I Think it Must be Rare to See Such a Sight!

I Think it Must be Rare to See Such a Sight!

By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee




Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee




We were driving down the highway.  We were discussing something upsetting that happened recently.  I couldn’t believe what I saw … Skip slowed down.

We were getting ready to go by a dog kennel.  I couldn’t believe my eyes at what appeared quickly from the right side of the road … ran across in front of us to the other side with something in its mouth!  I’ve never seen such before in my life … I was … pure amazed!

A beautiful red fox dashed across in front of us … with a baby fox in its mouth!  Oh my!  How precious!

It disappeared into the brush on the left side of the road.  I wanted that moment to slow down, last longer.  I’m so glad the mother fox got across the road in safety.

I love, respect wildlife.  I would go out of my way to protect it.  I stop to move turtles from the road … I slow down so, I don’t hit a deer … or run over a snake … or dog, any animal.  I hope you do too.

I couldn’t believe what I saw today.  I think it must be rare to see such a sight!

Photos/story both owned, written by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee




Someone’s Ass Would Be In Serious Trouble …

Someone’s Ass Would Be In Serious Trouble …

By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee




Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee …  I believe in ‘good’ … I believe everyone should treat animals, people in a loving, kind way.  If not … I believe if there’s no doubt someone mistreated either person, animal … they should get to experience every bad thing they inflicted upon a living being … not only that … for as long as they inflicted it upon either.  That’s my ‘Gloria Opinion’ … you know my opinions … they don’t change unless … I … really see … where I’m wrong.  They have been known to change …




Do you think there’s … really a difference … between ‘dog people’ … and ‘cat people’? Really … do you?

Do you think ‘cat people’ aren’t the most honest, nicest people in the world? Do you think you can’t trust them because they ‘are like cats’, themselves? Does that mean cats are dishonest … sneaky … deceitful? Is that what people mean when they say they don’t … like cat people?

‘Dog people’ on the other hand … when you say ‘they are dog people’ … one automatically associates that with honesty, the best people, just ‘all good’. Have you ever taken note of that?

We are ‘dog people’ … we ‘pure love’ our dogs. They are our life … our world. We are for-real the ‘best people’ … very good people. I have to say I’ve thought about a lot of ‘dog people’ … really, not all dog people are the best.


People who have lots of animals … may have them for other reasons than … love. Whatever … they should care for them to the best of their ability; never abuse them. Yet … it happens all the time.

Starve, beat … neglect … the list goes on. I can’t bear to think about these people … why? I would want to reverse the situation … let that person ‘feel’ everything he inflicted upon a living being … be it animal or … human.

I don’t apologize for feeling that way … if you ‘can dish it out … you should be able to take it’. You should get to experience every thing you do to a living being … be it good, or bad. In a perfect world … all people, animals would know only love.

You say two wrongs … don’t make a right? This is strictly a ‘Gloria Opinion’ … and I hold my ground on it. I think when it comes to people … animals … and there’s no doubt of the cruelty one has inflicted on a living being … they should get to see ‘how it feels for as long as they did it to another living being’.


I won’t argue about how I feel … I’m not giving roses to someone who has been cruel to a person … animal. Are you?


I think about these things as I hear about them … see the ugly things people do. I guess it’s a good thing … I’m not the judge, jury, the one who metes out punishment. Someone’s ass would be in serious trouble. That’s right …





Photo/story are both owned by me, Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee


But, I…..


Granny Gee/Gloria  (1-23-2013)


But, I….

By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee



I was watching on the news this morning about how freezing cold the weather is up north.  I watched a man walk up to a homeless man sitting on the curb of the sidewalk, take his hands in his, and look at all his fingers.


Why?  To be sure they weren’t frostbitten.  A person can freeze to death in that kind of weather.  By now, you know something about me … I care about homeless people, animals.  My eyes can’t bear to look sometimes, because of the pain it causes in my heart.


The reason for the pain is because I can’t do anything to help them… I can’t take them in from the cold.  It’s hard enough to pay rent on our home, buy our groceries, pay our bills, and buy gas… these days.  


Though I close my eyes to their needs, I ‘know’ they are there.  They don’t go anywhere just because I choose not to see them… maybe you choose not to see them, too.


I always ‘knew’ I would be wealthy one day.  ‘One day’ didn’t come yet…  I always knew I would make a difference, a positive difference in people’s lives.  Well, I haven’t done that either.  I wanted to, but…..


But…. it’s always ‘but’….  I’m sitting here like sometimes, I bet you do… thinking of the ‘whys’ I haven’t done this, done that.  I always seem to think of reasons ‘why’, then… the word ‘but’….  no matter what answer I have … everything sounds like an excuse.


I wish I were rich …. I would go looking for the people I ‘know are there’… I would be like Victoria Fairchild in my story … I would make happiness come in their hearts, smiles on their faces reflecting that happiness.  


I would stand at a distance to watch, them never knowing I was there, I would cause good things to happen to them…. I would warm myself with their joy, just as we warm ourselves by the fireplace.


I want to do that so badly.  I see, hear people almost everyday when out… I wish so much to help them.  They never know I listen, I wish….


Just today, we were at the Waffle House eating breakfast.  As I sat drinking their good coffee, I listened to the young waitress who waited on us.  


She was telling an older lady waitress about how hard she was working to pay a little money on this bill, on that bill, never getting one totally paid off.  


I understood what she was talking about … the cost of living here is high.  If you don’t have a lot of money, it’s hard to catch up.  We go through it all the time.  


I remember what it’s like to have money, to never worry about paying bills, feeling light-hearted, not worrying.  It’s a good feeling… I know I wish for that back.  I cared about people then, and Skip and I did make good things happen… sometimes, we managed to without the recipient knowing.  


When they knew we were doing something good for them… we didn’t make a big deal of it… we didn’t need them to say ‘thank you’.  We just wanted to see a smile, relief in someone’s eyes, just … some peace of mind.  


Gracious, can you imagine how wonderful it feels to help someone, to make little dreams of theirs… to come true?  It’s the most wonderful feeling in the world.  I know, I’ve experienced it many times through the years.  I loved ‘walking in those shoes’…. I absolutely …. loved it.


Even now, not having a lot of ‘extra’… I still do things.  If I have something I hear someone wishing for… and it doesn’t cause us to go without… I will give it to them.  I believe in ‘passing things forward’…. when one person does a kindness to you… turn around… do a kindness to the next ‘fellow.’


I wonder how the world would be if … each person in it, turned toward the next person… said a kind word, did a kind act…. I think it’d be wonderful.  Don’t you know miracles would occur?  Magic would happen.  


I am not kind all the time… I’m not perfect.  Sometimes, I am mean if ‘rubbed the wrong way.’  Just know Granny Gee isn’t a perfect person at all.  


All I have written is what I feel … I have a kind heart… I dislike people who scam, or take advantage.  I recognize them … once I do, my heart hardens. 


I would want to be a defender of helpless people, animals…. fight for the underdog.  If I had the power, the money to do such … I would be a … force to be reckoned with.  I ‘would save my people, animals.’  :)))