Merlin (Susan's Pixi Bob )
In the fall of 2007 - at our Smoky (Pisgah) Mountain cabin -
we found our trash bags removed from their protective can and ripped to shreds [one day].
We took action! We placed a very large rock on the can lid - and also secured it with a bungy-cord.
Hah! - we thought. That critter won't be in there again.
Well ... Then, one day - after raking leaves - a bob cat sat peering at me
- from the side of the steep hill - not three feet away. I froze. The setting sun was on his face and eyes.
Then, he blinked. A big, lazy, slow, green-eyed blink. I was enchanted. ... Thus, Merlin adopted us.