Monday, November 14, 2016
Missing Green Gloves
Rusty: I have a short story for you. A true story.
Weeks ago, Jan lost the green gloves she likes to use to "brusth" us because we like the massage and it's less work for her than brushing us. They were here. She could very distinctly remember the last place she saw them. It was in a tray on her desk. In her mind's eye, she could see one of those green gloves sticking out from under some papers. The image was as clear as glass.
She checked every container of any kind. Took everything out of each. She went through our storage containers on the porch. Several times! She crawled under the desk, checked the closet, moved furniture, even looked in the fridge. They were here. But where?
After about three weeks she gave up looking. She must have moved them and just couldn't remember where she put those green gloves. They had to show up eventually - she hoped.
Now they were not just any green gloves. They are not a pair. They are actually two separate right-hand gloves. She'd just turn the one on her left hand around so she could "brush" us with both hands.
Then one day a couple of weeks ago, she moved something on the shelves beside the cat tower. And there were her green gloves.
However, she had one minor detail wrong
Yes, these are her green gloves.
Oh, and I just gotta tell you those new dog safety collars work. hehe
Yesterday Jan dug out the winter coats for the older dogs Merci and Buddy. She put Merci's new harness on her and tried to snap on the leash through the small hole. It didn't reach. So she reached inside the coat, grabbed Merci's collar and attached the leash to the D ring.
They were quite a way up the road when Marcus yanked hard on the leash and Jan pulled him back. But something didn't feel right. She turned and there was Merci some distance back sniffing in the grass. She looked down and the leash was still attached to the collar. Merci's hearing is bad so she just kept strolling and sniffing. Jan walked back and tried to snap the collar back on. That's when she realized which collar Merci was wearing and it had TWO D-rings.
Jan has no idea how far they walked with Merci wandering on her own, but she figures it was a good distance, most likely from when Marcus suddenly tripped Jan and almost sent her sprawling. So, you can tell your moms the safety collar does work.