Sunday, July 15, 2007

Adventures in mowing part II

I should perhaps make a label for this!

Today I was doing my big spinny circles on the long part again when I saw three neighbor kids running as fast as they could for my property. My first instinct is to seemingly ignore until I can calmly assess, so I turned my mower away from them then looked out of the very edge of my eye to see that the kids were not running for a ball, they were running for a puppy, and so was the neighbor kids' mom. She was yelling her head off at those kids while they yelled for and chased after the puppy. ...

Yah, that's gonna work.

I hopped off my mower, kneeled down on the ground, looked that puppy right in the eyes, and said, "oh, aren't you the cutest puppy? come here, sweetie!" and of course she bounds into my arms and I scoop her up and hand her over to neighbor mom while she is still shrieking at the kids that they can't run after the puppy. ...

You're welcome?

Cute little beagle named Sammy, which is the name of one of my childhood dogs so I instantly felt a bond. :) Such is the life of an animal lover. I secretly hope Sammy gets loose and runs over more often, but I also secretly hope she learns to look both ways before crossing the road.

5 comments:

bdogg_mcgee said...

Nice, Neighbor Mom. Way to be grateful.

Is this Muscle Man's wife?

Poppy Cede said...

No, this is Military Man's wife, and she is also Military Woman.

Jen said...

I think this is a case of animal magnitism. They know who loves them, and will run straight to you.

The other kind of animal magnetism also happens to me ad it is when people realize that you are a huge sucker for animals and they try to give you their animals- usually the ones that are too much for them to handle.

Joefish said...

Puppies make the best barbecue.

Poppy Cede said...

Jen - If my family situation were different I would have a zoo of animals. Which is actually an excuse for me not wanting to fight about more pets in the house. You've single-handedly convinced me to get a python. Thanks!

Joe - Only if by "puppy" you mean the kind that get spanked.