Boulder Dash, day 1, Bow, NH.
Good run. No problems finding the controls. Running wasn't too bad, pretty slow but reasonable energy, so at least I kept moving along. Third on the Red course, 4 scalps (Pavlina, both Saeger sisters, plus the great Balter!), not so bad!
Followed that up with a couple of hours of rogaine practice with Charlie. It's hard work but have to keep doing it -- worlds champs in Estonia are only 50 weeks off.
Meanwhile, Gail has provided the latest from the home front: "The fox story for the day. We were on the 2nd T when I looked to the
side and saw the fox cross the 1st green, beautiful in the sunlight.
It then went just beyond the green in the little hollow where I
couldn't see it. The next group on 1 was ready to hit to the green
and at first waited, then went ahead and hit. The very proper fox,
after waiting for them, then trotted by them heading towards 14 or
16. Never saw it again."
And I've been doing a little research, using just two words for a Google search -- "fox" and "pet". Which generated the following page
. For those too busy to check it out, I'll quote a couple of key points --
"Because of their size, their relation to dogs, and their somewhat exotic nature, foxes are sometimes sought out as pets. This is almost universally a bad idea."
It goes on to list various problems, and then follows up with a suggestion, just in case you really do get a fox as a pet:
"When your animal is old enough, have it neutered. You've already ruined any chance it might have at a fulfilling life from its point of view; neutering will make it calmer and happier, therefore making you happier."
Hmm, may have to rethink my plans of a mellow old age with my pet fox....