The Life Of Lincoln Bear

A great email from Becci in Nashville, y’all- explaining just what it is like to BE Lincoln Bear. She says: (followed by my comments on each.)

He is scared of:
1. “Balloons” (Well, if you kinda rub on ’em to make that squeaking sound- sure, I’ll buy that.)
2. “Tall men in hats” (So…rules out meeting his namesake Abe Lincoln. If he was alive.)
3. “The sound of bacon frying” (Great. More for me.)
4. “Remote controlled helicopters” (Like the ones those kiosk guys fly RIGHT AT YOU at the mall during Christmas? I feel your pain, Linc.)

“In true lab fashion, he eats everything in sight – most memorably a chocolate orange, an onion casserole he pulled out of the oven and a whole salami. We have more baby proofing devices than most parents due to the fact he can open cabinets and drawers to find food. He once locked us out of the house and turned on the gas (not the same day, thank God.) With a nose like that, who couldn’t help but snorgle him, though?”



  1. Blue Footed Booby says:

    Labs are ~*the best!*~ It’s a good thing their so cute and nice, since they’re way to clever for their own good.

  2. Woo hoo! LincolnBear is on the internets! He’s only clever when it comes to finding food molecules. If all the subway sandwiches ever go into hiding, he’s the perfect solution.

  3. This photo is mis’lab’eled .. Should it be “The life of Lincoln Log” .. it looks like he’s all sacked out sawing some wood.
    (Every hear a Lab snore .. zZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ)

  4. Shout out from fellow Nashvillian here! Mr. Lincoln Bear, you keep doin you buddy! Although i’m wondering how he got the OVEN open?!

  5. Blue Footed Booby says:

    Don’t know about you, but I hang a hand towel off the oven handle.

    Some people use the fridge handle, but this isn’t a good idea who folks who live with “food motivated” dogs.

  6. @Tamera – He put his paws up to see if anything was on the stove top and when he came back down, his paws pulled down the handle. This is also how he turned the gas on, as his paw pushed down and turned the knob on the way down. Now we have toddler locks on the knobs. RIDICULOUS.

  7. Waitaminute waitaminute waitaminute – is he aware of cause and effect? Does he know the sound of bacon frying means, eventually, there will be bacon available to consume? I don’t actually know how you would explain this to him, but it’s the only reason I can think of for a dog to be afraid of frying bacon.

  8. You, Lincoln Bear, are an adorable character who keeps his hoomins on their toes!