I went to the Post Office about ten days ago. I needed to ask a few questions. The Postal Clerk approached her counter with her usual smile. I looked her in the eye and said, "I know this is going to sound strange. Can you mail bones?" Her eyes widened and her forehead wrinkled as she tipped her head. I continued, "You see, I have a friend in Florida who loves bones. She is so talented! She makes all kinds of things with them. And I know this may sound crazy but I know she would love them." It was a done deal. I just needed to get a box and, of course, the bones.
So last Sunday, I walked Moon and Copper up to the top of the mountain. Yep, the bones were still there. You see, I've had my eye on that carcass ever since the snow thawed. I thought, I come back later without the dogs and carry them home.
So, later that afternoon, I once again hiked the mountain. When I got to the top, I strategically planned my path. Then I began to make my way over the edge and down the steep slope. The bones were only about fifteen feet away. Carefully securing my steps as I got closer, I stooped down and picked up the head, jaws, a few leg bones and then lastly the ribcage which was still connected to the spine. My arms were so full that climbing back up was a bit tricky, but I did it. Now I started my walk back down the road to my house.
A thought quickly flashed through my mind. I hope I don't run into any of the neighbors carrying this!
No sooner did I think it and there, making it's way up the gravel road, was a Van. Good gravy, it's the Preacher and his wife! They slowed to a stop and the passenger window came down. Shelly had a strange look on her face. The Preacher's blue eyes opened widely as he said, "The dogs are going to like that."
"Oh, no." I said, "these are for a friend of mine who collects bones. She makes the most beautiful things with them and I know she's going to be so excited when she gets them!" They nodded in agreement, rolled up the window and slowly drove off. I really wish I had a camera to show you their faces. It really was quite comical.....oh Honey of Sam!!!.....I'm sure they thought that I've gone over the edge...and I don't mean the mountain!!!!