The other day I posted about my fear of water got me to thinking about this. I think I’ve mentioned this before but a year or so ago, I was in Missouri. Addie and I were going somewhere and out of the clear blue, she said “Granny, are you afraid of EVERYTHING?” I said “Did your daddy tell you that?” Yes!
It really is true.
We were at the cabin in Arkansas and Rita had to go out about 1 a.m. one night. We were way out in the middle of nowhere. I walked out, with her on a leash (always) and I something to my left run. It looked like a cat or a raccoon. Then, I looked to my right and there was something crouched down. It could have been a coyote or a bear or a mountain lion. She had already done her business but was sniffing everything so I grabbed her and ran back into the cabin before the critter attacked us.
The next morning, I told Vince that there had been something out there and it was maybe a bear or a mountain lion. Of course, I did not have on my glasses so it could have been anything . . including a stump! When I went outside, in the daylight with my glasses on . . yep, it was a stump.
The other night at home I went out with Rita. I flipped on the flood lights on the corner of the house and she was walking around and I saw something. It also looked like a critter. I took a step and it moved. I reached down to get Rita so we could hurry back to the house and when I reached down to get her, the spooky critter crouched down farther. Then, I realized . . it was my shadow. The light was shining from behind me and it was my head in the shadow.
It all reminded me of the day I found the turtle in the back yard, went back inside to get Vince to come see it. He was getting dressed for work and didn’t have time but I talked him into going out there. That story is here, with pictures!
Yes, Addie! Obviously, I am afraid of my own shadow.