Last night I had the strangest dream…
I was in the front yard on Worsham Street again
Minding my own business
Smokey Lonesome Ollie was there, too
The next thing I knew Bickford the CAT
was strolling along Worsham Street right in front of my face!
Bickford belonged to our neighbor dog Badger
who wasn’t bothered at all by his CAT
Smokey Lonesome Ollie beat a hasty retreat
to the safety of the front porch
Gee, thanks for the help Big Guy
So, of course The Red Man saved the day
as he always does and barked the CAT away
My Hero: Me
Get me outta here Percy…such are the stuff dreams are made of…
Awww… What a dream, Red Man!! We loved seeing Smokey Lonesome Ollie once more. Cats are such sneaky busybodies, one even weaseled its way into your dream. Good for you running Bickford off, otherwise it would’ve been a nightmare.
Your Poppy Seed and a snoring Cassie Potatoes
You are the one who must stand and deliver when Cassie Potatoes is sawing logs at night. Your Ma must be eternally grateful for your vigilance and comfort, too.
We know things have been stressful at your home, though, so maybe Cassie P copes by snoozing. Pretty admires that strategy, too.
Yes, Smokey Lonesome Ollie lives on in The Red Man’s dreams and remains as dull as he was in real life. 🙂 We miss him and Paw Licker Annie every day.
Take care of your family.
The Red Man
Cassie P thinks SLO wasn’t dull so much as wise, but more than happy to everyone think otherwise. You get more naps in that way. 🙂
Our dear old dogs leave such memories and such holes behind when they leave. Please let them be there to greet us in the Great Beyond!
I would never want to go to a Great Beyond that didn’t have room for all my dogs…there would be nothing Great about that! The Red Man would not settle for a GB without Ollie and Annie, either…:) You are so right about the holes…I miss them every day…still. 😦
I just found your blog, and I’ll be back!
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Maija (pronounced My-uh)
Thanks for dropping by Red’s blog – he has a tendency to get a little wound up on occasions, but mostly he’s all bark and no bite. 🙂 I will definitely check out your blog and wish you good luck with your book – I truly understand the desire to have one published! Paw Snaps and Twirls to you from all of us at Casa de Canterbury…
Bold cat! They just love prancing around when they know there’s a fence 😉
You are so right Favorite Australian Author Dianne Gray!! CATS just LOVE to prance around when dogs are on the OTHER side of the fence – they aren’t nearly so brave when Spike the Fence Jumper is their adversary…:) Hope you and all of yours are safe and busy writing!!
Close run thing there Red Man – good thing you came to your own help 😉
Isn’t it great when The Red Man is consistently on guard??!! Hope you are having safe travels this week…:)
Where would you be without TRM? Inundated with cats, no doubt 😉 we’re having a nice lazy time for a day or two…
Good for you to have a little time off – make the most of it!! Pretty has left us to go to Asheville, North Carolina for a couple of days for a business trip so we are Petless with the old woman Slow. Yes, The Red Man is the primary security system for Casa de Canterbury. They couldn’t get along without me!! 🙂
Aaah! dreams are the stuff life is made of. Hope the Redman doesn’t miss Worsham Street too much.
Yes, Don…The Red Man probably has his moments but his dreams help!! Thanks for stopping in with us…
Always enjoy the photos and your stories
Thanks so much Terry – we are sending good thoughts to you every day. 🙂
Hah, reminded me for a sec of the video that is on Huffington this morning of the cat who saved the boy from the . . . um, four-legged pretender to dogdom.
Red, please tell you-know-who a post about her book is up on Writer site here http://writersite.org/2014/05/15/a-lesbian-in-mayberry/. Unfortunately, I forgot to put in a note about the sequels. If she wants to come over and make a comment with the titles/links, I will then copy that part of her comment and add it to the body of the post.
Your review was wonderful, and I can’t thank you enough for sparking renewed interest in what is Pretty’s favorite of my three books! So well written. Truly thoughtful with total understanding of the little girl deep in the heart of Texas. I have re-posted (of course!) on all my social media sites, and I hope this will generate support for your blogs and your writing. Who knew the Family Kalamazoo and the Red Man would lead to this? 🙂 Thank you again.
Thank Cat it only was a dream,Red …Pawkisses..and some extra for your mom’s book. Pawsome 🙂
Yes, perchance to dream, eh Granny?? 🙂 Paw Snaps and Twirls to you both!! 🙂
How nostalgic and mystic, this makes me miss you very much Mr Red Man. When we made plans for the short drive over to Montgomery for family gatherings, it was always so exciting knowing we would be laughing, eating, talking, and sometimes, crying. All of us out here, deep in the Piney Woods of Texas, high upon a secluded hill next to the garden, sure miss ya, Country Farmer, Guitar Man, Church Organist and Navy Man.
Aha, Church Organist, I am happy to see Navy Man added to the list of those who will miss the Montgomery gatherings! 🙂 The Red Man and Tennis Ball Obsessed Chelsea and Spike and the old woman Slow and Pretty will be thinking of all of our cousins deep in the Piney Woods as they grow their garden on the secluded hill with the cactus growing sideways and tall. Paw Snaps and Twirls to you all!
I enjoyed this perspective and fun tone to the post and hoping to keep on following Red on his adventures! Smiles, Robin
Hi Robin, thanks for the nice note and for following The Red Man and his zany behaviors! He’s a mess – btw, we signed on with you, too!! Loved the Mavis Staples post today – always loved the Staple Singers…