Mama Diaries

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Chase

The deer in my neighborhood are fearless. They walk up and down our streets and yards in the middle of the afternoon, not caring who or what sees them. Just the other day, I saw a herd of deer grazing in our neighbor's front yard while a tabby cat sat in the grass two feet away from them. They didn't care. This insolence drives our hundred pound German Shepherd, Schultz,  crazy. He's stuck in the house, barking his head off at them. Most other dogs in the neighborhood do the same thing. They want to chase the oversized rodents, but can't.


Well, one little dog in our neighborhood had his big chance. Somehow, he escaped from the confines of his house. He charged, looking like a ferocious little beast. I have to admit that he made an impressive amount of noise. The deer weren't impressed.  They looked at the little fur ball and turned the tables. They charged at him!


The scared little dog stopped yapping and ran for his life!


It was the craziest sight to see - a herd of deer chasing a little dog!


(I have a half a mind to send Schultz after them. They're afraid of him. When he comes out, they run! We need to teach those bullies a lesson.)

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  1. Too funny. Would've been a great video if you could've caught it.
    I'd say that unless they charge a person, they're fine.

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    1. Deer are generally harmless, unless they run into your car as you're riding down the road at 11:00 at night!

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  2. do they let you pet them? Do they ever attack people?

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    1. No on both questions. They generally stay away from people. I'm sure if I tried to walk up to one, it would run away.

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  3. Would have loved to wittnessed that Sherry,
    Yvonne:

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  4. Little dogs seem to always think they are a lot bigger than they actually are--LOL!

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  5. Now that would have been a youtube hit video. Schultz would put them in their place.

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    1. I wish we could have caught that on video. I should just walk around with a camera all day to catch the things that go on around here.

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  6. HA! It cracked me up that you called the deer "over-sized rodents." I have a feeling you didn't have that opinion of deer until you lived in a neighborhood overrun with them. :)

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    1. We had deer in my previous neighborhood, but this is just ridiculous around here!

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  7. Poor little dog. That had to be a funny sight though. He and Schultz should team up and go after them.

    Thoughts in Progress
    and MC Book Tours

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    1. I don't think that little dog could keep up with Schultz!

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  8. This made me laugh more than it should've but your descriptions are always so good that I can picture it. I like deer but I know they can be pains.

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    1. I have all deer resistant plants in my yard. The first year I was here, I didn't know better, and they destroyed everything.

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  9. Funny! I have to admit, I'm getting a little tired of the deer who eat our apple leftovers from our trees. They even jump the fence and eat our raspberries and terrorize our little dog that way. I try to chase them off . . . but they sometimes just look at me.

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    1. It's amazing how high those deer can jump!

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  10. Someone already mentioned YouTube. That would've been a great video. Why are they such a nuisance?

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    1. They're always looking for things to eat. There are just so many of them, that they have to keep expanding their search zones.

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  11. I would love to see deer close up but I guess it can't be all fun if they are just hanging around and scaring off other animals xox

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    1. You can come to my house if you want to see deer up close! ;)

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  12. Sherry, you painted quite a funny image. Priceless 😄

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  13. That would be hilarious to see! Deer can be such a nuisance, though.

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    1. Yes, they can! I hate when Schultz wakes us up at 3:00 AM because he's barking at the deer!

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  14. Poor little dog, he probably felt so good for a moment there. lol.

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    1. That'll probably be the last time he tries to escape!

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  15. Hi, Sherry!

    Your story reminds me of Toto, our Cocker Spaniel. Mrs. Shady and I took Toto to a family reunion held on a farm. A bull grazed in a pasture on the other side of a fence. Somehow Toto wormed her way through the fence and confronted the bull, barking her head off at him. It was a stand-off. Fortunately for Toto, the bull didn't charge. We called and coaxed until Toto came running back to safety through the hole in the fence.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend Sherry!

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    1. That was lucky for Toto! That bull could have caused some major problems for her!

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  16. If deer are that fearless, maybe I need an attack deer instead of an attack dog. I certainly think they have my 10 lb cat-sized-dog beaten.

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    1. You definitely need something that looks like a wolf. Schultz fits the bill.

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  17. Lol! That's funny, I love deer, they are so sweet and pretty. I've never seen them chase another animal though, so that's rare!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. I've never seen deer do that, either. Very unusual!

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  18. Bully deer! That's funny. We have a big one coming into our yard to eat the teeny tiny blueberry plants. Grrr. Plus it poops. Not cool deer. Just saying.

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    1. You wouldn't believe all the deer droppings we have in our neighborhood. I see them all the time when I take Schultz for walks.

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  19. It always amuses me to see dogs that whilst small in stature are full of big gestures. It must have been quite something to see this little dog being pursued like this.

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    1. We have another little dog next door, and it's hilarious how it comes charging out of the house barking its little head off. Schultz just looks at it like, "Please." He's clearly not impressed!

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  20. I'm sure the dog escaped. That sounds scary. Little dogs have gone after me. They have a lot of spirit.

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    1. They can come off as being quite fierce. I just ignore them, and pretty soon I'm far away while they continue their yapping.

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  21. Now that's a picture I would love to see. We have a deer that deliberately tantalizes my neighbor's dogs. They're behind the fence and deer strolls up close, peers in and, I swear, laughs.

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    1. That deer would fit right in with my neighborhood deer!

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  22. It sounds like the bullies need some tutoring from Schultz. They sound like an intimidating bunch. The deer we have are more polite.

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    1. Please send your deer down here to teach ours some manners!

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  23. You've deers in your neighbourhood? That's so cool! Having stayed in the city all my life, I can only go to the zoo to see such animals..... xoxo

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    1. Yes. Lots of deer. And an occasional bear and alligator. (They removed the alligator, so we don't have to worry about that anymore.)

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  24. Oh my. I've never seen deer act aggressively, but that's is hilarious!

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  25. So funny, Sherry! I have deer walk into my yard sometimes, too. I don't have a dog. Maybe I should get one. A big one like Schultz. All the best, Sherry!

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    1. You definitely need a big dog if you want the deer to be afraid!

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  26. Oh, that must be a sight to see. All those deers.

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  27. It must have been something to see!

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