I've been worried about K all week. First, we had our bad news on Monday. Then, K started acting very fearful, about all the "usual" things that have scared her over her lifetime. Usually, an escalation in fearfulness means that K isn't feeling well. So, I was worried, worried, worried. I'm sure that my worry didn't help her fearfulness but I couldn't help it.
I am very relieved to say that the fearfulness is fading. K romped with joy this morning. This photo says it all.
On another front, I went to check an obscurely-placed trail camera today, and I got a huge surprise! A medium-sized male black bear marked a "whammy" tree about 10 days ago. "Whammy" trees are pine saplings that bears rub their fur on in order to leave a scent marking.
This guy started by standing on his hind legs while facing the tree. Perhaps he was smelling the tree to see who else has marked it or perhaps he's a youngster still learning how to mark a tree. The white streaks are snow that was falling.
trail cameras and our bears!