Callie takes her job as the official olive tree climber quite seriously. It is an important part of the start of her day, and the higher she can climb, the better she feels about her personal accomplishments. I can see it in her eyes and demeanor once she reaches a certain height and turns around to descend back down. Yesterday’s tree climbing involved having to skirt around a limb that made coming back down very difficult. The bark of the tree gave way and she slipped but caught herself and then continued all the way down head first. She literally pranced after her successful climb of the day once her paws hit pay dirt again. What a great way to start the morning. The rest of the day Callie is curled up with a paw over her eyes to prevent the light from coming in.