Add two well-behaved dogs, one older lady, and it's the perfect combination to walk down a country lane in a glorious setting.
Now, the thing is, I'm NOT a dog person....but these dogs were just so good; and it was so pleasant to have their companionship.
As the dogs wandered off into the woods a little, I recalled over and over the fantastic book by Wilson Rawls, "Where the Red Fern Grows."
I vividly remember reading the chapter where the beloved dogs die...my children and I were sitting on the couch (and it seems like some neighbor kids were there also), but I was so choked up over the tragedy unfolding on the pages, that I couldn't read any more. I recall handing the book over to Jenni for her to read the heroic end of Old Dan and Little Ann.
It was a powerful book and the memories of reading it with my children came flooding back as Jordan's two dogs and I walked down the country lane. I envisioned the setting in Kentucky very similar to these woods in Virginia...I could just picture Billy and his coon hounds running gleefully through the woods...what a way to spend a childhood!
And, so it was on this gorgeous September morning in Virginia; my spirit soared at the azure sky, the tall green trees, the serenity, the beauty of God's magnificent earth, and the work done by Jordan and Janna to tame it all!
|Bobby and Jordan cleared a path along this little stream that runs through the property. A lot of work, for sure. |
In fact, the entire place takes A LOT of work, so it keeps Jordan and Janna very busy!