The hubs is an animal whisperer. Not a horse whisperer or a dog whisperer but an all animal whisper. Creatures great and small seem to seek him out and trust him. They come close to him, look him in the eyes, allow him to touch them, even pick them up, or rub up against him. I mean wild as well as domestic animals. I have seen dogs, cats, hedgehogs, rabbits, chipmunks, ferrets, fish, horses, giraffes, monkeys, birds, elephants and even penguins come to the hubs. It is absolutely amazing to witness!
A couple of weeks ago while I was working my afternoon to late evening shift at work, the hubs and B went on a nature walk in the woods across the street from us. They took pictures of animal tracks, sketched mushrooms and trees they saw and enjoyed being able to walk far enough into the woods to not see the suburbia in which we live. After they had been exploring the woods for about 20 minutes, they heard rustling near by.
The hubs signaled for B to stop moving and be quiet. They listened. In less than a minute, 3 deer appeared and walked right up to the hubs. There are kids in these woods on a regular basis, playing "war" games and shooting paintball guns at each other. Deer are pretty skittish animals. So why would they walk right up to humans? Because they were seeking the animal whisperer, of course!
Being 9 yrs old, B could not keep quiet for long and exclaimed in excitement over the closeness of the deer. That scared them off. Being the wise man that he is, the hubs decided that he and B should go home and leave the deer in peace. When I called home during my dinner break to say good night to B, he told me all about their adventure in the woods. He was so excited, but I was not surprised at what had happened.
It was close to midnight when I turned down the alley behind our house on my way home from work that night. I was tired but I still kept an eye out on the ground for the rabbits that tend to dart around the alley at night. As I approached our garage, I saw a flash of movement to my right and slammed on the breaks as a deer walked in front of my car to stand in front of the hubs' garage door and look back at me. After a couple of seconds, I decided to proceed on, slowly, and open my side of the garage. The noise, along with me getting closer, finally caused the deer to step aside and then finally run down the alley and towards the woods. I am convinced that deer was hovering around our house, looking for the hubs.
I am still wondering what she sought from him?
- I am a very lucky woman with a husband and son who are smart, witty and entertaining. Our son, B, attended public school for two years, and then we embarked on a new adventure in the Fall of 2010 - homeschooling. We don't have all the answers, but we know B and this has been the best thing for him. I blog to preserve our stories and our memories, share recipes, vent and ramble on about our crazy, yet blessed, life. Would you care to follow along?