turned out to be a deer, and not just one but several just grazing there by the road this morning. This isn't the first time it's happened, and everytime I seem them up in front of me, I instantly think it is a big dog! Only for a few seconds, but enough to get my heart racing. Then the sight of the peaceful deer, just standing there looking at me as I ride by, calms me back down. My first post, and I wanted it to be a good one.