The picture to the left is horse trail people and I am using it only to add a little visual to this story. These are not the people I will be talking about.
I think I could write a whole book on odd things that happen in Leetonia, but this is definitively a funny one.
With all the rain this year it has been difficult to get all the outside painting jobs done. So when you get a few nice days naturally you paint even if it is a holiday weekend.
Lee was staining the decks at the Hooke cabin this weekend and a wooden bridge I had done some repairs on. She just finished staining and was packing up to go home when she heard some noise. She looked across the bridge to see about a dozen horses and riders on Misner Trail and to her distress she heard them say lets cut across the bridge. The bridge she had just stained. Well Lee is a quiet person who doesn't move fast unless threatened. This is why she is called,"the bear". Bears are quiet, lumbering animals that for the most part leave well enough alone unless you threaten them or their cubs. This bridge was Lee's cub and she quickly stopped the horse assault. Yelling at them, "This is private property, you will have to cross somewhere else! I just stained that bridge!"
She successfully chased them down the trail which empties out right in front of our house. Now as timing would have it I opened the front door to let the dogs out just as the horses were coming down the trail. So they got another rough greeting by Leo and Scooter. They had a dog with them and Leo seemed more curious about it then the rest of the procession. After I yelled at him he reluctantly let them pass sniffing each horse and rider then came back up to the house. I am sure these riders will choose some other trail the next time they ride after being jumped by mountain girl, Lee and the dogs. I think this ranks right up there with surprising things we see such as the bear trap sitting 20 feet from our front door filled with donuts. You can look that one up in the side topics. Never a dull moment in Leetonia and always good for a laugh later. Mountain girl, Paula, logging off.