While I was pet sitting this last time, I had a new experience.
First of all, I should mention that this particular cat sitting gig was at Primavera II, a condominium community at the edge of the downtown area of Cotacachi. At the far end of the community where I was staying I can look out over a rather pastoral setting of trees and some open grassy areas just before you get to the river. It's quite lovely.
One day, as I was approaching the gate, I noticed there were some cows grazing within a few feet of the entrance to the condos. I'm not kidding--I was within 30 feet of the nearest cow as I went inside. Don't get me wrong, this wasn't a problem, just something I hadn't seen before here in Cotacachi.
A few days later, on my way out of the complex, here's what I saw as I looked down the street:
Yep, there she was, heading for town. She was moving fast enough that I couldn't get in front of her to try to get her turned around and headed back for greener pastures so off she went, down the street towards the middle of town.
The last I saw of her she was about four blocks down, just a couple of blocks from the government offices and the main park. Perhaps she found some grass for nibbling down there. I haven't heard a word about it or what happened to her.
Just another day in paradise.