Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Real Scare

On Wednesday morning, when the dogs and I were coming down the last hill right before our driveway, I heard the loud thrashing of dried leaves.  I turned quickly over my right shoulder to see what would be making that much noise in the dried leaves.  Copper and Moon heard it too.  They immediately spun around towards the slope of the ridge and went into protect mode.  Moon growled.  Copper's fur was standing up along his spine, tail motionless.  Looking up on the slope of the ridge, I saw something...something blackish barreling down the slope right toward us.  At first it was just a blur because it was almost chest high in dried leaves.  To tell you the truth, I thought bear.  However, as it got closer, I saw that it was nothing to fear.












It turned out to be one of my neighbor's German Shepherd.  She's been coming down to visit lately.  I think she's looking for companionship.  After all, they are a working breed and working keeps them satisfied.  If she were mine, I'd put her to work.  She is a beauty though, isn't she?


















I put Moon and Copper inside the confines of the fence because Copper doesn't like her ...at all.  She is exceptionally timid and submissive and I don't want him intimidating her further.  Plus, I've had some experience with "fear biters" and that can be a little rough.



I stayed outside with her for a while, giving her a nice shoulder massage, talking to her.  Then when it was time for me to head in the house, she meandered up the ridge and vanished into the woods.



She'll be back to visit, I'm sure.























P.S.  Remember to stop at WVTreasures today for Angela's Show & Tail.  I'm linking up...:)














21 comments:

Donna said...

Shell be back to visit alright...because you gave her a shoulder rub! I can come for that anytime too lol! She's lucky to have a good neighbor in you who will be fun to visit to keep her from feeling lonely.

gld said...

She is a beautiful dog. Do you have bears in your area?
They are spotting them more often in southwest Missouri.
We have never seen one on the farm though.

It's good you have made friends with her....they are a little intimidating.

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

She is a beauty. What a good neighbor you are. I love when the neighborhood dogs come to visit and get treats.

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Glad it wasn't a bear! I agree: she's lucky to have a neighbor to love her.


Dianna
www.thesedaysofmine.com

Jo said...

Whoa!...my first thought was rattlesnake.
Beautiful dawg!!
~Jo
Lazyonloblolly

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Did Melvin and Jessie get a new german shepherd, or is she someone else's?

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

She is quite beautiful. We are a German Shepard family. Either I or one of my sons has a shepard at all times. I sure miss my beautiful TiTi. We lost him 3 years ago and I still haven't gotten over him.
She is lucky to have a caring neighter like you and you are lucky that she claims you as a friend.
Molly

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

As a German Shepherd owner (X2) I can say she is a beautiful girl. I'm a bit surprised your neighbor lets her roam unchecked. Could be dangerous for her. I'm sure she enjoyed your companionship.

Jane said...

Is that a picture of your home? The header? If so your home is just beautiful! Certainly glad that wasn't a bear. The neighbor's dog is very handsome. And very lucky to have a nice friend like you. Blessings jane

Jane said...

I forgot to mention,I am following your blog, you are welcome to follow mine as well. Blessings jane

Texan said...

She is very pretty! You don't usually see German Shepherds running free. They are wonderful.

Sandra said...

she is gorgeous and i am thinking he needs work like you said and some attention, he needs love at home. if he were happy he would not be seeking your attention, just my thoughts. our Max was a fear biter and was for 17 years.

texwisgirl said...

Awww. Poor girl is lonely and bored. She needs to live at your house (except for that Copper thing...) :)

Canyon Girl said...

After Angel found me, German shepherd dogs have become my favorites. This girl is so pretty and I'm glad you had some time to spend with her.--Inger

Jill said...

What a beauty! I bet you did think she was a bear!

Angela said...

She is beautiful JP! I hope she's spayed! hehehe I would keep them separated too since your pup doesn't like her. I wouldn't want any of them to get hurt either.

Tuesdays' Show & Tail!
Angela

Jen Daiker said...

Your blog is just darling. I loved it here!!! The house for your header is breathtaking! I found your comment over Karen Gowen and saw that you were a newcomer to a blog and also thought about joining us in the A-Z challenge so new I had to stop in and say hello! So glad I did.

That dog was beautiful!!! Absolutely beautiful!

Teresa said...

She is a beauty. It's easy to see why she comes to visit. I tend to have dogs show up at my place too.

Michaele said...

Wow! Such a beautiful house and my very favorite breed of dog also. I want to be you in my next life : )

Nanniepannie said...

When I was reading I thought bear too...thank God it was just a friendly dog.

Chatty Crone said...

You my friend are a brave woman - I love to live adventure's through you. sandie

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