So we stopped at the store and got a
We were excited to get a blog shot of the balloon
floating above a Bengal hidden in some tall grass.
He just kept on going and going,
we have never seen him run so
hard and for so long.
We were laughing so hard,...
Until we realized he was scared of the balloon.
(yes, bad parent behavior)
rapidly approaching total exhaustion. He was still running
as hard as he could but was now barely moving.
like an Asian Leopard cat fleeing from a predator.
Lesley was beginning to wade in to rescue him,
I shouted he would be fine,...
keep taking pictures for the blog.
(BAAD, dad behavior)
he stopped swimming and we saw this look,...
(click the image to enlarge it)
Uschi didn't want to get out of my arms
(atypical) but it was more shock than anything.
I toweled and put him down,...
he slunk behind the cloths bins and hunkered.
"I'm not coming out"
"Are you okay?"
"Come on Uschi,..."
He was still shocky and hadn't groomed himself about
1hr later, we really wanted him to just show some signs
of alertness, then all would be alright.
"Noooo, I'm not ready."
He shot under the kitchen sink and looked out.
Now we knew he had progressed to "just being scared,"
so we got on with things.
After another hour or so,...
Uschi cautiously curled up under my "office" chair.
Keeping an eye out for danger.
Time for a special treat,...
Makes Uschi look like a young kitten.
Feeling a bit more confident.
Uschi checks out the dreaded Hello Kitty balloon.
But he was still a bit "off",... he stayed
By my side for hours,...
with his head on a pillow.