Caileigh Girl, The Untold Story

The Chase

April 18th 2012 11:38 am
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The big fields are vast.

A great spot for Riley and I to just stretch our legs and run and run and run.

A few of our dogster pals have joined us out in the fields; both Drake and Mollie came late last summer, and Freckles came to visit at the beginning of fall.

Yesterday, Riley and I were out there just having a great time. There was briskness in the air that really gets your blood going.

At one point we were heading along a grassy path. On both sides of us were tall grasses and rows of bushes, their leaves just starting to come out. The wind danced through the tall grass and in unison they swayed back and forth.

Riley was a few steps behind me, a thick streak of black mud started on his left hip and went down his leg. It looked like he was wearing a leg warmer. Earlier he had ventured too close to a small pond and the ground under him gave way and one side sank into the mud.

Now, he was sniffing a hole that was just off the path. As I stood and watched him a very curious scent caught my attention. I raised my head and opened my nostrils wide. My liver, leather-like ears flapped in the breeze. The scent was strong.

I turned to follow it, off the path and into the woods it took me. It led me forward, under some dried brush and into a large opening of grass. In the distance I could hear the calls of my Dad and Mom.

"Caileigh", Dad called. The green leash that had been hooked to my collar now dangled in his hand.

"Caileigh", he called again, followed by a call from Mom.

Riley trotted over to both of them as if to say, "look at me, I'm a good boy. I didn't take off into the woods."

Dad and Mom stopped at the spot where they planned to leave the grassy path and start on the gravel trail.

"Look!" Mom shouted in excitement. " A deer!"

Dad looked through the branches of a tree and out into a large grassy area that ran parallel to the gravel trail. Bounding up and down was a large brown buck. Like a child on a pogo stick it went up and down. Without running the deer covered a large amount of ground simply by bounding. Its fluffy white tail contrasted the brownish tall grass.

Not far behind the deer, Dad say a small liver and white head.

"Caileigh's chasing it," Mom proclaimed.

I tore after that mighty beast, its fluffy tail just mocking me. That scent, the curious smell that had led me from the path was that of this monster. I just had to have it for myself. No Riley, no folks . . . just the Caileigh Girl.

I slipped into top gear and bore down on the deer. Dad began to run towards the gravel trail and as he did he watched me close the gap.

"That deer might turn on her and hurt Caileigh," Mom cried to Dad.

As I reached the end of the grassy field, the deer disappeared into the woods; its knowledge of the area far superior to mine. I stopped and tried to pick up the scent again, but it was gone. I looked around but I was alone.

I then heard Dad call me.

Next time you furry beast. Next time you will be mine.

I ran back to the gravel trail and greeted Mom, Dad and Riley.

"Did you see that?" I asked. "Did you see me chasing that beast?"

Riley ignored me. He played like he didn't have a clue what I was talking about. But I knew that Dad and Mom had seen me. I knew that they were proud of their Caileigh Girl.

 
 

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Barked by: Angel Petey- In Loving Memory (Dogster Member)

April 18th 2012 at 11:43 am

WOW...so close to the beast, next time you will get your reward. And you know that Riley saw the whole thing and probably was jealous that he was not out there running with you!
Barked by: Abby - Forever Loved (Dogster Member)

April 18th 2012 at 12:05 pm

Whoa, Caileigh! I am so proud of you! You are a girl after my own heart! Well done!!!!
Barked by: Wendy G

April 18th 2012 at 12:09 pm

O.M.D. Caileigh, duz dis meen dat wheneber Riley tells us 'bout one ob his 'abbenchurs', we need ask yu 'bout it, fur berificayshun??? BOLBOL :D

"Oh, hi, Riley!! Nope, nuffin goin' on here :D"
Barked by: Wendy G

April 18th 2012 at 12:10 pm

O.M.D. Caileigh, duz dis meen dat wheneber Riley tells us 'bout one ob his 'abbenchurs', we need ask yu 'bout it, fur berificayshun??? BOLBOL :D

"Oh, hi, Riley!! Nope, nuffin goin' on here :D"
Barked by: Wendy G

April 18th 2012 at 12:12 pm

O.M.D. Caileigh, duz dis meen dat wheneber Riley tells us 'bout one ob his 'abbenchurs', we need ask yu 'bout it, fur berificayshun??? BOLBOL :D

"Oh, hi, Riley!! Nope, nuffin goin' on here :D"
Barked by: Wendy G

April 18th 2012 at 12:12 pm

O.M.D. Caileigh, duz dis meen dat wheneber Riley tells us 'bout one ob his 'abbenchurs', we need ask yu 'bout it, fur berificayshun??? BOLBOL :D

"Oh, hi, Riley!! Nope, nuffin goin' on here :D"
Barked by: Wendy G

April 18th 2012 at 12:12 pm

O.M.D. Caileigh, duz dis meen dat wheneber Riley tells us 'bout one ob his 'abbenchurs', we need ask yu 'bout it, fur berificayshun??? BOLBOL :D

"Oh, hi, Riley!! Nope, nuffin goin' on here :D"
Barked by: Wendy G

April 18th 2012 at 12:14 pm

O.M.D. Caileigh, duz dis meen dat wheneber Riley tells us 'bout one ob his 'abbenchurs', we need ask yu 'bout it, fur berificayshun??? BOLBOL :D

"Oh, hi, Riley!! Nope, nuffin goin' on here :D"
Barked by: ✨ Whitley ✨ (Dogster Member)

April 18th 2012 at 2:31 pm

Wow! I'd barked that deer good!
Barked by: ♥Sophie Claire CGC (Dogster Member)

April 18th 2012 at 6:53 pm

Sophie Claire smiles and claps her paws in utter delight! That's the way to some them Caileigh Girl!!!!!!
Barked by: MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot (Dogster Member)

April 18th 2012 at 7:00 pm

OMD!! That had me panting with you, running along side of you!


But...I would have done a ton of barking, too...BOL!
Good fur you! Those deer are such silly dudes with those tail flicks...how they insult a pup!

(I remember those fields and paths...too bad there were no deer when I was there.)

Woofs!
Barked by: Ebony Ursula (Dogster Member)

April 18th 2012 at 7:24 pm

I'da barked: "VENISON-BEAST, STRAIGHT AHEAD!!!!!!!!!!!"
Barked by: Flicka ~ CGC (Dogster Member)

April 18th 2012 at 7:33 pm

You came back... GOOD GIRL !
Barked by: Wendy G

April 19th 2012 at 8:27 am

OMD, Caileigh-Gurl!! Duz dis meen dat wheneber Riley tells us 'bout one ob hims abbenchurs, we need ask yu 'bout it fur berificayshun?? BOL :D

"Oh, hi, Riley. Nope. Nuffin r goin' on here." :D
Barked by: Reilly (Dogster Member)

April 19th 2012 at 9:29 am

Caileigh Girl be careful; those beasts can get mean, but you did come back to Mom and Dad and Riley Good Girl. Venison makes us dogs go WILD.
Barked by: Pepper - CGC (Dogster Member)

April 19th 2012 at 2:39 pm

Chasin' stuff is fun! Catchin' up to it, wellwoof, that's a diffurent story!
Barked by: ♥ Sasha ♥ (Dogster Member)

April 21st 2012 at 9:37 am

What a great hnunting experience Caileigh Girl!!

As Mom was reading on she was getting anxious because you see... I wouldn't stop. I would just keep going. Mom says I have Doggie A.D.D. She was so thankful you stopped and came back!! Whew!! We are so proud of you lil' girl. We also think Riley was proud but didn't want you see it!! BOYS!!

Great adventure sweetie!!

Hugs
Sasha


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