There’s nothing an animal likes more than exploring the wilds of Nature.
Even a domesticated animal like Little Monkey. (Yes, she is in the photo above; right in the middle.)
Most people walk down the centre of the path. Not so Little Monkey, who used it merely to cross from one side of exciting wilderness to the other.
While others enjoyed a walk in nature with their dogs, I walked alone (with my friend and her dogs), while LM enthusiastically explored all around her. She was rarely within sight, but always knew exactly where I was. If I felt she’d strayed too far or been gone too long, one whistle brought her straight back to me.
Funny that a dog who doesn’t like taking a bath, has no problem sploshing around in a river!
Here she happily trotted along the river bed, bound on exploring all the new scents and sights. Notice the tree marked X.
While I watched LM busy following scents, what neither of us noticed, however, was the wolf keenly watching her!
The tree marked “X” gives you a bearing in the two photos of LM in the river and where the wolf suddenly appeared out of nowhere.
While I was preoccupied in capturing this little scene as it played out before me, I was unaware that now I was the one being watched!