I know exactly what you are thinking, and I want to be clear that it isnít my fault.† It all started because I enjoy writing about my adventures, but find it difficult to think of good titles.† Finally, in desperation, I asked my traveling companion if he had any ideas.† After hearing his suggestion, Iím beginning to think that his great idea for the title of my web site was pure luck, and that he isnít very good at thinking up titles either.† Unfortunately, since I did ask him, it would be rude to ignore his suggestion.† To make matters worse, he is now excited about picking titles for all my adventures.† I thanked him, and said Iíd have to think about it.† Iím a little afraid I may be stuck with his titles from now on.†† Oh well, enough about that; it is time to tell you about another adventure.
know, I had a very busy fall and I traveled half way around the world.† The adventures were wonderful, but by December
I was ready to stay home and see my grade 3 friends for a while.† Fortunately winter was in full swing by then
in Stittsville, and there was lots of snow for me to play in.† The snow banks were so high that it almost
reminded me of the mountains in
the fall school term ended, everyone went home for Christmas break, including
me. †Actually, I didnít quite go
ďhomeĒ.† I would have loved to go back to
We stayed near the airport, so there really wasnít much to see, but the hotel did have a nice pool.† After all the time Iíd spent in the snow over Christmas, it was pleasant sitting around relaxing in the sun.† It was warm, but not hot, which is ideal for me.† When it gets too hot I find it quite uncomfortable with my thick fur coat.† And donít even think about suggesting I take it off.† When I did get a bit hot, I just jumped in the pool for a short dip, and I was comfortable again.
The pool was relaxing, but I was also able to have a bit of fun around the hotel.† I donít like climbing trees in the winter because they are frozen, and sometimes they can snap off.† Falling out of a tree can hurt, even when there is snow to cushion your landing.† It had been some time since Iíd climbed any trees, so when I saw the trees around the pool, I couldnít wait for a little practice.† I was having a great time, when a businessman came out for a little break from his meeting.† Of course I sat very still as I always do when people are around, but he decided to take a little nap on one of the deck chairs.† I was getting very hot, so finally I decided to risk coming down even though he was still around.† Just as I reached the ground, he woke up, saw me, and went running into the hotel screaming that there was a bear by the pool.† By the time the hotel staff came out, I was long gone, but it gave me an idea.† First, I want to tell you that I would never do something like that if there were kids by the pool, but they were all in school.† And the people around the pool werenít on holiday; they were in meetings in the hotel, and just sneaking out for a break.† So I really didnít feel all that guilty when I hid in the trees, and then came down and scared them.† I probably wonít do it again, but it sure was fun doing it on this trip.
Before I knew it, the trip was over and we were back in Stittsville.† My grade 3 friends thought the pictures of me on the lounge chairs were cool, and they laughed when I told them about hiding in the trees and frightening people.† I know it was sort of cruel, but it didnít really hurt anyone.† And besides, if they had stayed in the meetings like they were supposed to, I never would have scared them.† Honest!
a few more days to play in the snow, and then it was off to