Photo: Josh Plueger
My wife and I hosted an African pastor in our home about two years ago. He was incredibly funny and intelligent; he was also massive, 6 foot 3 and about 230 lbs. Not only was he big, he was also fearless. His life was lived outdoors in a bush country filled with snakes and lions
He arrived at our house late and went to bed. My wife told him that breakfast would be at 8 AM and that we would see him in the morning. At 7:59 he came cruising down the staircase for breakfast, but when he got to bottom step he squealed like a little girl and just about broke his own legs trying to run back up the stairs on his hands and feet.
My wife and I were shocked and I had to go up and get him to come down to eat. He wouldn’t come downstairs because he had seen something in our house that terrified him.
He saw our beagle lying in front of the fireplace.