Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A Most Dangerous Dare

Life has been super busy with the road project still in the process of completion. It is a pain not being able to go in and out of your driveway at will. Sometimes the waiting is upwards of 15 minutes so getting to appointments on time can be difficult. Will show pics later. The garden is flourishing, though the beans are done, the corn is ready and there are lots and lots of tomatoes and peppers.
Last week while feeding corn, silly 'Thin Face' dared to dare Little Bear's prowess. Little Bear will sit at the very edge of her 'invisible fence' (underground) to watch the deer eat. She does this every evening. This is her version of television or Broadway; this is ultimate dog entertainment! If you read the sidebar about Little Bear then you can surmise that she was fed deer meat as a pup from Mama Dog. She and Coty would like to eat the little fawns. The bucks remain a visual thrill and must give off a different scent as all of the dogs bark at them. For some reason the does do not offer the same level of excitement therefore eliciting a calm and contented Little Bear with no barks escaping from her large jaws. She just sits quietly and watches them.
Little Bear, don't you dare bite me! Thin Face, you are crazy! I will give you a bit of a head start, but you better be fast!
I am way faster than you Little Bear!
Look at Thin Face daring Little Bear! What fun!

See, told you! I am faster than you Little Bear!

With this in mind I think Thin Face decided that Little Bear was not a threat anymore. The barn driveway is safe although a bit close and there is the entire left side of the driveway to access the corn piles. There is no need to go in the yard beside the barn unless you wanted to give chase, offer a dare, are too lazy or maybe just a lame brain. I really do believe Thin Face wanted to dare Little Bear, and Little Bear gave her a tiny head start, what do you think?

14 comments:

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

cool shots.. Little Bear does not have a chance! That last shot is priceless!

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

haha... that is funny, I was leaving you comments as you were leaving me comments!

Yep, the old pony is doing quite remarkable.. that web site was very helpful. One other thing we found out, no treats..not even carrots, as the sugar is a biggie with Cushings.

Kritter Keeper said...

jan, that is good to tell us what you learned. yes, i have heard carrots have a lot of sugar (adkins diet for humans says the same thing). too funny that we were commenting on eachothers site at the same time...and, i was taking the horse test and we both are quarter horses! :>)

lisa said...

little bear has some grey whiskers, how old his he? You did a great job captureing him running after the deer!!

Kathleen Coy said...

Ha, it looks like she's having a lot of fun teasing Little Bear!

Kritter Keeper said...

Little Bear takes after Mama Dog and developed those white hairs very early maybe around 3 yrs old. She was born April 2003 which makes her six years young! ;>)

Steph said...

Our chocolate lab, Bo, has gray hairs in the same spot as Little Bear! We found Bo in early 2005, and he was just a puppy, so he's around 4 years old.

dog trot farm said...

What a sweet girl "Little Bear" is. Does she not bark at the deer? You reside with such wonderful animals, they are all wonderful.

Kritter Keeper said...

steph, maybe that is a lab thing? dog trot... she barks at the boys the most and just watches the girls. she salivates at the babies i am sure since they are small...: (

Julia said...

Well, I think I dont know. How about I just say "Maybe??" Great photos of the chase.

Leslie said...

Your pictures are very nice. I love the action shots you get. I think Thin Face wanted to see how much she could get away with.

whimsicalpam said...

Great pics, as always! I love the shot of Coty to the left - What an amazing face he has, so proud and intense!

Michelle said...

Poor little Bear. Lol!

Ali said...

Love those shots! They are too fun, those critters of yours. What entertainment! I do love that last shot of Little Bear watching the deer in the distance, wonder what she is thinking.... "I'll get you someday Thin Face, you just wait, next time I won't be so nice!!" lol

Thanks so much for your comment earlier, so glad to have you as a bloggy friend!