Hawk Hucks, Woman Watches Movie

When the mules sull up and my pen doesn’t want to scribble I think of comments like Patty’s. They keep me going. Seems Patty was up late with her sick dog Hawk watching the Lost Sea Expedition.

Hawk hucks (Julia Carpenter sketch. Plenty more of Julia’s art and essays at ConsideringAnimals.com)

Patty writes: Wow! Thank you for sharing your amazing lives with others. Love this blog and your show which I stumbled upon late at night when my dog woke me up from being sick. His name in Hawk and we are watching Bernie and Polly. I think it’s making him feel better.

The show Patty is referring to is the Lost Sea Expedition, the documentary I filmed traveling from Canada to Mexico with my mule Polly.

Thanks Patty and Hawk for your lovely comment. I hope Hawk feels better and you got some sleep!

Have a great weekend.


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Cindy Atwood
Cindy Atwood
4 years ago

Bernie, I loved your documentary and have so many questions! I live in Massachusetts and have had 3 experiences with rattlesnakes (one dead) in my lifetime. I shudder to think just how many YOU actually ran into during that trip.
I learned so much, so thank you for sharing this and I have so many questions. How long did her boots last before needing to be replaced while on the trip?
How old was Polly when you first set off and just how bored was she when you returned home? Did you walk all the way back or did you finally hire a carrier? What a sweet, loyal family member – she just adores you.
How did you purify your drinking water? What was the most taxing leg of your journey, and what surprised you the most? Did you have GPS?
Gosh, I have so many questions but will stop now.
If I were a journalist I would have loved to interview you!!
My goodness how wonderful. Again, thanks for publishing this.

Christian Harberts
4 years ago

BTW – I LOVE the retching dog illustration. Couldn’t have sketched it better. Hat tip to the author 😉

Christian Harberts
4 years ago

Ah, the terrifying sound of wretching kids and pets in the darkest hours of the night… Brings back memories it took years to bury. Thanks! 😉


Christian Harberts
4 years ago
Reply to  Bernie

Wait – YOU and Ado ate those candy canes?? Ha! – karma’s a wench, baby…

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