Two years ago I introduced my grandson Max to the fine art of Sasquatch Hunting. When he was here that summer, I took him Sasquatch hunting in the forest at night. It was great fun - we each had a flashlight, and a bucket of Squatch Food (turns out they like chocolate chip cookies) and a rope, just in case we found one so we could tie it up and lead it home to be our pet. Max is a great Sasquatch hunter - and he looked the part with the shirt I made him with a Target T-shirt. I added the Sasquatch and stuffed him so he would look, you know, more real!
Since that very first hunt, Max and I have hunted Sasquatch on many occasions - alas, we've yet to capture one. Just when I thought Max's interest in Sasquatch was about to wane, someone told him about the Yeti. Of course, everyone knows the Sasquatch hibernate in the winter and can only be hunted in warmer weather but the Yeti lurks in snow-capped mountains and forests all winter long, trudging around looking for small animals to tease and large humans to scare. Naturally, Max wanted to hunt the Yeti. So we did. Max was prepared with a map he drew himself and his Yeti-hunting-flashlight. You can see in the pic in the middle above that Max is investigating a lump of snow...sometimes Yeti babies curl up on the ground to hide from humans...one needs to be very careful. Max was also equipped with night-vision-glasses - helpful in spotting Yeti at night.
Max needed a Yeti shirt, he must look the part. With another Target T-shirt and a picture from Pinterest, Max will be sportin' his new shirt today at school. (I would happily credit the person who's picture I saw on Pinterest but the link went to a Flickr page with hundreds of pics and no names or other links. Sorry!)
Just in case you were thinking this was all a bunch of Max/Tom-foolery, I have provided you with proof. Yeti is alive and well and lives in Utawrrrrrh!
Max happily posed with Yeti, who we found frozen with fear on someone's porch...well played Yeti, well played!
That was all the encouragement Max needed to continue the Yeti hunts - night after night.
Just a word of caution to you other grandmas out there...be careful what you start with your grandchildren...apparently I will be hunting Sasquatch and Yeti till the end of my days!!