Monday, April 30, 2007

Suspicious Symmetry

We don't live in anyplace like the country, but we spot deer with increasing frequency in our little suburban neighborhood. If Pappy and I are walking along the stream path at dusk, we are almost guaranteed a sighting. It's a little disconcerting, because they are crashing around through peoples' back yards just a few feet from busy roads.

Recently we encountered one a short distance from us on the path. As Pappy strained on his leash, he lined up perfectly with the fleeing deer. I couldn't help but notice a curious simliarity in their hindquarters.

Deer and Pappy


Oscar Airedale said...

Oooh, spooky! Your tail is cuter Pappy.

Oscar x

Bella said...

woo hoo some natiral aligment of instinct between predator & prey there --- maybe
or maybe just one of those things

Maggie said...

Can you scale a fence like a deer? I love the way they "fly"!

Love ya lots,

Pappy's Fella said...

I agree. It's one of the things I loved best about his adoption photo.

Could be. He definitely acts squirrely too.

Pappy's no fence scaler. The one time Pappy accidentally jumped the fence while chasing a ball, he was entirely dumbfounded about how to get back.

Tierre (TY-ree) said...

Hey, Pappy. Visit DBOL's new site at I moved to WordPress after I accidentally cut out my entire Blogger template on Saturday. It's a long story, but visit my new site, anyway. I'll still be using my Google account to leave a comment on your site.

(the human)

Charlie said...

Pappy, that must be some fun to see deer on your walk! Are there two of them in that photo!?

Pappy's Fella said...

Good luck with the new digs. I always wondered about the advantages of Wordpress... you ought to do a posting.

It looks like there are two, but 'fraid the photo is appropriated from the internet. I have to be one of the slowest photographers around... if it were my photo all there would be left is the trees.

Dory and Liza said...

We can only say that this is one of those things that make us say...


Happy day - Dory

Asta said...

Wow you almost look exactly the same, but your tail is cuter...I loved talking to you at the pawty, thanks for being sooo nice to a little WFT. Pleez come visit my blog and leave your bootiful picture if you have time, meanwhile many smoochie kisses Asta(up over)

Anonymous said...

Speaking of peculiar friend told me about Pappy's web site just today. She said he must be my Stella's long lost brother. I couldn't believe my eyes! I wish I could leave a picture to show you, but I'm not sure how to do it...

Stella (Pappy's Mini Michigan twin)

Nugget said...

We don't see dear around here, but we do get those scary racoons.

Pappy's Fella said...

Dory and Liza, Keep on hmmming.

Asta, Left a picture for you, but it ended up sideways. Whoops.

Stella, We've got a blogging buddy whose Maggie is also a lookalike.

Nugget, Watch them racoons, not to be trusted.

Hammer said...

Hi Pappy

There's a deer farm not far away from where we live. My mum thinks they are very pretty. I don't take much notice of them. I'm more interested in birds and bugs.

Wow, your daddy sure is clever with videos. My mum cried when we watched the DWB Anniversary video.

Bye for now from your Aussie friend, Hammer

Pappy's Fella said...

At first Pappy didn't notice the deer, and I thought it was some deep seated instinct for self-preservation. But then he started noticing the deer.

Never heard the whole story of Beau until I saw the TV clip. Good luck.

Stella and Annie said...

Sorry to say this, but Maggie looks a bit more regal than our Stella and Pappy do! I just created a blog and posted Stella's picture. (The phone will probably be ringing off the hook soon now with agents calling...sigh!)
Check her out when you get a chance at

Pappy's Fella said...

I've been promised early and often that Maggie looks just like our shagmonsters without all the spa treatments. There's hope for us yet.