Teddy, leather goods artist

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Teddy, leather goods artist - The Childress Index, Sunday, August 13, 1967...
The Childress Index, Sunday, August 13, 1967 Pot Pourri Among the zillion things Mr. Teddy Rushing has growmg or collected on his premises is a very young horned owl. The little owl appeared on the top limb of a tall tree one day last week—and has evidently decided to make it his permanent home. Now and then, Mr. Rushing takes the garden hose and sprays refreshing water on the bird to make it more comfortable in this heat. It seems to be thriving on passing insects—and Mr. Rushing is of the opinion that its mother is still flying by at night to feed it. Our photographer, June Sanders, climbed a ladder to get photos of the young owl—but the dappled shadows and leaves kept the bird perfectly camouflaged. Mr. Rushing says there are many fully grown horned owls in the larger buildings at the air field. This little fellow probably started from there trying his wings and couldn’t stop. Growing in the small yard at the Rushing place are more tomato vines and pecan trees than we could count—plus a fig tree (bearing fruit), dkwarf apple tree and loaded grape vines. We can remember when Mr. Rushing had a national reputation as an artist with leathergoods—making boots for all the top cowboy actors and wealthy ranchers in the country. He possesses a similarly deft talent with growing anything that has a root to nourish it. He also is so tender hearted—he can’t kill a mouse—prefering, instead, to train them to do tricks! Wounder what he will have the little ow'l performing when next we drop by? —oOo— Pleasant People Paragraphs—

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  1. The Childress Index,
  2. 13 Aug 1967, Sun,
  3. Page 7

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