From The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, by Sherman Alexie:
“Coyote, who is the creator of all of us, was sitting on his cloud the day after he created Indians. Now, he liked the Indians, liked what they were doing. This is good, he kept saying to himself. But he was bored. He thought and thought about what he should make next in the world. But he couldn’t think of anything so he decided to clip his toenails. … He looked around and around his cloud for somewhere to throw away his clippings. But he couldn’t find anywhere and he got mad. He started jumping up and down because he was so mad. Then he accidentally dropped his toenail clippings over the side of the cloud and they fell to the earth. The clippings burrowed into the ground like seeds and grew up to be white man. Coyote, he looked down at his newest creation and said, “Oh, shit.”
I was out of town the early part of this week, and apparently it snowed at home again. Yesterday, however, felt like an early glimpse of summer, as you can surmise from these pictures. We took the dogs out to the river via Council Grove State Park for some running around, and they loved it.
I know shots of other people’s pets don’t interest a lot of people, but they interest me, so sue me for showing pictures of mine.
Bernard, aka The Big Dog, at least 13yo and still loving life
Darla loves to run. Velcro, not so much
Buddies in Adventure
Velcro and Darla say the water’s fine
Clark Fork River
Velcro won’t even try to climb over the log
Velcro doesn’t seem so sure in this picture….
Here comes the cavalry!
You’ll note only three of the dogs are pictured. Orly, The King, is well into his golden years; he’s pushing 19 now, I guess. He can’t hear, is mostly blind, and doesn’t get around so well and is mostly addled. We fear his final days are upon is. It makes me a little sad to not have him out with us, but that’s how it goes with pets. Hell, Bernard, the big dog, doesn’t get around so well either. All of our pets are old. It will be some painful moments over the next couple years, for sure.