By Charlie Johnston
I have just updated the “Upcoming Events” link on the top bar to include dates and coordinators for much of the New England trip next month. Still filling out details, but if you live in one of those areas and want to help prepare or to come to an event, you know who to contact now. I know Cleveland, Ohio is a bit of a stretch for a “New England” swing but, hey, they asked and it is on the way back to Denver.
Last time I was at the cabin, this fox would not only visit during the day, but would come rubbing his nose against the screen at night wanting me to come out and give him some attention. He remained skittish and cautious, of course, but he would let me briefly rub the ruff of his neck…and he liked for me to sit outside with him. I am delighted to hear that he is equally affectionate with the folks who actually own the cabin. It is the wife who took this picture.
My son told me when I was telling him of the fox and his liking of my attention that I am both very ordinary and very weird…that while most people have a pet German Shepherd or Labrador…it would be so like me to have a faithful pet Fox…both similar to what everyone else does and strikingly different all at the same time. I think it was a compliment…but I am never entirely sure with my son, who loves to rib and poke fun at the old man.