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Pleasant Surprise

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!

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    4047 days ago
    how wonderful!

    I loved living in the country too! hope to again someday.

    happy tuesday!
    4059 days ago
    Cute dog(s)! I like bison, they are such big creatures. I remember seeing them out in Yellowstone and other parts of Wyoming.

    I also love surprises at my feeders. I am the leader of the Birdwatchers team, check us out. I really would love some more activity on the team. (hardly anyone participates and I am feeling lonely, but I have been working on my other teams) I have the blue jays that call for their daily peanuts. They have me trained! This year I had mallards at my feeders.
    4060 days ago
    Jeanne....this was so cool. Being from Buffalo, the bison was a common sight throughout my life...obviously in the statue form. LOL There are actually full sized bronze bison statues placed on the grassy areas along the NYS Thruway where it heads into the city. You made me think of home. Thanks for sharing.
    4061 days ago
    Must be wonderful to live out like that and not in a big city.
    4061 days ago
    Great pic! Thanks for sharing them.
    4061 days ago
    Great blog and beautiful pictures. Your horses and the pigeon are beautiful.
    There is a bison ranch about 20 miles from me but like you said they are hardly ever near the road.
    4061 days ago
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    That is just beautiful,what a wonderful story and pictures as well,life is good!!! emoticon
    4062 days ago
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    I love to see Bison as well.
    Your day sounded so wonderful. Thanks for describing it for us!
    Alice is precious and a lucky, good girl!
    4062 days ago
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    I just love all the animals and wildlife that bless your life, Jeanne! Thank you for sharing them with us.
    4062 days ago
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