How Long Will it Take Them…

We’ve got a messy storm blowing in, so Cait and a friend wanted to get in what may be the last of the skating for a bit.

Cait takes a moment to tighten up her laces.

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Even though the ice is 5 inches thick (thick enough to safely drive a car on) and we have a long-line rope on the fence post, I still wind up checking on them from time to time.  My old EMT safety habits die hard.

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What I quickly saw was that they had company. Can you see their eyes glowing up on the ridge?

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I wondered how long it would take the girls to notice.  Cait usually has a sixth sense when there are critters around.

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Ah, there– they’ve both caught sight of them.

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What they can’t see (because of the floodlights) that I can see is that these are our five deer.

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Pow-wow to decide what to do.

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When in doubt…  move on out!

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Both girls and deer have scared each other off.

Hmm, that ice looks inviting…  I think I’ll go for a spin.

7 thoughts on “How Long Will it Take Them…”

  1. Oh Karen, *hockey playing deer*, wouldn’t that make a great Christmas card for your family to send out next year? LMAO as I write! (Laughing my antlers off)…..

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  2. I would have high-tailed it out of there too. I didn’t know you had EMT days…I have old Med-tech in an emergency room days behind me :)

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  3. Guardians of the night no doubt. What you may not know is they were probably waiting to get their own skating party on! “Antlers On Ice”, yeah, I think that’s the name of their club….

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