Well, my walking stick friend never came back. I was hoping to showcase him along with his painted portrait, but I guess he had other plans. For those of you who hadn't read my earlier posts, I discovered a walking stick on my patio the other day. I was going to use him as a prop for my painting, but he had already found other plans. As I had finished my gardening chores that day, thinking he'd still be on the patio due to his strained movements, he had escaped from his designated area. Either he made a B line straight out of dodge, or some larger hungrier mammal came down for a visit.