Category Archives: Bearkind

All about bears – in Literature and in the Wild.

Canuck Movies: Mounties, Nell Shipman & the Canadian Spirit

  Canuck Movies: Mounties, Nell Shipman & the Canadian Spirit — A Patriot’s Rant   Nell Shipman & Brownie in BACK TO GOD’S COUNTRY  “The leading man wasn’t a very good swimmer and when we got into that wild, white … Continue reading






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Greatest Writers of Mountie Fiction

  The GREATEST AUTHORS OF NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE FICTION     Or WRITERS OF THE SCARLET SERGE   “To the sweet-voiced, dark-eyed little half-Cree maiden at Lac-Bain, who is the Minnetaki of this story; and to Teddy Brown, guide and … Continue reading






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Gentle Giant George: Rescue Dog Rescues Human – Book Review

Free Days With George: Learning Life’s Little Lessons from One Very Big Dog by Colin Campbell My rating: 5 of 5 stars Anyone who’s read my reviews probably noticed this: I only review books I like. I generally like yarns … Continue reading






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Trail of the Elk: Discovering the Northcountry of Mikkjel Fønhus

  Trail of the Elk: Discovering the Northcountry of Mikkjel Fønhus       “This is the story of a wizard elk — Rauten, as people called him. He was a human being in animal guise…”   The Northcountry in literature has … Continue reading






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Knut Hamsun’s GROWTH OF THE SOIL – A book review

Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun My rating: 5 of 5 stars Over the years, I’ve discovered writers who take you into the very heart of Humankind: which means they really took me into the living heart of all … Continue reading






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Marlice van Vuuren – Cheetah Rescuer

  Marlice van Vuuren – Cheetah Rescuer   “I knew that my husband-to-be was the right one for me when I introduced him to the baboons on the farm.  Their reaction toward him was friendly and that’s when I knew … Continue reading






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Howling with Wolves at the International Wolf Center

  Howling with Wolves at the International Wolf Center     INTRODUCTION BY BRIAN ALAN BURHOE: Here, along the forested rocky coast of Atlantic Canada, we howl with coyotes. They yip, hoot and kind-of bark.  But not a real a-whooooo … Continue reading






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Muinej The Bear’s Cub – A Mi’kmaq Bear Story Retold

  A First Nations Mi’kmaq Bear Story Retold     THE BOY WHO WAS RAISED BY BEARS!  A NATIVE CANADIAN MI’KMAQ STORY RETOLD & FREE TO READ… Introduction by Brian Alan Burhoe. Bears have long appeared in folktales and animal … Continue reading






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NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE DOGS: Huskies and Other Sled Dogs

  NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE DOGS: Huskies and Other Sled Dogs     “On you huskies!”  It’s our most iconic Canadian image: a lone Mountie mushing his sled dogs across the savage Northern wilderness.   And not only loving it — … Continue reading






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ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE DOGS: The German Shepherd K9

  ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE DOGS: The German Shepherd     “Police Dogs’ Lives Matter Too.”  You’ve probably heard this motto.  It’s a heartfelt sentiment, and one that means a lot to those of us who know that animal family … Continue reading






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