Each day on the trail I pick up the trash. Restore order small scale Clear debris with panache Flush cottontail and quail. That’s not a newsflash.
Discovery of the proverbial white rabbit, however, certainly is unusual. Like Lewis Carroll’s famous creature, I found myself fretting “Oh dear, Oh dear, I shall be too late.” In this case, I feared I would be too late to save the poor little thing, obviously, a pet, escaped or abandoned, from our Arizona elements. With summer heat at its most intense, usually 105+ and that snow white coat, I figured its odds of survival at near zero. How to help it? I feared without intervention, it would not last a day.
Every day past the school I carried the sack, Penny sniffed, Penny looked And, we kept careful track But, only trash filled the sack. She watched me get fitter. Sometimes begged for a treat. No crime except litter Ever found on our street.
Sometimes it really pays to use a little of your leisure time as a local tourist. Arizona state parks are great places to visit although they might not be the first tourist venues selected. We just don’t travel to those amazing spots though, even within a short drive. Perhaps we think of “vacation” as a distant place. Unless, of course, the place happens to be on a visitor’s wish list while they are touring Arizona because it is a distant place.