I ask Del how he got Skeeter.
Desert scene from our camp, northwest of Blythe, California
Here’s the story . . .
Del goes to a local cafe almost every morning for coffee and sometimes a bite to eat, too. One day he pulls into the cafe parking lot and sees a little white dog tied up out front.
“I liked the looks of that dog right away.”
He goes inside and asks . . .
“Whose dog is that outside?”
The woman who runs the place knows Del. She’s known him for years, the way people in small towns do.
She shrugs. “I guess he’s mine now.”
She tells Del a trucker left the dog at the cafe.
He didn’t want to part with it but he found out the dog wasn’t suited for long hauls in the cab of the truck.
Being cooped up like that drove the dog crazy and the noise of the engine made him nervous, too.
“Well, I take him home,” Del continues, “and by the end of the day I’ve bonded with him and he’s bonded with me.”
While Del is telling me this, Skeeter, Roger, and Reggie play nearby.
Sensing that he’s being discussed, Skeeter jumps into Del’s lap. He stands face-to-face, front paws on Del’s chest. Del reacts, clutching Skeeter’s shoulders and laughing, then returns to the story.
“I had to have this dog!”
The woman at the cafe doesn’t hesitate to turn the dog over to Del. She knows he loves animals and that he’ll give him a good home.
Over time, about every two or three weeks, the trucker comes through town.
He stops at the cafe to check on the dog that once was his. Sometimes he catches Del there with Skeeter.
“He’s a real nice guy,” Del says.
I’m sure he’s happy the way things turned out for the little white dog!
~ ~ ~
Tomorrow is the day!
Reading online tracking, my packages will arrive in Blythe by 8 p.m. today. Tomorrow the crew and I will head into town.
First I’ll go to the grocery store and buy a box of turkey burgers and some vegetables for my new, propane griddle. Then I’ll pick up my packages at the storage place.
Merry Christmas to me!
Among those packages is something for Reggie and Roger, too!
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