Today was The Big Melt, or at least One Big Melt (more snow is on the way according to the forecast). The roof was dripping all day and the patches of snow on the ground seemed to grow smaller with each passing minute.
For Jamie’s group of seven, that meant time on Young’s Hill.
I was going to write out a whole narrative to go along with these sequential photos below, but I thought I’d let you all enjoy them on their own and write the narrative yourselves.
It starts with a determined Jody (as seen at the top of the hill behind the yellow bamboo in the photo at the top of this page).
I don’t know for sure, but I would bet that Jody did not share any of her ice ;).
Later in the day, we opened up the doors from the chute to the fenced-in courtyard for Willy B’s group of three. Mave approached confidently, but turned back around before getting to the end of the chute. Honey B insisted on grooming all of the humans who seemed to be standing around for no reason, and Willy B went to the top of the chute, looked down, and then went back inside to play chase with Kelsi.
So, today was not the day for the three to bravely explore their outdoor habitat, but we will keep offering them the chance.