Mama Diaries

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Big Chase


Schultz, our hundred-pound German Shepherd is very proud of himself. He did a good job shepherding. At least that's what he thinks.

Yesterday evening, the dog was outside playing fetch with his tennis ball. Half-way through the game, he stopped. He turned his attention to the fenced-in retaining area that's surrounded by huge holly bushes at the edge of our property. He stood perfectly still, listening intently. Then he raised his paw, like he was pointing. (He actually does point. When he wants to play the flashlight game, he goes to the closet where the flashlight is, and points.)

"What is it, boy?" I asked.

He pointed again.

I knew there must be something in the retaining area. "Go get it!" I said.

He did.

You should've heard the commotion! I had no idea what could possibly be making that kind of raucous.

I found out soon enough.

Less than two minutes later, six very frightened deer burst out with Schultz in hot pursuit. He chased those deer half way down the street, until they were well out of our territory.

Then he trotted back, his long pink tongue flopping about, looking quite pleased with himself.





Before I go, I would like to thank Medeia Sharif for reviewing my new book, Ten Zany Birds, and featuring it on her blog. That was a great surprise! 

44 comments:

  1. I wonder who was more surprised - you or the deer?

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  2. Oh my! That's quite a few deer he chased off.

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  3. Isn't that fascinating that he waited until you gave him the go ahead to go "find" the trespassers? I'll bet it was pretty exciting!

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    1. I thought that was interesting, too. I would've expected him to just charge right in.

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    1. Oh dear, Schultz almost gave those deer a heart attack and a good run too. :)

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    2. I would've had a heart attack if a big dog like that was chasing me!

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  5. I love that he points. Our shepherd/beagle loves to hold hands. Such a great thing, pets.

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    1. You'd think he was a Pointer or something. :)

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  6. Oh fortunately the frightened deer got escaped.

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    1. Hopefully the deer learned their lesson.

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  7. Poor Deer must have been frightened.
    Enjoyed the read Sherry.
    Yvonne.

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    1. I'm sure they were! Glad you enjoyed the post.

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    2. It still says Blogger Profile not available when I try to visit your site, Yvonne. Sorry I can't stop by to visit.

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  8. Schultz sure made quick work of those intruders

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    1. He sure did. He was living up to his name.

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  10. My dog doesn't quite chase the deer. She just stares at them. The other day, she was standing there barking at the one that was on the other side of the fence from her. That deer just stared at her as if to say, "What's your problem?"

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    1. Is your dog big? Schultz is a giant. Everyone and everything who doesn't know him, is afraid of him. The deer just look at Schultz and run.

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  11. That's so cute that he points. And I can just picture him after chasing those deer. haha

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    1. Schultz pointing is the funniest thing to see. The dog is really smart!

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    1. They didn't end up as dog food . . . this time!

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  13. Maybe Schultz is breed confused. I'm thankful he protected you and your property from those dreadful deer. ;)

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  14. Well, he definitely protected you and your property...

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    1. Yes, he did. He's quite a guard dog. Even at 3:00 AM, he let's us know when anything suspicious is lurking around the property.

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  15. Meanwhile, my tiny dogs are terrified of our kitten and won't even go near her. Want to trade?

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  16. I'll bet Schultz had a wonderful time. My dog usually only gets to chase rabbits or squirrels.

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    1. Schultz was thrilled. We let him into the woods once, and he had a ball chasing the whole herd through the trees.

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  17. Oh the poor deer. My dog wants to chase squirrels in the park, but I do my best to keep him under control. It's hard since he's a terrier and it's in his blood.

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    1. It's hard to eliminate the prey drive. Schultz has a big one.

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  19. Note to self .... put glasses on before reading/commenting it saves a lot of time and deleting.

    My brother in law had a German Shepherd who was bred as a police dog but never got beyond initial training as she didn't have the right temperament. The softest dog I have ever known, to see a big dog trying to scramble into a bath every time the wind blew was hilarious.

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    1. Aww. Sounds like a sweet dog. Schultz would make an excellent police dog. He likes to track, he has a strong prey drive, and he's very intelligent. In fact, many people think he is a police dog.

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  20. Somebody probably already said this, but 'oh, deer, oh, deer!' That Schultz!

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