Thoughts to Paws over…

Walking the dogs this past week has been very entertaining!  On Monday when I was over by RIM park, I saw an Eagle perched high on a tree top watching some geese.   Of course, by the time I got my camera out of my bag and aimed upwards, it got camera shy and flew off.  The next day, in a swampy area by our house, I saw a Blue Heron.  It was just standing there, taking a break, as the ducks swam around the pond.  That afternoon a little snake wriggled past me, for the first time in my life I didn’t scream.  I will admit I did let out an “oh”, maybe it was because it was so tiny, instead of freaking out I thought it was kind of cute.   Wednesday, as a pair of my canine friends and I were heading toward home we saw a Gopher, that was a comical few moments.  It stopped and stared at us in the path, then scooted a few feet, I think it thought it was stealth and moving fast….not so much. It was rather rolly polly, I was reminded of the one in Winnie the Pooh and I couldn’t help but chuckle.    It was a good thing that the dogs were on leashes, as the snails pace it was shuffling at  made me keenly aware of why there are so many gophers, they have to have lot’s of babies to keep their species going as their escape skills are sorely lacking.  Instead of heading into the tall grass, where it could have disappeared, it ran ahead of us until I finally decided to move us in an opposing direction.  Today, was all about the bunny,  it seemed like every third or fourth household had a rabbit in the front yard.  The furry little critters were darting past us on the path in the park, one was actually running along side us for a bit,  thank heavens I was with one of my dogs who found that intriguing but not enough so to drag me into the tall grass (where I am sure my little snake friend and his much larger buddies were having an afternoon siesta in the sun).  It has been like an episode of Hinterland’s Whose Who out there, I am eager to see what creature will make an appearance tomorrow?!

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