Followed Her Home

IMG_0163dragon480I understand that there is a new Floyd Pets Lost and Found page on Facebook. We need to see if we can find the rightful owners of this creature that followed my wife home from Finders Keepers this past weekend. It obviously needs to return to Lothlórien.

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

2 Comments on “Followed Her Home

  1. Ok, blame the pain killers, perhaps the lingering effects of surgery but ..
    You are going to have to explain please?
    And no, I am not going to ask if it’s real because I’d sound silly but …

  2. Not to fret, Julia, ’tis only a molded concrete likeness of the real fire-breathing dragon that once live on Goose Creek, long long ago. No one was at risk, save for the fellow tasked with removing it’s fifty pound corpus from transport and lowering it to the edge of the walk where it will live happily ever after.

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