A red fox visited our territory last night. At first, he sniffed the ground, likely searching for mice under our bear-proof birdfeeding station.
Then, something behind him caught his attention. Isn't he a handsome canine? When our wildlife camera captured his photo for the first time weeks ago, I wondered if he was passing through, on an adolescent's journey to find his own territory. His continuing presence makes me wonder if he's settled on our forest as his territory.
This morning, as K and I rolled out for a short and slow bike ride, she sniffed the ground intently where the red fox had stood hours before. It's so fun that our motion activated wildlife camera tells me what visitor she smells!
We rode up to Hug Hill, where misty and murky air surrounded us. K posed for me. She looked so serious - like she was deeply concerned about something.The ghostly light highlighted the brilliant aspens.And, although it hid our high mountains, the smaller hills looked surreal in the gloom.K zoomed around like her normal high energy self as we whooshed through yellow tunnels of aspen. I kept her outing short but she seemed even more like her normal vivacious self today.R's energy levels were off the charts today. As usual when he's frustrated by feeling too wired, he gathered almost all of the dog beds, dragging them one-by-one from the far reaches of the house, and placed them in a pile. Normally, his next step is to move all the beds, one-by-one, to another location in the house. However, K stymied him by lying on the lumpy and uneven tuffet! R barked at her and tried to pull a bed out from under her but she wouldn't budge. I wish I'd had time to video the whole hysterical interaction.