Friday, October 31, 2014
Kobae visited the house where the two much smaller tortoises live and spent an hour or so trying to get through the fence, then visited the house that use to be a tortoise refuge, tried to re-break the water pipe he broke yesterday looking for the dog. Saw a dog go in the laundromat and chased it for awhile and after about seven hours and six miles returned to the house. My apologies to the City of San Diego for stopping your construction of the new gas pipe, to the house on Guincho that is short a couple of pumpkins, the guy on the bicycle with the scraped knees. Bicycle guy, if it helps I didn't know he could move that fast either. Those of you stuck waiting at stoplights while we slowly did the crosswalks, and everyone else for not calling the cops when he did extensive property damage at your homes. Also on behalf of Kobae it was heartwarming to see the 50 or so people and cars who stopped or came over to say "Hi" to Kobae and express how much you have missed him and the 50 or so more that took cards so they could check him out on the blog. My name is Tom (in case anybody cares).
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
At Base Camp loading a five minute dog chase video would take eight hours. In San Diego, 34 minutes, so I'm going to show most of today's first dog chase and all the disaster that followed. If you can't enlarge the videos then click on the DSCF number.After successfully chasing off the dog Kobae does a victory celebration of sorts on the block wall. After the dog has gone in the house Kobae continues searching for it and breaks a water main. It took us about 15 minutes to get the water shut off and here's the bill I paid after the plumber left. We hiked through the former military firing range on the way back looking for unexploded shells and then Kobae couldn't help but explore one more side of a house that went wrong for him. Evening has come and darkness falls on this normally quiet neighborhood of Tierrasanta. Kobae, safely tucked away and fast asleep in the garage thinks not of the broken Halloween ornaments, destroyed pumpkins, fallen solar lights, crushed water mains, and unrecognizable sprinkler heads he has left behind but dreams of tomorrow's adventures. Good night from Tierrasanta.