Okay, okay. I know what you’re thinking! What? That Helen Hunt actress has a whole waterfall named after her?
But nooooo…cuz, see, before there was this Helen Hunt…
There was THIS Helen Hunt…
Now, I think this lady is pretty neat so today I’M gonna tell you all abouts her! She was a real famous author-lady who lived a jillion years ago from 1830-1885. She wrote a whole gob of stories and poems abouts the place where we live. And lots of ‘em revolved around the place where Helen Hunt Falls is – Cheyenne Canon. Cheyenne Canon is a park owned by the City of Colorado Springs and is one of the Most Prettiest places around here. Me and mom and dad and Brudder Ranger all luvs to hikes on lots of the trails there.
And we have Miss Helen Hunt (Jackson) to thank for that cuz she started this letter writing camp-pain to convince the peoples that ran Colorado Springs to make it into a public park. And they were like, “Wow! This lady is so smart that we oughta name a whole waterfall after her!”
She also holds a real special place in my heart cuz she stood up for the American Indian peoples when they were being treated real bad by the government peoples. She knew it was Most Wrong to be mean to somebuddy just cuz they’re different than you. So to makes people see how bad this was, she wrote two really important books called A Century of Dishonor and Ramona.
I thinks she was a Most Amazing human, don’t you?
Anyways, we had made plans to take Flat Brutus hiking different places when he got here. But very much unfortunately, my dad hurt his ankle and so for some reason, my mom didn’t think she could handle us and FB and the camera (I don’t know why) so all those plans kinda went out the doggie door.
But there’s this real nice trail near Helen Hunt Falls and we decided to leaves dad in the truck while we did a little bit of exploring.
We all had a very much wonderful walkie and we were all pooped by the time we gots back to the truck…
Tomorrow we’ll shows you some of the peoples and other doggies FB met while he was here. And then it’s gonna be time for Flat Brutus to pack his little bags and fly off to his next host family, Baby Rocket Dog & Hootie.
Gosh, we sure are gonna miss our little pal a LOT!