“Jesus saves….Passes to Gretzky….Gretzky SCORES!!”
In the case I witnessed, the dog and the cat were co conspirators. I had sat a bag of groceries on the bar (out of the dog’s reach) and headed upstairs. The dog made a small noise and the cat came running down the stairs. As I watched the cat come up to the dog, the dog whispered in his ear. The cat jumped on the bar, knocked over the bag of groceries, pushed the box of Milk-Bone dog treats off the bar and on to the floor. The dog tore the box open and shared the treats with the cat.
U.S. Census Bureau Field Rep covering the Central UP for several of the year-round, every year surveys. I also spent a year as the Field Supervisor for the entire UP. That was more work and travel than my family could deal with, so I went back to “just” 4 or 5 counties (each bigger than the entire state of Rhode Island) for a year and then retired.
I worked for 14 years driving all over the outback of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Only one deer/car incident, and that on a well traveled county road, not one of the little twisty dirt two-track I spent so much time on.
Glad you’re (relatively) ok, so sad about your vehicle. I lost my favorite car (a lovely little Scion Xb) to a big deer. Luckily it was icy so I was only going about 5 mph but it totaled the car ($%# deer got up and ran away).
Hope you’re feeling better soon and that your insurance company treats you right.
I though I would sleep better after retiring, but now it’s my husband getting up that wakes me too early. It’s almost enough to make me wish he’d finally retire.
Add a couple cats who switch positions about 2AM and wh want breakfast at the first glimmer of daylight.
Probably typed it on an old Remington manual typewriter.