Sharing their world

Hubby and I have been awake since 3am, finally giving up trying to go back to sleep at 4 and getting up.
We knew it was going to be a long day as our furniture was being taken into storage and the man and trailer were coming at 8am.
I am one of these people that if I know I have to be up early, my brain sets an inner alarm which sadly tends to go off 2 hours or so before it needs to.
number clock

After breakfast (cereal and room temperature milk as the fridge was defrosted 3 days ago) we took the dog out for her first walk of the day. It had just gone 5.30, and the road was lined with rabbits and their kittens as they bounced in and out of the undergrowth before the heat of the day took hold. It was going to be another hot one today.

The car park already had 2 vehicles in it, and another pulled up just as we walked through the gate. The owner had 2 black labradors which I thought I recognized, but we didn’t know her so perhaps we know her partner if he walks the dogs later in the day.

We kept to a favourite route, turning left and then right to pass Humphrey’s Stump, and then down to the Des Res.
As we were approaching the rhododendron bush that we had ‘borrowed’ a cutting from a couple of years ago, Hubby gently caught my arm as a muntjac deer passed about 200 yards in front of us.

muntjac deerNot much bigger than a dog, it was in no hurry as it ambled across the path. It was followed by another, which stopped part way across and looked in our direction. Even though the dog was with us, it wasn’t worried and casually continued on its way to join its mate. When we got level to the spot where we had seen them, one was nibbling at the lower tree branches a short distance away.

It was lovely to see them this morning, and we felt privileged to share the peace and tranquility of their world before returning to face the hectic bustle of ours.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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