The other morning Brandon received a frantic phone call from another employee searching for a gun.  Of course Brandon’s initial response was “What are you going to shoot?”  But, I get ahead of myself.

The story really began when Max was born and he entered the world with a gun in one hand and a foot trap in the other.  I exaggerate a bit, but Max has been obsessed with hunting, trapping, and fishing from very little on.  He has slowly accumulated enough hunting paraphernalia to last him a lifetime.  Whenever I ask Max, “Why do you need one more hunting gadget?”, he will always respond, “Why do you need one more pair of running shoes?”.  Point well taken.  He equates his love of hunting to my love of running.  It’s never enough!

Back to the story.  Max was hanging out at the farm one day and had some very small foot traps with him.  Too small to catch anything bigger than a mouse he said.  He decided to set the trap about three feet from the entrance to our shop.  Without a second thought, he moved on with his life.  Until the other morning when Max’s foot trap did catch something bigger than a mouse.  In fact, caught in the trap was a ornery skunk.  To make matters worse, Great Grandpa’s 70-year-old gun wasn’t working.  I can’t believe the gun would pick a moment like that to call it quits.

So, Brandon received a call from our employee looking for a gun that was manufactured in the past decade. Of course we had one at the house.  Heck, Max has enough guns to last him a lifetime… Oh that’s right, you can never have enough guns or running shoes!