Sunday, May 31, 2009

Deer Neighbors, Part 2

My neighbor, Steve, got a call from someone who reported an orphaned fawn. So, as he has done before, Steve adopted the baby.

Turns out his boxer, Bella, loves the baby, too!

The first time we came to look at this house, we were greeted by Baby Girl, a small deer that Steve had raised after finding her in the woods with no mother nearby. Baby Girl later met a bad end at the hands (or mouths) of some local dogs—one classic example of why I think all dogs should be confined to fenced yards. (Another reason, of course, is that I see so many of them dead by the side of the road after being hit by cars.)

We will hope for a better outcome for this new baby.

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