Thursday, August 27, 2009

A doe a deer

Brody & I had just gotten home from running some errands today when my dad called and said " Wake Timmy up there is a deer swimming in the pond." Oh.. Timmy has been working 2nd and 3rd shift this week and last night he worked 3rd so that is why he was sleeping. So I ran in and woke Timmy up and we ran outside and Dad said the deer is gone, some dogs jumped in and chased her out, so we just stood there for a few minutes watching when all of the sudden some stray dogs had chased the deer back towards the pond and she tried jumping back in the water when she got stuck in the rocks around the pond. The dogs had almost killed her and she was cut everywhere and was so weak. My dad, Timmy, and my uncle John got a rope and tied it around her and drug her up out oft he rocks when she got spooked and ran back down and fell into the pond. She was so weak she could barely hold her head out of the water. I was so afraid she was going to drown and I could not watch so Me and Brody walked away. Next thing I know.. Timmy needed a life jacket ( just in case since the deer was so heavy) and said he was going in after her. So Timmy jumps in and pulls her to the edge and my dad and uncle tie the rope again and pull her out and put her under a tree. This happened around 12:30 and she laid there all day and we checked on her several times. My Hubby, Dad, and Uncle really tried saving her. They even this evening got her int he back of the Polaris and took her into a stable in the barn to make sure the dogs didn't get her tonight but when we went back to check on her she had died. It was sad..... but it was so sweet how they all tried so hard to help her and my hubby even went into the pond after her. He is an avid hunter but he has a soft heart. We see deer a lot living in the country but this was definitely the first experience like this.

12 comments:

Precious Moments said...

Thank you for your prayers. Yes, she is family and that is why this is even harder. I just dont know what we will do if she doesnt make it. Thanks again girl

Burtons Blessings said...

How sad!

Boston has been taking some formula for a while now. I mix it with the breastmilk sometimes. You might try adding a little formula to some breastmilk and gradually increase the formula vs. the breastmilk.
I decreased my pumping at work and now I'm not pumping at all. He is only eating from me once a day now. Let me tell you it hurts! I feel like I have two bricks on my chest! I'm hoping to dry up soon!

Paige said...

That is so very sweet of your family! You did a great job taking pictures too!

I'm glad that you like your bracelet! =) =)

Tracy-Girl said...

what beautiful pictures! I adore your family!

Melissa said...

Such a neat story and great pictures. I'm sorry she died.

Precious Moments said...

Hey, you asked about Brittany. She got diagnosed 10 months ago. So age 25

Suzette said...

Oh man, that is a tear jerker! Poor deer, I just hate` to hear of an animal suffering!

Shanna said...

So sad! Stupid dogs!

Jessica said...

Aw poor thing. That was so sweet of Timmy to try & save her though. Hope you have a great weekend!

Abbi said...

so cool!
great pics! they're really good!

Meant to be a mom said...

How sad, your right that was really sweet of your hubby and dad. Poor Deer.

Thanks for the highchair advice. You would think its common knowlege to sort of have an idea of when we should be needing it, but I had no ideas?
We will make sure and have one by the time he's 4-5 months old so that we can start putting him in it when he shows signs that he's ready to try to sit up better. :)

KRISTEN'S PALACE said...

i just cried. poor deer. but timmy is my new favorite hero! yahh timmy.