Callie and the Deer

Last evening when Callie and I were taking the trail up toward the waterfall that feeds Silver Lake, several Mule deer were startled by us as we rounded the bend, and in return, we were taken by surprise too. Callie actually jumped and let out a scream of fear and I had to pick her up and reassure her that the deer were probably more frightened of us and not the other way around. It was actually quite funny and when they bounded off into the sagebrush, Callie and I continued home much wiser for the experience.

Starlings swooped down on the two of us as we were meandering back and they were totally outraged that a cat was in their mist. One jet black male in his prime practically brushed past my ear as he flew at my head, making me actually duck. I hissed back at him when he landed on a nearby tree branch and he watched us intently, clucking loudly. He was making sure that we were leaving his territory because there were probably nests and young around. The nerve of that bird though!

When the deer calmed down enough to graze by the babbling Rush Creek, Callie and I made our way back home to our RV so that we could tell Michael about our exciting adventure with all these strange and new creatures. She sure is having the time of her life. I am on the constant lookout for danger though when I have her out on the leash, and so far it has been good. She actually begs to go on walks now by jumping on the table and staring at me. Once she makes eye contact, she meows loudly, and if I don’t get the hint, she flops down and shows me her tummy and continues ramping up the charm until I get up and retrieve the leash and take her for another adventure.

8 thoughts on “Callie and the Deer

    • sevenfauesisters June 27, 2018 / 2:29 pm

      Hi Darnell, Callie has more fun I think. Every need is met. She adds a lot to my happiness though, too!:)

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  1. aRENOlife June 27, 2018 / 4:08 pm

    Has Callie always been this adventurous? I would LOVE to take my cat Stella out as she loves the backyard and all the smells but have never tried a leash before.

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    • sevenfauesisters June 27, 2018 / 4:24 pm

      It takes patience and training and the cat has to have the right attitude. Callie was a stray that I adopted, so she is pretty gutsy. The first step is to leave the harness on and graduate to the leash with treats and allow them to take you along where they want to go. Good luck with Stella. I think Callie would tell you that she LOVES her adventuresome lifestyle.

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      • My Carmel June 28, 2018 / 12:43 am

        Thank you Joan! All the best to you as well! Love all your adventures with sweet Callie! Greetings from Patty! 😊

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