Sunday, November 11, 2007

Thor and the Coyotes

We had carpenters breathing down our necks yesterday, waiting to put the last touches on our kitchen floor, so we loaded up the Suby and headed to our cabin east of the mountains. We'd brought Thor out there once before. Just a day trip, to show her around and get her used to the place. We honestly had no idea how she would like it. It's very...rustic and it's mostly about the out-of-doors. But she dug it. Totally. E-Mom (Thor's God Mom) gave Thor a pair of hand-me-down Carhartts, so she also fits right in with the whole outdoorsy country gig going on out there. She's fascinated by bugs, gladly kicks through leaves, probes dirt, fondles rocks, and notices the flitting of small birds. Very impressive for a city gal.

Because I'd been feeling like doo for a few days now, Floyd took Nola on a bit of a hike and left me to snooze on the couch. When they returned the fire was roasting and it was getting pretty dark outside. I was lying in a pool of drool on my pillow. Floyd set about making some din-din (tofu in Punjabi sauce over rice - a cabin favorite) but had to step outside for something or other. When he came back in he announced our neighbors the coyotes and gathered up Thor for an introduction. Apparently, it was silent when he went out, but soon heard a dog bark and that set off the coyotes. They were now howling all around the cabin, up the canyon, down the canyon and giving him all sorts of goose bumps. I was still confined to the couch (feeling like poo and all) so he and Thor stepped out into the dark for a proper introduction. They were out there for a while.

When they came back in and shook the cold off, Daddy asked Thor what the coyote sounded like and she lifted her head and gave a great wee, "Oooooo...oo...oo..Oooooo". That's my girl.

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Blogger FDChief said...

OMG! She's Bindi the Jungle Thor!

Next thing you know she'll be running through the woods tracking wild turkeys and deer, a regular Fenimore Cooper character. Fun.

Sorry you're feeling poorly. Let us know if we can do anything, like babysitting, bringing you Hamburger Buddy or performing at-home moxibustion.

1:49 PM  
Blogger walternatives said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you're sick, Mill, but I'm busting with joy reading that Thor is fascinated by bugs AND can imitate her coyote buds... Thatta girl.

4:25 AM  
Blogger kris said...

Oh how cool, so glad she loved it. I would have liked to have howled with her myself! (Is she Nola? I saw you posted the name, LOVE it).

5:57 PM  
Blogger Doris & Dan said...

She is such a cutie.

Keep smilin!

2:08 AM  
Blogger steph said...

I don't know which is better: your rendition here or Floyd's live and in person!
Wish you and the goddess were here, too....

11:29 PM  
Blogger Roy and Lori said...

Just stopped by to say hello!
I hope you have a wonderful
holiday season!

2:36 AM  
Anonymous Jessi said...

Thor rocks.

Hope you all are doing well.

5:26 AM  

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