The truth is I’m cheating. I’ve been so busy writing Q & As for my upcoming blog tour that I don’t have a pithy thought left in my brain for a fun Friday post. So…
I’m sharing a fun post I wrote for Roxanne Rustand’s blog back in December.
Roxanne had invited me to share a story about one of our animals, and I couldn’t decide on just one—animal or story!
Now any of you who have been with me for awhile have heard many stories about Bella, my hubcap-eating husky who, like a Houdini, can mysteriously escape from her crate without unlocking the door.
She likes people to think she’s a perfect angel, but don’t be fooled by the wings and stardust. We’ve lost count of how many shoes and collars she’s chewed through, not to mention plastic flowerpots.
We have no idea where she keeps finding those!
Yes, she causes us no end of anxiety. One day my daughter saw her standing on the far side of the hayfield at the edge of the woods. She called and called her to come, and naturally, got pretty frustrated when the dog just stood its ground and stared.
But what happened next chilled my daughter to the bone.
Bella loped happily up to her… from behind.
Did I mention Bella looks like a coyote?
Yup, my dear daughter was trying to coax one of the local coyotes to come home to us. Thank goodness, the animal didn’t oblige!
Is it any wonder we’ve earned a bit of an eccentric reputation around the neighborhood? It’s not every family who gives their chickens wheelbarrow rides.
Or who walk their horse and goat along with the dog.
Or who give the neighborhood cats pony rides.
But perhaps one has to be a tad eccentric to spend hours a day writing novels!
Your Turn: Please share a funny story with us!