Norm has to build a kennel attached to the house as soon as possible - the first day up there he has to install a dog door and add a contained covered kennel no dogs can escape or no creatures can enter, I am designing it today.... I'll be distracted with all the moving & can't stress about the girls wandering off.
We included Ginger & Poppy on our visit to see their new home - commenting before we left "I'll leave Daisy till next time in case she sees a deer & takes off". Norm remarked "you're pushing it George - expecting to see a deer your first day..." (snicker). I ignored him.
When we arrived I hopped out of the truck & said let's walk our NEW driveway girls for the FIRST TIME! Wheeeeee - they quickly behind me run up ahead a few feet - the sun was shining - patches on sunlight danced on the driveway, I couldn't have imagined a more beautiful day... then they both stopped - I looked at the girls to see they froze & were both looking in the same direction - I looked up and there she was!
A huge beautiful Doe looking me as if to say "Oh... hello. "
I froze like a deer in the headlights - our eyes locked. It was love at first sight. lol
They started to move I said "Don't dare... " looked up & the deer was gone.
Just like that- I then realized (of course) I had my iPad in my hands - Arrrgh.
No matter - it was the moment. God welcomed me home.
Or agent -when I said 'I saw my first deer!!" said soon you'll say - oh it's just another dammed deer.. (lol - I take it he's seen a few) & warned me to be careful as he has hit a few in all the years he's been up there. Elated I said "I can't wait to see a bear!" his reply - YES, you can... & then proceeded to tell me about the time the bear attacked his son. Cowabunga- I needed to hear it- I was already walking the woods- la de da...- Norm has no clue where I was.. lol I will be investing in a air horn & bear spray & promised NOT to feed. Our agent said what helped save his son was he had the common sense (while a bear was biting him) to push his truck alarm & frightened the bear - He is lucky to be alive from what I heard. So, no - I won't be encouraging any bears to pose for a portrait.
Norm & I are both tired- Norm more so - on top of things he rescued 2 baby -viscous behaving- raccoons off the roof, they look yesterday like they were going to pass out from heat. look thin & dehydrated -I've seen them a week- no mom in sight. ;( I ffed them- they ate it all- bananas, smoked salmon (all I had at the time) lol - almond butter & cherries! All the food was gone this morning- I'm waiting for animal control to Pick them up.
It's time to pack!! Want to see my backyard? A few photos below - we need to build a new deck and spruce it up a bit - nothing we can't handle- Oh - where to hand my tiki??
All I could think about was that deer - & NOW anytime that stress anxiety kicks in b-I think of that deer waiting to welcome me home join me for coffee. I painted it - I had too - just a small one- for me to remember that moment - God sent the perfect welcome wagon.
Dreams come true- have faith.
With TLC & THC Georgia
Next the trash pandas portrait & free coloring sheet to DL, found while packing.