I s’poz I should reassure my friends and declare myself safe from the hurricane.
Chloe my pup, AKA the Queen of Debris (QoD) and I have just returned from our afternoon ramble, this time through the eye of what’s left of Hurricane Ida.
I noticed on the weather radar that Lexington was currently nestled in a spot clear of rain. We hastened to don our journeying attire (no, no pith helmets…sigh) and bravely went forth where no man has gone before…at least in the last fifteen minutes or so.
The wind roared along at a brisk zephyr-ish clip as we left the house, passing the fish pond.
We scrambled the frog army from their lily pad perches where they’ve been partying like it was the deluge. They abandoned their “Bud-wei-serrr” keg temporarily, but we turned a blind eye in the nostalgic hope that Louie might crash the gala when it reassembled.
We negotiated (le mot juste) a path that allowed the QoD to venture near, but not in the excavations of home improvement projects in our neighborhood. Janie would not be pleased if I returned with a muddier pooch than that with which I set out.
It was a short walk, but we managed to cross various streets five times within a couple of blocks…always satisfying. Street crossing is especially important to this hound’o’mine. On a cellular level, she believes that both sides of every street are hers…at the same time. She believes she can have momentum, and be mired and admired in the present moment…all at the same time! She believes if she were Schrödinger’s Dog, she would be alive and dead, within or without the box…at the same goddam time!!
Whaddyadoo with a critter like that?
You get out of her way, but keep a tight hold on her leash.
And you walk her in the eye of a hurricane.