Linda and I have had frequent encounters with Sharlene and Sabbath in the wilderness surrounding Hedley. Recently, before the snow melted, they trekked up the winding former mining road to a tunnel overlooking Windy Canyon. That was undoubtedly a challenge for Sabbath’s stubby legs. I did the climb several times years ago when I was younger and fairly fit. Even then it was a good test of physical endurance. Evidently Sabbath is willing and eager to go where Sharlene leads. She has explored farther afield than we have in recent years. Her enthusiasm for the outdoors is infectious. She’s a reminder that we are extraordinarily blessed to be living in the midst of this rugged and spectacular grandeur. A touch of Eden.