Monday, February 7, 2011
Big Foot in Iowa!
I know because of its tracks that a neighbor's cat is a regular traveler down our front walk. I also know that a rabbit lives north of the drive but finds a daily reason to bound across the drive and through my garden. Occasionally I see the rabbit. Except for its tracks, I never see the cat. We also have dogs, deer, and many birds. Their tracks tell me so.
Our 2 1/2 acres provide plenty of room to roam. But occasionally, I head north and lay down tracks across my neighbors' lawns.
After a break of several days, I recently took that northern route. A new snow had fallen and when I first saw snowshoe tracks, I thought they were my own from a previous walk. Upon looking closer; however, I saw that the shape, length of stride, and even route were different. I realized with some delight that I was not the only one of my species in this territory!
I wonder if my animal neighbors see my tracks, scent my trail, and wonder about their new neighbor? I do know that my invisible cat friend likes the trail I have tramped down. Its prints now follow mine!