Yesterday was such a nice day - it was 60 degrees F outside. The snow is almost gone and forgotten, my mind is on springtime. And so the orange cat, Jack, and I went for a long walk to enjoy the spring weather.
When we go out, we run past the chicken enclosure (Jack and the chickens do not get along), then we walk down the dirt path, stopping only to roll in the dirt, and then he climbs "his" tree - which is a dogwood with low branches.
Eventually I have to remove him from the tree, or he'd stay up there all afternoon. When he gets out of the tree he always smells the nearby woodchuck holes, and I always keep him from going down one, fearful that maybe a fox or coon has moved in. Then he always rolls in the grass.
This time, since the weather was so nice, we went for a walk around the field. At one point Jack insisted on going into the woods, so I followed. We walked down a well used deer path, and surprisingly, Jack led me to an old deer antler which was laying on the ground.
I've been told that finding a deer antler in the woods is lucky, so I guess Jack brought me some luck this day!