I didn't have a restful night's sleep last night. The first interruption to my sleep occurred just before one o'clock in the very early morning. I heard something that made a chill run up and down my spine, my hair stand on end, and my eyes opened up very wide. What was the sound I heard? It was a scream. No, not someone screaming but the scream of a very large cat. Yep, our mountain lion is still hanging around my place. The sound came from the southwest corner of my property. I decided to wake my wife and tell her that if she gets up before me in the morning, not to let the dogs out without me being there.
That happened about one o'clock, as I said above. Then around three o'clock this same morning, she woke me up saying she just heard it scream and it was to the east, close to where our son and daughter-in-law lives and has all those chickens, rabbits, ducks, and goats. It is not all that bad to have a little extra excitement in our lives. It keeps my old heart a pumping and my old lungs a breathing. Now, I hope you (and I) have a quiet and peaceful day, you hear?