SHEEMIEE I am so friggen impressed with this, it is completely perfect! I would love to have Roland living in my garden, seriously great.
I really hope Stephen sees this, I think he would be absolutely tickled by it.
Good stuff Sheemie!! Vis a vis your premise on the abandoned shoe,if you have a chance,read the short story "Rio Grande Gothic" by David Morrell..takes the idea to levels of horror,great little story..