photos by Pearl~
We try really hard not to name the deer around our place. It's not all that difficult, as some are just deer. Nothing special.
This little girl, however, has a name~~Teeny.
She is from a set of twins. Her twin disappeared about 2 weeks ago.
She is the only surviving fawn from what was 5 or 6 in our local herd.
That makes her a lonely baby.
She used to romp and play her twin. In and out and around momma's legs. Bouncing high and turning in mid-air.
Lately, we've noticed her checking out the balls that litter our property (two boys that play soccer and you're bound to have a ball or two where they don't belong).
Below, Pearl captured Teeny investigating one of the balls.
Unfortunately for Teeny, momma told her to leave it alone and come along with her.
She hasn't been completely deterred from spending time with the balls, though.
Yesterday, I came upon her resting next to a bright blue soccer ball in the back pasture and tall grass.
What does momma know anyway? Balls can't hurt you.