yesterday we were surprised to find a brand new baby deer lying in a patch of grass under a corner of our building... see?
bambi jr consumed most of our day. we all ran to windows to check on him throughout the day (even the men here were totally smooshy when it came to b jr). we read online that bambi's mom leaving him for the day was totally normal (meagan wanted to call CPS.. i just figured she was a dirty whore and i had a new pet). the mom leaves him because he isn't strong enough to stand or run from predators- so she hides the baby where he can't be seen. i will admit, the spot for the day was perfect! except for all of us pesky humans.
so all day long we're waiting for mommy to come back and we keep asking eachother "has she come around at all? has anyone seen her? where is sheeeee?". FINALLY.. at the end of our day, the mom comes creeping over. she moved ever.so.slowly. i mean, to the point that we were all yelling in our heads, "OH MY GOD, MOVE! COME ON! HE'S RIGHT THERE! GO GET HIM!!! JEEEEEEEEEEEEZ!!!" it was almost painful to watch. you know how deer are- they take one hoof step at a time... look in every direction.. listen... put the hoof down on the ground... look around again.. listen some more.. repeat, rinse and lather.
so she gets to a point on the building and bambi jr sees her! OH.MY.GOODNESS. talk about pulling at your heartstrings. b jr stood up.. his legs were all wobbly (JUST LIKE BAMBI THE MOVIE!!!) and he walked over to her as fast as he could. it was the sweetest damn thing ever. then they walked away together and when b jr would run, he would hop around... it was hilarious and awesome and probably the coolest day ever!!!!