Jun 14, 2011

Tough love hurts

“Grab your camera! Quick!” Denis yelled from the back door and told me to hurry. “Not another snake,” I said. “I think we should move.” Well it was the cutest young deer and it was in the back yard – not up on the hill way behind our house – in the yard! Next to the plum tree full of ripe plums. Denis had just been out picking plums and left the gate open that separates our yard from the wild wild west up there… the coyotes, bobcats, and other unwelcome varmits… but we’ve never had a deer actually in the yard. Deer eat flowers. They eat plums. They eat everything. But this one was so cute! Look at those ears. Look at that face. We were locked in a staring contest as I walked towards him, determined to defend my plums, to let him know this was not an all-you-can-eat buffet. “You’re so cute,” I said. “Now get out!” Tough love hurts.

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3 Comments on “Tough love hurts”

  1. Rhonda says:

    Oh no! Did we have a showdown?…
    Jenny VS The Deer…lol…
    I can bet Jenny won this one…

    Jenny, I hope you wasn’t too hard on Denis for leaving the gate open. I’m just glad it was a deer and not anything else. Oh and by the way, great picture!…

  2. Becky says:

    Too cute, Jenny! What is he standing on??!? Looks like hedge?

    • Jenny says:

      It’s a retaining wall that surrounds our back yard. He could have simply jumped down onto the lawn for a flower fiesta.

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