Years ago my brother had a pair of German Short Hair Pointers . Reuben and Jaeger . Waldo , ' the Wonderpuppy , dwarfed them , and tended to ignore them , favoring my company over theirs . He did learn how to 'Point' from them , and this FOTS , is what he pointed at .
cBall lightning may be an atmospheric electrical phenomenon, the physical nature of which is still controversial. The term refers to reports of luminous, usually spherical objects which vary from pea-sized to several meters in diameter. It is sometimes associated with thunderstorms, but unlike lightning flashes, which last only a fraction of a second, ball lightning reportedly lasts many seconds. "
This stuff is so odd , that I have been reluctant to report my encounter w it . Over the years I guessed it was a bubble of Natural Gas , whose ions got exited when passing near a power line , making it glow . This was not quick as a flash of lightning either . The thing was slow enough to be a dirigible and it remained visible about 5 seconds . At that point it simply vanished , with no noise or flash , just its absence . I would never have known it was there if Waldo had not pointed it out . I remember thinking WTF when I saw it and I bet Wally did too .
Here is the report . I am watching TV on a cloudy afternoon w the dog when I hear a slight whimper and find him pointing out the window at something strange between my house and the neighbor's . I remember a sound of static , and a smell of something charred . What I saw was roughly Basketball sized , and glowing . This was not bright like the sun , but yellowish . It moved w an indecisive zig zag , like a lost balloon at the Zoo and then it vanished , as mysteriously as it arrived . This was a once in a lifetime sighting of a very rare natural occurrence . I wonder if there is some odd connection to the ' Northern Lights ' which are also charged ions ( I think ) . More likley it is some strange manifestation of swamp gas , or digestive .
I have some bad news FOTS , about tubby tabby Tiny . He faces Cancer surgery , and may lose a front leg .That will diminish his daily ' exercise ' of walking to the dinner dish . Robin Williams had a gag years ago asking ' if three legged dogs fell down on the fourth step ' . I cannot imagine Tiny even attempting another step if he loses that leg .That Wm's gag BTW was based on , I think , a line in a Leon Russell song ' Stray Dogs that live on the Highway walk on three legs ' . I do not think a three legged Tiny will walk at all but may be fitted w some sort of skateboard like Eddie Murphy used in Trading Places . On the bright side he will look cool like a Sidewalk Surfing Kitty .
Two strokes under par in Golf is called an Eagle , and it is twice as admired as an ordinary Birdie . The easiest Golf Course in Houston is in Herman Park . ( Donated by Herman Brown of Brown and Root , a city father ) . Being short at 5000 yards lots of Birdies can be had at that course of course , w a few Eagles seen as well .
Guess who took note .
Who would be a big fan of Eagles ?
Why the biggest Birds in this area ,. They are very rare .here . I have only seen two in town .
These guys did show at my Golf Course and I have seen maybe the same one , twice , three years apart . Every time I see him I swell up w Patriotism w a chest like Daisey May's . I have heard there is an Eagle that appears at Football Games who does flyovers . I would like to see that .
Those two golf courses are 10 miles apart so what other explanation could there be for these Eagles to frequent Golf Courses than they would want to see Eagles ? Who could blame them for being Eagle fans ? Unfortunately someone has misinformed them . Those following me around a course won't see many Eagles at all . Just errors . If you are lucky there will be a Comedy of them . And a bit of comity too .