Sunday, October 31, 2010
Jeepers Creepers.... Its Halloween!!!
Last evening I waited too long to do the evening chores. Even though I carried my flashlight along with me, it only illuminated the narrow path ahead. The eerie sounds of wind blowing the fallen leaves along the ground made me proceed with the utmost caution.
I was greeted by the low whimpers of the goats. They didn't appreciate being left in the savage darkness as coyotes howled in the distance. They followed me into the dimly lit barn. I could hear the brittle tree limbs scrape across the metal walls outside... Jasmine jumped at the sound as did I. Yes, it was a creepy night indeed!
I fed the girls and Milo their evening meal. They chopped their grains and kibble with much delight. Being back at the threshold of safety, filling their tummies, everyone now seemed content.
I walked out of the barn. The wind greeted me with a shivering hello. I snub such a welcome and preceded over to the chicken coop to do an evening headcount. I flashed my light around the room. Everyone was tucked in, safe and sound on their perches.
As I backed out of the coop, I heard a sound in the woods line. It sounded like someone or... SOMETHING was taking slow gentle steps through the woods. "Crunch, Crunch, Crunch". Were the sounds of the leaves crunching from that of the heavy weight of the Boogie man? I walked briskly towards the house.
I could hear the sound getting faster. I became nervous. What was waiting for me in the dark, I wondered. My heart began to race a bit. My speed hastened.
Then all of a sudden, it gains on me! It grabs a hold of my right leg with its fierce claws and deadly fangs! In the midst of the scuffle, my flashlight flies into the air."Its got me!" Ha.elll.ppp!", I screamed internally.
I struggled to steady myself as the ferocious beast attempted to pull my leg out from under me. The flashlight which was resting on the ground shined a ray of light across the arching back of my terrifying predator, reveling what was his true identity!
"Damn it, Milo". I said causing him to startle, releasing my pants leg. "You scared the BEEJEEZES OUT OF ME! I thought you were the Boogie Man!". Now realizing my absurdity, I attempted to recover my dignity with "or a Rabid Raccoon or something"!
I scoffed back towards the house as he playfully rolled around in the fallen leaves.
Barn cats! Sheesh!
I'm just thankful no one was watching. :-) The trick was on me....
Happy Halloween! Keep the tricks but don't forget to leave some treats for me!