Saturday, June 12, 2010
Odds and Ends of Saturday
I had to fight for these flowers to get to stay in my flowerbed.
My daughter and my husband, kept saying things like,
" These flowerbeds are out of control, look at the weeds!"
Or, " These flowerbeds are so overgrown."
I kept reassuring them that it will be so pretty when they bloom.
It is if you like the wild look. Which I happen to like. I like how
my flowerbeds are so full and all of the colors that just
bloom and bloom.
Last night, right before bed, I decided I would take the dog out
one last time. I put her leash on and we went out to the front yard.
As soon as we got out in the grass, she stopped stone still. I could see
that she could see something that I could not see.
I was straining my eyes looking where she was looking, and then
I got goosebumps because I thought to myself that there was something
or someone out there who could see me.
Sasha was very still but as I was watching where she was watching I knew that
something else was in the yard with us.
I kept looking and I saw that it was a fox standing just outside the light from
the porch. It was standing so still watching us and Sasha didn't make a sound.
She didn't move, and the fox was walking towards us real slow. I thought, oh, gosh,
that thing is stalking us. I told Sasha to bark. ( She has a really, scary booming bark.)
The fox was getting closer. Later I thought, why didn't I just turn and run into the
house. I didn't and as it was walking I did the only thing I could think to do,
I barked like a really mean dog. That fox turned and ran full speed down the side
yard out to the pasture. Then I turned and dragged the dog in the house with me.
Later as I was telling my husband and he is having a good laugh. I will admit to being
scared of the dark, outside. I cannot make myself get over it, as hard as I try, even with
I was thinking about my neighbors next door and I thought, What if they heard me?
Then I thought of this conversation.
The next morning...
Hey Mom, I heard something really weird in Kim's yard last night."
" Really? What? Well, I looked outside and Kim was out in the front yard with
Sasha, when all of a sudden she started barking." " The dog?" "No, it was Kim"
"You think she has finally lost it?"
I was thinking that this morning, so I guess I had been be careful about who
and where I bark. :)
Have a lovely Saturday.