Saturday, July 10, 2010

"Spots on the Ground"

The moon had begun her long, long journey
of creeping across the darkest night sky.
My friend Owlbert, was hooting from the tree tops.
Sometimes I could hear Owlbert hoot "tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow.
I was thinking and wondering,
I was tossing and turning.

I tried to sleep,,,,, but mostly I was thinking about,,,,,
TOMORROW,,,, the word Owlbert hooooooted.

Soon the sun rays were shining through the window.
I found star dust on my pillow as I opened my eyes.
Magical star dust.
It was morning. It was time to rise and shine.
I ran downstairs.
I ran to see, if mama was fixing my breakfast.
Mama was standing in the window, looking outside.
She was looking up onto the mountain, where the forest trees stood.
She had binoculars and could not stop looking.
She kept saying "Look Tweedles"
And so mama picked me up in her arms, so I could see.
Standing in the meadow,
surrounded by the forest trees was a deer,( a Doe.)
Swet was pouring down the deers face.
Her ears twisted around and around as she listened, and watched for danger.
Her tummy and back were twitching, and twisting and knarled looking.
Then we saw something in her tummy move.
I think she might have a tummy ache.
"Oh my gosh" I thought. "I hate tummy aches."
I wanted to go help. But mama said no.
"What's a Tweedles to do"?
The air was filled with birds singing.
The forest was humming softly, and quietly.
We watched for hours,
and then we could not see her anymore.
Maybe she layed down to take a nap.

Through out the day,
I thought
and thought
and wondered.
I thought about the little deer.
Soon the evening birds began to chirp their night songs.
Frogs began to croak.
The evening dew was beginning to settle on the grass.
The forest began to sing.
"Why is the forest singing"? I wondered.
I looked outside gazing at the night shadows
and right there before my eyes - was the deer, and,,,,,,,,,,,
a baby with white spots.
Both of my moms and I, watched as the mama deer walked proudly across the yard showing off her fawn.
The little fawn pranced, and then it ran and hopped- playing games with its own shadow.
We watched them disappear, as they climbed the trail up into the forest.
I have a feeling the forest will sing all night.
Every star in the sky will shine brite and all the trees will sing.

Mama deer left her baby in our yard, for us to baby set.
She left it here for me to play with- I just know it!

This is mama deer and her baby.

I am looking in these flowers for the baby deer.
I am looking for spots on the ground.

These flowers are "forget me not's".
I will never forget the magic that happened on my mountain.
Nitey nite my friends


Puglette said...

hi tweedles! wow, that is such a beautiful story! and how wonderful to be such a part of the natural life in your woods that the momma doe would have her baby near your house!! she must really feel safe to bring her brand new baby so close to you and your moms. how very exciting!! i hope you are able to see more of the mom and baby and get more photos!

Scout and Freyja said...

Tweedles, that little baby is so, so cute and sweet. Our momma would like to just grab it and kiss it right on the lips☺ You are so furry lucky to see such miracles right there where you live. Hugs...

Molly the Airedale said...

Two fawns crossed the road in front of us one morning when we were on our way to Crump's barn, Tweedles! Mom stopped the car and we made sure they got safely across the street! They were just adorable but we never saw their mom. We sure hope she was in the woods waiting for them!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Al said...

Awww how cute that fawn is, I stared at her face and I can't help touching the monitor, sounds funny but the sweet face!

Yeah right, forget-me-nots, are flowers that reminds us of everything. My Mom told me that they were called forget-me-not because they don't forget blooming blue flowers.


Anonymous said...

Tweedles, that is SUCH a sweet post! And the pictures of the baby deer are wonderful. For the mama deer to have her baby in your yard must mean that you have a Safe Yard for all the forest animals.

Stubby said...

Hi Tweedles! What a delightful story for me to read on such a beautiful Sunday morning. I felt like I was in the forest with you. The momma and baby are just precious and I know you will be friends forever.

I heard my forest singing last night but I never found out what was going on. I have a feeling that Owlbert's cousins were singing to me so I'm going to go out looking for them today.

Stubby xoxo

Manon said...

Awe!! The mommy's fawn is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing the story of it's birth!!

your friend

Diane said...

Hi Tweedles! Aunt Diane absolutely loved your story. THat was just the sweetest little thing (aside from you of course.) That is so neat that you could see this all from your window. You are so lucky to have your own big Forest full of beauty & animal friends for you.
I am sure you will always remember all the magic that happens there.
Kisses & hugs to you & your moms!
xoxoxoxo Aunt Diane

sandy said...

Darling and fabulous pictures you got of the baby dear. WOW. Felt like I could out and touch her.


Anonymous said...

So cute!

Sequoia & Petunia & Emma said...

That is amazing Tweedles! We hope you see the baby deer again and make friends!!

Soggibottom said...

More Tweedles Magic x x x

Sandy said...

Little Tweedles, you live a magical have all kinds of pretty and wildlife around you. You so lucky to be where you are withyour moms and kittie cats. I love to see what all is in your yard. That baby is so sweet. Kisses!

Adventures of two Indianapolis Girls said...

Such pretty wildlife, you fit right in there pretty girl!

Wilma said...

Hi Tweedles,
I just cannot get over it. I keep looking and looking again at your new little friend. Laying there in a perfectly soft green bed. What an awesome night you had. Maybe you will get to play with your new friend.I sure hope so.
We have forget-me-nots in our yard, only,Mr. Woodchuck keeps pruning them for us.He is not my friend.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Oh Tweedles, what a beautiful story!! Once again you have been part of a miracle of the forest!! I love to see the fawns and the other day on my way to work, I saw 2 and their Mom, and I said a prayer that they would both continue to be safe in our big woods!

Arlo The Pug said...

Wow Tweedles! That is so cool! You have a new baby deer friend! Baby deer are so sweet and cute! Just like you! Hope you have a great week! Love, Arlo.

Becky said...

What a beautiful sight to behold and right in your backyard! That is the neatest thing to see, a baby deer right up close! You and your Moms are so blessed to live in such an enchanted forest with all of nature surrounding you! Love ya, Tweedles!!!

agent99 said...

What a wonderful and exciting thing yougot to see! It looks like you live is a very special place - surrounded by a beautiful forest and no ttoo far from the sea. What a lucky Tweedles you are!
Thank you so much for sharing the beauty you saw with us.

Gen & Lefty

PeeS: you magic bubbles are woking!! the little eyeball is getting better everyday,

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Too freakin' khute fur words!


Art with Liz said...

What a wonderful experience Tweedles!

Harry Pugalicious said...

That is somethings really special you gots to see! I saw a deer this weekend too. I's gonna write about it later.

Gwen Bell said...

Tweedles, you must be the luckiest little dog in the world! Do you know how special you are for that mama deer to pick your yard from every place in the world to have her precious little baby? Deer are very very sensitive so she knew without a doubt that your house was so full of love that it would be the perfect place to have her baby. Just think...your yard and your smells were the very first things the baby ever saw as she entered the world. I have a secret for you Tweedles. I think the deer will continue to visit you! A new friend!

Dana Orsborn said...

Hi Tweedles!

You have a very magical backyard!
That's so exciting you get to
make so any animal friends.
Daisy and I love the
photos of the deer
and her baby.

We hope you have a great week!

-Dana & Daisy

Chatty Crone said...

You never know what will happen around you - if you don't keep you're eyes open.

Glad you had them open and were able to share the sweet story with us.

So sweet and so cute.


Jan Mader said...

Your stories are always beautiful Tweedles. You have a way of making us feel your experiences right along with you. That fawn was almost as cute as you and almost as huggable too! xoxoxoox

Smushie Ranch said...


Momma was holding her breath about the baby deer. She was so afraid something was gonna be wrong with it. Then she was all leaky when she learned all was well because the momma showed up! How magical to have a deer family in your very own yard.
We only get wild turkey families. They aren't as cute and quite honestly they are as dumb as tree stumps, but they're still fun to watch.

We love you Tweedles!
Stella, Gunther and Betty

dw said...

What a sweet little fawn! Those spots on the ground were magical indeed! I'm sure you were a wonderful babysitter (fawnsitter?) for that mama doe!

Hank said...

Hi, Tweedles!

What a sweet little fawn! You two make a good pair!

Lick ya later!


Unknown said...

Oh Tweedles...thank you for your beautiful, innocent story. How wonderful that you got to see it all. There seems to be the 'new Birth' of Spring all around you - you must be very inspired!
Sending lotsaluv from a wintery South AFrica

Archie and Melissa said...

hi twee!
oh what a magical story of how your new friend came into the world!
she is so lucky to have all of you and to be your neighbor!
m & e

Too Cute Pugs said...

Aw, Tweedles what a beautiful story! And what a beautiful fawn. How lucky you are to have seen him in your yard.

Pug love from,
Pearl & Daisy

Those Elgin Pugs said...

What a Wonderful Story!!
Mommy read it to us and we just loved it!!
You truly live in an enchanted magical forest!!
Oh how special!!

Izzy, Josie and Anakin Man