I hope you aren’t getting tired of sunrises and sunsets. Each one is so individual…such majestic, awe inspiring announcements to the day and to the night.
Rain was in the forecast, so before we come in for the night I put things away in case it starts during the night.
Around 4am I awake to the sound of thunder in the mountains. Thunder in the mountains just rumbles on and on, never ending…gusts of wind through Owl Canyon gently rock us. No rain yet, but it’s coming. So cozy in here…I start to drift off… Then suddenly I remember the Joel Pole! It’s still up out there and where there is thunder there is lightening. Probably not the best idea to have it up and hooked into my tv antenna outlet….which means…I grab the flash light and the wrench and out I go into the night at 4:15. Of course Joy and Shiloh won’t have any part of staying inside with all the excitement, so I hook them to their tie out and they join me, sniffing the wind.
In a few minutes we are back inside. I unhook the tie outs and help Joy into bed. She needs a step which is also a storage container under the bed. I pull it out, she steps up. I turn and shut the door, turn off the flash light and get in bed. Shiloh had been sleeping in a dog bed near the door.
I’m in bed listening to the wind and feeling cozy. Fifteen minutes or so goes by, and I hear a new sound….I hear a dog bark. Could this be my first Coyote ? But it doesn’t found like a coyote…no…it sounds like…SHILOH! What the…??
I turn on the light and sure enough he’s not here. I jump out of bed and open the door and in he bounds! He must have gone back outside when I was helping Joy into bed, and since I was only using the flashlight I didn’t see that he was missing.
He gives me the saddest, most hurt and forlorn look he can muster. I shower him with many ‘ohhh, pooor baby’ type phrases, and he only looks even more forlorn. Not to be forgotten again, he jumps up on the bed to spend the rest of the night cuddling.
And yes, there is still room for me in there! 🙂