Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Saturday, October 20, 2012

MENTAL PICTURE

I do not have a snapshot for this post so you are going to have to use your imagination.  Slim and I went out the back door.  Slim immediately started barking and then set off toward the back of the field at a dead run.  Two deer were standing at the back of our property and the smaller of the two took off at a dead run TOWARD  Slim.  The two reached the middle of the field and were almost nose to nose when they abruptly turned and Slim ran to stand by me while the small deer ran to stand by the larger deer. The four of us stood there for quite some time just wondering what the heck had happened.

Not Slim, not our property and not the deer but maybe this google image will help your mental picture of what occured:)

20 comments:

  1. actually not so surprizing to my mind - two strangers greeting one another and the realizing they have no idea who the other is, they return to what is familar!
    And the chili was for a competition and 300+ were to get a "taste" to judge the chili and no i did not win.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow! That's like something right out of a movie.

    ReplyDelete
  3. How does a dog say, "Uh,,,just kidding..gotta go?"

    ReplyDelete
  4. Whitemist -- Slim's coloring is much like that of a deer so maybe each thought they were greeting cousins. What was in the chili that won?

    Marla and Steve -- It looked like that to me also. Very funny like a big "Oops".

    Cliff -- That's just what they said I am sure. Hey, looks like you commented here okay so did you fix your problem?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Whatever it was it looks like they worked it out between themselves and didn't have to get their "moms" involved. :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Can't imagine why they did this...what a sight.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Yeah, I was only having trouble with the one blog.
    About this post. Dogs make 'assumptions' that if incorrect, become embarrassing. It usually involves chasing cats.

    ReplyDelete
  8. There are dozens of videos on UTUBE and elsewhere showing the crazy times with dogs and deer. You should take a tea break some afternoon and check them out. There seems to be danger when either the dog or deer are mature. But it is crazy when they are young.

    ReplyDelete
  9. That is something that doesn't happen very often. Have a good day.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Jeanie -- The larger deer never moved. Even when the small one returned to stand there, the older one did not move. I don't believe they were mother and child but they were obviously Experienced and Novice.

    Changes in the wind -- Definitely a moment I would have loved to have a video camera.

    Cliff -- Slim has made many a wrong assumption regarding the cats. Amazing how quickly a cat can turn and slap that poor nose.

    Tabor -- I'm on my way to watch some. Thanks!

    Chatty Crone -- Since I'm not always outside with Slim there is no telling how often this does happen. She might play with deer every evening and we don't have a clue.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Good Lord! I would have feared a collision (and been unable to keep from laughing.)

    ReplyDelete
  12. My theory ( you already suggested above) is the young deer had never seen a dog before. Slim is almost the color of a deer also, so maybe it thought Slim was a little deer until it got a good close look n smell. Then they both decided they weren't up for a reunion or a fight after all.
    Glad it didn't turn ugly. Chalk up another amazing animal moment. Slim seems to make alot of friends there-

    ReplyDelete
  13. Riot Kitty -- I was too stunned to laugh. It was so quick and so weird. Recounting the tale to Ron, we both laughed in amazement.

    Snaggle Tooth --Encounters of the "strange" kind. You are right, that is the story of Slim's life.

    ReplyDelete
  14. It was like, "What are you?" "What are YOU?" I think you witnessed a little miracle. I'm sort of surprised the deer didn't run.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Updated version of a Bugs Bunny cartoon:

    "Oh yeah? I'm gonna tell my big brudder on you!"

    "Oh yeah? Well I'm gonna tell my big sister on you!"

    And off both of them go to their respective corners, with all of the false bravado they can muster.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Lynn -- I it certainly amazed me that the bigger deer just stood perfectly still through the whole thing. I'm pretty sure it was thinking, 'You idiot!"

    G.B. Miller -- Definitely a wild imagination my friend:)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Wow, that's some story! Wish I could've been a mosquito in the air (kind of like a fly on the wall...only the outdoor, country version of that saying). :)

    It's too bad you didn't have your camera, but that image you found does bring the story to life.

    ReplyDelete
  18. That is the cutest story, ever. I hope to be getting a puppy soon, a farm collie. I can't wait.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Ha ha. I bet Slim ran home, took a bunch of pillows off the couch and took a long nap after her close encounter of the deer kind ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  20. What a special experience:)

    ReplyDelete