Two large black dogs. One can no longer hop back into the back of the car. Lift front legs, lift hind legs. Push.
A child's first spelling test. A list of words, some of them tricky: mask: m-a-k-s. Picnic: p-i-k-n-i-k (take two cats on a picnic). The French spelling (pique-nique) doesn't help. Sandwich. Samwhich. There is is in his, I say. Ask the mask, I say.
A flock of wild turkeys crossing the road. Elk bellowing on the other side of the hill. Hawks.
Leaves turn colour. A bow and arrow. The cold of the ground, and the nights.