A Sequence of Events

Last week was a marathon week for me.  I was up at 5 a.m. most mornings and booked solid with errands and activities all day, every day.

On Friday morning, I watched the sky light up with a beautiful sunrise.

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I'm not a morning person – at all.  I hate waking up when it's still dark.  I do appreciate a pretty sunrise though.

I walked outside and noticed some deer behind my backyard fence.

A few minutes later my Golden Retriever noticed them too.

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I called for him to come inside the house, but he pretended not to hear me.  

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Wildlife behind our house is a good excuse to ignore me, I suppose.

A little while later, I checked back on him again.

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I've never seen him sit on top of our raised planters like that before.  He wasn't about to leave his post.

I could also tell when the deer began walking away.  I didn't need to even walk outside to check.  I knew they were moving on just by watching him.

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He seemed bereft of happiness once they'd gone.  

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After all, he's got a serious job he's responsible for.   

Deer-watching is an important task!

© Twenty Four At Heart

45 Responses to “A Sequence of Events”

  1. stoneskin

    I wonder what was going through his fluffy little head.
    “Um, are they deer? I guess they are. Um, I like deer, they smell nice. Smell like rabbit. I like rabbit. Oh I do love watching deer.”

  2. stoneskin

    I wonder what was going through his fluffy little head.
    “Um, are they deer? I guess they are. Um, I like deer, they smell nice. Smell like rabbit. I like rabbit. Oh I do love watching deer.”

  3. stoneskin

    I wonder what was going through his fluffy little head.
    “Um, are they deer? I guess they are. Um, I like deer, they smell nice. Smell like rabbit. I like rabbit. Oh I do love watching deer.”

  4. di

    YES… a very important task as Handsome will tell you. They invade our property and Handsome ALWAYS announces it just in case one of them is Dasher or Dancer on the loose.

  5. di

    YES… a very important task as Handsome will tell you. They invade our property and Handsome ALWAYS announces it just in case one of them is Dasher or Dancer on the loose.

  6. di

    YES… a very important task as Handsome will tell you. They invade our property and Handsome ALWAYS announces it just in case one of them is Dasher or Dancer on the loose.

  7. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Was he quiet or whining while he watched? My dog is a big baby and if a fence was in the way of her chasing the hell out of some bunny or deer, she’d be whining her head off.
    He’s so adorable.

  8. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Was he quiet or whining while he watched? My dog is a big baby and if a fence was in the way of her chasing the hell out of some bunny or deer, she’d be whining her head off.
    He’s so adorable.

  9. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Was he quiet or whining while he watched? My dog is a big baby and if a fence was in the way of her chasing the hell out of some bunny or deer, she’d be whining her head off.
    He’s so adorable.

  10. Kristan

    AWWW what a good doggie! I just wanna snuggle his big fluffy body! (Good thing I have little fluffy Riley at home that I can do that with. :P)

  11. Kristan

    AWWW what a good doggie! I just wanna snuggle his big fluffy body! (Good thing I have little fluffy Riley at home that I can do that with. :P)

  12. Kristan

    AWWW what a good doggie! I just wanna snuggle his big fluffy body! (Good thing I have little fluffy Riley at home that I can do that with. :P)

  13. ballerinatoes

    What a sweet face…he’s just doing his job, protecting you from those dangerous deer. 😉

  14. ballerinatoes

    What a sweet face…he’s just doing his job, protecting you from those dangerous deer. 😉

  15. ballerinatoes

    What a sweet face…he’s just doing his job, protecting you from those dangerous deer. 😉

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