Our friends in Florida…

went for a walk one evening. They live in a gated community and shared that they are blessed to have a wooded area at the end of their dead end street. As we caught up they recalled a special story.

“One evening we walked to the end of the street and this little guy with spots all over him, came from the woods and walked right up to us. We were sure he would be frightened to be near us, but he showed no fear whatsoever. We petted him and loved on him, then waited for him to return to the woods. Clearly, fifteen minutes later, that was not going to happen.

He followed us home and stayed. He’s been sleeping in the garage. We have been feeding him for the last three months and he has clearly bonded to both of us, particularly mom.

Well his spots are nearly gone, and he is growing nubs on his head. We have got to encourage him to return to the woods. He can’t live in the house, with a full rack of horns on his head.”

Two trips to the woods brought no luck. The deer followed us back home both times. The third time, he finally wandered into the woods and returned to us, then wandered back into the woods and stayed.   

We still miss him, but hopefully, he will find a girlfriend and not get homesick.”

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Above: A kiss for Mom