Friday, June 19, 2009

The Pirate Dog

The kids came running in the other morning saying there was a "pirate dog" in our backyard. I had NO idea what they meant by that so I followed them to find out. And there it was, a cute, tiny baby deer. It was so small and looked like it was barely alive. We called animal control and they said to just leave it there. They explained that the mom will just leave a new born because it has no scent yet, so the predators can't find it. If the mom stayed, the other animals would be able to smell her and, therefore, the baby. So, the mom just comes back every once in a while and feeds the baby. Amazing. What you can't learn from animal control.

So, that was our little adventure this week. We had a pirate dog in our yard. Why my kids didn't say there was Bambi in our yard is beyond me. I guess they just like evil plant shows (Little Shop of Horrors), anything pirate (you know, like the pirate teeth I showed Andrew to get him to brush teeth) , the balloon guy show (Big Trouble in Little China), Luchidor show (Nacho Libre), and anything that is gross and scary. Are we failing as parents? I think so...

13 comments:

melissa said...

Oh, so cute. How fun for your kids to be able to see.

Kristen said...

I LOVE all the names they have for things. What a cute little deer. I hope the "Pirate Dog" is doing well. I just love your kids, they make me laugh so hard. I think Harv is ready for another visit so anytime you guys are "just in the neighborhood" stop on by. :)

Sarah said...

It looks so tiny. Your kids definitely come up with some creative finds!

Amber said...

way to even think to call animal control...I don't know if I would have done that!!!!! cool story, I love your kids creativity...it makes sense. That is a fun adventure to have for a week!

Kim said...

Oh weird, but a very cool discovery!

Luke and Kimmy said...

I want to snuggle with it.
-luke

Maga said...

I don't think you're failing as parents---I think you are super-duper parents!!!

Andrea said...

You are NOT failing as parents--quite the opposite! You're raising kids with great imagination! That's what I keep telling myself anyway.

Beth Monson said...

That is hilarious about the pirate dog. It is so cute. That is just so funny that your kids would call it that. I can't stop laughing.

Karina said...

that is so awesome that you had a baby deer in your backyard!! and even more awesome that your kids called it a pirate dog!!! lol

Annie said...

Cute little pirate dog. I bet your kids loved seeing it.

Ginny said...

my sis-in-law's parents had a pirate dog in their yard too and got the same info about leaving it alone. my kids got to go see it and loved it. momma did come back and take the baby away. so fun!

Julie said...

Cute little "pirate dog". I've never seen a deer that little. That is very special for you guys. I can't belive the mother's leave them and the whole thing about them not having a scent yet, that's fascinating.

I would say you are giving your kids a very rich movie watching experience. Those are some classics. Who wants to watch Bambi and Dumbo - BORING!