First summer (like) hike of the yaer with Pua

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Going for a hike

Going for a hikeShe started out slow. She was sleeping because she stayed up late the night before.

I found ants

I found ants

I found more ants here

I found more ants here

What that snout was made for

What that snout was made forPua sticks her nose in after ants.

I smell ants in here

I smell ants in here

Darn I can't get this thing open

Darn I can't get this thing open

I found some ants in here

I found some ants in here


Thinking about crossing the marsh

Thinking about crossing the marshShe changed her mind and came across the path with us.

Crossing the bridge

Crossing the bridgeShe got hyped up after eating those ants and we took a long hike up the back trail.

Thinking about taking a nap

Thinking about taking a napIf only she could squeeze in

Heading back

Heading back

Taking a mud bath

Taking a mud bath Time to cool off

Rubbing her chest in the mud

Rubbing her chest in the mud


Anteater at Deception Creek

Anteater at Deception Creek

Crossing the creek

Crossing the creek

Clibing the tree

Clibing the tree

Posing pretty on the tree

Possing pretty on the tree

Sniffing the tree

Sniffing the treeShe went up that far them came back down though fell on her butt. Then she climbed back up and we got the video version.

Pua nearly escapes!

Could have edited it but, eh. Consider it a warning. A few mistakes, her tail was slippery from the mud, I didn't drop the camera the second her tail slipped, and her harness was too lose. Still the chest part of the harness acts like a belt so was still a good safety measure in place. She also did not get out of reach and I was able to pull her off the tree.

Took years to get to the point she gets to do as much as she does. At first she didn't get off the trails. Just wasn't quite careful enough this time.


Time to go home

Time to go home

Goodbye forest

Goodbye forest

I'm ready for my nap

I'm ready for my nap

Goodnight Pua



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Pua's mother's day post

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Interesting tail hold

Interesting tail hold

Window time

Window time

Time to get going

Time to get going

Going for a walk

Going for a walk

Starting out slow

Starting out slow

Down the stairs

Down the stairs

Across the mean bridge

Across the mean bridge

Pausing to bask in the sun

Pausing to bask in the sunShe kept stopping in the sunny spots. Look close, her tail is in one of the holes to anchor her.

Morel mushroom

Morel mushroom

Anteater in the woods

Anteater in the woods

Flicking her tongue through the crack

Flicking her tongue through the crack

Checking out her burrow

Checking out her burrow

Feeling sleepy

Feeling sleepyI got concerned when I saw the rims of her eyes were milky but they cleared up after and nothing since. Will treat them if it returns. Could be allergies though.

Okay, I'm ready to go

Okay, I'm ready to go A couple came up the trail the other way while Pua was just sitting hanging out at the open end of her burrow here. They asked if she was an aardvark. No, an anteater. They asked if they could get a photo of her, sure. Took her out but she crawled out of my arms and down my back. She does not like her walks disturbed, even though she was just sitting there before being disturbed. But she tried to walk back on the path and they were standing there. She stopped and looked up at the guy there, like; "dude you're in the way". Then she turned and headed on. So she looked more friendly than she really is. She's not shy or antisocial, she just doesn't care about you.

By the river

By the river

Time to climb

Time to climbShe did not get to go much higher in this one

Anteater destruction

Anteater destructionThis was a little mossy stump. Then Pua tore it open.

Getting tired

Getting tired

Heading for the car

Heading for the car

A little grooming

A little grooming

And then she passed out

And then she passed out

Tamale Pie - for mother's day

Tamale Pie - for mother's day

Tamale Pie - for mother's day

Ingredients:
1 pound lean ground beef
1 cup chopped onion, one small onion
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1 large can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
4 large tomatoes, cut up
1/3 whole kernel corn, frozen
1 small can (5 ounces) ripe olives, break up whole olives or buy sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder
dash black pepper
1 cup grated Cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
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Crust:
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
2 cups fluid(explained in instructions)
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1/2 cup grated Cheddar or Mexican blend cheese, for topping (optional)

Preparation:
Brown ground beef with onions and green pepper; drain well, save fluid. Add tomato sauce, tomatoes, corn, olives(drain and save fluid from olive can), garlic, sugar, salt, chili powder and black pepper. Heat to boiling; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 10-15 minutes. Drain fluid and save. Continue simmering low while crust is cooked.

In a saucepan, combine cornmeal, salt, chili powder, and add fluid(include olive water from can, if salt is an issue use water to make up the difference if you don't have 2 cups fluid), once warm add butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until tacky or like a dough. Spread abput a 1/3 to a half of the mixture into a baking dish, about 12- x 8-inches. Drain filling one more time and save to add to something else later. Spoon filling over bottom crust; cover with remaining cheese, spoon remaining cornmeal mixture over filling. Bake at 375° for 45 minutes. I placed pan on cookie sheet because it looked like it might boil over and it did a bit.

Serves 6.


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Walking in the rain

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A little annoyed

A little annoyedShe was shivering but wasn't happy about being man handled into a sweater. It's a little hard to get this style on.

Getting a drink

Getting a drink Notice the tail curled under to keep warm, it was over 70F but takes awhile to get her blood flowing

Anteater up high

Anteater up high

Anteater rope trick

Anteater rope trick

Yummy

Yummy

Time for a walk

Time for a walk

walking in the rain

walking in the rainIt was in the 60s and the trees in the woods keep most of the rain out.

Crossing the bridge

Cossing the bridge in a new jacket

does an anteater poop in the woods?

does an anteater poop in the woods?I thought it was a bit silly the way she leand to the side this time

Digging for bugs in the moss

Digging for bugs in the moss

She's so fast

She's so fast

Mossy spit

Mossy spitShe got some spit on her nose so the moss stuck to it

Giant skunk cabbage

Giant skunk cabbageIt was around 3 feet tall

Do you need me to navigate?

Do you need me to navigate?

Open up

Open upOur jackets almost match in pattern

Goodbye park

Goodbye park

So last post I mentioned about natural health. I just found a health forum. Currently poking around the nutrition section http://www.natmedtalk.com/


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