Tuesday, August 05, 2008
This morning I couldn't bear the thought of running inside on the treadmill, so I leashed up Kona the Wondermutt and decided to run intervals at the local park.
While walking towards the park I noticed two animal control vehicles slowly driving around the neighborhood. I made a note to keep Kona on the leash.
On my first loop through the park trail (which meanders through a bit of desert) I saw a mom and dad playing with their toddler on the playground equipment, while their German Shepherd looked on.
On the second loop around I noticed that this sweet family was high-tailing it out the park like their was a wild animal on the loose.
Turns out, their is...
The young mom approached me and told me that they had just been informed by park officials that a mountain lion had been spotted in the park only an hour before.
I decided to take the same course of action and head home as well.
I figure that a girl running with her dog might look like a good breakfast to a Mountain Lion.
It's just as well, it's way too hot outside for running anyway.
Funny thing: When The Girl was two or three years old she used to say this phrase to The Mister every morning before he left for work:
Be careful! There's a lot of mean cats and dogs out there!
I have no idea where she picked it up, but to this day The Mister and I say that to each other when the other is leaving the house.
Who knew that one day we might say that to each other and really mean it!
La Vida Dulce!
Posted by Kellie A at 11:56 AM