Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Making the dogs bark
As a kid I always liked to have a stick in my hand when I went out playing with my friends.
It wasn't used to hit them with unless we decided that our sticks were weapons and then we would have sword fights with them.
To get a stick we needed a penknife to cut it off the bush or tree and shape it so that could be held easily and whirled around keeping all your friends and enemies at bay.
A stick was good to swish around to slash the stinging nettles down or best of all to run along a fence making a rattling sound as you ran along with the dogs barking loudly on the other side.
Then when you felt your tummy rumbling and it was almost time for tea you used it as a walking stick to help you on the way home.
I am old now and I might need a stick soon to help me walk down to the shops and back but knowing me I will be running that stick along the fence to make those dogs bark again.
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