I can't believe that I have not introduced you all to Hector before now, but it works out just as well because I didn't get the evidence pictures until yesterday. For years my neighborhood has talked about this cat going on walks with me, and I have been wanting to get pictures of him doing so, but I of course am always the one with him, so it just never works out. Well yesterday, we went on a Heron hunting mission (you know, we thought we might have finally found where she nests) and Hector went with us. There were plenty of people to catch a shot of him, so finally I was able to catch a shot of the elusive cat going on his long walks with me!
I mean this cat is really an adventurer. Yesterday's mission took us through the beaver ponds, which had many creek crossings. Hector would fall behind and we would hear him start to howl. I told him many times that he should just wait there for me and that I would be right back for him, but he would not think of it. We got to the tree that we had seen the Heron go into from the house, but keep in mind that we had walked a good half mile by this time, and here came Hector. His back legs and tail were all wet from one of the creek crossings, but he was just as happy to be there as the dogs were! Even Tom was pretty impressed with the cats adventurous spirit.
Hector always goes to the bus stop with us. The kids on the bus get a real tickle out of seeing the dogs playing with rocks and Hector over the hill sunning himself. He is very much a "Mama's Boy" and pretty much goes wherever I go. He is constantly with me when I do the chores, etc. As a matter of fact, as I write this I have decided that Hector may be the feline character in my next book, Happy Hector, perhaps? Each book has all species represented of course, I am an equal opportunity employer, you know!
Look closely, he's in there, this is after the crossings, he's having a little rest!