Near Fort Bragg, California
Beth doesn't always pull me out of the camera bag when we visit a beach. I've been in too many beach photos already.
But the beach at Fort Bragg had funny succulent grass stuff. I don't know what you call it, but it was sturdy and I climbed all over it.
I had a wonderful time and then Beth gasped. She looked behind me and I figured a seagull was about to swoop down and grab me. That almost happened a few years ago.
But it wasn't a flying friend, it was a furry one. He was just enjoying the moist grassy stuff like me.
I begged Beth to wait it out. Maybe the odd little squirrel would come closer and we could pose together in a photo. I've posed with a few animals in my time.
But Beth snatched me up and tucked me away. "That squirrel is hungry!" She insisted. "I'm not taking any chances."
My mom gave me this tiny bear over 25 years ago... because I like small things.