Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The post in which I break the law

This morning I decided to skip the dog park (where Sudo has taken to running away from me for about 20 minutes every day when I say it's time to go home... it's getting embarrassing) and head to a local nature preserve to take Sudo for a walk.

It was beautiful this morning, in the mid 50's, sunny and crisp, and Sudo was super excited to start walking the trails. He spent most of our walk with his nose to the ground taking in all the new smells. Then he stopped and looked up.

So then I did, too. Sudo was looking at thin air... or perhaps a branch he thought might be tasty. I, however, spotted this...


Not really... I stole that from a background site somewhere on the Internet... For future reference, I should remember to check the batteries in my camera before going out.

We spent a good 1/2 hour perusing the trails, we ran, we sniffed, we enjoyed the cool air on our faces. There wasn't another person or dog in sight... it was as if we were deep in the middle of the untouched Florida landscape. It was refreshing.

It was sort of inspiring to start our day by spotting our national bird. I realized most of the places we walked he could see us from his perch atop that dead tree. Then I wondered if he was eying Sudo... because I read once that a bald eagle could carry a deer fawn... and Sudo sort of looks like a deer... so we decided we should probably conclude our nature walk.



DysFUNctional Mom said...[Reply to comment]

it's only wrong if you get caught...right?

mah-meeee said...[Reply to comment]

sounds like you're having so much fun with sudo.

did you miss us? *snif*

just kidding!

Jenny said...[Reply to comment]

you're obsessed with eagles. go to the Haines Bald Eagle Festival, that'll shake it right out of you. you will realize our national bird is nothing more than a glorified vulture with a dubbed call in the movies. the turkey was probably a better choice.

Domestic Spaz said...[Reply to comment]

Personally, I sort of love vultures and buzzards as well. We'd have a heck of a lot of road kill lying around if it weren't for them.

I wouldn't exactly say I'm obsessed with eagles... but it is nice to see them in the wild. They're much more beautiful and graceful than wild turkeys.

Ranting Parent said...[Reply to comment]

I'd be more worried about the damn bird than any old pet laws. Eagles will scoop up dogs. I live in the west coast of Canada where nests have been found, containing over 60 collars. Seriously, cross my heart and hope to die, this is not an urban myth or anything. Unless, of course, the naturalist who told me the story was lying. Do scientists lie?