The UnMystery Mystery! Another Sherlock Boomer Adventure

Epilogue

Life was pretty good the next day.  Nothing much happened, the sun came out and the wind died down.

That night I went to bed, careful to get all comfy in my blankets, and dozed off.  I was sorta, kinda aware that the wind came up sometime around mid-night, but I was home, and safe, and warm……………..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

BOOMER!!
BOOMER!!

BOOMER!!! GET UP!!
HURRY!
THERE IS A GHOST IN THE YARD!!!

HUH!!!

I jerked awake!  For a second I thought I was dreaming.  I thought Ruth was standing right next to me yelling at me.

I shook my head flapping my ears here and there and everywhichway!

WAKE UP, BOOMER!!  There is a ghost in the yard!

I jumped up out of my bed, getting my feet all tangled up in the blanket, fell down, splatted my very sensitive nose on the floor next to my dog bed and

Looked up into Mindy-Lou cat’s very yellow-green, and very panicked eyes!

“Ghost, Mindy?  Are you sure?”

“Yes I’m sure.  It’s white and big and it floated right down into Mom’s cherry trees and stopped on a branch of a cherry tree!”

Hurry…You need to bay at it and scare it away!

I pushed open the back door, Mindy and I pealed outside, just as Mom AND Dad arrived at the back door.

“Something seems to be wrong” Mom exclaimed, as she (too) pushed open the back door and followed us at a run.

“Where is the ghost, Mindy, where?” I bayed as I followed Mindy-Lou.

“HERE”, she yowled.  “RIGHT HERE!”  Then she dove into the thicket of sour cherry trees.

I followed as fast as I could.

Mom was right behind me.

Dad coming along at a slower pace.

“GHOST!” I hollered pacing four-feet squarely on the ground and barked shrilly at the ghost!

“Boomer! Boomer! Whew!  What is it?”  Mom parted the tree limbs; coming to stand right next to me she started laughing.

“Oh, goodness, Boomer, Mindy.  I don’t know what you thought this was, but it for sure won’t hurt you!”  Mom reached down and started to pick up the now flattened by my barking — ghost!

I continued to bark!

Dad came through the trees and HE started laughing.

“Looks like the cat and dog caught themselves a fly-away plastic grocery bag!” Dad chuckled.  “Now that’s brave for you.”  He turned around parted the limbs from the sour cherry trees again, and was gone; heading back into the house.

Mom reached down and petted Mindy, then me.  “You both did an excellent job of protecting us,” she said.  “I’ll just take this old bag and throw it away.”  She crumpled up the bag and stuck it in her pocket!

“Come on!  Let’s go!”  I always feel safe with both of you on the job.

We followed Mom out of the little orchard.

“It was a ghost, Boomer, really!  I saw and heard it.”

“I believe you, Mindy-Lou, I believe you.  I think all our barking and yowling scared it so much it fell to the ground and collapsed.  The plastic bag is just its coat so we could see it.”

“You think so, Boomer?

“I do, Mindy, we saved the farm!  You and I.” With that Mindy and I headed back into the house to hang out with Sam-Sam.

The End

Boomer

(Sherlock Boomer)

The UnMystery Mystery! Another Sherlock Boomer Adventure

Chapter Eleven

I barked and bayed and hollered, I was sure that ghost would not DARE to come any closer!

BUT IT DID!!

Ruth suddenly hooted at me:  “Run, Boomer, Run!” The ghost is coming up out of the Dark Forrest and moving through the pasture!”  Ruth lifted herself up off the ground and silently flapped into the sky.

Suddenly it was just me!

Just me, myself, and I!

All by myself!

Alone!

And terrified!

I turned myself around, looked backward over my shoulder saw the ghost being lifted up on the swift 40 mph wind!

That did it I headed across Rocky Point, down the Cattail Draw and onto COYOTE RIDGE!

Far above me I heard Ruth call: “Quick Boomer, not only is the ghost moving quickly up Rocky Point I can see three coyotes moving through No Man’s Land heading toward Coyote Ridge!”

I stopped right at the very top of Coyote Ridge!  I was winded, in a panic, and very tired.  Ruth flapped down landing soundlessly on the top of sagebrush …. “You must keep going, Boomer.  You must.  If you don’t you are going to be coyote nourishment or worse…ghost fare!

I had wilted onto the ground.  Wore plumb out.  So exhausted, if I were asked to roll over and get a belly scratch I would just have to whap my tail on the ground in an sad and unhappy manner.

I lay on the ground, head on my front paws desperate for air and energy.

“I know, Ruth, I know, but I can’t seem to get to going…..”

Just then the ghost swooshed over my head and Ruth’s head, it snapped, crackled, and flapped, slowly starting to descend.

Ruth screeched at it and I sat up and bayed.  If I had to take on that ghost I would!

Unexpectedly the wind gusted picking up the ghost and tossing it way up into the air and over toward the old Apricot tree!

“Run” Ruth hooted. “RUN! The coyotes are starting up through the Cattail Draw!”

I gathered all the strength I possibly could, headed toward the back trail which goes around the bottom of Coyote Ridge, hoping against hope I could make it around the hill and onto the back pasture. If I could get there I could make it home.

Home where the coyotes never tread…at least I don’t think so!

I kept on pounding the ground, my feet sore and bleeding from missing the trail and stepping on cactus…but I kept going.

I was just at the gate to the Outside Pasture when I heard the coyotes on top of Coyote Ridge letting out a loud series of calls and moans…OH! HEAVENS they were RIGHT ABOVE ME!

They started singing and wailing sending cold shivers along my spine.  I stopped and looked up…what I saw made me feel as tiny as an ant!

At least I wished I was tiny as an ant.  Those three coyotes were terrifying and mean looking to say the least!

I shrunk down and started slinking along, hiding in the shadows created by the Ridge.  Then I started jumping from the hill shadows to the shadows of the trees and bushes along the way.

Once I lost focus of the shadows and looked over, into the old Apricot Tree…there was Ruth.  Waiting patiently for me.

“I’ll keep watch…just keep coming”, she hooted to me!

Suddenly, on a blast of cold artic air the monster of a thunder storm circled back and was blasting the air with thunder and strong jagged lightening.

In one major flash of sky fire I saw the ghost AGAIN!  It was there in the sky…large and white and billowing.

I picked up my feet and RAN!

 

The Adventures of Boomer on Friday—A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That

It’s been a busy week!

ddWe’ve — meaning Mom, Dad and myself, have gone

Through-a-glass

here and there,

Townand then over there, and then back there.

Good-HorseRomeo, my oldest sister’s horse and my oldest sister came over to see us.  I barked at Romeo…in the BACK of Romeo, but he turned around REAL fast and snuffled all over me.

Everyone laughed because I laid as flat as I could get on the ground. I didn’t think it was funny at all.

Let’s just say Romeo and I have an understanding…I don’t bark at Romeo anymore. There is just something rather intimidating about a HUGE horse nose sniffing all over your rather small dog body.

Meow

Sammy and I scared up a ghost one night, we were outside by the gated pipe, just hanging around, when we heard the back door open and then close.  I was going to head in to see if Mom or Dad came out, but the door sounds came again, so I figured whomever it was, had already gone back inside.

HuntAbout that time, Sammy scared up a couple of mice, which he and I gave a good chase.

After, that the night air was starting to cool down—I gave Sam the good-bye paw and headed back toward the house.

Alert Just then a ghost came around the grain bins!  Sam and I let out a holler, meowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww,  WOOOOOOOF!

Me

GHOST!!!!

Silly us…it was just Mom.

Ahhh-Town

The next day Mom and I went to town again, when we got home…

Bone

I HAD a new yummy bone!

Photo-in-pickup

Sure has been a busy week!

Boomer