From goulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night
Good Lord, deliver us!
No pictures today, folks, but use your imagination...
I arrived in my driveway at 11:30 last night. Hubs is away, and the only ones at home are the dogs... My dogs are pussycats. They would lick a stranger to death, especially if he arrived with cookie in hand.
As I turned off my vehicle, and opened the door, I heard a sound much like "WOM WOM WOM WOM WOM" beside my car. It was loud folks. The closest thing I can compare it to, is a large helicopter on take-off. I was tempted to close the door and spend the night in the car, but I knew my pups were waiting to go to the BR...so I mustered what courage I own, and bolted for the door. (Have you ever seen a 60 year old, out of shape person bolt?)
My dogs bolted out too...anxious to do their thing...and then I realized what I had heard. From the treetop came a "Hoot Hoot!" I could not see her, but it was an owl that I had disturbed when I pulled into my driveway...and lest she take her upset out on my littlest dog, I rounded both up quickly, and headed indoors.
I wish I had been able to see her. I wish it had been daylight so that I could have captured her image. I wish I wasn't such a chicken.... It's kind of tough on a gal, and I am reminded of a quote that is hung on the wall beside my bed...
But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue
Truly... I am only distressed by this missed opportunity last night. I would have loved to have seen this majestic creature. Hopefully there will be a next time.
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