sad that such a graceful animal is swimming in a swimming pool, instead of the oceans.

  9. Mango says:

    Well, he clearly loves the bear, but I do agree that I would rather see that bear out in the wild being, well, a bear.

    Mango Momma

  10. Ralph says:

    He’s very beautiful (like you, the Secretary says) but its sad that he’s not living his life in the wild. Maybe now that they have CGI, they’ll stop using nondomestic animals in movies.

  11. Bassas Blog says:

    Amazing video!

  12. Pippa – loved the video. But you are right. Polar bears are not stuffed animal. They deserve to live free and wild doing Polar bear stuff…not stuff humans think “cute”

  13. annienz says:

    Dat was a pritty awesome movie Pippa. Dat bear does be qwite handsume, but not so much as your self ob course. Or most handsume me. πŸ˜‰
    Da mum hafs a bit of a fing fur those bears, so she wud rafer see him owt on da icebergs too, but him sure did seem fery friendly wif his hoooman.
    We hope wooo are doing well yourself??

    Tail wags
    Ruger

    • pippadogblog says:

      I am so sorry I have been late in replying – for which I blame – well we all know who to blame. Guess I better check our your blog and hope your are there πŸ™‚

  14. Momo & Pinot says:

    Hello Pippa!! We didn’t know you’re named after bear. We can’t watch the video now but we bet he’s a very handsome guy!

    • pippadogblog says:

      There is a linky on my blogspot blog and maybe it is on here too. Can’t remember. Good to hear from you both. Will have a cruise over to your place in the next few days if I am allowed πŸ™‚

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