Monday, July 16, 2007


Pappy has this particluar weird thing he does (among the many). Sligo Creek has mysterious patches of sand scattered next to the path. On walks, Pappy gets absorbed sniffing around the sand. Then, like clockwork, he'll suddenly get startled, race off taking my arm with him, and stop and glance back at the sand. This isn't occasional, I'm talking every time.

For a while I was thinking that I must be inadvertently kicking sand on the back of his legs causing a freaky sensation, but recently I've noticed I am standing on clean pavement when he does this. It makes me think of the time I was hiking in the desert north of Tucson and noticed an interesting pattern next to the path, and then did a record long jump when my brain realized it was a rattlesnake. There must be something creepy lurking under those patches of sand. Giant trapdoor spiders perhaps.


FleasGang said...

Maybe he's afraid a Tuskin Raider is gonna get him? Or maybe it's time to get Pappy "a little help" as the psychologists call it.

The FleasGang

Joe Stains said...

woah, Pappy can obviously sense danger!

Frasypoo said...

That sounds scary...You need to heed his signal forecasting death and doom !
seriously dogs sense stuff we cannot!

Charlie said...

..better not to know...
- Charlie

Pappy's Fella said...

Fleasgang, Joe Stains, Fleasgang,
Clearly this is his spidey sense tingling. I'm thinking the sand patches are a little small for Tuskin Raiders, but maybe they look bigger onscreen.

Mum's the word.

Dory and Liza said...

My mom laughed out loud - her dad used the word skeedaddle all the time!! Pappy I do the same thing you do sometimes on our beach - the clams and little wiggly things catch me off guard and I burst into action.

Have a happy day - Dory

Murphey said...

Hmm, I sometimes do that in the house and I won't tell anyone why.
It is our secret.