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Friday, July 22, 2011

At a loss for words

It reached 102 degrees today and I haven't felt like doing much of anything. The days preceding this one have been getting steadily warmer, and blogging is the last thing I've wanted to do, plus there isn't much to write about.

Lady just threw up on the carpet.

Two fawns have been on their own the past couple of days, and I think they are the same ones I took pictures of, with their mother, about 3 wks ago. There is no mother in the picture the past two days, and the babies come down and lie in the leaves and grass next to my car for much of the day. A couple of times the smaller of the two has started toward me when I'm taking the dog down the driveway, or else she just looks at me very closely but doesn't bother to get up and run. I always talk to them in a quiet voice - "Hello sweetheart" - and I am glad they don't seem to be frightened of me, nut maybe they should be frightened of people and dogs. At about 6 pm both days the two fawns make their way up the hill for the evening. When another deer goes through the yard it completely ignores the two little ones. It breaks my heart. Without another deer to care for them and about them, they can't make it. To add to their troubles, there are coyotes in the neighborhood, or at least one coyote has been seen.

We should be getting a break in the weather after the weekend, and I hope I can come up with something to say. There are about 10 more wake-ups until I leave, and I'm about ready to go. It just confirms that I can't stay in one place too long.


  1. It's so wonderful to move around. We're now at Wisconsin Dells. A place my mom and dad talked about for years (mom still does) about being here. Another place off the bucket list. It's great moving around and I hope you continue doing it as long as possible.

  2. I know how you are feeling. I have two days and then I'm on the road. Started mapping my route tonight - first one for me into new territory. I've been here three weeks and I'm ready.

  3. Hard to believe you're at a loss for words. :)

    It could be that mom is up the hill waiting for them.

  4. Just a few days ago, i read that the mothers of fawns, and other animals, too, were abandoning their young, not enough to eat, so their milk was drying up. That is the saddest part of this whole drought thing. In your case tho, something must have happened to the doe. Can yall call the local game wardens like we do?

  5. Always so hard for me to read anything about animals in any kind stress.

  6. Sure hope nothing happened to mama deer. I now know what the "itch " is. It's getting stronger day by day.