Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Saga Continues

I thought we had probably seen the last of the little fawn. The afternoon of the second day, my husband became really concerned about the him (He has decided the fawn is a "him".). It was so hot, and he had been there all day long.

So he filled a little bowl with water and carefully made his way outside. Very slowly he tippy-toed in the direction of the fawn, and suddenly that baby, whose legs had appeared rather wobbly when we first saw him, took off like a shot. He managed to get through the barbed-wire fence and took off up the side of the road. We couldn't find him anywhere.

I was worried that he had hurt himself trying to get through the fence and looked for him the rest that day and all through the next. No sign of him anywhere.

Then this morning I got up and looked out the bedroom window and there he was - snoozing under the oak tree again. I was relieved to think that all had been forgiven and he was giving us a second chance.

My husband was in the living room, so I hurried to out to deliver the good news. Of course he already knew, and he had news of his own - the Mama and Papa were in the back yard! I carefully walked to the window, and sure enough, there they were sitting peacefully in the shade.

Now I know what you're thinking, because, truthfully, I thought the same thing. Deer don't mate for life or anything - do they? Perhaps not, but it made us feel happy to think that they were a family.

We could hardly eat our breakfast. We kept hopping up to check and see if they were still there. When it was time to go for our walk, we very quietly walked down the sidewalk and out to the road without terrifying any of them.

They were all gone when we got back home. So....I am just going to continue thinking of them as a happy little family unit, safely tucked away for the day in a sheltered place.

This was the only picture I was able to get. This is the Papa (his antlers haven't grown in yet). Mama is hiding behind our decrepit shed.

Have a blessed weekend. I'll keep you posted.


  1. How special! And they must feel safe to keep returning. I love it!

  2. What a wonderful treat to make life more interesting! Beautiful.

  3. Linda,
    What a story you are unfolding for us. I love it. Keep it coming!

  4. It feels almost holy when one of God's creatures entrusts with their well being and graces us with their presence, doesn't it?

    Many blessings for a wonderful Lord's Day, Linda. :o)

    Love and hugs,


  5. What a beautiful gift from God...

  6. How sweet! i always love hearing stories of creatures coming up in yards or letting people feed them...

    Loved it!

    Happy Sunday


  7. What a beautiful portrayal of our Creator that you're witnessing! I love to visually intrude on wild animals' everyday life!

    Enjoy this precious gift!

  8. I would have been so excited, Linda. Lucky you, to have this little family around even for a short while. Like you, I'd prefer to think they mate for life and are just one happy little family.

  9. How fun to keep up with the little family. My fox family is gone. I sure enjoyed watching them (o:

  10. what a treasure!! i can't wait until the day when all creation is renewed and we can enjoy these creatures the way God intended for us to enjoy them. won't it be wonderful to have no fear of each other? to sit down next to the fawn and enjoy its incredible beauty?

    ah...i'm dreaming this morning. thank you for sharing your story!! i loved it.

  11. how exciting to watch. I'm guessing they will be back. Just put out some water and food and they will be back a lot

  12. What a wonderful gift of love you have in your yard!

    Wonderful to be visiting you again today.


  13. Aw. Nice deer. Personally I couldn't encourage deer in my yard, but I'm paranoid about lyme's disease.