Attila, change and hot weather on the path least traveled…

Dear Diary Page 86….

Hello Diary…

I’m baaaaaaaaaaaack…. briefly… a great deal of living to do.. 😀 anyway, Diary, it is too hot outdoors to be doing much in the way of activities and a incident occurred this morning, so thought I would do a quick blog to share the incident and some thoughts, letting you know I was still around…

For the incident… Half of the outdoor deck is closed in and I have a doggie door from the house to the closed in part (I shut it every night when going to bed)

doggie door house to deck

And a doggie door from the enclosed part to the outdoors (which I leave open all the time unless I wish to keep Bree out of the yard for some reason)…

doggie door deck to outdoors

I have these doggie doors so I do not have to open doors all the time, especially in the winter time.. and do you remember in blogs past I had mentioned an late night encounter between Bree and a young possum, the village trouble maker, earlier?.. I named it Attila (after Attila, the Hun)… Well, this morning I got up routinely around 3 AM to prepare to gather weather data to turn in (by 6 AM) and start the day… as I started to venture out, seen that Bree was up and needing to go out so open the doggie door and turn to continue… Bree no sooner went through the door when she started barking and snarling and having a fit!!..this was about 3:30 AM (6-10-2016)..

I went to the patio door, opened it to see what all the fuss were about and when I looked towards the other doggie door, I saw some items on the floor, knocked off the shelves..

debris

Perplexed as to how the items got there, I started to look around and looked up and there was Attila (on top of the boat), INSIDE!!!

Attila inside

Another view with me looking in from the outside…

attila form the outside

Bree had “treed” a possum, INSIDE, around 3 in the morning!!.. apparently curiosity overcame the little possum and she discovered that she could go through the doggie door .. I finally got Bree under control and inside the house, and got my heavy duty leather gloves…

leather gloves

And after a struggle, Bree was barking and the more Bree barked, the more determined Attila was to stay on high ground but after some time and gentle persuasion I was able to get her loose and then took her out into the yard and let go and the last we seen of her was her disappearing in the dark… no blows, no foul…. I wish those two would have their confrontations in the daytime!!! never a dull moment on the path least traveled.. 😀

Going to be hot today and next few days, Bree is handling it quite well, resting after doing guard duty this morning…

bree and the heat

Have a fan going in the “office” and she is taking advantage of it….well, better scoot, life is calling on the path least traveled and going to see what it wants..but shall return one day, not sure when, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise….

Some thoughts about change..

“It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird; it would be jolly sight harder for it to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present, and you cannot go on indefinitely being just a ordinary, decent egg, we must be hatched or go bad.” C. S. Lewis

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past and present are certain to miss the future.” John F. Kennedy

It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.” Issac Asimov

A gender-equal society would be one where the word “gender” does not exist, where everyone can be themselves.” Gloria Steinem

“Everyday on the path least traveled brings change, that change presents a challenge, mentally and physically, as to how to accept it and deal with it, generates an excitement about living a second of time and looking forward to what the next second of time brings, looking forward to life and enjoying it.” Larry “Dutch” Woller 6/9/2016

Yanni says there is a reason for rainbows..

The answer is written on the wind..

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