Until he started hunting, and that, my friends, was when he clearly a wild animal. August has an ample supply of food available at all times, and is never in a hurry to find a snack.
Wile E was stealthy, focused and easy to lose sight of in the hills. Full disclosure, August didn't even show a sign of seeing, smelling, hearing his distant cousin, where Wile E had us scoped out before I turned the corner and found him.
We marched on, and were pretty much the only domesticated beings on the road for the first hour of the hike.
Several days ago, I got us lost, yes, within a semi-easy walk from my home, and it took some creativity and off roading to find our way. I was a bit rattled by that experience, and have been avoiding the particular corner of 94062 since. Well, today, again, big girl boots on, and make a decision to get over myself. On purpose, with intent, I got us back to the dark and stormy streets where my personal navigation skills failed me. Mind you, it was a gorgeous, sunny morning in a lightly forested area in California in the spring, so maybe not so dark, and definitely replace stormy with bright and springlike, off we went, circumnavigating Southdale, Mid Glen, Glen Crag, up to West California, and over the river and through the woods. If accuracy actually matters, we circled the area, and this is the fearful woods we were lost in, seemingly for hours, you judge for yourselves!