Living in a hotel with two kids, two cats, a turtle and a large dog have proven to be quite interesting. Charlie escaped yesterday and was running from floor to floor in the hotel. On his route he did find time to stop and make friends with a tiny white dog and his owner. The
owner could hear us yelling ‘Charlie’ and now calls him by name whenever we meet.
The former owners of our new house confessed at the closing that they’ve been feeding stray dogs for years and that we should expect to see lot’s at the house. They fed so many stray dogs that they resorted
to buying dog food, 100 pounds at a time! Mac was thrilled with that but it worries me. During our first visit to the house we found a black lab wandering aimlessly and on the second visit a small mutt and a Pit Bull. I was really hesitant about the Pit Bull even though she seemed nice. I’ve seen enough news stories to know what kind of damage they can inflict. And my instincts were correct. As soon as she came muzzle to muzzle with Charlie she tore right into him. My husband was standing by and ran her off immediately. Charlie is doing fine by the way, he’s pretty tough guy!
Things are a little strange down here. I’m constantly having to repeat what I say for people. Sometimes I think they are doing it just so they can make fun of me. Other times I get, “are you from New York or Massachusetts?” When I tell them ‘Iowa’ they look puzzled.
Did you know you can’t order pancakes at a Waffle House? Yep, the waitress said, “friends don’t let friends eat pancakes.” And one of my favorite snacks is Chicken in a Biscuit Crackers dipped in ham salad. But
ham salad is a tough find around here. People just laugh when we ask for it and the laughter is immediately followed by, “where are you from?”
Here at the hotel we have a pineapple tree and bamboo growing out back. At our new house we have a Chinese chestnut tree which we were told is very rare. Guess what we’ll be roasting on an open fire this
winter?! We also have a pear tree and some huge walnut trees. I can’t wait to get all moved in.
I was ready for Kentucky but I don’t know if Kentucky was ready for me! I just know this strange land will provide plenty of interesting stories.
Until then, ya'll come back now ya hear!