Monday, February 1, 2010

"Who's Mountain Is It"

I have a story to tell you.
It's more than a legend. It is true. It really happened.
So grap yourself a nice cup of puppynip tea, and your snuggy.
Get yourself comfortable, and I will tell you my story.

The trails on my mountain always lead somewhere.
But sometimes, I do not know where.
Have you ever felt that way?
I love exploring, and so one day, I climbed to my mountain TOP.
Trails were going here and there.
I just did not know which way to go.
I was flipping a penny, that I had in my little red coat pocket.
I was tying to decide which way to go!
I decided to sit and ponder for awhile, when above me, a shadow SOARED.
High in the sky.
Then it reached down and pulled my tail!
To my amazement, it was Owlbert, my friendly owl friend.
You scared me Owlbert, shame on you!
"But", I said to Owlbert,,,, "I have missed you!"
As Owlbert landed in a Fir tree, the branches swayed up and down, and he hooted a few times.
"A penny for your thoughts, Little Tweedles", Owlbert said.
"Well", I replied "I was wondering about all these trails that go somewhere,
but who knows where."
Owlbert replied that he had just the answer that I was looking for.
So, I snuggled into some soft grass to listen.

You see Tweedles,
The trails were blazed by the light of the moon.
That big bright moon, that your looking at right now.
This very moon. Big and Bright.

As Owlbert started to speak, my EYES grew HUGE, I listened INTENTLY.

"Hershey was his name, and you might say he was a legend.
And, as Hershey would say, "This MOUNTAIN has always belonged to me".

He CARVED the trails with his very own hooves.
The sky and clouds, well,,,, he shared them with the birds that soared above him.
The trees protected him from the wind, AND the monsterous storms.
Yes, this was his MOUNTAIN, from the very begining.
He had everything he needed. So he thought.
Days could find him running as fast as he could!
And then SUDDENLY, he would be SLIPPING and SLIDING to a screeching halt.
Was he athletic?
I think that you may say that he was!
CRANKY crows in trees would tease Hershey.
Hershey would BRAAAAY back at them, jokingly.
"Silly crows" he BRAYYYYED.
Mother deer would PRANCE past him, with their little fawns.
He CHASED away cougars.
Hershey was BRAVE.
The BRIGHT moon in the SKY would light the dark nites.
The SUN warmed his back.
Hershey played CATCH me if you can, with the snow flakes!
This was HIS mountain.

His mountain, until the day, Hershey noticed a short, long eared, gray donkey( with the longest ears that he had ever seen,) being led up the trail to HIS mountain.
As their eyes caught a glimpe of each other, they curiously trotted towards each other.
SLOW steps.
Then FAST steps,
They sniffed each other, and kicked up their heels, ( just a little.)
Hershey got to thinking about the mountain, HIS moutain, and what was he going to do now?
Hershey said to himself, "I MUST PROTECT MY MOUNTAIN. "
He knew that he didn't want to share his mountain and all its trails, with anyone- especailly not a silly looking , short, LONG eared donkey.
Hershey was very protective of HIS mountain!

And so, Hershey headed up to the moutain TOP to look at things from a different PERSPECTIVE. (behind one of the biggest fir trees on the mountain.
From there, Hershey looked down at the short, long eared, gray donkey, as she nibbled at some fresh green grass .
Suddenly she STOPPED eating.
The little gray donkey started TWIRLING in a circles, like TORNADOS touching the ground!!
She had suddenly realized, that Hershey had disappeared from her site.

With one of the most pittiful BRAAAAAAYS, she began to holler.
She appeared to be looking up to the mountain top.
Her eyes SCANNED the horizon.
Her eyes SEARCHED.
Her mouth was open wide as she BRAAAAAYED. As she BRAAAAYED, her body shook.
"Hershey my Hershey, where did you go"!
" Where are you,?" she BRAAAAAAYED.

Hershey had not realized the possibilities of an INSTANT friendship, coming to pass.
How could it happen so FAST!
Hershey decided that he could not just stand on HIS moutain top FOREVER.
He must do something NOW!
Hershey thought about the little, long eared, gray donkey, possibly feeling FRIGHTENED!
So, with his tail FLYING behind him, and ears POINTED forward, Hershey charged down the mountain as FAST as his tiny hooves could go.
Hersheys hind legs TWISTED one way, then the front legs TWISTED another.
He came SLIDING to a halt right in front of her!
Her long eye LASHES, and long EARS, were batting at HIM.
Hershey could not resist, sniffing her nose.
She did smell a little dusty. Hershey loved dusty smells.
Dust reminded him of the trails he blazed.
Suddenly their noses touched.
From that day forward, the mountain was not just Hershey's.
It was THEIR mountain, from that day on, until FOREVER.

With a wink in his eye, Owlbert looked down at me and said.
"The End"

What a wonderful story, I thought.
Now, I know that all trails go somewhere, and maybe I can keep on blazing more trails.
However right now, I must hurry home.
Moms are searching for me.
It is time for MY snack and bed time.
Nitey nite my friends,


Pugelicious said...

What a fascinating little life you spend my friend. Your travels are always interesting. Owlbert sounds like a very wise owl. Loved the story - good night Tweedles xo

Manon said...

Awe! What a great story Tweedles! The photos are also heartwarming!!

love Otis the hearts!!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We really enjoyed your story, Tweedles. Owlbert is very wise to share such a magical tale with you. Maybe you can learn more about Hershey and his new furiend.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Chatty Crone said...

Tweedles you are so cute in your pink/red outfit! Just adorable.

I love your story - is that your house in the woods? It is beautiful - how happy you must be there - free to roam and make new friends.

I loved your story little one.


Al said...

Hmm AL read it for us Tweedles, and we liked it so much. I am looking forward for more stories my friend.


Sharon Wagner said...

Owlbert, what a great name! I have good news. Teedles is a winner. In life and on my blog! Here's my email If you send your address, I'll mail the prize!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Enchanting Story. Thanks for sharing n lovely photos. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Smushie Ranch said...

I love your stories. They are always heartwarming.

BTW, we have a couple donkeys that live down the street. They are so cute!


Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

That's a beautiful story, Tweedles!! Thanks for sharing it with us and the pictures too!!

Woofs and Kisses!

Chatty Crone said...

Just read this and it reminded me of your story:

Thought of the Day: Rest in places of harmony--the sky, the ocean, the breath.

- Barbara Ann Kipfer

Jan Mader said...

I loved your story Tweedles! I fell in love with the donkeys...they're almost as cute as you.

By the way, the poem you left on my blog about JOY was amazing. You really must think about getting published!!!

Sequoia & Petunia & Emma said...

We loves your stories and someday Mom promises us we will travels a trail in a real mountain range just like Tweedles!!

Two French Bulldogs said...

What a cool story Tweedles. Thanks
Benny & Lily

Arlo The Pug said...

What a great story you shared! It was amazing like all your stories! You should write a book, you are such a wonderful storyteller! Tweedles, you are so talented and so cute! Love, Arlo.

Molly the Airedale said...

Another wonderful story, Tweedles! Did Emmitt's mom make your sweater?

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Becky said...

This is a great story! Love the little donkeys. Wish I could have one of those in my backyard but I love in the city. You live in the most magical place! Love ya little girl!

Stubby said...

Hi Tweedles! Wow! That story is amazing. I was on pins and needles as Mom read it to be. You kept me in suspense, wondering what was going to happen next.

I'm so glad Owlbert came to visit you. He's such a good friend and he has so many tales to tell. Life in the forest is so amazing.

Stubby xoxo

Pee-s: I have the same sweater vest! Melissa told me that you like the colors I picked and that you had one made. We're twins!

kissa-bull said...

oh tweedles your bloggy has become one of our vewy favorite eber
we just cant wait to see new entrys from you
we love you so
pibble sugar
the houston pittie pack
we sent you a peemail

Hank said...

Thanks fer the bedtime story, honey!


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Thanks so much fur sharing that inkhredible story!

I'm sure there will be more to khome!


Cocorue said...

lovely and interesting story Tweedles and love your pics too


Paula said...

Ms Tweedles;

What a wonderful story. We sure do love the way you paint a picture with your words.

BTW....Bandit thinks you look so pretty in red.

Unknown said...

Dear Tweedley, this here is AnnieBee. Aunty Melissy tweeted your story today, and my astute secretary read it to me word fur word. What a perfect tail about love so close to valentine's!. Thank you for always lifting our hearts.

Archie and Melissa said...

hi tweedles!
oh we just love your story!
you are an amazing writer!
m & e

GAIL said...

Great story, Tweedles. I recognize your sweater from Emmitt's blog, and it looks beautiful on you!

Deetz said...

Thank you for your kind words and support in our time of sorrow

Sandy said...

Hey tell us the best stories! Kisses to you!


Hi Sweetie Tweedles,

Oh, we have missed you so much too!

What a great story and the pictures are beautiful! We sure hope your mommy is writing a book with all her wonderful stories.

Love ya,
Riley and Star.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Tweedles!!!

I am a little bit behind on blogging this week, and yours is one of the first I wanted to catch up on. You are such a great story teller and your pictures really make me feel like we're part of your adventures!!! I hope you have a good weekend--We are supposed to get clobbered again with snow! Take care!!

bbes tribe said...

Hey Tweedles!!!! We really enjoyed your story. Thanks for sharing it & for visiting us. We like your new header pic and blog look. Looking forward to more great stories.
Ernie, Sasha, Chica

Scout and Freyja said...

Tweedles, yes, sometimes friendship can be instant and lasting and furever and always. Isn't that just wonderful. Hope you had a delicious snack and a great, big cuddle with your mommas.

Dana Orsborn said...

Hi Tweedles!

Penny and I love your story! We hope you have a great weekend!

-Dana & Penny