Sometimes, like when you least expect it, things have a way of happening fast. Ever noticed that? For example, there’s this whole coil of film lying on the ground and all of a sudden: bird shadow! I looked up and saw an enormous bird, the biggest I’d ever seen. It had angry little eyes and huge claws and was headed right for Iggy. Iggy’s not very big and for a moment I thought – oh, no, not Iggy!

Which turned out to be the case, because this bird wasn’t interested in Iggy. It wanted that film, and in a flash it had the film, gripped tightly in those claws. Then – zoom – the bird was climbing high in the sky, trailing a long long strip of film. The sun shone on the film, making a beautiful sight in all that blue. The world can be a very beautiful place. We watched that bird getting smaller and smaller, me and Iggy, the gleam of the film getting dimmer and dimmer, until finally there was nothing but a black dot, and then just nothing but empty blue sky.


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7 Responses to “Beauty”

  1. C. Harris
    4:51 am on October 15th, 2009

    Wow, how wonderful is that! Time to head home puppy dogs…

  2. Diane
    5:09 am on October 15th, 2009

    Birds can be such thieves or collectors. I suppose it depends upon your frame of reference.

  3. Rebecca Rice
    5:59 am on October 15th, 2009

    Wonderful. Too bad Bernie couldn't have seen that!

    Well, Chet, I have a new foster coming today. Zoie found her forever home (they were *perfect* for each other!) and so Freckles, a white shepherd/lab/English setter mix is coming to stay for a while.

  4. Emily
    7:00 am on October 15th, 2009

    thank goodness Iggy was safe! Poor guy, he finally gets to go outside and he almost gets taken away by the bird

  5. Gus & BooBear
    8:31 am on October 15th, 2009

    We have faith that Chet could have…would have….rescued Iggy if that bird had gotten him. But what happens to the murder evidence now????

  6. Gus & BooBear
    8:35 am on October 15th, 2009

    Oh, and good luck to Zoie in finding her forever home. We were lucky enough to be adopted from a shelter. BooBear was still a bottle baby and Gus has a heart condition (he was only expected to live 6 more months, but has been doing really well for almost 2 years in his forever home). Dad says no more, but since Mom is a volunteer at the shelter, who knows???

  7. Rebecca Rice
    12:52 pm on October 15th, 2009

    Thanks Gus, BooBear. After some discussion with the rescue, we've decided to go slowly with Freckles in our home; he's going to be spending all day here, but nights he will go back to the daycare center. My kids' innate noise and confusion is a little stressful to him, whereas the noise and confusion of daycare is comfortable, familiar to him. Since he's a little more uncertain about things than Zoie, the rescue wants to be conservative with moving him along, and I love them for it. He *is* a sweetie though, and so soft! I'm ammending my description– I think his mix includes husky, in addition to or instead of white shepherd. (He has one blue eye and one brown one– very beautiful.)

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