“I want to read the entire dictionary, but I am afraid that someone is going to spoil the ending!”

The weather is a bit Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It was sunny when I woke up then the clouds took over then the sun came back. It’s gone again. The forecast is for rain maybe. That covers all possibilities. I’m for rain.

I stay home mostly. The few places I go are the dump, Agway and Ring. I always wear a mask. Everyone else I see around town also wears a mask. Not to wear a mask is courting the virus. That is so very apparent today.

Yesterday I listened to Superman on the radio, actually on my Alexa pretending to be a radio. In the introduction all of us know, the faster than a speeding bullet one, the radio voice described Superman as impervious to bullets. I wonder how many people looked up impervious.

I keep a dictionary on my night table and another here with me in the den. I have a Google in the kitchen and an Alexa here in the den and in my bedroom, but I still use the dictionary. Old habits are hard to break even when they’re pushed over the cliff by electronics.

When I was a kid, my school clothes included a pair of tie shoes. My mother taught me to tie a bow. I remember kneeling beside a chair in the living watching where my mother sat as she slowly tied a big ribbon bow over and over around a teddy bear’s neck. When I tried, my bows kept falling out, far too loosely tied. My mother was patient.

I think Henry has turned a corner. It started with the vet visit last week. He was perfect, at least that’s what they told me. When we got home, Henry was himself. He didn’t chose to ignore me, my usual punishment when I do something that doesn’t please him. Since then, his tail hasn’t stopped wagging every time I talk to him. It wags so fast from side to side it is a bit dangerous. He lets me pat him anytime. Henry is now 3. He was 8 months old when he came home. It’s been a struggle, but I knew to be patient with my rescue. Henry is a happy, sweet boy.

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5 Comments on ““I want to read the entire dictionary, but I am afraid that someone is going to spoil the ending!””

  1. Christer. Says:

    Sunny and windy over here today and if we’re luckyit might be the same weather tomorrow but it coukld also be very cloudy. They’ve been so wrong lately that they even sound unsure when they tell the forecasts 🙂 🙂

    Nice to read that Henry has changed so much 🙂 I wish that could happen to Albin too but to be honest I ouldn’t believe that he had changed but instead had a sinister plan to take controll of the cottage 🙂 🙂 🙂

    I do like my old dictionary and also the encyclopedias. They are really out of date though but I can always fact check on the net. I especially like my old plant books and I can fully understand why gardeners usually died young since many of the mixtures they used were highly toxic 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      Hi Christer,
      We did get rain in the afternoon for all of five minutes. The sky got really dark so I was hoping for a big storm. I am disappointed.

      Henry still has his moments. Now, though, I am his savior, He comes running to me if something scares him. Henry still barks at the front door and scares anyone there. It is a process.

      I used to love to read the encyclopedias we had. My mother bought them one volume at a time from the supermarket. I’d pick a volume and read whatever I found.

      Enjoy your day!!

  2. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    I assume your reference to the mask wearing is related to the news that both Trump and his trophy wife have tested positive for Covid-19. Why are we not surprised? Stupid is as stupid does.

    I always assumed that we don’t train our dogs that they train us. To get Henry to trust you after a visit to the vet is a monumental achievement. Obviously, you have the patience of a saint, but you did it. I’m still working on training my son 23 year old son to be an adult and he’s winning. 🙂

    When I was a kid I hated the dictionary. Whenever I couldn’t spell a word my father would tell me to look it up in the dictionary. I never figured out how to do that if I didn’t know how to spell the word in the first place. I was and still am a terrible speller. Thank goodness for spell check and auto correct. Autocorrect makes errors but it saves more words than it kills. 🙂

    Today was a little warmer this morning when I went to work than it was yesterday. The sky is clear blue with a high temperature predicted at only 77°.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      That’s what I was talking about, God’s vengeance, the virus. I have no sympathy. It is what it is!!

      I’ll take dogs every time over kids. There were times I thought Henry would always be afraid and would only let me pat him once in a while. That what I despaired about the most, the patting. Now, I can even pat Henry on his belly which means he totally trusts me.He has comes so very far. I didn’t realize I could have so much patience.

      I loved the dictionary. Once in a while I see a word I’ve never seen before so I get my trusty dictionary.

      It is getting chilly now with the sun gone.

  3. Birgit Says:

    Live music tonight 🙂 I saw a jazz concert in a church, a local jazz group. Corona edition: The number of guests is restricted, you sit with distance and you have to leave name, address and phone number in case someone turns out to be infected. A mask is mandatory when you go to your seat or leave it but not when you sit. Just to be safe many people wore a mask the whole time including me.
    It was quite warm tonight and on my way back home I saw that the party quarter was full of people, bars and restaurants have seats on the street. You don’t have to wear a mask outside but it was crowded and many people did. Probably a good idea especially when alcohol is involved 🙂
    Stay healthy!

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