Interrupted Summer

An unexpected storm interrupted our summer.  It was the middle of the night. I was sleeping soundly when Mrs. S screamed ” What was that?”

A huge noise of something hitting the house startled us all. Then there was a loud beep and everything went black. The power was gone. Flashes of lightning across the lake, wind blowing hard and rain beating against the windows got our attention. I was scared. I do not like storms and loud scary noises. Mr.C hurried us all down to the basement another scary spot for me. Maybe he thought we’d be safer there. Mrs. S bought my bed down but no way was I sleeping. After awhile it got real quiet. The wind, rain  and lightning had finally stopped.

Mr. C was brave. He got a flashlight and went outside to check things out. His report was bad. He saw lots of trees down and one resting against the side the house. I had a hard time getting back to sleep. I was worried the storm might come back.

When it got light we all went out to see what really happened. I stayed on the porch while Mr. C and Mrs.S checked everything  out. Looked real bad to me with all the tress and branches scattered about. This tree hit the house but didn’t do any damage.

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Mr. C said the tree was at least 100 feet. Check out the end of it. chicken coop 004

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Our yard was a mess. But some of our neighbors had it worse.

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Mr. C and Mrs. S went right to work and so did I .My hole was a real mess after the storm so I had to redig it just the way I like it. It’s been really hot. The dirt feels cool to lie in it.

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I didn’t want to miss anything so I kept a close watch on Mr. C .

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After awhile Mrs S thought we needed a work break. On our way to the mailbox we stopped to visit with a neighbor. She wanted to show us her new girls all 26 of them. But I did not realize 26 girls meant 26 chickens. I went crazy. I wanted in.

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They all watched me run round and round that coop hoping to find my way in.When that didn’t work I took to hanging on the fence hoping I could get in that way. Mrs . S yelled many times telling me to stop. I ignored her. It took 3 people to finally catch me by the collar. Mrs. S dragged me down the hill and back onto the road.  I kept looking back. I am trying to figure out how I can make a return visit and not be noticed.

What an exciting three days.

Love, Bella




I Love a 4th of July Boat Parade

Three cheers for red, white and blue and a lake boat parade. I jumped on first since I did not want to be left behind.

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Mr.C was ready and Mrs S was right there to get all our parade pictures .

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I took my usual spot up front to watch all kinds of boats set sail. The sailboat had a really hard time keeping up with the parade.

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The seas were choppy. It was windy. My ears were flapping and we almost lost a hat.

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Enjoy our parade.

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Even those on shore dressed up for the day. I gave them all my best paw wave.

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And this was just our morning activity. Mrs S kept us busy all afternoon and well into the evening with games, lots of treats, a campfire,s’mores and then there were the noisy fireworks. It was at that point I begged to go inside. I do not like scary noises besides I really I needed a nap. I was totally worn out.

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Check out the new gift I got for the holiday. It’s really colorful. I like it better than my star one. I hope your day was as fun as mine.  Did you need a nap too?

Love, Bella

PS. Good news! Mrs. S sent my picture in to the WWN Roving reporter site and they published it.