Ack! Very familiar with this scenario. And I like your phrase that captures the event.
No bunnies around my place. I am lucky. You should join in on Treat Yourself Thursday. Put the picture for it on you site with a link to my page and tell us all about treating yourself. Add the url for the post to Mr. Linky who is actually working.
Put a deer in the equation, and the result is completely bare ground!I empathize.