A couple of weeks ago my human dad, Fred, and I were at South Grove Intermediate School, where we were going to have some really cool students read stories to us. We were visiting with the office staff just before walking to the library.
All of a sudden I noticed several humans gathering around us. I heard one of the ladies speaking about a Christmas miracle that she had witnessed. I sat, looked up and listened.
The story was shared by Dee Dee Horen, the school’s curriculum/instruction coordinator. She was talking about a corn snake that belonged to her 10-year-old son, Rylan. When I heard the word “snake” I started paying more attention. The snake’s name is Corny, and he lives in a fish tank in the finished basement of the Horen family home.
Corny showed up missing in late August. No one had a clue what had happened to him. It was a total mystery. The house was searched, and everyone was on the lookout for any sign of Corny.
On the Saturday after Thanksgiving when the family was gathering some Christmas decorations from a basement closet, Corny was found alive and seemingly healthy, albeit thirsty. There were no signs of where he had resided while missing.
The discovery and return to his glass home turned out to be Christmas miracle that was being explained. As I was listening I was thinking that the only other time that I had ever heard the word “corny” was when my human mom, Lyn, was explaining to some of her friends the type of stories that my human dad likes to tell.
As we were listening about this miracle, we also learned about several other animals that live with the Horens. There are two geckos (I like watching the Geico gecko on TV commercials), two bearded dragons, which look like geckos with beards and four turtles that resemble geckos with mobile housing.
There is also one of my own kind living there. I’m curious how this wonderful, kind, caring dog gets along with those other creatures.
As we moved about the school that day, we discovered several staff members who were not all that impressed with the recent miracle. I’m glad Corny is home and safe. I’m also glad he already has a forever home and is loved.
Have a happy New Year!