It was a rainy summer day. I was only a child. We were visiting my aunties in Washington. It was warm, so the rain did not bother me. I was too excited to try again at climbing the rope that was attached to the tall tree in my aunts backyard. Hand over hand…slipping back down again.
Suddenly the back door of the house opened and the dog came running and barking fiercely at me, teeth showing!
Without even thinking I shot up that rope out of reach of the wild monster dog.
There I was, up a tree!!! I was no longer afraid because I conquered the ROPE and The Monster Dog!
Years later I asked my aunt about that dog! She had no recollection of him being mean and I even had the wrong name. What was true in my 5 year old memory was not true in her…
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