I thought I better post this right away. My friend Leslie called to get the scoop on Frankie. For some reason I stepped outside to talk to her and guess what I heard? Frankie's special night time trill coming from the direction of his tree! I called his name to make sure it wasn't just an hallucination brought on by wishful thinking and he answered me, loud and clear!
Still, I had to be sure, so I walked to the road and over to his tree. Yep, there he was up on his sleeping branch, his silhouette outlined against the dusky sky. I could see him twisting his neck around to see me, still chirping away.
Relieved, I told him goodnight and headed back down here to the computer to share the good news. First, I took time to pet Belle and Max, give them each a dog biscuit and tell them "I love you but leave Frankie alone!" I'm pretty sure they told me okay. But you know how kids are... I'll let you know tomorrow morning if they behave or not.
But tonight, I'm happy... Frankie's back in his tree and all's well with the world.