Really? It’s been a year since I shared here? Did you miss me? Or have you been following my shenanigans on Instagram?
Well, let me catch you up: I’m a year older (next year I will be in the double digits!!!), but still just as crazy. I still love tummy rubs, and I would happily protect your lap while getting lots of loving. So not much has changed, eh?
Well, one thing has changed: Mom seems to be allowing the acreage go to the birds (she lovingly refers to it as The Jungle), so she won’t let me run free anymore. She says something about me making too many new (unwanted) friends and trying to bring them back inside. (Can you blame me? It’s hot out there and I just want to share the A/C…). Instead, she takes me for long walks every morning and (if the temps aren’t too high) in the afternoons/evenings (but not too late because BUNNIES). I like the walks because I have actually made friends (sort of) with the neighboring cows. Mom’s proud because I don’t bark at the cows…except when we drive by them in the car. I have to bark then, otherwise how will they know it’s me in the metal box?
This morning, we went for our walk a little earlier than usual because it was nice and cool. But mom got pretty anxious right from the start because she saw a skunk crossing the road in front of us (I was busy investigating a well-known bunny stomping ground, so I didn’t see it). It wasn’t this skunk, but just in case you need a visual:
Mom said she didn’t have time to get a photo, because she wanted to put some distance between us before I caught the scent. She did a pretty good job too, because we were about a quarter of a mile away before the tiny breeze shifted and I caught the scent. It took mom a bit to convince me to keep walking after that (we disagree on how long I stood in the road, smelling the air; I say 5-10 seconds, she says “5 minutes, easily”).
Luckily we were able to finish our walk (which required crossing the same spot on the way home) without running into the visitor. I’ve been greeted by skunks before. I don’t need the never-ending baths!
Now it’s time for my early morning nap. yawn…zzzzzzzz