Monday, October 4, 2010

Wolf Scat and Sasquatch Crossing

It seems some days are just plain meant to be just this side of heaven! Walking with the dogs yesterday in the later afternoon along the river was one of those times~~at least for the most part.
We wandered along the edge of the river bank with Sassy dog walking and flopping in the cold clear water. Blueberry has a little more dignity so she stays out as long as possible. Nellie was on a lead rope as you know she will take the other dogs off into the bush for many miles and many hours. Not too good an idea anytime of the year but especially during hunting season.
The two dogs romped and chased each other while Nellie and I ambled along. The screeing of an eagle as we got close to its fishing grounds came from high up in an old cottonwood tree. Leaves of vibrant yellows floated to the ground and onto the blueness of the river water. The late afternoon or early evening air if you prefer it to be called that being as it was around five(ish) smelled of the earth and the scent of the aspen leaves. Old spearmint along the banks still throwing of its sweetness. We decided that it would be nice to go to the far hay meadow. Just a small meadow with a really picturesque spot looking onto the river. This part of the ranch is known by the local First Nations as a Sasquatch Crossing. I knowing that bears frequent this section of the ranch and this being one of their favourite times of the day to do so was on the look-out for them. Trucking right along musing to myself about Sasquatches and such things I notice some scat. Hmm ~~pretty big scat must be one big coyote! I stopped to check it out while the loose dogs bound off into the bush, Nellie checking this out too and anxious to go with the other two. I looked up and saw Sassy bounding straight up into the air! I have no idea what she saw. I did not stick around decided we would turn around right then and there. I will never know if it was a bear, a wolf, or a Sasquatch but whatever the hair on the back of my neck was feeling rather prickly. hahahaha I spooked myself pretty good.

For God has not given us a spirit of fear;
but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7

Peace and Love