Here's a beautiful California redwood! Aren't they impressive?
I've already spotted something up there. I can't convince it to come down and play heheh!
Yeah - I'm thirsty - so thirsty I could jump in - but it's for the horses.
Trot, trot, trot - ooops - missed something!
After I checked out that smell, I lead on as I needed to make sure I cleared the way of any beasts that could attack my parents.
Aha! Gopherland! Some likely candidates to flush out! Dang - missed him!
Beautiful wild iris - tons of them as we hiked on through the meadows and redwood groves.
Comforting my mom.
Hurry! There's so much to do... I smell something afoot up ahead.
Hurry............. I'm smelling something big...
Okay, I'm taking off. (I heard a crack in the woods and couldn't help myself. I took off after a gigantic furry creature that jumped gracefully over every rock and fallen tree. I couldn't keep up) Here I am returning to tell my folks all about it. They looked frantic.
Usually my recall is pretty good, but I just can't help myself. Gotta investigate this thing they called "deer" again. Their calls to me go unheeded.
But what is that? Yonder in the sky is a giant feathered menace. And I can not get him to come down.
We hike on through meadows with wildflowers and our own pretty California poppies.
I just love running through grassy fields in the spring! I'm very happy here!
THIS is the entrance to Lizardland. What a time I had here! You can imagine! I never caught one - they are zippity fast, so I don't know if they taste like chicken or what!
Can you spot me? I'm hiding!
But he is not hiding and I'm going to .... get him!
I jump in the air and pounce and... dang - missed again! That wascally lizard!
You'd think we were in the middle of nowhere, but... as mom pans the camera directly left... look!
Civilization! Drat! I thought we were all alone on this beautiful day!
I am so hot when we get to more redwoods, that I'm thrilled to find a tannin-y pool that I can cool off in.
In one of the giant trees, we find a hole that Dad and I can fit into together. Mom could even fit in with us!
I've never seen such big trees, but they sure have a lot of critters in them. I tried to get them, but they were too high up to climb to.
But I sure had a great time with my folks at this pretty place. There were a couple of minor problems. When we got home, mom and dad saturated themselves with something called Teknu to ward off a possible poison oak attack. ( I didn't know that was an enemy or I would have slayed it.) Then they got a Teknu-ed rag and slathered it all over me. Then I had to go to the spa. There, they removed about 100 ticks!!! They are still removing the little buggers from me and mom even took two out of her hair yesterday and screamed while doing so. Hope we get to go back there soon!