I read a post from Joy that talked about a missing turtle in her neighborhood. It made me think of the turtle I saw last year. That story also reminded me of some of the strange things I see that no one else has seen. I get crazy looks when I tell these stories and for that reason I sometimes keep my stories to myself. Please believe me........these are true stories.
Flagged Turtle: I was driving my car and saw something very low to the ground with a orange flag on it. I stopped and waiting. Here came a turtle with a orange flag duct taped to it's shell. The flag was elevated with a wire. Oh, I wished I would have had a camera with me. He just strolled down the road. I have never heard anyone else mention seeing this. I thought there might be a story somewhere about him but nothing.
Boxer Doggie: I was driving (again) and stopped by a playground to say hello to a couple little girls that I had in my Latch Key School Program. I had my window down and out of no where, a standard size Boxer jumped in my car, over my lap and parked himself in the back seat. I AM NOT KIDDING YOU. I need to mention I drive a VW Bug. He wouldn't get out. He was panting and I wasn't sure what to do. I decided to drive to the police station. Now, mind you, this is a small town. 100 people counting cats and dogs. As I pulled away, the little girls said, " You aren't going to drive away with that dog are you?" Well, yeah, if he isn't getting out. To the police station.........wouldn't you know that they were having a town meeting. Doors locked, all men. I knocked and they stared. Took them awhile to decide to come to the door. Maybe I looked dangerous. I explained the situation and they gave me that "crazy" look. They asked if the dog had tags. I said it did but I wasn't sticking my hand back there to get them. So being the brave policeman, he removed the dogs collar. Dog still didn't move and to the policeman's relief he didn't try to get out of the car. I told the policeman that I had to go home as my son had a practice I needed to get him to. I returned home. My husband said the police had called. He looked like "what have you gotten yourself into, and we aren't keeping the dog you picked up." To this day, I don't think he believes that dog jumped into my window. Okay, I call the police and they have it's owner from calling the vet from the tags. I take my son to his practice, dog in tow. I then meet the dogs owner at a gas station. Would you believe, the dog had to be coaxed out of my car. The owner said the dog had been in their yard with them and they turned around and he was gone. A storm was brewing and he must have been frightened. (Enough to run three miles from home and into my car window.) Wipe that "crazy" smile off your face.
Just a couple other quickies.......I was one of 5 that saw the bobcat/lion mystery cat in all of 3 counties. One thank heavens, was a police woman.
We had a deer in our neighbor hood that was spotted like a painted pony. I got a picture of that one. Probably a pigment problem????
I saw a white groundhog and a white squirrel. Someone else saw the squirrel as well.
I thought we call all use some laughs today. I am serious these stories are true. I am sure my little brain will retrieve more stories soon. Have a great day.