Monday, May 20, 2013
fun day in the sun and a blond moment...
last year i got chased by a mama moose who had just calved so i was not going to risk having a repeat of that. those moose are super sized and they look even bigger when they are charging at you down a trail. some guys further up the trail had waved me on, letting me believe the path was safe. i had only taken a few steps when she came at me. i was able to drag both dogs behind a tree...she circled us though as i kept moving around the tree. they kick forward so you are taught to get a big tree behind you and the moose.
baby moose are getting delivered around town now it seems. it's that time of year. amy said she'd had a pregger moose in her yard but that the moose had moved on in recent days. another co-worker who lives nearby texted her pictures of a mama with two baby moose. those babies are so cute...not many ugly babies in any species though i guess.
i always ask patients was this the begining of the trip or near the end. i'm always hopeful they got to get their glimpse of denali or of a glacier calving or a moose or bear, whatever their dream was before they came to the hospital.