Yuma Loves it in Illinois

Friday, April 17, 2015

Yuma is settling into his routine at our home here in Bloomington, Illinois.

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The other day, I was cleaning around the motorhome and noticed that Yuma would not come close to the motorhome.  When I called him he would go to the grass and lay down with his pitiful look like he did when he didn’t want to leave the grass at Christmas Circle in Borrego Springs, California.

I hope he doesn’t become too domesticated and not want to travel with us later this summer.  I think he just got tired of the long days of travel at the end of my winter trip this spring.  I’m sure he will be ready to go by summer.

Yuma and our grand daughter, Erin met for the first time on April 12th.  They got along great.  They are both hams in front of a camera.

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Several times a day, we walk up the road and I let him run.  He loves being free and running through the grass and into the open field.

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He loves to chase rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels and birds.  He thinks he is a hunter.  This little guy was watching Yuma from the safety of his little wood pile.  The other little guy is a Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrel and was feeding himself below our bird feeder.

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Hard to keep enough food for the birds on the feeder with these guys around.

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The willow tree is blooming and the grass is green around the house now.

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I still worry about our little Fergie.  She has still not adjusted to Yuma being in her home.  She misses all the times I held her and talked to her.  I can’t do that now because Yuma is very possessive and will not leave me when I hold her.  I don’t want Yuma to get jealous and hurt Fergie.

I am sure we can work something out in the long run, but I hate to see her so upset.

See you later.