When the computer came along, I was overjoyed once I finally got the hang of Word Perfect. That took a few weeks and a lot of blue air above my head, but I finally got the hang of it. So, I began to write in earnest and to eventually take the time to learn the other great things about the computer. The first time we went on line, it was an experimental event which entailed my computer calling my brother's computer. I don't know that they had a lot to say to each other as I wasn't privy to their conversation. But they did make contact and that event was rather like man's first landing on the moon. We were shouting and laughing and I believe champagne was poured. As they used to say, we've come a long way baby!
So, when Google came into play I was like a kid turned loose in a candy store. I googled everything and everybody. Some of the folks I googled couldn't understand why they had made computer news, as it were. Neither could I. But rather like on you-tube, everything that has ever been spoken of or even thought about can be found if you google it. And I google a lot. Which brings me to the point of my story.
While walking the dogs the other day (we keep our two on leashes even if we do live out in the country...no point in my pooches being an annoyance to my neighbors) Mac told me that he had seen some unusual animal poo just the other side of the neighbors farm fence. Asking unusual in what way, he started describing it rather graphically. Since it was to large to be rabbits but not big enough to belong to one of the horses or cows , and peculiarly undoglike, he was at a loss. So last evening, as he went with Chase in one direction and I started out with Cricket in the other, I asked him to pinpoint where he had seen this odd poo pile. I located it with very little trouble. As soon as Cricket had accomplished his contribution to the scene of the crime, we went inside. When Mac and Chase came in I was already on the computer. He looked at what I was typing and just shook his head. "Did you ever in your life dream that you would be sitting in front of a magic box and writing the words "coyote scat" into it?" he asked me. I laughed manically and pointed proudly to my find. "No, " I answered, "I can't say that I did but look at this." There under the caption "coyote scat" were several pictures of exactly what was located not a foot from our property line" "I told you Google would have it, " I said. He patted my shoulder and said, "I never doubted you for a second but exactly how do you plan to use this information?" I hadn't had to think about it for a second. "Let's just say you can learn to whistle Pistol Packing Mama."