Early last week as the temps cooled somewhat and the sun began to fade, I took a walk along the ridge north to see if I could spot any deer near the pond.
Of course, I had my entourage, my posse, of cats following me...
I really don't know where they think I was going or what was in it for them,
but they trailed behind me faithfully until we reached
this old fence about half-way in my journey.
|Gibbs (L,) Poppy (R)|
To say they were enthralled with the number of birds, busy gathering dry flower and grass seeds as the sun began to set, is a definite understatement.
I didn't spot any deer, but as we were heading back to the house,
Poppy was not following my instructions to get back to the house.
She hung around that fence, looking at me, then looking east, as if
she were contemplating an important decision.
I started walking back to her, as I didn't want her to
get lost in the high grass as darkness fell and was not able
to find her way back home. (Hello, mommy genes.)
It was at that moment I noticed something moving
right in front of her -- at first I thought it was the other cats,
but they had already high-tailed it back to the safety of
I clapped my hands and called her name -- and the brown "things" I
initially thought were other cats, started running in the other direction.
Three raccoons. And they had been about a foot in front of Poppy before they scampered.
Poppy, the seasoned farm cat that she is, was nonplussed. (Or would that be, nonpussed?)
As were the raccoons, apparently.
Yet another photo op ruined by my overpowering motherly instincts.
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