Yesterday afternoon Larry made the drive into Vancouver to the ophthalmologist, for a checkup on his Fuch's Dystrophy cell transplant. He wasn't back by late afternoon, and the dogs were expecting their walk. Since they had been to the dyke in the morning, I took them through the bush in the afternoon. Now I think this may be the first time I've walked through there without Larry since the cougar/deer incident. I had the Bear Bell and the Kougar Konker with me, which really is probably unnecessary, but it made me feel better. I'm sure a cougar or a bear has been in our area other times, and we have been totally unaware. I wasn't nervous, and it's easy to see through the underbrush now, so I didn't feel like I could be surprised by something hiding close by. This picture is for you Henny, because your picture of Eli with his bear, so makes me think of Jake with his rabbit.
And I've discovered that Jake is the little stinker that is carrying bits of deer carcass back to the house. He usually pokes around where the deer was, picks up a bit of something and carries it out to the trail and along on our walk. Then he may drop it somewhere along the way when something smelly catches his interest, or he may carry it all the way back. He thought this bit of backbone and ribs really was something extra special.
He didn't even care when I picked up the rabbit and started flinging it around. For Jake to pass up the chance to fetch something, well that's a rarity.
Luna ended up with the bunny, and she mauled it a bit and flung it around herself. She will amuse herself with a toy, whereas Jake always needs human intervention.
Larry arrived home just as we got back to the house. His appointment was quite long as testing was done on his left eye, and he had paperwork to fill out, and he is now on a six month waiting list for cell transplant surgery for that eye. The one that had surgery at the end of June is still improving, and he now has 20/40 vision in it. He is looking forward to getting rid of the cloudiness in the left eye as well.