On Monday evening we had a HUGE storm. This is what I found
in my mothers yard......displaced from her mommy and
twin sibling. Too feeble to keep up, her mommy left her tucked
hidden in the wet grass. Cold alone.....and quite surely to perish with
out warmth from her mommy. When I called Wildlife, an organization
here in town to help those with wildlife questions know what to
do, they instructed me to watch and see if the mommy came back
by the time it was dark. If not, wrap the sweet fawn in a blanket and
bring her inside. I am no Ellie May, sure I love animals.....but caring for
a feeble......new born fawn????? Surely.....mommy will come back for her.
SURELY never happened. It was 10:00p.m. and long after dark.
So as per our instructions.....I made this the happiest boy
on the face of the planet. Lincoln wrapped the tiny fawn in a
warm fuzzy blanket......brought her home......and now we
had the most unusual and lovely house guest ever! She wasn't
much bigger than a magazine. She wasn't even stretched out.....and we
aren't even sure if she had stood up or walked yet. This was the
sweetest thing I had ever witnessed.....and at that moment....I became
the coolest mom in the world when I asked Lincoln if he would like to
have her in his room. Right then and there.....I literally
became the coolest mom in the world. So.....we bounded up the stairs....
Bambi in tow. Nestled all snug in the warm bed Lincoln & Bambi set out
for one really long....sleepless night. Right about that moment Bambi
decided to get her fawn groove on and stood up & started talking.....well
I should say 'Maaaaaawwwww-ing'. All night long this sweetie
walked around the room. Not quite mastering the hardwood floors......
Lincoln 'carpeted' his room with blankets so she could walk around. I
don't think he got more than 15 minutes of sleep that night....but he was
one happy little guy. At 5:30 a.m. we embarked back over to my
mothers and reunited the fawn with her mommy. Nursed & content....
Bambi snuggled into the soft grass & drifted off for a nice nap. Mommy gave
us a happy & thankful look and bounded off to find the little twin fawn.
This was a life changing event for us. Lincoln said it was his second most
awesome experience ever right next to going to Poland last year. I am glad I
have been a part of both of those experiences. Sharing our lives together
is a blessing.