Trouble with a Tribble


During a recent visit to my son Brian and his family in Maryland, as I sat at one end of their dining room table while the others were elsewhere, every time I coughed I heard an odd sound for inside a house. It was similar to the cooing of a dove. I looked around the table and found nothing that would explain the sound.

I coughed again and the heard the sound once more. I looked on the floor. Nothing. I coughed gain and decided the sound was coming from behind me. I turned around and saw what you see in the image above. A tribble, of Star Trek fame. Every time I’d coughed, it shook the back of my chair, which shook the card table my chair was up  against, which shook the tribble, which shook, cooed, and trilled each time.

Beam me up, Scotty!

With Love,





About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and the beauty of kindness and nature.
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7 Responses to Trouble with a Tribble

  1. quiall says:

    hahah Brilliant and well, terrifying!

  2. utesmile says:

    Beware of the furballs!

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