Something unusual happened on my trails today. Yeah, I know. Unusual things are always happening on my trails. And this thing isn’t all that unusual. What’s unusual is that it happened twice – only two days apart.
Every few months I have this particular sighting on my trails. No, it’s not a UFO sighting, but it’s something equally as amazing. At least I think so. And every time I have this sighting it only lasts for a short time, and then it’s gone.
What I’m talking about is Ghost Dog. He looks like a ghost ‘cause he’s white and he always disappears right away. My person says he has a real name, but Ghost Dog works for me.
So a couple days ago I was minding my business, out on my trails when – there he was. And just as I expected, he disappeared almost as quickly.
And today it happened again. This time I was almost back to the trailhead before he showed up. But he did something strange. He took his time disappearing. He let me actually get up to him and sniff his side. He must be losing his touch – or his ghostiness.
Well, that wasn’t good enough for me. I mean, how can he be Ghost Dog if he’s not going to disappear? So you know what I did?
I gave him a little shove.
Ghost Dog disappeared.