One morning when I was walking, I met a large bobcat. We surprised each other at the end of a tree line path. We were about 15 feet apart. I was delighted to run across him as bobcats are elusive by nature. What amazed me was that he didn’t run, instead he appeared alarmed for only a second and then he accepted my presence and then joined me on my walk. He was in a playful mood as we walked together and expressed it with a jaunty stride as he smelled plants and tussled around in the dust, leaping about catching invisible prey. He walked ahead then he waited for me to catch up with him. When I got ahead I waited for him. Eventually he lost interest and ambled into the distance across the dry riverbank. I have often wondered what his version of our story would be.