K and I started our day with a glorious mountain bike ride. It was warm enough for me to wear short sleeves and shorts. Ah, what a treat!
You can tell in this photo that K has no idea that vets and other people are stewing over her health.
After riding with K, I headed out on a ride of my own. I felt fabulous. It was one of the best rides that I've had in months, as I felt a surge of energy and optimism that has been absent since my back became so painful early in September. The docs are continuing to do tests but I think that the more powerful anti-inflammatory drugs are doing their job.
Near the end of my ride, I found a treasure. A large, very territorial, mountain lion had passed two of my trail cameras. I say that he was "very territorial" based on how many times he scraped the ground with his hind paws as he walked the animal trail. He left his calling card all over the trail. I think that we've seen this lion before, and he rules the territory.
Another of my cameras captured the lion's image a short time later as he walked past a bear whammy tree.