Dog and Mouse

This last weekend Nadine and I went up to our cottage in Flagstaff and worked all day on winterizing it before the cold and snow comes.  What we found when we looked in our pantry was a mouse that had been caught in our trap that was set a couple of weeks earlier.  We had guessed that the mice were up to something as the peanuts were opened and the nuts taken out.  The plastic wrap around our spaghetti had been opened and a hole had been nibbled on the top of the vegetable oil container.  As we took the trap out to the trash barrel, our little Monty became interested.  Sometimes a picture is truly worth a 1000 words.


Monty had obviously never seen or smelled a mouse and reacted quite differently than a cat would have.  He sniffed the mouse and then started backing off from it.  He wanted nothing to do with this little varmint.  He backed away from it twice before we threw the mouse in the trash can.

Sometimes on this journey we get a humorous experience to lighten our day.  God’s creatures can do that at times.

About James Gorton

I am happily married to Nadine, a person I've known for 20+ years. She and her late husband owned Airpark Auto Service where I took my car for years. Four years after my wife died we began dating and the rest is history. We have a blended family of 6 children between us and love visiting them across this country. We recently had our third grandchild between us. We love to hike, bike and ski. I am a psychologist and do relational life coaching for marriages and families primarily. I love what I do and never get tired of seeing marriages and families move to more healthy places in their lives. Five years ago my oldest daughter Deborah encouraged me to begin writing my thought into a blog I call my Jlog (Jim's log). I have become more and more passionate in connecting everyday experiences to spiritual truths. I hope that as you read my Jlog, you will gain insight into your personal life and experience true growth in your personal and relational life.
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