I am pretty sure that our farm animals think they had a visit from a spaceship from outer space last night.
this is how misunderstandings happen..something never before seen occurred and they thought aliens had arrived.
I lost the van keys a week or so ago..somewhere on this freaking farm. I was personally hoping for some kind of miracle where the keys would just magically reappear but this of course never happened.
now I don't know if anyone here has ever lost the only set of keys for a piece of shit vehicle that still is of some use for things like hauling feed and hay. but trust me...it is a pain in the ass. the long and short of it after many phone calls is the van had to be towed to a dealership in abbotsford to have new keys coded and made.
hence our farm animals first contact from outer space.
the tow truck was huge, shiny and literally covered in white and red lights that glowed in the dark like...a spaceship from outer space. Emily was fascinated, she hung her head over the fences with her eyes wide with wonder and watched this beautiful monsterous thing as it arrived. chevy and joy hid behind her and peeked around her to see this amazing thing too. Dixie called out from the distance as she watched from her barn. brad pitt ran from his house to the farthest reaches of his pen and stood frozen with his head pressed against the wire with his back to this fearsome presence.
the stars twinkled in the black sky from high above and the red and white lights flashed with a brilliance against the sound of churning motors as it slowly manouvered itself into our little parking lot.
I stood by the fence and talked softly to brad, telling him everything was alright. his curious nature finally got the better of him and he came over by me to press his nose against the fence to see what was going on.
the alien whose spacesuit glowed in the dark too finally got the van hooked to the spaceship and both slowly faded away into the night amid the sparkling lights. as I left our stunned and amazed friends to return to the house, I saw that they all still stood there staring together in silence at the now empty black space where something wonderous had just come and gone.