Susan rescued a snake! She noticed that he was stuck in some green mesh and that it was cutting into him in several places. After some careful cutting and not a little concern that he might panic and bite us, she got him free. He was mostly unharmed and stayed calm during the entire procedure.
Our sweet little ball of dog has moved on to his next adventure.
He joined our family and made us a pack on May 10, 2008. He was curious about his new home at the beginning but also a bit wary of Michael. He followed Susan around like the goddess she is.
Susan found him through MSRNT, and he was the first foster for the person who brought him over to meet Susan (I was away on a business trip). He very nearly turned his foster parents into failed fosters.
I found some Lactarius indigo mushrooms for the first time a week or two back behind our house and Susan refused to let me eat them. Truth be told that I was kind of ambivalent about it anyway.
But on a hike up Bull mountain yesterday we ran across several small patches and I decided to try eating one after all. Three came home with us and I planned on eating two and scattering the third behind the house.
We went back out to the Biltmore estate on Thursday and tried out some of the trails near the winery. We still haven’t found a decent trail map but there are wide and narrow trails that wind through the trees.
We saw a good number of mushrooms, some new to us and a pretty black rat snake.