The Messenger

Last night, C and I walked the dogs beneath the nearly full moon, and we were followed the entire time by a little red fox. It was beautiful, and I’ve not been in contact with such a bold and curious vulpine since my time living in the mountains.


The Fox in the Snow (1860)

Gustave Courbet



5 comments:

moif said...

Its always a pleasure to see the Tod!

Cyan said...

We saw it again on Friday night. It was bouncing in the way that dogs do when they want to play...not threatening at all.

We assume that it's curious about our dogs which are approximately the same size as the fox (though probably a bit heavier). I read that it's not uncommon for foxes to try to play with dogs of a similar size. Of course, we can't let that actually happen because of the diseases that wild animals often carry, but it's been an interesting set of experiences.

moif said...

What kind of dogs do you have?

Cyan said...

I have two pugs. One of them is rather large for the breed, and he's actually a little bit bigger than the fox. He weighs around 35 pounds. My other pug is a little bit smaller than the fox, and he weighs about 25 pounds.

Pisces Iscariot said...

I walk to work through the urban suburbs of West London before sunrise every morning - There are at least three foxes that rifle the rubbish bins and regards me with curiosity - as if to say "what you doing up this early?"