Jack and the Windy Day

alertjack_smJack does not like windy days. There are strange noises. Leaves start chasing you down the street for no good reason. And Very Scary Things show up where they are not supposed to be. Like Big Scary Boxes. And Branches. And Trash Containers on Their Sides.

When Jack starts out on his walks, he surveys the street to be sure that everything is ok. If something is out of place, he goes into his “I’m Alert” pose — like in the photo above.

On this particular morning, there was a box in the middle of the street. Jack said he wasn’t going down the street because there was a Big Scary Something Where It Shouldn’t Be.  I moved the box to the curb, and Jack took some time to ponder whether it was safe to go by.

We eventually made it by the box and went on, doing our business. But then we had to come back the same way. It Was Still There!! What to do? It’s time to approach the Big Scary Box … in A Very Wary Manner.

 

Jack stared at the box for a while and it seemed to be tame enough.

 

He slowly approached it from the side.

Right after this picture was taken, the box must have jumped or something, because Jack shot back about three feet and refused to approach it again.

Brave pup. Our Jack. He’s king of the street. (Even if he gets a little jumpy on a windy day.)

 

4 thoughts on “Jack and the Windy Day”

  1. I, too, am leery of strange boxes and things that seem to have wind wings but shouldn’t! Good thing Jack has a mama who is ever-vigilant to clear the way. Christ always clears the way for me, even if I see a butterfly off the path and end up in a bunch of stickers! Funny how He can always find me where I’m at and lead me back to the path, clearing the things that seem to be impossible for me to get past on my own. Funny how I forget and wander off, again! But even if I get off the path 1,000 times or more, God is always there, loving me, reaching out to me, and clearing the way.

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