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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Bubbles from Streampebbles

 Come see what's bubbling!

It had been a week in coming and just about everybody knew there was trouble brewing in Tombstone.  Yes sir-ree.  See, there was these two young cowboys, Quickdraw and Sureshot, who just couldn’t get along for love nor marbles. But they’d agreed on one thing, by golly, and that was to have a showdown right in front of Big Nose Kate’s on the last night of the month of October – which just so happened to be Halloween.  

One thing about Ole Blue, he speaks his mind, or Dustin’s, that is. For the past six years Dustin and Ole Blue have talked over a lot of subjects. Dustin feels like he can trust his pet rat. He has often told Ole Blue that everyone needs someone whom he can confide in.
Depression is a visitor who comes for breakfast and stays through dinner. Often this unwanted guest would visit Dustin. Like a black cloud over a long awaited picnic, depression would come and pester Dustin. Knowing that he had one true friend, Dustin would turn to Ole Blue for comfort.  

I was dismayed when I arrived at Bella’s stall and she stood alone. But I could sense that Blue was nearby or at least, had been.  I turned and nearly screamed to find Blue standing behind me! How did he keep doing that?
“Hi.” I managed to squeak “I - I came to help. If you want, that is…” my voice trailed off.
Blue merely nodded and handed me a brush as his gazed lingered on my face long enough to make me blush.  It was my first encounter with Bella since that fateful night and when he saw my hesitation, Blue gave a nod of encouragement and we brushed in silence for a while. 

Beanie’s Not Afraid

Haunted Forest

I’m not afraid of bats, neither is Frito. It’s just that things that fly around in the night that are small and dark and not a bird, look a little scary. But I don’t think about that on Halloween because I’m a Ninja! Ninjas don’t get scared and they share their candy—especially with grown-ups. Frito can’t have any candy ‘cause he’s a dog and might get sick, so he gets special dog treats when I have special treats like candy.     
Me and Frito take a flashlight when we go out in case there’s no moon and things look dark and different, like bony fingers waving or crouching bushy bears. The flashlight shows it’s only trees and plants and so we’re not afraid. Besides, I’m a Ninja. Can you guess which one I am?

Have a safe and happy Halloween!