It's Not Jet Lag!
I am looking weary and it has nothing to do with overseas travel. It has to do with the fact that Beth almost did me in! She took this photo AFTER I was rescued. What was she thinking, posing me so close to the edge of a wall?
A Lovely View
We hiked up high above Santiago to the lovely Parque Metropolitano de Santiago. Beth for the very first time removed me from the camera bag and decided it was photo time.
Beth liked this spot on a wall, where we could see a view of the mountains through the vegetation.
She also very much liked those three purple flowers!
Posing on Flowers
I've told Beth before that I get tired of posing on flowers, but she couldn't resist! She did at least look over the edge to see how far the drop was. It was only 10 feet or so, but dense with growth.
She balanced me right behind the highest blossom and gently let go. I heard her gasp as I dropped and bounced off the wall into the darkness below.
Don had been resting on the wall nearby. From below the wall I could hear his voice answer Beth, "You've got to be kidding!" He suffered through my 2 week loss in New York last summer and he expected Beth to be more careful. But Beth found some stairs and fought through a dangerous tangle of thorny vines and damp jungle. She didn't sound all that worried to me. I expected a little more concern. I sort of wanted to hear some panic in her voice or a "Stupid Me!" now and then. But she spent 20 minutes carefully examining every shadowed inch until she spotted me and snatched me with a "Got him!"
After I was rescued and Beth brushed the dirt off my fur, I asked her why she didn't shed a little tear of worry.
"I knew I wasn't going anywhere till I found you." She answered, as she dabbed at her thorn injuries with a tissue.
I'm just starting to smile a little bit.
My mom gave me this tiny bear over 25 years ago... because I like small things.