This week was a pretty good week and I had a lot to smile about. How to chose? Hmm, a good problem to have :)
I was out walking the dogs Friday afternoon. There is a road at the edge of our village that goes up a large hill to several houses. A field covers most of the hill and at the bottom the is a Community Garden. Just above the garden, a small strip of woods lines the field.
I was walking down the road, heading back into the village, when I saw something up the hill close to the edge of the woods. I stopped and sure enough, it was a fox. I watched as it came down the hill towards the garden. The dogs hadn’t seen him, so I stood and watched. I also talked to the dogs in a loud voice, so the fox would know I was there. And that the dogs were there….
When it entered the garden, I felt it was close enough so I started to walk again. The fox had another idea – it barked. Just a single, strange bark.
That got the dogs attention!
I am sure Fiyero wanted to play! He was straining at the leash pretty hard. Idina? I’m not so sure. I think she wanted to chase.
The fox ignored them. He sniffed around the compost bins. And then did something to prove it was a “he” – it marked a post, just like a dog. I had never seen that.
Anyway, I was finally able to get the dogs down into the village. Once they were on the next road, they were back to normal.
Of all of the carnivorous mammals in the region, I see fox more often than any of the others (coyotes, bob cats, fishers (aka “fisher cats”), bear, etc.). Still, I do not see them often. It was cool seeing one and hearing it!
That is my smile for the week, seeing a fox up close.
What made you smile?
Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week. Why don’t you share it? I hope you can join in!
Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas. If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity. Don’t smile about the misfortune of others. Don’t smile in a way to excludes others. Make sure a 12 year old can read it.
To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile. Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one) (Note – pingbacks have been very inconsistent – please leave a comment :) ). You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me). Next week I will compile all of the Smiles and do a separate post of them on Monday morning just before the smile. (I will shoot for around 7 AM EST).