Bradley Friesen, a commercial and recreational helicopter pilot based in Vancouver, Canada, is inseparable from his dog. “Bentley is a 4-year-old English bulldog who loves beaches, car rides, and flying in helicopters. Never thought I'd call a dog my best friend, but, over the past two years, that's what Bentley has become: my little, 40-lb adventure buddy,” Friesen writes.
With Friesen’s unique hobbies and commitment to his pet, Mr. Bentley the Dog has the best life ever, exploring and playing with his human sidekick.
After a side-by-side fur and beard trim, the well-groomed gentlemen hit the town. Donning a seat belt safety harness, Mr. Bentley hopped into the passenger seat of Friesen’s SUV and stuck his head out the window, tongue lolling, en route to the heliport.
Mr. Bentley excitedly ran around the tarmac like he owned the place. Then Friesen buckled him into the helicopter and slipped on Bentley’s custom earphones. The companions stared out the wraparound windows at the bright blue skies and lush British Columbia wilderness, as they ascended higher and higher toward snowy peaks.
What was next on the itinerary but, of course, tandem heli sledding. With Mr. Bentley the Bulldog steering in front, rope handle between his teeth, Friesen used his hands to propel the two through the snow. They took a few passes and some playful spills. One time Bentley fell off, he chased after Friesen and even helped slow down the sled.
They ended their trip in a crystal clear mountain lake. Friesen landed in the shallows and threw a stick for Bentley to fetch. Wearing a stylish red life jacket, the bulldog swam to retrieve it.
On the helicopter ride home to Mommy, the friends exhaustedly pounded it out to commemorate an awesome day. Thanks to Bradley Friesen, it’s certainly not a dog’s life for Mr. Bentley.
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