We started the weekend with a pair of ducks in the front yard. I expect to see ducks in the canyon, but not at my house in town! The dogs all went crazy, especially Miley (our lab) and begged to be let out to chase these delightful creatures. From there, the day just was just filled with critters! I lost track of how many bunnies we startled on our hike. Again, much to the disappointment of the terrible twosome, we did not allow them to harass the wildlife. I know porcupines live in the canyon, but I have never had the pleasure of observing one. During our Sunday hike we rounded a bend to find one "hanging out" on our trail. He observed us for awhile and eventually ambled off to the right. I took Miley and Cash off the trail to the left. Neither dog was too sure what the animal was, but they really, really wanted to investigate. I will be eternally grateful that we walking on leash! I have had the misfortune of seeing a few dogs over the years that "investigated" a porcupine. Dogs faces and quills are not a good combination. I thought we had seen the last of the porcupine, but on the way back down, he was in the same spot on the trail! Fortunately Kevin spotted him and we once again circumnavigated this prickly creature.
|Terrible twosome "dancing" together|
|Are you supposed to be there?|
|Grumpy Miley when her "brother" moved too close during nap time|