The Man - standing on the front deck so he wouldn't get rained on. This gives him a higher vantage which is important.
Hailey - On her tie out, near the front deck, not enjoying the rain.
The Lady - standing on the grass in the rain, playing fetch with Phod
Phod - playing ball
Here is what Lady saw:
The Lady throws the ball, aka Precious, for the Phod.
Phod runs after precious.
Phod picks up Precious and stops to pee.
The Man yells "There is a deer right there."
Lady yells back "I can't see it from here."
Both start calling Phod.
Phod drops his ball and goes after the deer.
Lady sees nothing but then sees the deer come back a bit and disappear into the bush.
Phod comes back, finds Precious, and everyone goes in.
Here is what Man saw:
Phod ran after the deer.
The deer ran toward the fence into the horse field.
The deer for whatever reason doesn't jump.
Phod jumps up on the deer in a play way.
The deer may or may not have kicked him, the deer was kicking, but Phod didn't yelp and showed no injury after.
The deer ran away.
On our walk the next morning we saw where this happened.
If you look closely (left of the centre post at the top) at the fence you can see the deer hair on it. This spot on the fence is near this branch, which may have been why the deer didn't jump. Also the horses could have been there (we didn't check that).
There is a lot of hair. This could be because of Phod touching it or a fear response. There was no sign of blood or anything. We are assuming the deer was scared and not hurt.
The dogs really want to eat all that hair . . . which by the way kind of constipates Hailey.
I think the most upset about all of this was Hailey. She wanted to get the deer.
Now if we could get one of them to get the mouse!
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