Animals: smarter than we think? Our drive to Wyatt's school takes us past two fields of cows, one horse pen and two lakes that might or might not have ducks on them. I know this because I'm reminded of it every day by a certain overly verbal two-year old. I'm used to these farm animals; they're not exactly uncommon around here.
But today, on our trip home from taking Wyatt to school, I was floored that I had to stop to let three deer pass in front of me. They were meandering from one person's yard, across a fairly busy street, into another yard. You know, just some deer chillin' in the big city. On my return trip to get Wyatt, I passed by the deer spotting area again and it all made sense. The deer were not there randomly. No, they must have been using their phonics skills to figure out where they should go. How do I know? They were on Deerfield Road, crossing toward Fawn Circle. Smart deer.