Thursday, June 14, 2018

A girl with her dog story: The Stick

 

Once upon a time there was a woman who lived in the country. In October of 2017 when she was out doing last minute farming before cold weather hit when she looked up to see a dog sitting on his haunches staring at her. She stopped the tractor and the two regarded each other. After a couple of minutes the dog ran to her side and although he enjoys running through the woods he always comes home to her. Falkor is his name….
 
It was a hot summer day when the limbs scattered about my front yard got on my nerves and my ocd set it. I began picking up sticks when Falkor came running up to me and hunkered down on his front paws indicating he wanted to play. With the breeze providing some relief to the heat I swung the stick in the air wildly and Falkor was jumping trying to get it.

I took the stick and swung it through the air calling out, “Go get it boy!”

Falkor sat. And looked at me.

I put my hands on my hips, “Really?”

With him by my side we ran over to the stick. We played with him trying to get it from my hands until I sailed it through the air again.

Falkor sat. And looked at me.

I busted out laughing, “You win, Falkor.”

I love this dog.
 

Until next time,
K-Trina and Falkor


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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Poem: My best friend






She was crossing the street with her friends
when he first saw her
it was only a few months later
they attended their high school prom together

Friends said it wouldn’t last
barely was she seventeen when she said yes
and accepted the ring
not knowing how their love would be put to test

it wasn’t always easy
this road that they’ve chosen
through college, war and the babies
love grew thru the troubles

She married her best friend and so had he
cause no one else would’ve stood
beside the others side as time went by

they crossed the street together
fifty years had passed
since the day he asked and she said yes
and still their love continues on

Standing inside before their family and friends
they renewed their vows
as he leaned down to kiss her
he whispered thanks for being my best friend

it wasn’t always easy
this road that we’ve chosen
through college, war and the babies
their love grew


Sunday, May 6, 2018

A girl with her dog story: A trip to Home Depot


Once upon a time there was a woman who lived in the country. In October of 2017 when she was out doing last minute farming before cold weather hit when she looked up to see a dog sitting on his haunches staring at her. She stopped the tractor and the two regarded each other. After a couple of minutes the dog ran to her side and although he enjoys running through the woods he always comes home to her. Falkor is his name….

Today is a beautiful spring day. I spent it working on my shed when I realized I needed more wood. Now, a trip to Home Depot means taking Falkor with me. Road trip!

When I called to him, he was laying underneath a utility trailer and as big as he is I am surprised he doesn’t get stuck under there. Anyway, after struggling to get out from underneath he finally manages and runs over to jump in the backseat of the truck. Now, I being the conscientious mama rolled the windows down in the truck. We all know dogs like the put their head out the window and lag their tongues. Well, Murphy’s Law proved me wrong. He laid in the backseat the whole way there.

 When inside Home Depot many people wanted to pet him and remarked on what a well behaved dog is was. He wagged his tail and sat on command, but I found it interesting that when we stood still he was pressed against my legs. I wonder if it is out of protectiveness or he wanted to make sure he wasn’t abandoned again? I may never know, but I sure love this dog and it makes me angry when I think someone abandoned him to survive on his own.

Until next time,
K-Trina and Falkor

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