The Tale of the Howling Wolf

Thanks for sharing this Tale, Linda!

Late one evening, our neighbor’s dog began to bark. The dog, named “Jack”, who was not prone to barking without reason, continued to do so, then subsided, when another dog began to bark, with the sound coming from the opposite side of our house.Then Jack gave an answering bark, and the two dogs began to communicate, growing ever louder and more adamant. Now one of the dogs began to howl at the full moon, followed by the other, and increasing steadily in volume. My husband, Steve, stepped out the back door to see what on earth was going on out there! Jack would howl, and then the unknown dog would howl even louder. Steve was able to pinpoint the second dog’s location as Peter Hartman’s back yard…….but he knew that Peter did not have a dog, and thought it unlikely that a stray would be in Peter’s fenced yard. He took a look over the fence which separated our two houses, and was astounded to discover that the howling wolf was none other than a buck naked Peter, totally into the moment, on all fours, with head thrown back, howling wildly at the moon! When Peter became aware that he was not alone, he was rendered speechless, stood up, shrugged, and went in his back door, thus concluding the calls of the wild for the night.

(Peter lived next door to Linda and Steve for several years. -Dobe)

One Response to “The Tale of the Howling Wolf”

  1. Dobe

    I just found out, behind the scenes, that this particular post was the 23rd main entry, overall, on this blog! Of course, the number 23 was very important to Peter!

    Linda says she never talked with Peter about the significance of the number 23, (see R.A.W.), but that they were both very aware of it on the very day of the “Tale of the Howling Wolf”, years ago… (Linda was also born on the 23rd.)


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