I am forever amazed at the brilliance of God’s creation and the intelligence of many of its creatures. Not that my beloved dog Peekaboo is one of them because she’s probably the dumbest dog on the face of the planet. No, I’m talking about Odocoileus virginianus, or the ubiquitous North American White Tailed Deer. I made the acquaintance of a young male in the dark of Halloween night. Apparently he’d taught himself to read. All over the state of PA are signs warning motorists that it’s Deer Season on the roadways from dawn to dusk. He read those signs and
took them for gospel. He was minding his business just wandering aimlessly down the middle of the Pennsylvania Turnpike while I was minding mine going at some rate above the speed limit but we won’t discuss by how much. That was when Prince Charming met his Sleeping Beauty. It was a match made in heaven. For one of us. He didn’t make it and neither did my car. Sadie Stoltzfus, aka Saturn Vue Hybrid, has gone to that great resting place for good vehicles, York Haven. Sounds quite lovely. I hear it’s not. I suppose there’s some poetic justice in this story. Because now it’s me who’s hoofing it.