In an entry I made on June 9, I offered a couple of my son's old rock magazines to person who gave the best reason for wanting them. Well, I decided they should go to the first person who asked for them.
Yeah, it's been a whole month, but a busy one. Now I'm at the point where I might actually be able to get to the post office and send these little relics. I've emailed the winner, and hope to get the magazines to her this week.
Also, for the three of you who joined up with my "pay-it-forward" thing: I have not forgotten you ladies either, so don't give up on me.
And now, a little story from today.
Daughter always works long hours, and this week her hubby works EXTRA-long hours. So they left their dog, Hawkeye, here at our place. He's never any trouble and doesn't wander away. He took a walk with me and Cliff this morning. Later on the temperatures climbed; no problem for long-haired Hawkeye. We haven't put all the skirting on our home yet, so he just crawls under our mobile home.
Cliff was taking a shower before going to work and he heard Hawkeye howling under the trailer. Since Hawkeye howls at any sort of strange noise, we figured it was no big deal. Still, as I wondered what on earth might have made him howl, I began to worry.
"Cliff," I said, "Do you suppose he got shocked, or maybe a bee stung him down there?"
"He didn't sound like he was in distress," Cliff said. "He was just howling like he does when he hears a siren."
When I'm in charge of someone else's pride-and-joy dog, my worst fear is that something might happen to him; so I looked out the window in hopes of seeing my daughter's dog.
There was Hawkeye in the full sun, on a 90-plus degree day, laid out on his side not moving.
"Cliff," I yelled. "I think Hawkeye died! Otherwise, why would he be laying out there like that?"
Cliff looked out the window and said, "Oh, s***!"
We both ran to the front door, knowing in our hearts that poor dog was dead.
But as soon as I opened the door, Hawkeye got up, stretched, and came bounding to me.
Whew. Crazy dog.
Hey, he HAS been sick lately. You'd have thought the same thing!