"Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result."
Wow look what decided to bloom in November despite wind, rain and very little sunshine. It was a delightful surprise, since I have been under the covers most of the week nursing an "ouch' although I did take a walk in the forest the other day with a friend and Zen.
Upon on our walk back I saw Zen moving something with his nose on the ground. We walked over and saw a very strange critter laying on its back with all four feet in the air looking at Zen, then over at us as if to say: "Whoa, am I in trouble or what?"
After a short time it flipped over and scurried into the forest terrain. "What was that?" with both asked out loud. My friend said she would look it up. She called to say she had found it in a field guide and it was a "Bushy-tailed Wood Rat"!
Interesting and this incident proves that Zen is living up to his name. He did not attack it or for that matter "it" didn't attack Zen. It was a totally peaceful exchange. Go figure! Now that is success to watch take place.