Sunday, September 21, 2014

What Kobae Likes Most

It's in the high 90s again and it's hot, hot, and hot. Kobae is not anywhere close to coming out of his house. Then a vehicle pulls up to ask a few questions and let their dogs out.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Good Day for Kobae

Kobae and I visited the beach. There's no video because I spent all my time and both hands trying to keep Kobae out of deep mud or deep water. Oh and Kobae, if you're reading this, here's a tip for the future, you're a tortoise, not a turtle, you can't swim. However on our return to the lodge some dogs showed up and chasing dogs is what Kobae likes most. After all the dogs have been chased off, there's the celebratory victory dance on the front stairs, or something like that.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Things Have Changed

Kobae and I went on our first walk down the dead end canyon I have to pick him up since the rains. My hope was that it had dumped a bunch more dirt in there and I wouldn't have to pick him up so high. The opposite happened. There was so much water it left a muddy sinkhole and I now have to pick him up about a foot and a half or so higher than I used to have to. Reading while Kobae rests in the shade.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


The helicopters are back so apparently BLM has re-given permission for oil/gas surveying. Little noisy here also as the solar batteries are being replaced with Kobae supervision of course.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Kobae Visits the Beach

Breakfast at Tiffanys

It's been a long time since we've visited the early morning feeding ground of the critters. Still a few territorial disputes and lot of camera curiosity.

Sunday, September 14, 2014


It's been four days since the flood and the ground is packed hard. These are spooky times hiking with Kobae as he leaves almost no track so you have to stay with him all the time. This is the red tee to hole 11 on the disc golf course. Last time we hiked through here I straightened the turf on the tee out. Now, after the flood, it is all folded on top of itself and the blue tee is gone. We're hiking maybe an hour when it starts to heat up and Kobae goes right for shade finding a little ledge where just his head is in the shade. I know I'm stuck for the next five or so hours until the heat breaks so when two guys come by on atvs I have one take me to the lodge while the other watches Kobae. I pick up the truck, bring back a chair with a hat, and find a wet towel still in the back of the truck while I'm cleaning it out and use that to put over Kobae. When the heat breaks we're hiking home when a bicycle touring supply truck gets a flat right next to us.