Monday, September 14, 2009
Today, Alice one of my dogs, and I headed out to the ranch to see our horses.
About 10 mins. from our house is a ranch that raises Bison. I just love going by this ranch. Apparently Alice does as well. She just kept looking at the big beast, and then as we passed the ranch, she hopped in the back seat, and peeked out the back window. I guess she couldn't believe her eyes. The Bison aren't always in the front part of the ranch, so she has never seen them before.
We had a beautiful drive to the ranch, and back. I just love our area. So many sights to see. Here I live in a Sub-Urban area, but within 10 mins. it is country side. Before I knew it, it was dark. So I decided I better get the wild bird seed feeders filled and ready for the next morning. Seems the birds are out at 6am sharp, and ready to eat. There is a Blue Jay that pops by later in the day, and eats all the peanuts. I can't forget about him, I said to myself. Meanwhile, I let Henley the Hound out in front with me while I was filling the feeders. He kept poking his nose in the hedges. I couldn't figure out why, he usually just runs around on the grassy area. I finally put him in the house, and finished up with what I was doing.
Right as I was getting ready to go in myself, I noticed something moving around in my driveway. I thought maybe it was cat, but to my surprise it was a Pigeon. A beautiful full grown gray Pigeon. Seems I dropped some seed on the driveway, and he was wanting to help himself. He didn't come up to me, but he wasn't afraid at all. Very odd for that type of bird. I even called my Hubby outside to look. He was surprised too. So I walked over to where I keep my bag of bird seed, and threw out some seed to the bird. He ate some, then left. I never did find out where he came from, or where he went. What a pleasant surprise!!
I sure hope it comes back!