Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dangerous Encounter

I was contemplating the moon at 2:30 this morning from the hot tub, and I looked down to see an enormous hound standing under the elm tree staring at me. It looked big enough to rip my arm off. I had a moment of frigid horror, and then the hound moo'd and wandered off, chewing its cud.


Blogger Dan said...

"They all agreed that it was a huge creature, luminous, ghastly, and spectral. I have cross-examined these men, one of them a hard-headed countryman, one a farrier, and one a moorland farmer, who all tell the same story of this dreadful apparition, exactly corresponding to the hell-hound of the legend. I assure you that there is a reign of terror in the district, and that it is a hardy man who will cross the moor at night."

8:57 PM  
Blogger Oz said...

I was contemplating the moon the next night at 2:00 EDT which happens to be a more reasonable 11pm MST. But not from a hot tub. From a corral filled with magical white horses. They glowed in the moonlight and it was good.

But I know what you mean. My eyes do that to me, my brain leaps and I know what I saw. A dead rat that was really a stick. Etc.

7:22 AM  
Blogger Bruce said...

Consider yourself lucky, Walter. You survived an encounter with...


7:25 PM  
Blogger Maureen McHugh said...

The Cow of the Baskervilles.

11:17 AM  
Blogger Ralf the Dog said...



3:49 PM  
Blogger Lou said...

A hound it was, an enormous coal-black hound, but not such a hound as mortal eyes have ever seen. Fire burst from its open mouth, its eyes glowed with a smouldering glare, its muzzle and hackles and dewlap were outlined in flickering flame. Never in the delirious dream of a disordered brain could anything more savage, more appalling, more hellish be conceived than that dark form and savage face which broke upon us out of the wall of fog.

5:45 PM  
Blogger Lou said...

The above is from "The Hound of the Baskervilles" and in no way should it be confused with a cow.

5:46 PM  
Blogger Lance Larka said...

holy cowshit! oh, wait...redundant

4:04 PM  

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