Well, I added a blog to my website last night because sometimes things happen that have no relevance to anything but you just want to share. So I went to bed pondering when one of those odd little happenings might occur & prompt me to ramble on for a few minutes.
And then last night it snowed again.
And this morning myself & our new dog Ty
stepped out of our back gate into what lies beyond.....
Those of you who already know of Ty are aware that he is a 3 year old, 7 stone rescue dog who has never had a walk in his life & has been living with our family for the last 2 months. Training him on his lead has been interesting!
This morning we stepped through out gate into the field where 2 hares were already kicking up the snow & frolicking to there hearts content.
There's nothing unusual about seeing hares at home. Most days as we're tramping across the fields we see a couple & often a deer, lots of pheasants and partridge, so Ty is getting used to sharing his domain with the wildlife. So very impressed was I with his reserve in the face of temptation. Then we stepped through the hole in the hedge.
Well, what do you suppose met out suprised eyes!!
It was a scene from a Disney film.
At least 15 hares & a deer (they refused to line up Disney style for a head count & I discovered that I am not actually Snow White who could bid them to my home to clean & polish for me) playing & making merry in the snow!!!
What a sight!
Where had they all come from?
Myself & Ty stood in stupification for a couple of minutes slightly bewildered before Ty remembered that he's a DOGGGGG but forgot that he was attached to me by his lead. A scene not dissimilar to Turner & Hooch then played out which resulted in me on the ground in the snow hanging on to a Bull Mastiff who just couldn't contain his zest for life any longer!!!!
Unfortunately I don't have any photos of said hares, deer or shambles as freeing a hand to get the camera out wasn't an option.
Happily we are now back at the homestead, changed, dry & drinking tea.
& the hares?
Who knows were they went
or if they'll come again.