Yesterday we all got a recorded message from the Sheriff's Department warning of several sightings of a mountain lion in our immediate neighborhood. Early this morning for my walk with Annie Bones I armed myself with a shrill alarm, pepper spray and considered taking the hunting knife with me.
"What are you going to do, gut the animal?" Irene asked
"No, but you just have to be prepared for anything."
"Just rise up, look big. Or is that for a grizzly?" Irene wondered helpfully.
Seriously, we all just hope the lion makes its way back to the hills before the sheriff's department finds it.