Why I'm here....

Since I've always been quick with an opinion an old friend once lost and again found suggested that perhaps I should share with more people my commentary. Never being one to pass on a challenge I thought I'd give it a whirl.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Santa's Reindeer?

OK, so perhaps they are not really Santa's reindeer, but they could be. I had just let my dog out today and I was watching her frolic around the yard when I noticed the four deer in my neighbors yard. They were feeding on twigs and such. I couldn't believe it as the deer crossed the road and came into my yard. My dog barked at them and then stood still. The deer looked at her and then as if to say so what came right over behind my car and started eating the corn that I leave out to feed the squirrels. I have a lot of wild life in my yard. A couple of weeks ago I actually had a skunk in my yard. Not a creature I really want sticking around but yeah I wasn't about to go outside and try to run it off. My poor dog today though stood out there looking at the deer like what the heck are you? She wasn't sure if she should move or bark again. The deer ignored her as if they knew she was on a lease and couldn't get to them. Not like they didn't have her out sized. They kept watching me to see what I was going to do. I didn't want to run them off. They are so beautiful just to watch, but I was getting tired and needed to lay back down and it was extremely cold and my dog needed back in, so I opened the door. The deer turned and ran off, which my dog then took as a signal she should bark and run after them. I couldn't help but laugh as I thought it had just been a couple of minutes earlier she was almost frozen in her tracks and afraid to move. Deer are such a beautiful and graceful animal to watch. The kind around here are white tail deer. I don't really know what kind Santa would use, but I am very doubtful if it would be the same type. I also find it hard to understand how anyone could want to go out and hunt and kill this spectacular animal. I know my cousins seem to enjoy it, but it breaks my heart every time I see one dead beside the road from a car killing it. I really couldn't see myself pulling the trigger on a gun. Oh, well. I guess to each their own. So anyone know what kind of deer actually would have pulled Santa's sleigh?

2 comments:

ida said...

i had the same experiance at ft harrison about 6 or 7 years ago. its an awesome experiance. i'm glad you got to witness it too.

Ritchie444 said...

Wow, you had Bambi in your yard!! They look great in the yard or in a field. They don't look so great when you slam on the breaks when they are crossing the road in front of you. I am a animal lover as well.