Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The View From My Backyard

One of the fun things about meeting other dogs online is to see photos of them. Sometimes it's even more fun to look past the dog in the picture to see where he or she lives, the places they visit, the walks they go on, the gardens they dig, and oops...does that make me snoopy? Hey, I'm a dog! If I can't use some of my other senses to check everyone else out, I'll have to peek a little harder at the pictures.

I thought you all might like to see the beautiful autumn sunrise on our farm. We have lots of wildlife around here, and Dad got a great photo of a few whitetail does.

Gorgeous as they are, they're not much for making friends with us farm dogs. And boy, can they ever run fast! The first time I tried to buddy up to one, it disappeared over the ridge before I could say BOO. Still, when I think of all the critters around these parts, I like their quiet nature best. Sometimes, if I'm not paying attention, I don't even know they've slipped in for a visit until I find their tracks later.

I hope to see more deer in the next few weeks. They are eating all the acorns they can find around here this fall, putting on weight for the winter months. I wonder if Purina makes a deer chow?



Maggie & Mitch said...

Mom is wishing that deer would eat all the acorns on our walkie so that Mitch doesn't! What beautiful property you have, Tell!

Love ya lots,

COL. Sam ASTA-fari Joe H. Pinkerton Peabody, Esq said...

Pleased to make your acquaintance! Thanks for visiting my blog. It's nice to meet other farm dogs. I just had a monstrous bath from all the mud and trouble I got in, but I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Sometimes, we see deer tracks out around our house and we like to go track them. Although, I am not sure what would happen if we ever found one!

Scruffy & Lacie said...

We couldn't see the pic! Sniff. We have lotsa deer here, too. Mumsie had some oral surgery today, and tonight we had 5 deer in the yard. Our barking was giving her a worse headache. She went out and asked them to leave. They laughed. She then took out 2 saucepans and banged them. They had to think about being chased by a crazy looking drugged Mumsie whacking pots, but they left. We were sad, but quieter.


Noah the Airedale said...

G'day WT,
We totally agree with you. Even though we love to hear about our new maties on DWB we also love seeing where they live. Every place is different. We've never come across deer before. There aren't many in Australia. We do come across the odd Kangaroo though. Cripes they're fast.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah, Willow, Tess and Lucy

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Tell,
Nice bambi photo. They are in our yard all of the time. The big bucks have already been tearing off branches rubbing their racks for the rutt season. Mama is mad! They wrecked one apple tree already. They better watch out when it's time for Mama to gun hunt, tee hee. Sometimes they will nap in our yard & won't even leave if we walk kinda near them. They like to drink out of our ponds too. Have a great week.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Jackson said...

Hey Tell, I can't see the photo either. I'll pop back later to have another look. I've been having problems with Blogger this week, it's been very naughty! J x