Sometimes, but not always, Mickey's obsession with clouds actually paid off, like on this hot day on the hunt for the Apache Kid in the Sierra Madres when everyone else was praying for rain.
Jim Young remembered: "This freak thunderstorm blew in and dumped about an inch of rain right on Mickey's head, and no where else. Horn and I were riding right behind him and if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn't have believed it. When I later asked Mickey why he thought it happened, he said, "Ussen wants me to be clean." "Could be," Horn quipped. "Or maybe Ussen thought you was stinkin' up the prairie and he hosed you off."
"That's the kind of relationship those boys had on that long hunt so many years ago. Oh, and Ussen is the Apache's giver of life. Kind of like the Baptist's Jehovah, but nicer."