First, the news you’ve been waiting for: Burrito is back with his group! It’s been two weeks to the day since his encounter with the rattlesnake.
I’m going to be completely honest here. I thought we were going to lose him the day that he was bitten. I also thought we were going to lose him those many months ago when the big conflict that ended our attempts at integrating the groups occurred.
I’m not the most optimistic of people, so take that into consideration (I can picture J.B. giving me a look that says, “you don’t say?!”).
Burrito, however, seems to be an optimist with an incredible will to live. That, combined with an amazing staff and quick-acting veterinarian in Dr. Erin, who has a whole network of medical professionals on speed dial (a particularly grateful shout-out to anesthetist Dalila Fairchild), gave me hope.
What was truly heartwarming, however, was the immediate outpouring of support you all showed, which carried over into last week’s HOOT! virtual event. I really just can’t get over it. THANK YOU!!! You all remind me that there are good, no, not just good, but great people in this world who truly care and take action when needed. It was the bounty of love, even more than the financial contributions, that was so moving.
Anyway, enough of my yammering, here are some awesome photos of the day, most of them taken by Anna and J.B
First order of business for Burrito on the hill: approach Jody for some reassurance:
which she deftly provided, even while managing a bounty of cabbage leaves (thanks, Krissy!)
Burrito decided to stick close to Jody for a bit:
Then he ventured towards Negra, who gave him a reassuring extended arm gesture:
Negra’s bounty was kale:
Appropriately reassured, Burrito settled into foraging on his own:
Later in the day, it was time for the other group to have access to the Courtyard. To carry the theme of this blog post, I noticed that there was a bounty of grapes hidden under the grape vines on that side of the building.
Here’s a photo of the vines with Honey B at the top of the chute in the background:
Here’s what I picked in just 20 minutes:
Willy B was watching my activity from the Courtyard, so of course grapes were on the menu as part of dinner:
I hope you experienced a bounty of something good this past week too.