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I enjoy the creature comforts of

small town life …

A nice home with everything I need

Cool or warm depending on the season

Plugged in:

Satellite TV

High Speed Internet

which leads to other addictive obsessions

with media overload

Yet …

All around me I am reminded

even in town – country life surrounds me

A lone cow bawling in the small lot across the street

A rooster crowing in the day somewhere to my northwest

Two horses saying their good mornings – one to my right

the other to my left – unseen but not unheard

Then I see it …


The water bowl I keep in the old garage for

barn cats, neighborhood dogs, a brave bird or two

just about anything wandering by in need of a drink

The bowl was empty again with the bottom

covered in a thin layer of dark brown … almost black


Another reminder of my country surroundings … Raccoons

Of course they view the water bowl filled with clean water

as their personal washing up station

This bowl is refilled morning and night with fresh cool water

so these guys are in heaven and the other animals have no

water to drink or no clean water if any remains

They guys – I am guessing two or three young ones –

have not been seen

But …

The MUD is a clear sign of their presence

Out on their own looking for food and of course water

Now the bowl will need changing more often and

extra food left in the old garage since these little

bandits have invade the safe haven …

the sanctuary …

of a handful of dedicated barn cats

Copyright © 2017 Sharyl
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Sharyl