Thursday, May 20, 2010

THURSDAY TRUE COLOURS AND STUFF

TRUE COLOURS RED & WHITE TOGETHER











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STUFF:
Our home internet will be out of commission until sometime next week, whenever the service technician can get to us.  It wasn't a weather problem as we thought but it is a cable problem.  Please don't forget to Vote Daily in the Shelter Challenge and we're still $80.00 short of our $400.00 goal for the AHGRRS kennel house air-conditioner unit.


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Note: Dillie the deer is a "farm" deer, not a wild deer.  Ohio law prohibits wild deer from being kept as pets.  Google "Dillie the deer' to learn more about her celebrity.

DILLIE THE DEER
Dillie the deer acts just like a house-trained dog as she walks up the stairs and lounges on her owner's bed.  Living with veterinarian Melanie Butera in Canal Fulton, OH, 4 year old Dillie is so spoiled she is served linguine in bed.  She has even managed to work out where a deer that lives in a house should go to do her business. 

House trained:
Dillie the deer polishes off a plate of linguine in her owner's master bedroom

Taking full advantage of Melanie and her husband Steve's generous hospitality, Dillie even gets to enjoy their swimming pool and five acres of property on which to run around on.  Living with the Buteras since she was 3 days old, Dillie now knows how to turn the lights on and off and how to take ice from the dispenser in the fridge door.  "We took a call from a local farmer at 3 am one wintry night" said Melanie, 48.  "Dillie's mother was not taking to her and he asked if we wanted to try to nurse her back to health.  We put her on an IV drip because she weighed four pounds and got her back up and running after around two weeks..  We then realized that she couldn't go back to the farm and live with other deer and she couldn't live with our horses because they scared her too much."

Deer's best friend:
Dillie plays around with Lady, the dog of the house.

Leaving her in the capable hands of her 8 year old poodle, Lady, Melanie decided that Dillie was going to become the Butera household's latest pet.  "She developed cataracts and this meant that she had to be cared for in a sensitive manner." explained Melanie.  "She would hang around Lady and she very quickly learned to act like a dog.  This became apparent to us when we came home one day and couldn't find her downstairs.  We walked upstairs and found her standing on our bed with Lady.  She had obviously learned a few tricks from the old dog."

Family:
Dr. Melanie Butera and her husband Steve Heathman share their bed in their home in canal Fulton, OH, with Dillie and Lady.

Dillie slept for the first few years at the Buteras' home in their bed with Lady.  "I suppose it was quite a cute get together," said Melanie.  "Me, my husband, Dillie and lady all sharing the same bed.  My husband Steve always liked the way that Dillie would warm his feet up when she laid on them."  Finally house-trained, Dillie now wears a GPS collar due to a frightening runaway incident last year.  "She went missing because a gate was left open on our property when she was out roaming." said Melanie.  "So we got this collar fitted to her to keep our minds at ease."  Enjoying a wide variety of meals, Dillie's favorite is ice cream and coffee, topped with frozen ice shavings.

Stairway to Heaven:
Dillie has the run of the house, and has even learned how to use the toilet.





7 comments:

KT and Lady said...

Great story! Thanks for sharing this.

Clive said...

A fantastic story!

Clive and the NSLM

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Sorry 'bout the Internets BUT at least woo know NOW!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Mogley G. Retriever said...

Wonderful story. Where does she go to the bathroom? Inquiring mined want to know.

We saw "The Cable Guy" and when he shows up at your place to fix your cable, you will be in bad hands. I would think they would declare you to be an Emergency for immediate repair, after all, leaving 11 dogs and 4 cats without their internet is tramatic.

Mogley G. Retriever

JackDaddy said...

I can't even imagine keeping a deer inside the house. Even a nice one!

Huffle Mawson said...

I'll keep voting!

Fred said...

Best deer story ever!!! I WANT ONE.

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