This is the "tail" of a friend of mine. Although I have only known him a brief time, he has been very true and undemanding. He has seen many changes some good and some very bad. His home and the access to move about freely has been altered sometimes to the point of his leaving. He is said to be a forecaster of the health of our future "The Canary in the Coal Mine", a title he did not seek. His beauty is not exceeded by much in the natural world, and he will bring a feeling of joy and satisfaction to all who hold him. His struggle for survival for thousands of years must be lightened, and we must all do what we can to make this happen.
These tails have been the driving force to survival of this native. Its roads have not always been the smoothest. But the colors show its beauty and the unbroken determination to survive.