The woman sits on the rustic bench, overlooking the valley. It’s a beautiful view with the wide river flowing through the brown hills.
Her dog, a black lab capers nearby, off leash. The lab runs along the fence, teasing the 4 dogs trapped inside. The hound, the terrier, the blue heeler and the Jack Russell raise a ruckus. My mother’s neighbor wonders what the ruckus is all about. She sees the lab terrorizing her dogs and then the woman sitting on the bench.
She asks the woman, “What are you doing?” The woman replies, “Just enjoying this wonderful little park and off leash area. The trails on the other side of the hill are so busy and I can’t have Buster off leash.” My mother’s neighbor informs her, “This is not a park, it’s my land and that is my bench.”
The woman doesn’t reply. She sits on the bench a few more minutes and then leaves with Buster racing ahead of her. My mother’s neighbor mutters to herself, “Now I know who let their dog poop in my orchard.”
Be careful where you put your bench with a view. If it’s on scrubland even this sign
Will be interpreted as Welcome to SAGEBRUSH PARK AND OFF LEASH AREA.