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How YOU doing? [Laredo]
« on: May 30, 2017, 01:45:49 PM »

Sun hung low in the sky, against a blue sky so pale, making shadows stretch across the ground. A gentle breeze stirred the grass and made the couple trees rustle joyfully. An emerald leaf fell from the branch directly above, catching in the air and floating by before it came to rest in the water of a small creek. The water babbled gently, adding its voice to the afternoon symphony. A pair of bright red butterflies danced through the air, wings flapping as they  chased one another in and out of branches. A grey-brown squirrel darted into the tree, carefully gripping a walnut in its long teeth. It stopped halfway up the tree on a branch with a deep hole burrowed into the trunk above it. The squirrel began knocking it against the branch, spinning it and testing for weak spots.

The knocking reached the navy ears of the wolf lounging in the shadow of the same tree, lazily enjoying the beautiful day. A late lunch left his belly full and he was content to watch life pass by for a little while. The squirrel squeaked and tittered in the tree above. He lifted his head and turned bright blue eyes to the rodent, a broad toothy grin spreading across his face. Hello there, squirrel. That's a mighty fine tail you've got there! How about you wiggle on down here with that lunch of yours and make yourself comfortable here in the grass beside me? The creature paused chipping away at the shell of its treasure and turned tiny beady eyes on the predator. It regarded him for a moment, slowly calculating whether he was a threat, before resuming its task.

VanGogh chuckled and shook his head, rolling onto his back with a bark of pleasure. Legs dangled limp in the air as he watched a single puffy cloud drift by through the leafy cover. Squirrel, look at that cloud! It looks like you! This time, the rodent paid him no attention, the shell finally beginning to crack in its expert paws. Van rolled back over and grunted as he got to his feet to move closer to the creek. He dipped his head to take a sip and smirked before shoving his whole head under. He tossed his head up and water sprayed from his tri-color bangs. How do you like me now, squirrel? He cackled, tossing a look over his shoulder at the general area where the squirrel was now hidden by foliage.

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Re: How YOU doing? [Laredo]
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2017, 09:21:03 PM »
Silent paws stalked through the thick growth along the creek that had branched off from the river he had been following earlier in the day. The young wolfdog kept low as he crept through the unknown area, he'd been shaken deeply by his previous encounter and his mind was awash with uncertainty. The wolves he was sure would welcome him had only effectively turned his whole belief system on its head. A large part of his childhood was spent idolizing the wolf side of his heritage, though, in truth, his firsthand knowledge of wolves was incredibly limited. He'd condemned his mother for keeping him from his father, a wolf, now he was a tangle of confusion, regret even. The anger at his mother, it seemed, was completely unwarranted and in reality, perhaps she was simply trying to protect him.

The yearling was pulled from his thoughts as his ears picked up a voice coming from somewhere up ahead. He sunk lower, unsure, he couldn't see anyone but he wanted to make sure he saw them before they saw him. Swiftly but silently he gave the voice a wide berth, swinging around behind the owner, who seemed to be moving toward the creek. A squirrel spotted him as he approached and took off into the trees above, he stalled, hoping his target wouldn't notice before moving on. Slinking through the underbrush Laredo locked his deep red eyes on a curious looking wolf only moments before the creature dove his head into the shallow creek and launching a swirl of water in his direction. Laredo froze, he was unsure as the wolf seemed to look directly at him.

He tilted his head at the strange looking wolf, it had seemed like the thing was flirting with a squirrel? That couldn't be right. Laredo slowly stalked forward, reaching the edge of the bushes that concealed him before pulling himself up to his full height and stepping out into the grassy area. He was easily a foot taller than Laredo and much heavier though his overall demeanor seemed less threatening than some others he'd met. Still, the yearling stood stiff and ready to run as he spoke.

Were... were you talking to a squirrel?


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Re: How YOU doing? [Laredo]
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2017, 02:57:53 PM »

The squirrel froze, ignoring him in favor of starring off. With a flick of it's bushy tail, it darted further up the tree, disappearing into the branches. Van gave a playful pout in it's direction before returning his attention to the creek. He preened a little, shaking his head again to fluff up his bangs. He certainly didn't hear the young wolfdog approaching until the timid voice actually spoke.

"Were... were you talking to a squirrel?"

He peeked over his shoulder before turning around, taking in the sight before him. A smaller male, and more naturally colored. A handsome little thing in shades of sandy brown. But that face was marred by a nervous expression that need not be there; Van was no threat to anyone! He gave the little man his best cheesy grin and planted his butt firmly on the ground. It would do no good to approach a nervous creature; he knew that from experience. That would likely only chase him away, and Van could certainly use the company. Instead, he would wait exactly where he was and let the male approach him as he felt comfortable.

"Hay there. Nice catch, why yes I was talking to a squirrel. Gotta stay in good company, ya know. Otherwise, you may just lose yourself out here!"

He let his over-dramatized smile slip a little, easing his face into a more genuine smile as he tilted his head. His nose twitched a little as he tried to pick up the scent of the male without being too obvious about it. With the space between them, it was hard to tell, but it seemed his new companion was not a full blood wolf. It didn't matter to Van, but might explain why the mutt was anxious. All too often, those halfbreed pups were raised in the dog world, where wolves were nothing but a wild menace. Van chuckled to himself; there was no one better than himself to alleviate a crazy notion like that. The wolf wouldn't hurt a bee even if it stung him square on the nose. "I'm VanGogh, but mah friends call me Van. You got a name, pal?"

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