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Susan Lincoln – The Weekly Muddle – Up a tree


During the inky darkness of a moon-deprived night, we heard the dog barking furiously at…something. Although we were disturbed by the barking, we were also pleased to know that the dog stands watch and promises to remove the legs of anyone who crosses the invisible line near his sleeping quarters. Good dog. The barking seemed incessant at first, and then he grew bored. The thrill was gone. But, the next morning when we arose, we found the dog proudly standing watch at the base of a tree. We looked, saw nothing and thought little of it. Squirrels are a daily aggravation for him and us. But every time we came or went that day, he shifted back to guard-dog stance and positioned himself beneath the tree. Finally, I heard a “meow.” “Oh no…” I said aloud. We had to stand back and look carefully because, as the husband visually measured, there was a cat about 60 feet high in a tree towering above the landscape. “What should we do?” I wondered aloud and then I answered myself. “My mother always said to just leave the cat alone and he’ll come down.” The husband likes to challenge my mother’s wisdom, but not this time. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!.

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