|Photos from my past and the tales they tell.|
"Yeah, dem fire ants is gettin' at his paws," his owner said.
Fire ants? I couldn't see them. And it wasn't for a lack of looking.
I soon learned about how nasty they could be. I also learned how they brought down the career of Texas Agriculture Commissioner Reagan Brown after he was caught on camera sticking his hand into a fire ant mound. Legendary WFAA reporter Carol Kneeland captured that shocking moment in a famous report that followed another shocking moment.
Paraphrasing political commentator Molly Ivans, the episode taught Texans that Brown was too dumb to hold office.
But, back to the subject. It didn't take us long to unload, although I forget how long it took for me to get my apartment looking like something resembling normal. And yes, the dog was all right.