First of all, I am happy to announce that I got all of the tech woes sorted out that had bogged me down at my last posting, and I now have the domain name for the lazy vegan for the next ten years - woohoo! Hopefully I'll still be doing the blog over this next decade...I certainly have good intentions of doing so (let's see...the donkeys will be a mere sixteen years old then...and the dogs may no longer be with us...). This week at the L.V. I managed to seriously tweak my back. I'd had plenty of warning from myself - or at least, from my body - for weeks now, but for whatever reason chose to ignore them. I'd been sitting in an awkward position on the floor in the living room during the evening with the rabbit and my laptop, and every time I stood up I'd feel a twinge of soreness in my lower back. Then I woke up one morning and really felt a severe twinge...and then, after pulling up in our driveway one afternoon (thankfully, at home!!) my back completely seized up and I literally had to roll out of my Beetle and onto the ground before managing to straighten myself out enough to stand up and walk! Dramatic, but true. I had a few more spasm episodes but am confident now that I am on the mend, and when I am completely fine, I plan on taking up yoga to strengthen my core and become an all-around better person. At any rate, all of this is boring, but I wanted the blog reader to know what exactly my physical state was on the day I came face to face with a coyote! I was home one afternoon nursing my tweaked back when I decided to walk on the flat part of our driveway for a little therapy (which means pretty much walking in one giant circle at the top). As I was walking I suddenly heard a turkey in distress (yes, I actually know what a turkey in distress sounds like!) by our back cabin. I hobbled over to investigate and literally came within ten feet of a coyote! The very first thought I had was how bummed I was to have left my camera indoors. He or she stared at me (I've had this experience once before...there's nothing quite like the gaze of a wild canine; it is a direct and rather appraising look) and then I loudly clapped my hands and sent him/her running off. Had my back been normal I would have run after it just to see where it went...I did see it run up the meadow and then into what we refer to as the "watershed area", where the foreman has promised to hike to put one of my critter cams out. Meanwhile, the poor turkey had flown into a nearby oak tree (where it remained for hours!). Pretty darn exciting, but also a heads up to take the dogs out on leashes - this is the time of year the coyotes are out hunting in daylight to find food for their pups...and I certainly don't want to deal with Bravo v.s. a coyote! Or my little old Toby!
Night Jack with Funny Ear
Paco being silly.
O.K.: assembling time! This reminds me an awful lot of putting together a new toy for a kid. I bought this cottage for Wasabi a while ago and finally got around to putting it together...not as easy as it looks!
Two Coyote Videos!!
Turkey on Display
The new sitting arrangement for now in the living room...upright in a wooden chair!
Wasabi Makes the Bed Video!
Bravo, king of something.
Two Possum Videos!
Saw Snap for coffee! She's let her hair grow out and I think it looks fabulous...so much wave, bounce, fullness, etc. I think she looks younger and the gal at the cafe didn't think we were mother and daughter!