Original post : December 19, 2013
New smells, new games!
The past two days have been warmer, making walks around the
neighborhood safe for Nicki's tender paws again. Yesterday, Nicki
discovered that tiny red squirrels apparently sometimes tunnel into the
snow at the bases of tree trunks! Great news! She can stick her nose
amazingly far into those tunnels in pursuit of the ever evasive
Yesterday also revealed something
more rare: deer tracks in the back yard. Apparently two deer came
through, foraging. This morning, it appeared they'd brought their
friends. Five sets of tracks were clearly visible - and the scent was a
lot stronger. It got Nicki's attention. This morning's newest game was
"Roll In The Snowy Deer Tracks!" Oh sure, enjoy the fact that these deer
are clearly mocking Daddy's empty freezer!! Well, why not. Somebody may
as well get some good of it!