While I was sleeping, I dreamed of MOM!
Mom and I doing things.
You know just stuff.
I also dreamed of barking the mailman down the long lane
and baying at the UPS driver.
I even dreamed that Mom took me to that big friendly to dogs store and let me sniff around while she did some shopping.
That dream woke me up with a start.
I MISS MOM! I thought.
Here I am way over here and Mom is somewhere way over there.
WHY did I think I wanted to go on an adventure in 90*+ weather, coyotes loose on the farm and me in an elderly stage of life?
As I was sitting there in the shade Harry the Hawk came coasting by. I just watched him.
I sorta, kinda, don’t really like Harry. He likes to eat my friends or potential friends. I really didn’t want Harry to see me…who knows he might want to eat a really sweet, fat, wonderful, old beagle.
I scooted back under the brush a little further.
Harry flew on.
About that time I noticed we were experiencing raindrops!
Raindrops are good. Cools down the earth and the sky.
Looking around I spied a RAINBOW!
Yippee! I shouted. Bouncing right out from under my bush and bounded over by the equipment, “A RAINBOW!” I bayed
“I like rainbows, also. Beagle dog!” a tiny little voice called to me.
Turning around I saw a member of Chip’s family. “Hey! I haven’t seen you before. Are you new here?” I asked.
“Well, kinda new. I’ve been living with my Mom and three siblings. Mom told us we could all go out and play now. We didn’t have to stay inside with her all the time.”
“Pleased to meet you….” I paused. “Ur, umm…I don’t think I know your name. I’m Boomer and you are?”
“Beatrice—Mom says the name means Bringer of Joy in our language.”
“Well, now, isn’t that just perfect. All things are starting to look up…I met you, the Bringer of Joy and I saw a rainbow.”
Beatrice gave me a huge smile, “I have to go now, Boomer Beagle Dog, it’s starting to get night and Mom told me I had to be back in the nest before dark. She said danger lurked out of the nest in the dark.”
With that, she flicked her tail at me and was gone.
Hum. I slept for a long time, I mused.
Dark. I’m not looking forward to another night out here, but I guess I slept way too long today and here I am.
In the darkening evening.
I Saw a RAINBOW and I Met Beatrice. Things are looking up!
I trotted down to the little creek and got a good drink of water, then put one paw in front of the other to head myself home.