Huffing and chomping = full charge or false charge
don't want to make that choice: I'm not good at multiple choice guessing. You're only allowed to make that mistake once.
Glad you're ok, Irish. I think you had a good plan a by taking the .357.
Probably the bear was as jacked up on adrenaline as you were after the dogs took off after it, so who is to say what what going through its head.
Hopefully, he'll just remember that your place is one frightening, dangerous place.