The beast and I had just gotten back from watching the sun rise and were taking a walk trying to catch some ponies in action. She had never experiences “wilderness” type environments, because I was selfish and she had this issue with other dogs and kids (she never attacked little kids, but they always want to pet and touch and she was not all about that). It had really just become easier for us to just avoid these situations, because she was well set in her ways when I adopted her at 2.5 years. Anyway, she saw the deer way before I did.
She didn’t know what to think and the deer didn’t know what to think of her. We were on the opposite side of road from the deer, because it had crossed when it saw us coming. It, then, just turned around and locked eyes with the beast and she was not taking her gaze off of him.
The deer was huffing and his ears were doing this thing that indicated he was not playing games. He allowed me to snap a couple of shots, before he crossed to another side of the road (we were at a T crossing) and then turned to stare a few minutes longer. I, of course, had to snap another and eventually pulled the beast away. The deer still stared for a bit, but eventually hopped off on his way.
Retelling the story…it seems to lose some of its appeal. Of course a lot of things are usually a “had to be there” kind of thing. Still, Bambi was going to take the beast down had she inched another step closer and it was funny to me at the time.
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