Saturday, October 26, 2013

Return of the Possum

Dear John,
I had a full, busy day. It started with a good party this morning, then I errands, and came home and did housework. I'm enjoying this last day of Prednisone energy! I'll get an extra hour of sleep tonight - Daylight Stupid Time is going away for a few months.
There was no dog to greet me when I got home this afternoon. I found him at the back door, focused on something outside. After a bit of peering, I located that dratted possum. I kept Jethro in the house until it was gone. We don't need a repeat of the Great Possum Adventure.
I watched something special between Jethro and Hunter tonight. Hunter was walking through the living room, minding his own business like a cat, when Jethro came up, took his head in his mouth, and started dragging Hunter around the room like - well, like only Jethro. Hunter played along for a while, then whimpered a tiny bit when something got uncomfortable. Jethro immediately released the cat, but stayed right there leaning over him. Hunter re-positioned himself a bit, batted Jethro on the nose, and play resumed.
Somebody asked me today if the dog and the cats fought very often. I was so startled that I just stared for a bit before I got myself together to say that they don't fight at all, they play. Today I saw my great big German shepherd be gentle and considerate with one of his kitties. I love my animals. And I can't take any credit for the relationships between them - they've worked that out for themselves.
It's almost bedtime. You and I were always so glad when the fall time change came! Tonight I'll celebrate by myself. And the animals and I will take about a week to get re-acclimated to God's time. I'll have to leave a light on for them when I go to work now. But I'll do that happily, to get the light earlier in the morning! You don't have darkness anymore, do you? I can't imagine living in eternal day, never getting tired, never needing to sleep. I can't wait to try it.
Hoping to come soon,

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