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Friday, January 11, 2019

Nature Friday

Our black dog had finally begun to get better by Thursday afternoon. Thanks for all of your good thoughts and kind comments. We are very hopeful that he will be all better very soon. His little brother has snuggled with him a lot today, which must be helping him heal.

While that was going on, a mountain lion was nearby. I'd become aware of him on 1/3/19 when he was stalking our elk herd and leaving tracks on our snowy trails. At that time, I didn't know if he'd been successful in finding his next meal.

Then, he appeared on my trail cams a few days later. He had a small cut on his nose, perhaps from his hunt.

In the video, you can see that his gut was bulging...

On the evening that the lion was captured in the video, I'd been out hiking with family who were visiting. I pointed toward where the cams were, and I said "It is surprising how often lions are up there in the evenings". In fact, there was a lion nearby at the time that I was saying that!

Thanks to the LLB Gang for hosting the Nature Friday blog hop.


  1. Hari OM
    continuing POTP for R... and I love the idea of nature watching us every bit as much as us watching it!!! YAM xx

  2. The mountain lion does look well fed. We continue to send you lots of healing vibes, R. Get well soon!

  3. heart melting photo of R and H... and the lion does look like he ate well... I saw a few flakes of snow also

  4. We don't see them, but you can bet they are watching us!

  5. We are sure Hachi is helping R feel better with his snuggles. It's always fascinating to see those big cats on your videos.

  6. Yay R!! I'm 100% sure having a warm puppy noggin resting on your tushie was 99% the reason for healing.
    Mr. Mtn. Lion was indeed close. Cam capture is wonderful
    Hugs Cecilia

  7. A wonderful little man-dog nurse Hachi is. So adorable.

    Yikes on that mountain lion. Well fed indeed.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. My best to your peeps. ♥

  8. I'm glad R is mostly better and his wee Bro is taking care of him, that's so sweet!

  9. Happy to hear R's improving. Having a little heating pad puppy must work wonders! Also glad the mountain lion found food.

  10. Hoping R continues to feel better(with the help of Hachi of course).

    Always wonderful to hear(and see) about well fed mountain lions!

  11. Poor elk, but such is the cycle of life. So glad that R is still getting better...and there's nothing like a sweet puppy to help that along! ♥
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  12. I would be nervous with all of those lions around! So happy black dog is doing better and it is sweet how Hachi was taking care of black dog xoox

  13. I know how I felt having the possum in my garage a couple of weeks ago, I can't even imagine how i'd feel knowing the Mountain Lions were so close.

    My best of vibes and lots of prayers and POTP for R, who I hope continues to feel better.

  14. I'm sure that a snuggle with Hachi would be very therapeutic. Such a darling guy!

    We have lions around here, though I've not had any encounters with them - they tend to stay away from the towns but occasionally one wanders in and makes the news. Same thing with bears. One of those, I've seen, an abandoned baby. Adorable, but ill-tempered. Not that I blame him, it was cold and he was exhausted and hungry. He went to a sanctuary elsewhere in the state to grow up a bit before being released back into the wild.

  15. That is very scary that the lion was out there when you were too. The lady who owns the donkeys near our home told us this week that she has spotted a bobcat 3 or 4 times in her backyard. Too close for this gal.

    Sweet Hachi with sweet R - hope R continues to improve.

  16. Glad that R is feeling better. We bet that sweet little Hatchi is a wonderful nurse.
    Hazel & Mabel

  17. That is so cool, but also scary at the same time. I would be worried they would go after the dogs. Healing thoughts for R.


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