Sunday evening, Jif noticed Biscuit staring intently out the sliding glass door in the kitchen, with his nose pressed to the glass.
“What’s he looking at?” Jif wondered.
“Probably himself,” I offered. In addition to being a VBD, he has sometimes demonstrated signs of being a NVBD (Not Very Bright Dog).
Then LG discovered what Biscuit was gazing upon. I grabbed my camera, with the lens that was on it. I didn’t dare open the glass door, because the sound would have frightened them away, and Biscuit would have given chase, and I couldn’t use a flash (it was dusk), again for fear of frightening them, and/or it would bounce off the glass. So: lousy pix, but lovely moments:
We watched them for 5 minutes or so, before we noticed the mom. She was several yards away, under the apple trees, snacking:
Remarkably, all the “children” appear to be about the same size. Can a deer have triplets? Did she adopt one or two? Or were they friends? Don’t know. But it was quite a delightful surprise, to see them making themselves so comfy in the backyard. Glad we didn’t have the hammock up!