This gal had the audacity to swim in my pool last night, and I found her this morning with her babies hanging on her back. As strong as my tendency is to smash them, I gently lifted her out of the water (with a net) and placed her in the woods behind the deck.
My deer - and I do think of them as "mine" now - having a bit of a liedown (as the English would say) in the back yard. The four of them have been in that exact spot for five days in a row, so I guess that is their home. I feel privileged! Click to enlarge.
I believe I found the missing link between animal and civilized man. It is us.
Konrad Lorenz, ethologist, Nobel laureate (1903-1989)
If you are reading this, it means I didn't get home from work in time to write much of a new post. I will be working for the next 2 days, so visiting will be sparse.
I got the shingles vaccine today. I tried to get mr. kenju to come with me and get his too. Do you know what he said? "How big is the needle?" (with fear and trepidation in his voice.)
What a scaredy-cat he is! (and the needle was teensy, or the pharmacist was good at doing it. )