Wednesday, September 14, 2011

An inadvertent educational experience.

I was behind a school bus the other morning on the way to work; I live fairly close to a few schools so I know that the bus was almost full.

As I slow down to a stop to honor the little flashing stop sign that swings out when the bus stops to pick up/drop off children my attention is drawn to the cow field to my left.

Right there in front of all those little children on the bus was Bessie the cow getting mounted by Fred (also a cow). My jaw dropped open in a mixture of shock and embarrassment. I don't know why I was embarrassed, they are neither my cows nor my children but I was horrified! Oh, the lessons you learn on the way to school.

It somewhat reminded me of this scene from Napoleon Dynamite.

*I do not know what these cow's names really are...but Bessie and Fred sounded like such suitable names for cattle, I just couldn't resist.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Oh, the things that bring me joy.

This morning I was sitting at a stop light on the way to work. I glanced over to see a man and his dog in a truck next to me. The man did not notice me, the dog did. So I decided it was the perfect opportunity to see just how good this dog's hearing was. My windows were up, the man's were down half way. I turned my head (so the man wouldn't see) and began whistling in a 'come here, dog!' way. Oh my gosh, that dog started going nuts! The dog would look over at my car, stand up, spin around and wag his tail. Then repeat. So...I kept whistling and the dog kept going crazy. At one point the man had to literally hold onto the dog's collar to try and calm him down. SO. FUNNY. I managed to hold my laughter in until the light turned green and the truck pulled away so the man wouldn't know it was me that was responsible for his dog's crazy behavior. Just as soon as I stopped laughing, I started whistling again...only to see the dog through the back window of the truck go crazy again. Which only made me laugh more and has kept me laughing all day.

This proved two things:
1. Dogs really do have good hearing.
2. It's the little things in life that bring me the most joy. I don't need ipads or expensive handbags. All I need is to watch a dog go crazy and the owner be clueless as to why! :)