Monday, March 11, 2013
Whipping out my phone, I took a photo. I tried to crop it so the deer would be more visible, but it isn't working.
I watched the deer for about 2 minutes, during which time they all got on their feet, but didn't run away. The funny thing to me was that Molly never saw or heard them. By the time she came back to the door, the deer had disappeared.
Tonight, I went to put her out for a bathroom break. As I opened the inside door, I saw a flash of white. Sammy the vagabond cat saw Molly through the storm door and ran to the back side of the deck. I kept the storm door closed for a few seconds and then I saw a flash of black go by. The feral cat who is Sammy's almost constant companion also ran to the back of the deck. I gave them time to get away before I opened the storm door so Molly could get out. She chased them all over the deck, but they jumped off and she lost interest. She didn't even bark, which is unusual. I guess Sammy will keep his distance for a week or two. :-( I'll miss him.
Note: the two-toned deck railings happened when the tree fell on the deck and house in 2011 and we had to have part of the rails replaced.