First, the Awe-dity:
DH and I were kayaking at a local resevoir and a bald eagle flew out of the woods almost directly over our heads(as I paddled furiously to turn in the direction of its flight). It intercepted a smaller bird carrying a meal, and the two whirled around and around. The eagle eventually dropped to the water as if to pick something up and I though that it had forced the smaller bird into giving up dinner, but the smaller bird (who was still quite large, by the way, just smaller than a bald eagle!) had something dangling from its talons as it flew into the woods. Maybe it gave up only part of its dinner? (A dinner decoy a la undercover cops?) It was awesome!
Now the Oddity:
We recently regularly see a middle-aged couple walking a couple of golden retrievers through the neighborhood. They like to stop and chat on occasion and the woman is effusive about Jeff. To be honest, I have to fight (generally unsuccessfully) being annoyed with her because she is booming of voice and spatially unaware. She also seems a little put off that Jeff is not effusive back to her. Honey, Jeff isn't effusive with anyone or anything.
She also talks to Jeff in a way that seems as if she is talking about us. I have to fight defensive feelings.
Well, earlier this week, I was talking Jeff for his evening walk and an SUV, coming in our direction down the road STOPPED. It was this couple. She rolled down the passenger side window, boomed "HELLLOOO, JEFF!! Nice to SEEEEE you OUT FOR A WAAAALLLLLK!," then rolled up the window, and they drove off. I don't think Jeff looked up from his sniffing for even a nanosecond.