Wednesday, February 27, 2013
And The Beat Goes On...
Just keeps on going. It has been a busier than usual past few weeks, and I am learning some things along the way. For example, the $104 copay for Tamaflu is worth the money, the activity of receiving a sacrament for the first time on a Thursday is just as busy as it would be on a weekend, post season intensity means no routine. We have been a serious focused group. On top of this, yesterday was the first sunny day in many days, so as soon as my son came home from school and before he even got out of his his uniform or did anything else, I gave him 4 cucumbers and asked him to please peel them outside and put the skins in the garden. He brought the dog Herc outside with him. About half way through peeling the first cucumber the dog sees something in the woods and takes off. Of course my son drops the cucumber and follows the dog. The dog chased an animal up a tree and starts barking and circling and barking and circling like he is mad. The other 3 other kids get off the bus and hear the dog barking and go immediately to see what's going on on. They still have their back packs on. The excitement is loud. I hear, "What is it?" "A bear!" "A raccoon!" "A fox!" The boys are lined up side by side and cautiously approaching the dog who is barking and circling an unusual animal with a very long tail that is up in a tree. The boys are kind of afraid and unsure yet are loving the situation. The barking is non stop and the boys are getting closer and closer. Unexpectedly, the animal jumps out of the tree and over the barking dog and runs. The dog and the boys try to follow it but lose it. The boys decide it was a bobcat and come in the house happily praising the dog for treeing a bob cat. This may have just been the perfect diversion.
Posted by Annmarie Pipa at 7:47 AM