Last night the Big Guy and I started our nightly journey by the light of the moon. I like our night walks almost better than the day ones (but don't tell the Big Lady that yells but loves me anyway). They are more spooky. Full of interesting things. And the Big Guy never uses a leash.
We were heading by the last pond before we turn for home and I thought I smelled an animal. Got deep under a big pine tree and sure enough! A little kitty! Wait! It is black and white. Uh-oh. I back out of there. Skunk follows me out with his tail high. Big Guy is screaming, "RUN LISI! RUN!!!". I think I know what that means. It means get closer to the skunk and give him a scare. Wait. Maybe not. The skunk turns and 'shoots'. Ohmygoodness. It was just like the other two times. Terrible. I reel around looking for my master. All I see is the silhouette of him barreling away from us and heading for home. I must go after him! I finally catch up with him back at our yard. He runs into the house hollering for the Big Lady that yells but loves me anyway. She comes outside. Shakes her head slowly from side to side and I think she muttered under her breath 'stupid dog'. How insulting.
She disappeared for a couple minutes and comes out wearing different clothes and a bucket with some foamy stuff. She scrubs me down a little harder than she needed to if you want me to be honest. I think she was kinda mad. But she still loves me. After she rubbed all that salty-icky stuff on me, she went inside a bit. Then she came out and headed for the hose. Oh no. I'm not letting her pour all that freezing water on me after that scrubbing. So I took off. Wait! What was that! Something is right by the tree. Big Lady still giving chase catches up with me and almost steps on the animal. She looks down and Big Lady yelled like I've never heard before. POSSUM! Yeah! That's what it is! It has its mouth open and it looks fierce. I keep barking and barking at it. Big Lady has retreated to the house based on the diminishing screams. So I'm left alone to guard the family from this icky animal.
A lot of little people run out of the house with flashlights to look. Then out marches Big Lady. She's all business now and grabs me away from that possum. She hauls me up to the very cold hose water and squirts it all over me. To add
I think I better take a nap.