Holiday Savings!

Holiday Savings!

Lessons

What IS That?

#WildThing #GrowlingTire #CountryLiving #EyesOpen #Awareness #MysteriousSound  #Lesson #Learn  #Nature

 
Shawn Trautman Lessons - Life - Learning - Blog by SHAWN TRAUTMAN
*Read the short story THEN watch the short clip.*

“Grrrrrrrrrrrrr” – that’s the sound that made me jump as I walked past my left rear tire.

“WTF was that?” I thought.

I walked by again, the same growl-like noise.

We’ve had a stray cat hanging around recently, so it’s possible I was a bit too close.

I start my truck and let it run for about 5 minutes.

I walk all around. It’s like playing duck, duck, goose, except it’s nothing, nothing, nothing, growl and then nothing, nothing, nothing, growl.

I look in the back of the truck. Nothing.

I look inside the wheel well.

Nothing.

I look under the truck.

Nothing.

I walk by from the right, growl.

I walk by from the left, growl.

I lay down on the driveway behind the truck, Joanna walks out… “are you okay?”

Clearly, there’s not a good way to answer that question right now if you know me.

“Um, come here… walk by the first tire and listen” I say.

She does. She jumps. She’s puzzled. She goes inside and gets the girls.

They come out. They walk by. They jump. They look. They’re puzzled.

“It’s gotta’ be that cat” we say.

We try calling it, but it doesn’t come out.

We tried playing our coyote howler, but it doesn’t come out.

We put cat food in a dish back behind the wheel, but it doesn’t come out.

5 minutes. 10 minutes. 15 minutes.

Nothing.

We walk by again. Growl. Clear as day.

Paxton goes and gets a flashlight and shines everywhere he can see.

Nothing.

He kicks the tire.

Nothing, but a growl.

At this point, we’ve all talked and are aware of the potential dangers.

“It’s either a cat, a possum, a skunk, or a groundhog” I conclude.

Then, I tell Paxton to get in the truck bed and see if he can scare it out.

Share This Article

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Must Read...

Competitive Awareness

Competitive Awareness

#TalentPlusSkill #CompetitiveAwareness #Stress #EyesOpen #Awareness #Options #Choices #Lesson #Learn #Athlete #Coaching   by SHAWN TRAUTMAN Did you really give it your all? Did you put in that 100% effort you think you did? Did you really go out there and give it all...

Let’s Go Branding

Let’s Go Branding

#BuildABrand #WelcomeToMoes #MoreThanALogo #CustomersFirst #Awareness #Options #Choices #Lesson #Learn #Branding #Business   by SHAWN TRAUTMAN “Let’s Go Branding!” There was a time I’d go out of my way to find a Moe’s. I know the food isn’t quite the best quality out...

Make It Happen

Make It Happen

You are it. You’re the one that can make it happen. Not me. Not them. Not some stranger. Not us. You. A team of one.

First Impressions

First Impressions

“I don’t know if she understood, dad” says my daughter. “And, why do you do that to people?” I pondered this for only a few seconds before answering and then my answer was clear…

Pin It on Pinterest