Our yard is not fenced in, so I have to take Oscar out on a leash. The second we stepped out the door, Oscar started growling. The fur along his back stood up in a ridge and he was obviously staring at something in the yard.
My heart started pounding. I was a bit scared that there was a coyote, a bear or a cougar in the yard. It was dark at first, and it took some time for my eyes to adjust.
Oscar was growling at a lawn chair that I'd left out earlier in the day.
Living in a mountain town has its disadvantages sometimes. I can't plant berries or have a bird feeder in the yard, for example. We can't leave our garbage outside, and this spring, two dogs who were off leash were attacked by a cougar.
Small trade off for a day like this:
|Winter is coming...|