Friday, July 6, 2018

Oh Dear and Some Other Blah, Blah, Blah

     As I'm sure I've been forced to share unselfishly shared in other posts, mom and dad love to get out in the fresh air and do some hiking and walking whenever they can.
     On a recent weekend outing in Carolina North Forest right here in Chapel Hill, they heard a rustling nearby and stopped to watch this beautiful creature standing not 20 feet from them.
     She froze, looked up at mom and dad, then simply lowered her head and continued grazing.
     Then, the next day they were back out there in a different part of the forest and spotted this beauty staring at them.  They watched her for a moment, dad got his phone out for some quick pictures, then they quietly left her in peace.  

     And now for something not about me I'd love to I'm being forced to share.  Once in a blue moon dad heads out to the Carrboro Arts Center to warble sing his heart out with Pop Up Chorus.  He's been doing this off and on pretty much since we moved to Chapel Hill, and he's real excited (yawn) about the songs they did the other night.
     There's usually a good sized crowd in attendance, and the last outing saw more than 200 joyful members belting out Abba's "Dancing Queen" and Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody".  "I mean, Come on, who doesn't love these?!" cried the big guy with the psycho falsetto voice (my opinion.  Trust me, he waltzes around this place croaking and bleating unrestrained).  
     Anyway, like I said, he's real excited about these two hits, songs from his youth about a hundred fifty years ago.  Now and then he goes on and on about the seventies, gets this glazed, sad look in his eyes and starts babbling something about the good old days (uh oh, he's telling me to get back on topic). 
     You can find Pop Up Chorus on YouTube, Facebook, Myplace, Yourspace, whatever really awesome social media-hey-look-at-me-I-wanna-share-with-the-world thingy it is you humans do.
     
Um, excuse me, now can we get back to me? (hey, check out the big guy's stinky toes back there)
     

19 comments:

Eastside Cats said...

"croaking and bleating"? C'mon Cleo...hahahaha!

William’s Kith & Kin said...

Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?

Cleo, it's fun he gets out to do that, otherwise there could be no end to your torment. When our mom "sings" we all run away (true)!

Tamago said...

Wow, what a wonderful encounter with deer!
And Pop Up Chorus sounds a lot of fun :-)

Brian said...

The Dad should have sung more to that cute deer!

Summer said...

We have deer near us too. My human hasn't been to the area where she can see them recently, though.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

cleo...wavez two ewe gorgeouz N we hope yur stayin chillax in all thiz heet...pleez ta tell dad & mom they iz vereee for chew net...deer iz vizshuz ....well, ta catz .....well.....coz it soundz good ☺☺☺ speekin oh soundin good we bet dad did grate at hiz show...de food servizz gurl rememburrz theez toonz....we will sneek over ta ewe tube when herz knot on her fone N haza listen !! :) ♥♥☺☺

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Those are nice photos of the deer. We get them in our fields too. They are very skittish though and run as soon as they realise they have been seen. I will look up Pop Up Chorus on You Tube.

The Island Cats said...

We have deer that come right into our backyard. They try to eat the bird food and drink out of the bird bath. We love seeing them.

Caren Gittleman said...

OMC too funny!!! PLEASE PLEASE give us the links!!! (I know Mom can google but she wants the links)........and....my Mom was in college from 1973 to 1978 (she was on the 5 year plan).......so she TOTALLY "gets" the "glazed" look about the 70s!!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Great photos, especially the one of you :) That is cool that your Dad sings. I like those songs.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Those deer are gorgeous! I get sentimental like that about the '80s. If only we could go back in time!

Mickey's Musings said...

Qw had a deer visit our place, but mum could not get good pics from inside the house :/ We like yours though.
Since mum is older than dirt, she remembers those groups ;)
We just hope she does not start "singing" that would be BAD!
Nice to see you looking so fine :)
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Hairballs and Hissyfits said...

I'll bet you're quite the "Dancing Queen!" Love the photos of the deer! I almost never see them in the wild

The Indulged Furries said...

It's cool that your Mom & Dad encountered that deer. It must be an area where people walk around a lot for the deer to be so comfortable. My folks had the same experience a few years ago when walking a nature trail in a nearby National Park. Mom & Dad thought it was really neat but other people had a lah-de-dah, a deer, nothing to see here.
ABBA is fun to sing along to. I bet your Dad had a blast.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We would sure love to catch and eat one of those Vishus Deer!

World of Animals, Inc said...

Your mom and dad were really lucky to see such a beautiful animal that close up. We would love to see you dad singing. We will have to check out the video. Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures. Have a great day.
World of Animals

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Our mom grew up seeing deer in the 'burbs, and really misses them now that she's in the big city. And she loves, ABBA, too, but please don't tell anyone.

Darla M Sands said...

Nice photos! I'm reminded of my encounters while on a mountain in Utah. Very cool. And Pop Up Chorus does sound like fun. My brother has been singing in barbershop quartets since high school and still does, as well as leading a large chorus in northeast Ohio. Happy Singing!

Katie Isabella said...

You totally tickled me! And mom!