Veering Off a Traditional Thanksgiving Theme….

I chose to share a published poem about a doe for my November Blog because I have seen deer roaming in fields, scattering across busy roads and heard a beautiful story from a friend about a fawn, left by its mother, in my friend’s backyard.

My friend contacted a farmer who told her when a mother deer needs to travel long distances and knows her fawn is incapable of making the sojourn, she will seek out and find a safe haven for her offspring.

On this particular occassion, the doe chose wisely as my friend made certain the young had water and food. Made certain neighbors and visitors maintained their distance as not to corrupt or interfere with the fawn’s natural, wild upbringing.

“Having a fenced in yard helped,” my friend admitted.

Did the mother realize the importance of a gated lot, a play-pen for her fawn? Of the compassionate homeowner? Of the future impact upon a community’s relationship with wildlife?

Three days later, the mother reappeared and strode off with the babe at her side.

I am grateful for my friend’s experience, for her wisdom to share the story, for the doe who imparted her grace and wisdom and for me to have the opportunity to expand upon a wonderful story.

I wish all a Happy Thanksgiving!

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Pat
    Nov 18, 2009 @ 19:07:40

    What a beautiful story on this cold November morn. Our animals are the best friends ever – sometimes I wish they could talk. Then again, perhaps I listen more carefully to their non-verbal messages…


  2. Vikki
    Nov 18, 2009 @ 20:33:33

    Hi Pat,
    Thanks for the kind words. I thought the story seemed appropriate for November. Yup, animals, Nature are some of the best things going in this world. I’m sure you listen very well~~hear well too 🙂


  3. Pat
    Nov 24, 2009 @ 07:33:00

    I’m listening now, but I’m not sure what it is that I’m picking up. We must talk before 20 people arrive on Wednesday afternoon for their 3 day/3 night visit – and food orgy!
    Love you!


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