In the distance, I caught a glimpse of what looked like fur just before it disappeared behind the rolling hills. Upon the next ascent, the muscular arch of her broad shoulders became exposed. The terrain now leveling out, I paused. Coming into focus I noticed a tiny pair of cubs at her side. As the gap between us narrowed with each step, a third cub appeared, then a forth! Never more than a step away, the cautious yet curious foursome weaved closely around their mother, as they traveled along.