Of the Deer Kind! Oh my, was it a close call this morning.
I hardly ever let the dogs out in the mornings. Usually I leave that task for Hubby as I'm usually frantically trying to get out the door on time, but amazingly, I had some extra time this morning. I can't say for sure, but it could have something to do with the fact that I had an outfit laid out, lunch packed, and LH was still sleeping!?!?
We have a run for the dogs, and I always put Zoey on a leash - if she gets away, she's not coming back for a good long time. Zeus, on the other hand, is well, he's special. He doesn't really need a leash and he's pretty good about exploring for a minute, then coming back. Last week, when there was still snow everywhere, he took off after a neighbor's cat and so now I check out the door before we go out. No sign of cats this morning, so I just let him out, and as I was getting to the run, I saw his head perk up (as he was marking the tree thank goodness) and as I slowly turned my head, I saw FOUR deer!!! Just staring at us in the back yard - probably a good 25-30 feet away, but pretty darn close! We are used to deer, but I guess it didn't dawn on me to check for them before we went out. Well, because he was still doing his business, I snatched his collar and led him to the run.
I know he was thinking about it, but I'm seriously wondering if he realized that there were more of them than him AND they were bigger?? Who knows - I guess I could call Caesar, the dog Wisperer and ask him if that is something a dog would think? But I'll just go on the fact that maybe he's not as "special" as I thought and actually has some sense!
I seriously considered for a brief second diving for him if he decided to run....even though I was completely dressed and the yard is a mud pit after all the snow! I guess in my mind it was better than the alternative of him getting beat up by 4 deer!!!