I have been really busy lately during the one hour a day I am not asleep writing draft articles for National Domestigraphic. Other than that, I’ve been expanding my poking the animals for responses, but have only the following worthy to report.
I was hesitant at first, but mustered the courage to poke the midget wolf, which Ken identifies alternately as “Lady”, “Bug”, and “Dog.” She paid no attention, but my persistence over a few minutes made the wolf release a low, gurgling, growling noise, like the rolling “R” sound of a old hispanic woman with a very sore throat. Who can’t breathe.
At that point my instincts told me it was time to move on.
I pursued a number of the smallcats, as you can see in the image below. This individual is known in the preserve as “Lydia”, although I call her “Black-Poofy-Female-With-Attitude-And-Sharp-Teeth.” The image after that conveys a result emblematic of such efforts.
However, with the help of Ken, I have devised a way to sneak up on my subjects and observe or poke them at will. More on this later.