At 7:12 this evening I realized there was a dog food crisis in my house. As in, there was not enough dog food for them to eat dinner AND breakfast in the morning. Oops. The store closes at 7:30. The speed limit is 15. I decided to go for it.
Of course the MPs were out tonight. Behind every bush. Lights sparkling blue as they pulled over cars. Not mine. I did not speed. But I wanted to. I only had a few minutes to get to the store.
I noticed some little sleepy animals in a field next to the street.
I walked into the store at 7:29. Phew. The dogs will not starve. In case you are wondering, if it is 6:00, am or pm, they let us know. They stand and stare at us as though playing the “no-blink” game until we get up and feed them. They act like they have not eaten in forever. Ha. They have not missed a meal in their lives.
Back to those little sleepy animals.
There was a herd of deer.
Deer are pretty common around here. The ONLY reason I notice them is because of my dad. Growing up, Daddy would frequently point out the car window as we were speeding down the interstate and say “Look! A deer!!”. We never, ever saw the ghost-animal he said was there. Then when I was working in Dahlonega, Ga I started seeing a bunch of deer and I would call Dad to tell him about every single one – alive or not-so-alive. It became such a long running joke that we still laugh about seeing deer five years later.
There are so many deer on post that I would be calling my dad multiple times a day if I still called to tell him about each one. These guys were so cute though. Two were laying in the middle of the soccer field. They were still there when I came back from the store. Pictures were necessary.
The nappers got up while I was sitting there.
And stretched like a puppy!
So, hey Daddy, I saw a deer!!!