Last weekend the weather was absolutely beautiful and my husband and I decided to enjoy a fire in the fire pit for the first time this summer.
The dogs were happy, Winn slept by my feet, Annie was relaxing on the other side of the fire pit and Maisie was in the back of the yard staring across the fence hoping for a sighting of the neighbor’s dog.
We were about ready to go in, it was pretty dark and the fire was just about out when we heard a scuffle behind us. Maisie came running up behind me and fortunately put on the brakes when she reached my chair. Out of the corner of my eye I saw something small and dark race just past my feet, scuttle over the speed hump that was Annie and disappear under the deck.
Annie jumped up and started to run towards her hidey-hole but then gathered her wits and slowly came back towards us. Clearly, she did not like the sensation of something racing over her back side.
My best guess is chipmunk or maybe a mouse. It was about the size of a tennis ball but not bouncy enough to be a baby bunny. Whatever it was, it provided a very entertaining ending to a relaxing evening at home!
P.S. Winn slept through the whole thing and had to be woken up to go inside and go to bed.