Burdock came up over a rise, turned around and squealed. Dangerous Dan came right up behind him, and passed him, heading up a trail away from me. I called to Burdock and settled into the cave where Burdock and Dan often sleep. Soon Burdock was on my lap and enjoying a snack.
I was not surprised when, several minutes later, Dangerous Dan clambers up to the cave and wanders in.
Dan enjoys apples and acorns while Burdock complains halfheartedly.
I spend an hour with the two porcupines. When Burdock finishes his biscuits, he wants to play and I indulge him.
And finally, a momentous event! Burdock eats his first acorns!