Yesterday my husband was angry with me.. In the morning we took our dog in for a grooming to a place that is in the country. As we left the groomers a squirrel ran into the road but thankfully we missed hitting it, such was not the case a couple of years ago. So we were talking about this, and about the time in 2012 when a deer jumped out of bushes and ran into the front fender of the car to $3,000 damage. I have always thought that husband has very slow reactions when he sees an animal. He doesn’t slow or swerve, it’s like his mind goes blank at those times. At any rate, as we were talking about these things we were driving down the forested hill towards Cowichan Bay when a doe and a very new fawn were crossing the road. I yelled “deer and fawn” and husband slowed but he did not stop. The doe went into the bushes but the fawn seemed scared and started wandering around on the road. I was terrified that someone would come from the other direction and hit it. I told my husband to “Stop the Car!” and finally he did. A truck came from the other direction and stopped because he saw the fawn on the road. After what seemed like a long time but was only a minute or so, the doe came back to the road and the fawn followed her into the bushes. Husband was not pleased with the way I spoke to him about this matter and did not speak to me for the rest of the day.. and that I would have to go pick up the dog at the groomers on my own. I should say that since we moved to Vancouver Island husband has done 90% of the driving and I have been concerned about losing my driving skills so probably it is good for me to drive more.
But today is a better day. We went back to Cowichan Bay to get bread from the Artisan bakery there called True Grain. But he got into the passenger seat and I had to drive there. It is a wonderful thing that neither of us are grudge holders.
Also, today we are having a good downpour of rain. I am always thrilled for rain in June because July is always very hot and dry. The temperatures for the past week or so have been mild and that has been a blessing also. As I always say, rain for the forest, rain for the garden, rain for the river and the lake. Two years ago we had a terrible drought, hopefully that will not happen this year.