Monday’s Musings #24. It’s Thanksgiving Day!

Good Monday morning everyone and HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I know that most of you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving today, but here in Canada we do. I will be doing my annual Thanksgiving Day post a little later, but I still had to say something now. It is another cool, cloudy, windy and very wet day here. Friday night we had 1 1/4 inches (31mm) of rain, Saturday night we had an inch (25mm) of rain, and last night we again had 1 1/4 inches (31mm) of rain. Right now it’s just a misty type rain with a strong west wind. Feels a bit chilly outside. That dampness makes it feel worse.

Jasper was here again this morning, although this is an older picture of him.

This week it’s going to be a bit on the chilly side, cool enough to maybe see some snowflakes instead of raindrops. But that is to be expected, we are a third of the way through October now. We just might see some sun this afternoon though. We did yesterday afternoon as well. That’s when 2 of my chipmunks showed up for a short visit. It was Choco and Chips that came. This is now the latest I have had chipmunks come around, but Choco and Chips did get a later start collecting food from me so I guess they want to add a bit more food to the pantry, just to be safe.

Between the wind and rain over the last few days it has certainly knocked the leaves off the trees. However, there are still some hanging on tightly, not wanting to leave their trees just yet. Yesterday afternoon while the sun was out I decided to go outside and get some fresh air, and walk around the yard a bit. In the front yard was Mama deer and her young one who is growing bigger but still small yet. The little deer was running around the yard having fun but finally stopped. Then it decided to cross the street without it’s mother, a very bad mistake.

The leaves may be gone off this birch tree, but there are colorful birds taking their place, like this evening grosbeak.

A car came along, already driving too fast, but the driver decided to speed up and he hit that little deer tossing it at least 8 to 10 feet in the air and it landed on the hill across the street. The little deer got up, shook his head and it’s mother went running across the street to see it. They both walked up the hill together and into the trees. The little deer wasn’t limping at all, but because of it’s size the car would have hit the deer’s body, not the legs. I hope it’s okay. Hmm, the birds are calling for more food. There is a lot of them this morning, getting more all the time. Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

69 Comments on “Monday’s Musings #24. It’s Thanksgiving Day!

  1. Glad the baby Deer is safe. There is law right? people don’t get caught? if they hit a deer? we have a law here, and killing particular animals is a serious offense. Glad they are safe. Have a beautiful day Steve πŸ₯°

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    • We do have a law about killing certain animals, but that only applies to hunting, not killing an animal with a car. Most of the time it’s just an accident which can’t be helped, but this looked like it was deliberate and there are people who will try hard to run over animals with their cars and trucks, but usually they go after smaller animals that won’t damage their car. But it looked like the little guy was okay. Happy Thanksgiving Simon!πŸ˜πŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•πŸπŸ‚πŸ¦ƒ

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      • Oops! I totally forgot despite of receiving a reminder from my sister. Happy Thanksgiving day Uncle Steve πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³ Enjoy the beautiful day with Muffin ❣️πŸ₯°

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      • The sun is finally shining, and yes, Muffin and I had a great day!πŸ˜€πŸ˜Έ She slept and I cleaned!πŸ˜ΉπŸ˜‚ Thanks Simon, happy Thanksgiving to you as well!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΊπŸŒžβ˜•β˜•πŸπŸ‚πŸ¦ƒ

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  2. I sure hope the baby deer is really okay ! So sad when people purposely hurt animals ! 😒😲😻

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