Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Baby Deer Rescue

I got an e-mail from a friend that had a great video and story about the rescue of a baby deer. Here is what the e-mail said about the rescue. Click the link at the end to see the video.

"On the Morning of May 18th 2011, my wife noticed a deer in our yard that appeared to be frantically looking for something in the rocks that form a wall on our property line in... Brush Prairie WA. When we first went out with our neighbors, we didn't see anything, but the deer wouldn't leave our yard. We went back to our house and watched, after a few minutes the deer came back. We went out to the area the deer was concentrating on and could hear a baby fawn crying in the rocks. We moved some of the rocks and smaller boulders and saw a baby fawn's face among the rocks. He had apparently fallen into a crawl through in one of the gaps and was now trapped. The larger boulders were too heavy to move and we didn't want to have the rocks cave in on the baby deer. We finally called our Clark County Fire District 3. The B Shift team came out and they were able to move the larger rocks out of the way with the Jaws of Life; enough to be able to reach in and pull the baby fawn out and reunited it with its momma. The fawn was probably stuck in there most of the night and quickly went to nurse off its momma."

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Grandkids and a Growing Baby Deer

The grandkids spent three days with us a little over a week ago. School was about to start so we had to get one last summer visit in before that happened. We went to the movies and had a late lunch at the Cheesecake Factory.

They were both hungry when we went in, but Petra OD on chocolate milk so her appetite wasn't so good when the macaroni and cheese arrived. We have to be more careful next time.

Tyler loved the sliders and fries despite the face he made while eating. He said the sliders were even better than Burger King. I am sure the Cheesecake Factory management would be proud.

Tyler and Petra shared an ice cream dessert.

Sigrid and the kids got to see the baby deer which is looking more like a teenager than a baby. The spots are still there but the body is really maturing. It was May when we first saw the baby hiding in the tall grass in our backyard.

Sunday, August 7, 2011


As the sun set on the evening of July 30th, the clouds took on a beautiful orange-red hue. There were storms further south, but we got no rain.....just the view.