Small Town Living

We get asked all of the time what we like and don’t like about living in such a rural area.  Can we share a short story to explain one of the great positives?

Friday evening, the humans decided to go into town for dinner, meeting the hu-grandmom.  While eating, the hu-grandmom’s cell phone rings.  It was our local Federal Express driver  who was trying to deliver a package to her, but discovered that she was not home.  Upon learning that we were at a restaurant, he drove to the restaurant so we could put the package in the hu-grandmom’s car.  Now that is small town service.

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Several years ago, the hu-dad was driving down the road when he noticed the driver of the  van behind him honking the horn and waving at him.  When the hu-dad pulled over (which, in and of itself, might be a sign of a small town – pulling over to talk to someone because they ask you to), he discovered it was our Federal Express driver.  She had a package for the hu-dad and had recognized his car, so flagged him down to deliver it.

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And why is Kodiak giving the Cheesewhiz the karate chop?

Surely she did not actually start something by picking on Kodiak, right?

Nope, no evidence of that.

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  1. Kari on January 23, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    We debate city and rural life all the time. For now, city is winning


  2. Maxx on January 16, 2011 at 7:56 am

    That’s really nice. I’m hoping to live in the countryside sometime soon! It’s nice too over here but condo living is just not so convenient at times..


  3. Kess & Her Mama on January 16, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Now, that is service!!! I guess it’s like the Cheers theme song. “…where everybody knows your name”

  4. Huffle Mawson on January 15, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    That is a great story. I can’t imagine anyone in my huge town of 4 million people making an effort to do anything out of the ordinary.

  5. Opie on January 15, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    I agree totally about small town living. We live in L.A. but we live in a small town within L.A. It’s got it’s own school system, police force, city council. We can always tell the difference when we drive out of our small town into L.A…. POT HOLES. Our UPS guy — Mario does the same thing as the FedEX guy. Only one time he saw my hu brothers in the local community newspaper. They were caught on camera enjoying the local town festival and he picked up a stack of them, tracked us down at the supermarket and gave them to my mom. Small towns Rock! Mama says we have the best of both worlds. Small town living, but big city hospitals — human and animal!

    Your Pal,


  6. Sugar on January 15, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Woof! Woof! I guess the luxury of being in a small town. Happy BLOG HOP Weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  7. Sagira on January 15, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Nope…we don’t get that kind of great service around here at all. That sounds really nice.

  8. Clive on January 15, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    We love service like that!

    Our postman is incredible – even offering to deliver milk and bread to us in the recent snow storms.

    It makes you really appeciate local community.

    take care
    Clive and Murray

  9. Hawk aka BrownDog on January 15, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Hi Y’all,

    We know all about small town livin’…Just hopped by to catch up with y’all! Thank heaven we aren’t up in all the snow…last count was 22 inches and we’ve had days of snow up there since…I thing everybody lost count.

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  10. Oskar on January 15, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Small town living is what my people hope to do when they can retire.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  11. Farley on January 15, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Those are wonderful examples. We LOVE rural living too, where people are more like family than strangers. We also like when it is so still and peaceful at night, and you can appreciate all the stars without the city lights washing them out.

  12. jansfunnyfarm on January 15, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Yes, there are positives and interesting stories about living in a small town. Sounds like you have nice UPS drivers.

  13. Houndstooth on January 15, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    I love that about small towns, too! Our Fed Ex driver will even go over to hubby’s work in the next town over to deliver packages. Plus, kids in our town ride their bikes all over with no worries, and people *gasp* leave their houses and cars unlocked.

    Cheoah, you poor innocent little pup! I can’t imagine you ever instigating anything!

  14. Khyra on January 15, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Famous in so many ways!


  15. Kasha the Dainty Great Dane on January 15, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Great stories….you would never ever stop if someone behind you was honking and waving their hands at you in Chicagoland…you just drive faster to get away! Also no way would a FedEx driver ever track you down at a restaurant to deliver you your package…if your not home too bad so sad for you.
    Living where you live does have some perks!

    AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

  16. norwood on January 15, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Oh so If I get mailed to woos. It’s certain for delivery. Good to know.

    PS I hear Karate chops are good with applesauce

  17. The OP Pack on January 15, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Now THAT is really great service. We must admit that we have a great UPS driver who will gently tap on the window instead of ringing the doorbell or banging on the door knocker so he won’t wake up the napping little grandbipeds. We always know when he is on vacation – his cover is not quite so thoughtful.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  18. Priscilla on January 15, 2011 at 7:46 am

    The human relationship is closer, everyone will smile and talk to everyone and the excellent service is always on the doorsteps.

  19. Sierra Rose on January 15, 2011 at 6:17 am

    Small town service indeed!! That beats waiting around home all day to sign for a scheduled package that the delivery driver overlooks on their entire route and finally realizes at the very end of the day there’s one more box to deliver… Oh well…
    Love the small town service!

    Sweet hugs,
    Sierra Rose

  20. Terri Jacobson on January 15, 2011 at 1:21 am

    Wow, I don’t think we would ever get such great surface around here.

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