Well, the trip to the mountain house on Friday was very nice. Kavan and I were pretty calm the entire way up. I knew what to expect, so wasn't too worried. Kavan was just clueless. I'm happy to say that changing food and not eating any sooner than two hours before leaving prevented the type of accident I had on the way up to our mountain house last time! We stopped at my best friends Jim and Jan's house, they have a big house in the trees with lots of space to explore. I recognized it right off, and Mom and I went exploring with me in my harness. I tried to chase some birds, and saw a squirrel! Kavan just cowered in the garden. The boy is hopeless.
I love our big yard up here, with lizards in the bushes and quail sitting on the fence, and big open space behind the fence. Mom has been letting me explore the back yard without the lead attached to my harness (she is watching closely by). This really lets me check out the bushes! But the quail just taunt me from the fence. We went for a long walk last night, and went into the open space ! It was so cool!
Last night was a cool, wonderful late summer evening so we slept with the windows open. I got to sniff and watch outside. And then, we heard them. CECs!!* I couldn't believe it! Out there in the open space behind our backyard, where I was just a few hours before, yipping and yellowing and HOWLING!! I was brave and stayed right there by the screen door, I wasn't going to let any of them come in! Kavan just kept sleeping next to mom, oblivious. We heard them not once, but THREE TIMES!! This morning, I was really glad Mom was outside with me, and I was not that keen to leave the yard.
Mom forgot to charge the batteries to the flashy box, so unfortunately, there won't be too many pictures this trip.
*CECs: Cat Eating Coyotes