Monday, June 18, 2012

Fawning Over A Fawn

Ruger bounded out of the woods as I stepped out behind my workplace the other day. He was barking and started to run back over the bank, looking over his shoulder and barking again. It was obvious that he had something to show me. I heard a persistent bleating in the direction of where he was headed. When I got down there, I could see the tiniest fawn. I have only seen one up this close before, and they are so small! Our dog, Sturm , is 13 pounds and this little baby did not look any larger (but with longer legs). Ruger began lapping his back and head, which were already wet, so I assume he had previously been doing so. Then the fawn would reach up and trustingly lick Ruger's face. After checking around for the mother deer,I ran to the office for the camera. It would not turn on (no batteries) so I got my cell phone from the car and turned it on while I was running back to the woods. I snapped several pictures and then had to literally DRAG Ruger out of the woods with me so that Mama deer could come back for her baby. The poor dog layed out behind the office, on his leash, and cried for at least two hours. It was pitiful. When I went to check mail I carefully tromped all through the field and in that little corner of woods, looking for the fawn, and he was gone. It really made my morning and I thank the Lord for the opportunity to see this rare sight.
Ruger is laying down in these  photos. As you can see, the fawn does not fear him at all.

The fawn was actually licking Ruger's head here

I thank the Lord that He has us living in the country, and even allows me to work in such a nice out-of-the-way place as this. To have His creatures so close at hand.

"Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, Who giveth us richly all things to enjoy." I Timothy 6:17

Well, we are not back "online" yet at home; still awaiting our internet people so that they can fix the problem with the dish. I will keep this short. I'm thankful for a place where I can borrow a computer from time to time. Had quite an ordeal, getting these photos off my phone. I'm so thankful for our dear friend from church, who let me come up last night and went to the trouble of getting her laptop to get internet connection, opened her kitchen window and handed me my phone (which we had patched through to the computer). When I held it in just the right spot we had a connection and I was able to send myself these four photos! Oh, the joys of living in the country  - once again!

Thanks for stopping by the hill. I hope you all have a wonderful day, full of little surprises.


  1. That is the neatest story. Thank you for sharing it with us and the pictures too of course.:)

  2. What an amazing, beautiful account of a most unusual occurrence. Thank you so much for sharing this, and the pictures as well. To paraphrase Charlotte's Web, that Ruger must be "Some Dog" to be so gentle and careful of that fawn. Not to mention his sympathy for your mother. He is amazing!

  3. Those were such beautiful pictures!! I love all your ideas for kids books about the chickens and cats, I am thinking you could write some really cute ones about dogs :).
    Too bad you did not get a picture of your computer and phone hook up :).

  4. Very strange! Not your post but I came over from Across the Meadow and can't find your post about Nothing Much-ness? I refreshed you page several times and it is still not here ... I'll try back tomorrow.
    For now happy first day of summer :) and it sure did feel like summer today!!!

    1. Still the post is not showing up and I saw it on Nick's sidebar too!
      I am at McDonald's checking e-mail our internet is not working. Hope it will be up and running soon :).