Wednesday, August 01, 2007

My Deer

Pappy and I went out for our morning walk, and two young deer wandered from a neighbor's back yard and sauntered down the street and around the corner. This was a pretty singular event-- we live not too far from a park, but we are less than two miles from the DC line. I'm not talking the sticks here.

Pappy was highly intrigued as we followed behind them. He walked for half a block on two legs as he strained against his leash, silent but for his gasps of excited strangulation. I pointed them out to a slowly passing car, and the deer trotted across the street and took up stations on another neighbor's lawn. Just shy of passing out, Pappy distracted himself with a discarded tissue on the street and settled down. The deer just stood on the lawn and stared at us two predators passing below them, the brazen ungulates.

6 comments:

Dory and Liza said...

Nice tribute to Oscar!! And so cool about the deer. We don't get deer much here but it always makes the local news when bears and moose wander into the "metro boston" suburbs!!

Have a great day -

Dory and Mac

Gus said...

In Lexington, Va. the deer and bunnies and squirrels and ....Other wild life used to congregate on the hills in front of W&L. Gus was intrigued by the deer, but preferred chasing the rabbits and squirrels. Pick your battles - a concept he learned at VMI just down the road!

Joe Stains said...

Pappy missed out on one of the tastiest animals EVER!

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

What a great sight! Where was the camera?

Pappy's Fella said...

Dachsies,
I 'fraid the camera only comes out for planned shooting. For a technology guy, my mobile phone is suspiciously basic and missing a camera.

Dory,
We've had some bear sitings in some more distance Maryland suburbs, but we are more likely to see rats in our neck of the woods.

Joe,
That may have been what he had in mind.

Gus,
I'm pretty sure that Pappy's best equipped for rabbit wrangling too.

Cubby said...

Oh, I can't imagine such heaven!