It was another really cold weekend. I got out for a cross-country ski on Saturday and then opted for a treadmill run on Sunday. The ski was brutal. It was slow going because of the cold, there is just no glide when it’s -30C. I think Kobi found it cold too, I need to get her a jacket.
Our Saturday evening walk was fun (insert sarcasm). It was totally dark, as usual, and I was walking the trail where I’ve seen the moose tracks. There were no fresh tracks so I figured he or she had moved on.
I was deep in thought with my head down trudging up the trail and of course Kobi was up ahead (slaying dragons). I heard her bark, which is very unusual for Kobi when we’re out walking – she only barks at strangers and scary things. So when she barked, I figured it was either a moose, wolves, vampires, velociraptors, or perhaps a lynx. There are so many rabbit signs on this trail there has to be lynx around.
Anyway, Kobi barks, I freeze and attempt to see what has her barking. I see nothing (as it’s pitch black) so I call her and she comes charging back to me 90 mph and races past me towards home. I take this as a sign that there must be imminent danger and proceed to follow her, fast. Only I’m wearing snowshoes, my giant aviator hat (with rabbit fur – lynx attractant?) and a Helly Hansen snow suit that is three sizes too big (my husband got it for me and I swear he’s convinced I’m three sizes bigger than I really am or he figures one day I will be so he better buy things that I can grow into).
It felt like I was running pretty fast, like Kenyan fast. Considering what I was wearing and that my glasses were totally fogged up from the adrenaline sprint, I was impressed I didn’t wipe out. We made it back to the road just fine and I didn’t see anything in pursuit of us.
The next day I went back up the trail and didn’t see any tracks so I’m not sure what she thought she saw or heard. Perhaps she was just messing with me (that would be kind of funny). I’ve always thought that Kobi is super smart and as a result she knows not to let on that she’s smart so she doesn’t have do too much. That’s the true definition of smart.