I had a dream my wife  Rae and I wandered the woods. We let Gustav off his leash and let him roam. We ran into a bear, a huge, long-legged mutant black bear. It became very playful with our Gustav and they ran away together.

We walked back home through the pines, dejected, angry. That’s the last bear I’d waste good money on. I put the leash on the wall outside in the hopes it would lure another bear. I began making plans for a way to trap a bear.