Every morning, I turn left out of our lane. Just up the hill is a driveway. Lounging in this driveway and spilling out into the road are 3 dogs. Two of these dogs appear to be siblings. Apart from their coloring (one has darker fur on its back and sides than the other) they look remarkably alike. They also look remarkably like Luci. Luci was given to our eldest daughter for her first birthday by a very old friend of Mr. H's. From the time she was about 2 years old, Luci was a constant bedtime companion. Luci went to camp several times, but a head lice outbreak forced Luci (and every other article brought by every single girl in attendance that week) to take a spin through a commercial washing machine. Luci stayed safely home on the bed for subsequent camps.
Hmmmm....where was I? Oh, yes. Two of the dogs look like live versions of Luci. The 3rd dog looks like a white shepherd. It's the 3rd dog that performs a trick that amuses me. This dog is usually in the road when it sees a car coming. It takes a few steps back up the driveway, then it turns back to face the road. Here's the amusing part: now that it is facing the road, it reverses several more steps up the driveway, then launches itself towards the road. It reminds me of one of those little wind-up cars that you pull backwards to wind up, then let go to zoom across the floor.
This dog must not wind up enough, because it doesn't zoom very far. Or maybe he zooms just far enough ... just to the end of the driveway. I guess this is a smart wind-up dog.