The very next day I worked on a job that was at the first place to pull in next to the Coast Highway on Nyes Place. Nimzy’s favorite plant on the premises was right next to the street, and sure enough I wasn’t with it (just that day). Nimz got out. There were no cars for a bit, but I couldn’t get an angle on the somewhat unlearned and skittish critter. Soon he was running between rows of cars on Coast Highway! Very fortunately, the many drivers that arrived handled it magnificently. People slowed and stopped without screeching or blasting. About three people even stepped out to help me corner the scared and confused animal. One wonderful woman, I wish I knew and could thank better, was able to stop Nimzy. I took him in my arms and quickly got my embarrassed self out of there – jumping over the guard rail, running through the bushes and back to the enclosed hidden area. Nimzy is one entertaining animal, but we do apologize for some of his antics that may offend.
Perhaps that wonderful woman who stopped Nimz on the highway could share profits from a video we submit to America’s Funniest Home Videos. There are quite a few outrageous behaviors that Nimzy is capable of.
Since our home is built into the hillside and has a flat roof, it is nothing for Nimzy to be caught on the roof and then, after being chased, to jump down to a parked car or even all the way to the ground! It is also hilarious when he pulls and jumps frantically to get away from the noisy plastic toboggan he is dragging behind him! What do you think would happen if I left the front door open for him? My son knows his ticklish spot and the ensuing ride he gets on his roller blades is just a bit too risky to be done regularly. Nimzy is a “riot!” (but I don’t think we’ll re-enact the highway scene.)