Five hungry babies
A couple of bluebirds watching me and a little dog
She knew the fishing was to be on their agenda, but they went that day, even though she was a bit tired. They talked about taking him shopping the next day since none of his clothes were fitting very well. He said he had lots at home, but both laughed thinking of clothes he had never wore in years sitting in his extra bedroom. When anybody passed away he received lots of clothes that had been theirs and rarely bought anything new. His daughter reminded him of when all his shirts had snaps and thought these might be easier for him to master, since buttons were getting hard sometimes. He had an appointment in the afternoon so they planned a shopping trip in the morning if he felt up to it. All dreamed of fishing that night.
The next day went a little different, their plans changed when they decided to look at the area rather than stand in a stuffy store. Driving through mountains is entirely different from out on the prairie. The thought of driving made her uneasy, but her hostess sailed through all the curves and ups and downs. She kept her window down, even when it felt a bit chilly. The smells coming were remarkable and she quickly fell in love with the land. Stopping on an overlook she wondered how far one could see, it just faded away. A hawk was at eye level soaring along. It was a pleasant feeling to watch at this angle. Holding up her hand to it she thanked it for joining her on a nice day. They sat for quite a long time, while she walked about and looked at all the treasures. Before leaving she stood on the edge of the parking and said a prayer for all she knew and loved in this world. She hoped for happiness for her new found friend and his family. A tear blurred her vision and she took a couple deep breaths before going back to the car.
The day had to end soon, since they had to take her friend in for an appointment. He asked if she wanted to be at home while they talked to him, or go along. She smiled and said she would go along. It was a quick appointment, they just took blood and asked him if this was another daughter. He smiled and said this was one of his best friends. This made her blush, they stayed away from being very personal it seemed before. He asked his daughter to swing by his favorite place and they headed off across a small valley. Up on the hillside stood a dozen cattle. She laughed at his finding this special area. He stepped out of the car and mooed at them. Both of the ladies followed his call with a few weaker ones. They laughed when all the cattle looked up at them and began calling a few more times, feeling really silly. Her friend just stood back and watched, not able to think of anything that was funnier. He laughed seeing his daughter at a less serious side as she acted when she was a lot younger. She was his little baby.
They discussed cattle and traits they liked in all out in the field. She wished they could send some of this laughter to his cattle at home. He remarked how his were a lot better, but the food was better on his prairie. A call off in the distance signaled the group to head over a hillside and they got back in the car and headed for home. The laughter and good conversation was carried all along on the long ride. It made her feel like they were a family, and she waited to hear someone ask how much longer it would be until they were there.