Thursday, January 13, 2011


This morning, after I dropped A. off at work, I slowed the truck down because I saw a black lab running his damn heart out in the field to my right. As I'd feared, he indeed ran across the road without a thought of the traffic. Happily, everyone else had noticed him and slowed to a crawl as well.

I watched him as he got to the field to the left and noticed that he was REALLY RUNNING. I mean - as hard as he could. He wasn't just running around, enjoying the snow and what was clearly his newfound freedom.

He was chasing a heard of 12 antelope. In the middle of town. Across two major thoroughfares. (As major as they get in a town that has a 12-head herd of antelope in it.)

I turned to follow him, to try and get him to back off and see if he had owners I could call. He was pooped out, and turned around and began trotting back in his original direction. The antelope just stared at them, not even out of breath. I could catch up with him, but called Animal Control. I didn't want the pup getting hit by a car, and I didn't want the antelope to be stressed further.

I was wide awake by the time I made it in to work, that is for sure.

Happy Thursday to you!


  1. What a way to start your day... not your typical commuting situation!

  2. Oh, scary! So glad you called Animal Control... hopefully the pup's story will have a happy ending!

  3. hello my name is cristina you called animal control

  4. EVERY day should start like this. Well, maybe not every day exactly the same--but with a reminder from the universe that there's a big beautiful world out there.

    Or maybe I'm just saying I wish I drove by antelope herds on the way to work.


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