|I have to wonder how many leaning dead trees the leaning live tree leaning over the trail can hold...|
|The money shot for today|
|Bobby disparaged my attempt at portraying mountainous areas here? Well, as you can see, it DOES get a little hilly...|
|Start out at 5:45 AM...|
|What have we here?|
|Why, it's Mr Owl!|
|He was trying to enjoy a breakfast of what appeared to be squirrel when we came along.|
|He was a little guy, but had a BIG voice...|
|And we spotted a couple of deer hanging out..|
Oh, I have been sitting on this story a while, and I better tell it whilst Alzheimers doesn't prevent it! We were just starting out on a walk last week, crossed the street in front of our place, and started up the sidewalk. A couple and their tiny little canine where just getting in their car in the parking spot about five from the end of the lot,, when a black cat shot out from underneath. Bad luck? Yes, but not for us. The cat stopped briefly, looking absolutely panicked, within a couple feet of Scrappy, who was blissfully "reading his pee-mails" on a road sign post. Convinced Scrappy was an evil genius who was cunningly biding his time (rather than the "nose-only" single tracker he is), the cat decided to flee across the street- not looking at the oncoming traffic. "Look out, kitty!" I shouted, but I knew the cat needed a miracle. He got two.
The car saw him coming, and tried to speed up to beat him. They never had a chance at that one, but the cat started doing a "leaping run"- and managed, instead of going underneath, to jump face first INTO the driver's door! With a loud "THUMP", he bounced off, did a roll or two- and ran apparently unharmed off behind our building. I was reminded when we saw what I think was him walking without any noticeable damage out back this morning.