10 June 2013
Where you are.
To have a place to walk, we have to get up very early, or go out very late. We like to be the only ones there.
This is important to all of us.
We think that sometimes, the puma might be out there with us. Puma is who also likes to walk early and late. They walk a lot farther than we do, but cover some of the same ranges as us. We know this because their data is carefully monitored and hoarded, just like mine is. I'm being watched, you're being watched, puma's being watched, and puma might be watching us.
Everybody knows where everybody is, all the time. Even in the forest, you can't avoid surveillance. Me and the puma, another thing we have in common. Sometimes we like to be off the radar. Puma has on a tracking collar, I think he's trying to get it off. I just leave my phone at home. Please leave a message at the beep. The data collectors will pick it up at their convenience.
90 percent of the data that now exists has been created in the last two year. More data, fewer trees. A richness for the data miners. Look, I'm leaving you a trail right now.
Here is where we sat and took a rest. Not Gustavo, he doesn't believe in taking a rest and stands guard against the potential of puma until we move on. Or else he's viewing invisible butterflies. It's hard to know. I have been advised that attack is unlikely, but if it does occur, to fight back. Of pumas, not butterflies. The last reported attack near here was in 1909 when a rabid mountain lion attacked a woman and her child, on a mountain to our east. The odds are good that we can easily share, if indeed we're both out there very early.
by team small dog at 5:24 AM