Run Tin Can

The Failure 

The neighbors had a German shepherd named Rin Tin Tin. Herb’s sisters called the dog, Run Tin Can. It was one of the most cowardly dogs Herb had ever met.

One morning Herb butchered a cabrito (young goat), and his mother fixed it for supper. During the meal Nancy asked if anyone had seen Run Tin Can, since she had not seen him all day. Herb looked down at the cabrito in preparation for adding another piece to his plate. Nancy misinterpreted the meaning of his looking at the cabrito and ran outside hunting for Run Tin Can. She did not find him. Nancy was not happy and did not eat any more of the cabrito.

That was the last time Herb’s mother cooked cabrito, which was one of Herb’s favorite meats.

Later Run Tin Can returned.

The Lesson      

Herb learned that if he was going to lock a dog up to keep it from stealing the cabrito, he should release the dog before his sister missed the dog.

The Success    

Still looking for it.


Author: Herb

In January, 2010, I left corporate America, and now I have my own business. Since I have never been able to focus on one item (Does that make me a scatter brain?), I divided my company into three divisions: Kayak guiding and instructing - specializing in nature kayaking, Building materials consultant - specializing in cements and forensics, and Writing - Stories w/ life lessons and construction books that are fun to read. Published books: The Stucco Book - The Basics, Animals I Have Hated, Grandpa, Help! Answers to Questions a Young Lady Would Never Ask Her Parents, Grandpa Helps Grandparents, Living with Cancer – That Intense Houseguest, Homes for Jubilee (June, 2016), and Kay pou Jubilee (in Haitian Creole) (August, 2016). Forthcoming Books: The Adhered Concrete Masonry Veneer Book, The Stucco Book - Forensics and Repairs, and Failing My Way to Success.

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