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As we prepare for bed each evening, our Chief of Security, Kiska, performs her last patrol and scent marking to protect our yard overnight.
Yes, we know what you thought we meant by scent marking. And, yes, it is true that animals will urinate to mark their territory. However, many animals also leave their scent by rubbing their bodies on boundary markers, As our Chief of Security, Kiska makes a point of rubbing against the fence along the perimeter to make sure that anything even thinking about entering our yard knows that she is present (even if she is inside sleeping soundly and safely).
We will point out that all of the security work did not prevent the most dastardly of thieves – the Snow Thief. We had a steady rain on Wednesday coupled with temperatures in the 40’s, so our precious snow is mostly gone. It was fun while it lasted.
P.S. – Photographs were quite challenging because these were taken well after sunset using a very high ISO and a telephoto lens resulting in a lot of graininess. Sorry about that, but we did want to capture Kiska’s last patrol of the night.
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