NicuK and I decided to take advantage of the nice weather recently and took our pups for a hike in the woods across from our new house. Now, I know, it's a bad idea to explore woods after watching CSI and Criminal Minds, and instantly from the moment I stepped into the woods, I was on high alert.
When we entered the woods, Fenna immediately started "hunting" for something. I assumed she was looking for "deer raisins". I then noticed a huge rib cage, spine and a femur sticking up in the air. Immediately I looked at NicuK and said: "God, I hope that's an animal!" Upon closer inspection, we determined it was a deer. By the looks of the decomposing body we are guessing the big guy had been dead for several months and due to the broken tines on his rack, we are assuming he was hit by a car. Fenna was in heaven! NicuK was not so much in heaven. She had been watching for this deer for a while after seeing his hoof prints in our front yard, so to see such a magnificent guy dead was kind of a disappointing.
On the way out of the woods, NicuK stopped suddenly, put her hand over her heart and goes: "Oh God, that scared me!" I couldn't quite see what she was looking at when she said this, and then I saw her. After finding the dead deer and still in my CSI/Criminal Minds state of mind, I nearly had a heart attack! For a second I thought we were going to have to call 911, and then I realized, she was just a mannequin with a bad hair cut who obviously, by the marks on her forehead had experienced a run in with some type of sharp object.
I'm hoping for a little less excitement and a little more bravery by the time Spring in Ohio really arrives....