Mama Diaries

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Herding the Deer

Our German Shepherd, Schultz, got into a little trouble yesterday. It started with a game of fetch the tennis ball.  It was uneventful until Schultz spotted a herd of deer in the woods. Then the adventure began. He took off after that herd, at breakneck speed. He and about ten of those oversized rodents disappeared into the woods.


My husband called the dog, but there was no response. We knew it was time to send out the search party. My husband got into his truck and checked the usual places, which included Schultz's girlfriend's house. The Golden Retriever was sunning herself on the porch, but there was no sign of Schultz.


Two hours later, there was still no Schultz. We were getting worried. After hiking through the woods, calling the dog's name, my husband decided to go out with the truck one more time. I stayed home to see if anyone would call to report that the dog had been found.


A half hour later, I got a call. Schultz was about five miles away. Dog tired, he had wandered into someone's yard. That person had a couple of dogs, too, so I guess Schultz figured that was a good place to go. The person gave us their address, and my husband went to get him.


I hope he really enjoyed chasing those deer over the river and through the woods. I can only imagine how tired and terrified those deer must've been to be chased by such a ferocious beast for that long!


(Schultz, in case you are wondering, is still quite exhausted from the ordeal. I don't think he'll be doing any more chasing any time soon!)






Before I go, I want to let you know that The Thing That Turned Me Anthology, for which I am a contributing author, will be released on May 31, 2016.


Here's the info on my piece:


Title:  Finding My Voice
Genre:  Nonfiction/Inspirational
Blurb:  One caring teacher plus a little music equals a life changed for the better.


 

32 comments:

  1. Hi, dear Sherry!

    Is Schultz grounded for life? :) I'm relieved to know your story had a happy ending for your family, for your dog and for the deer. Just think, it could have been so much worse. Schultz could have fetched that dead possum from the bus stop, brought it into the house and placed it on your bed! :)

    The Thing That Turned Me promises to be a powerful anthology, one that reminds us that our lives can pivot in one direction or another in a single moment.

    Happy Thursday, dear friend Sherry!

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    1. I don't think Schultz would have retrieved the dead possum. That's something our cat, Bootsy would do. I am glad the story had a happy ending, too. It could have been much different.

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  2. Pleased to know that Schulz was safe and sound and is back where he belongs.
    Yvonne.

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  3. Oh dear, or should I say oh deer? I'm glad all ended well.

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  4. Hi again Sherry, Music is certainly good to have in life, I started playing the piano at the age of two then went on to proper lesson at four. I passed many examinations and love all genre of music.
    Yvonne.
    PS: I notice you are no longer in my follwers' line-up since coming back from taking a rest, hope I didn't offend you.

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    1. No, not at all. I thought I was following you. Maybe between my computer problems and yours, things got messed up. I'll see about re-following you.

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  5. So glad you were able to find Schulz. Image those deer will think twice about wandering in the woods near him again. Congrats on the upcoming release.

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    1. Those deer are dumb. I'm sure they'll be back.

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  6. That was a long way for all of them to run.
    Two more months to the anthology!

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  7. He sure wanted to chase those deer a good long one. Glad he was found safe and sound.

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  8. That was a heartwarming read indeed, glad it turned out well... Warm greetings!

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  9. I would have to ground Schultz but then I am sure he would have learned his lesson after exhausting himself... I am happy to hear he is okay xox

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    1. Schultz knew he was in trouble. He pretty much lay low for the rest of the day.

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  10. This is why I have dogs with teeny tiny legs. The farthest my poodle can get is about 10 feet before I swoop in and scoop him back up again. Glad Schultz is safely home!

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    1. Little dogs are much easier to manage.

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  11. My mutt would only chase deer out in the woods--when we were cross country skiing. In Michigan, the deer would come in the yard and they'd hang out with him... it was weird.

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    1. That is weird. Like they were all best buddies.

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  12. Glad he was found. At least he got some good exercise?

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    1. Yes, he did. He wasn't even remotely interested in his nightly chase the flashlight game.

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  13. Over the river and through the woods? Glad he didn't make it all the way to Grandma's house!

    But I am very happy he was found and returned to you. He needs his silly family.

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    1. Yes, he does. He was very pleased to see us.

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  14. Schultz is still at it!
    Your blurb has piqued my curiosity...
    I'm honored to be included in the anthology alongside such an awesome line up!
    Writer In Transit

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    1. There are some really terrific writers who are part of it!

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  15. Oh Schultz! You silly, silly pup! Thanks so much for mentioning the anthology, Sherry. I'm simply delighted that you're taking part in it. :)

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    1. I'm really happy to be part of it. There are some really talented writers who are contributing!

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  16. you might wanna build a fence or something, if I remember this ain't the first time for him to runaway

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    1. We have a fence. The problem was that he was playing in the front yard with my husband. That's not fenced. He needs to wear his shock collar when he's out front. (We never need to shock him, just wearing the collar is enough to make him behave.)

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