Poor Kate gets a bad rap. She likes to bark. She feels like she has to tell us when anything she feels is important is happening. That could be someone pulling in the driveway (appropriate), someone walking past our house (semi-appropriate), our neighbor two doors down sneezing (not really appropriate), or anything else that may be happening within earshot.
This evening she was being exceptionally bad. I had looked out front, looked out back and couldn’t see or hear anything that would cause her to bark. Regardless of not seeing anything, she continued to bark every 5 minutes. I was going to bring her in but I had to get something in my shop first. As I was headed to my shop, she jumped at the fence and started barking at something across the road up on the hill. I looked and looked, but didn’t see what she saw….
until this guy took a step and crunched a leaf.
He was well camouflaged and was holding very still.
We don’t see many deer here, so it is a treat when we do.
I followed him up the hill and he didn’t seem very concerned.
I think he has been the cause for a lot of barking because he was very comfortable on his hillside.
He slowly meandered out of sight, but I’m sure he will be the cause for more barking in the future.