Baby and Bambi Share Affectionate Thoughts

“Your white spots act as camouflage by blending with the the rays of light that filter through the canopy of leaves to the forest floor! Also, they look like fuzzy gumdrops!”

“And you smell like a banana that’s been doused in curdled love.”

Ella and Moon Shadow will be BFFs forevah, Frank and Carolyn D.



  1. @Hovertext: Don’t worry, hipster baby will grow up to reject everything her parents stand for. :mrgreen:

  2. D’awwwww! The ever so genteels sniff is perfection itself!

  3. Mary (the first) says:

    OMG I actually got a little lump in my throat! How sweet is this!!

  4. warrior rabbit says:

    Man. I just had dogs.

  5. friendly

  6. bookmonstercats says:

    Baby animals always gravitate towards each other, I’ve noticed.

  7. I wanna be that kid! I want a bambi to sniff me of so gentlesomes!

    … and ROFLMAO @ warrior rabbit!!!

  8. Bambi: Psssit little girl. Your diaper is showing and hummm it’s not flowers I smell…

  9. And where are the two mamas? Off drinking coffee together and discussing day care options, hmmm?

  10. Fuzzy gumdrops! A new rallying cry for the CO army, I suspect.

  11. And the mamas are off to the side, drinking coffee and comparing milestones.

    “Ella started walking when she was only 10 months old.”

    “Well, not to boast, but my Moon Shadow was walking at ten minutes,” she said as she modestly sipped her coffee.

  12. Oops. Didn’t know that first one went through. Computer problems…

  13. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    “ooooooooooooooh no, not a primate infant!!!
    CO, we cannot survive this infamy!!!”

  14. Fawn’s nose is extended, yet her feet are holding back.

  15. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    the fuzzy gumdrops in the fawn’s fur MATCH
    the fuzzy white flowers in the lovely green grass.

  16. Oh! Deer! 🙂
    (Yeah, that’s all I showed up to say. I got nothin’.)

  17. awww such a sweet pic! adorable babies!

  18. Jerilynn you have it worng.. Moonshadow is the baby’s name and Ella is the Fawns name

  19. SIgh I meant ROFLMAO

  20. Martha in Washington (but right now in Kentucky) says:

    @KittyAdventures–Thanks. I was wondering which was which.

    Fuzzy gumdrops are now my favorite candy.

  21. Dear Theresa,

  22. Um…A? Shut up and go away.

    (Wondering why THAT crap made it through the moderation machine.)

  23. And after that very positive comment..

    Deer to baby: “I’ll have you know, I’m the cute one in this pic… just sayin'”

  24. @A, Wow, talk about negative! Your post was so mean, and so wrong. Obviously you don’t recognize sarcastic humor when you see it. Leave Theresa alone and save your vitriol for a different website, please. This is a friendly place and name calling attacks are not welcome here.

    *goes back to look at the fawn…*

  25. skippymom says:

    @ “A”: whoever you are, and wherever you suddenly showed up from, we will not put up with your idiotic nonsense. Theresa is the most awesome person here, and you sure as hell don’t get it.

    So where are our moderators when we really need them?

  26. Mary (the first) says:

    @skippymom: ok hold on a minute. I thought *I* was the most awesome person here! (usually it’s 2600Oakley but she/he doesn’t seem to be awake yet today.)
    (to anyone unclear.. I’m kidding, of course.)(not the part about Oakley)

  27. skippymom says:

    Mary, you are very awesome as well! And I usually don’t let myself get dragged into the mud when nastiness rears its head around here, but NOBODY calls our Theresa a bad name and gets away with it.

  28. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:


    how did moderashun not catch THOSE counterproductive combinations of alphabet letters in JUNK # 22 ????

    Dear A: your sewage is certainly not welcome here.
    Feel free to avoid ever seeing any of Theresa’s comments again.

  29. Andi from NC says:

    yo, A – back off!!!

    Ok, off to the good part – aren’t chunky baby cheeks too much! And she looks so thrilled with her new friend! That is one tee-tiny fawn. I didn’t realize they were that small but the baby:fawn ratio is pretty impressive.


  31. @A Gosh, you must be an unhappy, angry person. This is CUTEOVERLOAD not PSYCHO-OVERLOAD. Please. Rethink your way of living.

    @everyone, sing together now:

    “Moon shadow, Moon shadow!”

  32. Queen of Dork says:

    Hey you guys! This picture is very sweet! Green grass, flowery things in the green grass, and two beautiful babies making friends with each other. A is obviously a strange, troubled person who is pointedly trying to cause trouble. And picking on our dear, lovely, Theresa of all people! How ridiculous! Nice try, A! I hope you will be okay someday. You are laughable, forgettable and have given me quite a nice gigglefest over here! Thanks! 🙂 As Glenda says to the green-faced Wicked Witch of the West, “You have no power here, Be Gone!” 🙂

  33. darkshines says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous picture x

  34. skippymom says:

    Well said, Queenie. How are you? Skippy says hello to Sam. Sorry Boots went away.

  35. @ Q.o.D. You rock.
    @ Theresa… as the mother of a cutie going through the stage you mentioned above… “sigh”. Too true. Maybe it’s because she never got sniffed at by a baby fawn at the correct stage in her developement. I’m sure that (as I am the mother) this deficiency must somehow, in some manner, be my fault. 😉

  36. Queen of Dork says:

    skippymom: I’m so sad about that cat and we miss Boots. I don’t even know what else to say about him. I hope he’s happy and healthy! 🙂 I really hope so! Sam says hello to Skippy!

  37. Queen of Dork says:

    Wend: Thanks!

  38. BatBlaster says:

    Oh deer, will you stop fawning over that young cervid.

  39. Noelle314 says:

    Long time visitor, first time commenter. I was like “awwww” when i saw it. Deer are so sweet. Babies too, but deer tend to be a much rarer sight 🙂

  40. Cute Overlord says:

    Is ‘Moon Shadow’ the baby or the deer?

  41. Queen of Dork says:

    Cute Overlord: Perhaps you are very young and bless you! 🙂 Here is Moon Shadow:

  42. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    (and @ cuteoverlord: also, I for one, presumed that the provider of the picture has meant that the deer/ fawn might be nicknamed “Moonshadow” by the humans nearby …..not certain, but ….)

  43. I started singing “Moonshadow” as soon as I saw the fawn’s name, and now I can’t get it out of my head! Thanks, Queen:)

  44. Well you never know as someone (Frank Zappa) named their daughter Moon-unit! 😀

    I’m being followed by a moonshadow moonshadow moon shadow.

  45. Theresa, you are awesome!
    I always learn something from you and usually head right into computer land to learn more about it.

  46. Silent Meow says:

    I really want to blow up that wonderfully sweet girl and Bambi photo and make it into a poster, and hang it up in my living room to look at it every day. I don’t think I have ever seen a more touching picture, at least not in a long time!

  47. lurkingsmirk says:

    While it’s nice that CO has a little comment community thriving, I’m not sure why everyone is defending Theresa’s comment…it is rather rude towards the baby’s parents. Don’t worry everyone! Kid will grow up to reject her parents! *phew* glad we got that one squared away.

    Also there’s nothing hipster about Paul Frank 0_0

  48. This is totally irresponsible! Doesn’t Moon Shadow realize that if any deer odors get on the baby, her mother will reject her?

  49. This is so sweet! Just precious!

  50. @JME

    YAH! LOL! baby will smell like dew drops and butterflies! ick!

  51. @auntibellum

    >>(Wondering why THAT crap made it through the moderation machine.)

    see what happens when you try to save a few bucks at Crazy Louie’s Discount Waterbeds and Moderation Machines?

  52. @nikki and skippymom and everyone else,

    i was negligent. i let you all down. i admit it: i was out frolicking.

    bad sharpy, bad moderator.


  53. That’s ok Sharpy, we still love you!

  54. well…..are snacks being moderated? Alls I wanted to share was rainbow cocoa & fuzzy gumdrops! 🙂

  55. @lurking

    true, true.

    trolling is way cooler than paul frank.

  56. Queen of Dork says:

    Sharpy: Frolicking? Hmmmmmmm. That sounds like fun! And you soooo deserve it! The next time you are out frolicking, can I come along?! 🙂

  57. @ali-baba

    yay! clapping and jumping x a million!

  58. Ooh. This moderator’s got teeth. I like. 😀

  59. warrior rabbit says:

    Now, now. A was rude, aggressive, and offensive. Lurkingsmirk tactfully expressed an opinion I don’t share (kids rebel and reject, what’s rude about pointing that out?), but wasn’t trolling and doesn’t deserve to be called one. Can’t we all just play nicely? This is the land of cute! (There’s no fighting in the war room!) Sigh. Ohhhhmmmmmm. Ohhhmmmmmm. Ohhhmmmm….

  60. @GNDtn: Agreed! I was just thinking. I love the moderators, but I like that we’ve got one that’s some bite. 😉 I didn’t even get to see the original comment but it looks like it was a good-sized nuff.

  61. Wyllowdaemon says:

    Can anyone tell me the story behind this picture? Was this a wild deer or a deer they were rehabilitating it seems so amazing a wild deer would walk up to a baby like this. It’s an amazing picture. I am just so curious about how it happened 😀

  62. Cute! Interesting how baby animals seem to know other babies instinctively.

  63. Is there a story here? I want to know it. Is that a pet? Is it a newborn?

    I love fawns as much as the next person, but don’t deer carry ticks?

  64. @QoD

    >>Frolicking? Hmmmmmmm. That sounds like fun! And you soooo deserve it! The next time you are out frolicking, can I come along?!

    you are pre-approved for all frolicking activities with me. i don’t jump out of buildings, though. 😉

  65. Queen of Dork says:

    Sharpy: ‘kay. 🙂

  66. @warrior rabbit

    >>Now, now. A was rude, aggressive, and offensive. Lurkingsmirk tactfully expressed an opinion I don’t share (kids rebel and reject, what’s rude about pointing that out?), but wasn’t trolling and doesn’t deserve to be called one. Can’t we all just play nicely? This is the land of cute! (There’s no fighting in the war room!)

    i hear ya. i’ll keep in mind that we all have different reactions. thanks for telling me yours. i can’t find it now, but lurkingsmirk actually wrote quite a bit more than you saw, but i’ll try to be fair before i bare my teeth. 😉

  67. This was just too sweet!

    QoD – thanks for the Moonshadow vid! Now it’s stuck in my head and my husband is running away to hide in the other room. Woohoo!!!

  68. lurkingsmirk says:


    I think you’re confused, because that comment is exactly the way I wrote it. If you would be so kind as to inform me what you think I wrote I’d be interested to see it before you malign my good character over the internet.

  69. Happily ever after? Guess you’ve never seen The Yearling.

  70. H (#63) Deer only have ticks if they catch them from human babies. 😉

    Really, though, having sat that baby down in the grass puts the child at risk of catching ticks just as much as if the deer had them. Maybe even moreso: The ticks on the deer have already found a tasty meal-source, whereas those in the grass are looking for a warm-blooded creature to nom on.

  71. Lewis n' Clark says:

    hey, I thought Theresa’s comment was just plain funny, nothing more, nothing less. She’s always so clever, so I don’t think it was meant to be mean. And I also would like to know the story behind the Babies Meetup.

  72. Sweet jeebus. Yep…my uterus just exploded.

  73. How come when I was a bebeh no wild, majestic bebeh forest animals came to give my pudgey-pudge hands kisses!?!?