Dear Twins: How are you? Hope you’re having fun! Oh, wait . . scratch that!
It’s deer twins:
For the past three years, there have been twin fawns in early summer. These were the ones born in 2008. The ones born in 2009 have a lot of time in our back yard and they are always together. This is a picture Chad took of them in early June.
If you look very closely at the one on the right side of the picture, you can see that he is just sprouting some antlers. Chad was so excited to see that because that means . . he is a buck! Men like being around other men, you know! Seriously, we can’t shoot in the city limits and I doubt Chad would shoot this one anyway, since we’ve almost raised him from a baby. If you think otherwise . . you probably know my son better than I do but don’t tell me, ok?
This morning I was out very early, and there they were. Up until a couple of months ago, we could almost walk right up to them but as they’ve gotten older, they are more skittish.
Over the weekend, we saw new baby twins. They weren’t much bigger than large dogs and they were playing and jumping and having the best time. It was one of the few times I didn’t have a camera with me.
Chad is so anxious to see the babies and get a closer view of this little buck so he set out a salt lick this morning. (Notice it matches his clothes! We’re like that around here . . yep . . everything has to match — especially when it comes to the guy who wears the green shirt, navy shorts and purple crocs.)