Monday, December 01, 2014

Hello Old Friend!

It's been so very long since our creek had a little water in it. It seems like Mabel's funeral was the last creek day. Poor Macy has no idea of the joys of a wet creek bed! So we were overjoyed when we woke up to rain yesterday... and predictions of 3 - 5" tonight!

By 3, we were itching to be outside and the RottRover and Otto met us at the levy. But when we got to the end of the levy...there was no creek! We hiked upstream to find her. She was growing a couple of feet a minute! Soggy from the hike, our friends left us but I needed more!

I have to back up a bit and tell you Macy Blue was most hesitant to leave the porch in the rain...but came willingly when she saw I was walking around to the car.  Once she saw her auntie and Otto Rotto...she hiked like a wet pro! She had a blast 'splorin' in the rain.

After our pals left, Macy and I wandered over to Dirty Creek to check on the flood. She was rather cautious with the fast moving water...which I was pleased with. We checked on the ducks and a few a homeless camps and made our way back across the valley floor to the main creek.

I was soaked to the core by this point... and my lens was covered with mist. It just felt glorious to have rain drops on my face and in my hair. Macy seemed to enjoy it too!

When we returned, the river still wasn't flowing at the end of the levy, but I could hear her coming.  I hiked in the river bed until I found her, hiding behind some bamboo, already making her music.

Each time she filled a new low spot in the river with a great amount of noise and hullabaloo, Macy would run over to that spot and sniff to see what was causing such a commotion. I don't remember if Mabel ever did that when the creek was filling... she often sat and watched...waiting for a 'cuzzi hole I guess. But for Macy, it's all new and fascinating.

Macy and I walked the river down, cheering her on, to the end of the levy.

The old girl was magnificent...returning to her former glory! I don't know if she's here for a visit or here to stay for while...but she was missed!

We parted ways at the end of the levy with promises to visit her again as she continued downstream on her journey.  "We're so happy to see you old friend! I pray you stick around for a bit... I've got a pup that needs to learn to love you!"

And there she goes!


Millie and Walter said...

I'm so glad you were able to have your creek flowing again. You really painted a wonderful poetic picture for me even without the photos.

Mr. Pip said...

I love this post! It was beautiful from start to finish. I hope she stays for a long time and brings you and Macy much joy.

Mr. Pip said...

Ruby still has lots of issues from her past. We take things day by day. Sending lots of good vibes to Macy!

K9friend said...

What a lovely tribute to the creek and to Macy's discovery of it. I really enjoyed the story from beginning to end.

Critter Alley

Dory and the Mama said...

Welcome back Creek!!!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Mark Muller said...

It was great to serch for your Creek together with you and Macey. Thanks for a great post, it was a little as if we would be there too :o)
Easy Rider

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KB Bear said...

I'm so happy that the "Creekhiker's" Creek is flowing again. Beautiful. It looks like you had lots of fun!