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Dog Fosters Fawn

We could learn so much from animals if we only took the time to see-listen and learn.
A friend who found the fawn under her step (they think the doe might
have been hit by a car)...her Ridgeback dog is helping look after it.
The family named the fawn Bella. Once she has regained her strength
(she was not in good shape when the family found her) they are going to send
her to some friends who (in the past) raised two orphan deer and
released them to the wild. Right now she is being bottle fed. Their
dog (Hogan) has basically taken over. The fawn even shares his bed.

ahhhh, that's so sweet! 22.Jul.2004 17:11


Thanks for posting the pictures. You just made my day :)

Poster 22.Jul.2004 22:59


That might make a nice good selling poster! Contact a poster publisher.

Thanks for the pics 23.Jul.2004 09:20

marcus welby

but............this fawn should be taken to a vet for proper care,(it could have internal injuries, medicine needs etc..) thank your friend and her dog for the loving care, but please take it to a vet.

If animals can get along, why cant we...... 23.Jul.2004 15:22

animal lover

I once had a Puli (similar to a sheepdog) when I was young. Some fellow young people brought me a nest of birds they had seen other kids mess with. I was the neighborhood animal adopter. These were young robins that needed to be hand fed with a dropper, they survived, grew feathers and my Puli named Cola (a truly great dog) would mother them, mind it , he was a male dog. He would herd them around our fenced in suburban yard and nudge them every time they got towards danger or tried to get out of the wire fence. Then he would go and lay down to rest. They would as a little herd go up to him and lay next to his side and pick at his face and they treated him like he was thier mother. It was so loving and cute. If only people could be as compassionate toward each other.

That is soooo cute 13.Sep.2004 11:33

Pat M.

That looks sooo much like our ridgeback that we adopted at the shelter. She is as smart as a whip. I could see her adopting that fawn, if she wanted to, that is. She definitely makes up her own mind !!!!!!