Lea Update 2010
The Pictures below are from 2/27/10. There are a bunch of
them. I've included all because the sequence is significant.
I'll add some comment at the end of the photo set.
It all began when Lea saw Wiley ("Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My.")
The chase is on.
Oops, maybe not.
Oh, oh - turnabout.
Back the other way
Another turnaround. Pretty spooky.
Getting pretty close!!
Maybe there's more going on here than turf issues ...
Careful. Not too close.
Pretty darned close
Ok. A bit of "play posture" emerges.
Notice Wiley's tail - total non-aggression signal.
Ok. Too close. More chasing.
And the other way again.
Coming closer again.
Maybe not. More play posture, universal among canines.
"Hey dog, wanna play?
Wow. Really close, but Lea probably weighs twice what Wiley does.
End of the run.
It'll probably be safer closer to the house.
Chase yet again.
This is as far as Lea wants to get from the house. Notice deer watching in background.
Oh, oh. Coming back.
Hurry back to the house.
More play posture.
Ok, is this non-threatening?
How about this?
Wiley rolled over several times.
"Ok dog. Do I look non-threatening now?"
How about this?
Just trust me.
"Get a clue dog."
Wiley, "Now can we be friends?" Lea, "Hey, I'm not comfortable with this."
Oops. Too far from the house again.
Ok, let's rest.
Curious about my hanging targets.
"I wonder what these are."
Well, that's all. Wiley wandered off. The episode lasted
for about 20 minutes. It seemed very much like Wiley just wanted
to play. He/she has been hanging around lately. I reckon
we'll see more of Wiley.
Because I've heard about coyotes luring dogs away to become a snack for
the rest of the pack, I'll supervise any futhure play episodes with a
big stick in hand. But, Wiley sure seems like a lonely loner just
wanting a friend.
Salmon watched from the deck with typical disinterest.