These images were taken during the same event as the previously posted muskrat’s kiss.
Midst its feeding, the muskrat climbed out and preened — almost as if it were doing callisthenics.
The first step is to shake off the water.
Then there is the stretching.
A test of the jowls.
Some more stretches and scratches.
All exercise should involve some pain.
And back to tranquility.