Sunday, September 12, 2010

Red Goose Shoes (255/365)

2010 09 12 IMG_3421w 
“Half the fun of having feet is Red Goose Shoes.”

Advertising jingle, Red Goose Shoes

TIME:  2:16 PM
PLACE:  5227 Gravois, St. Louis, MO
SUBJECT:  Trautwein’s Shoes sign

DQ, SD and I went down to South St. Louis on a grave marker hunt at St. Peters & Paul and Gatewood Garden Cemetery.  I found the stone I was researching at St. Peters & Paul, then we drove across the street to Gatewood.  No luck there.  We had the windows down in the Jeep and on the way to the front gates of the cemetery, I heard a jangling which sounded exactly like the noise Oreo’s chain collar and metal tags make when she shakes her head.  I looked in my rear view mirror and saw a dog.  He looked like a much skinner Oreo.  I stopped because he was running in front of the car and I didn’t want to run him over.  When I stopped, he came up and put his front paws on the window ledge.  He was very stinky, like he rolled in something dead.  How appropriate for a cemetery.  He was friendly - too friendly - he jumped in through DQ’s window!  I opened my door, got out and drug him out -  I didn’t need a stinky dog in my car!  I was able to grab him long enough to obtain a phone # off his collar; DQ called but an answering machine picked up.  A couple minutes later, a truck pulled in the gates, a guy got out and the dog took off towards him.  He was the dog’s owner, who also owned a house on the grounds.  He said that he had found the dog in a garbage can, he was an escape artist and hoped he didn’t bother us.  Except for the smell, it was no bother *grins*.  We stopped at a QuikTrip to get gas and wash the stinky dog aroma off our hands.  This sign was just down the street from the gas station.  Wish I would have thought to take a photo of the “demon dog” when he was leaning in the window.  Now THAT would have been an excellent photo of our day.

1 comment:

Mari said...

What an adventure! Love the picture too!